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Universität zu Köln | Institute for Plant Sciences

Bioinformatics postdoctoral position in the field of plant-microbe interactions

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Bioinformatics postdoctoral position in the field of plant-microbe interactions (f/m/d) 

                                                 Institute for Plant Sciences


The University of Cologne is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects. With its six faculties and its interfaculty centres, it offers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and internationally outstanding profile areas, supported by the administration with its services.

The position is located in the group led by Professor Zuccaro at the Institute for Plant Sciences and the Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS). The successful candidate will conduct research within the scope of a DFG-funded Germany-wide Priority Programme (SPP 2125 “DECRyPT“  https://ag-zuccaro.botanik.uni-koeln.de/decrypt) concentrating on comparative genomics and transcriptomics and the development of computational tools to study plant-microbe interactions and evolution (bacteria and  fungi).

Your Tasks


  • Develop and apply computational tools for the analysis of (meta)genome and (meta)transcriptome data
  • Advance our understanding on how beneficial and detrimental microbes tightly regulate the expression of effector genes and their function in different plant hosts and in response to other microbes (a cooperation with the DOE Joint Genome Institute “How Beneficial Fungi Regulate Effector Gene Expression“https://jgi.doe.gov/csp-2020-beneficial-fungi-regulate -effector-gene-expression/ 
  • Closely interact with computer scientists and experimental biologists
  • Employ computational approaches to deepen our understanding of the evolution and functions of plant microbiota


  • PhD degree in bioinformatics, biology or in a related discipline with a strong background in bioinformatics
  • Proficiency in the use of Linux/Unix and proven experience in scripting and software development (e.g. Python, C/C++, Java, R)
  • Experience in the analysis of comparative genomics and transcriptomics
  • The ability to work in an environment at the interface of biology and computer sciences
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English


Art der Beschäftigung
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
3 Jahre befristet
TV-L 13
Dienstag, 21. Dezember 2021 - 23:59


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Universität zu Köln
Institut / Einrichtung
Institute for Plant Sciences
Albertus Magnus PLatz
50931 Köln, Deutschland
Herr Prof. Dr. Alga Zuccaro


Herr Prof. Dr. Alga Zuccaro



Universität zu Köln | Institute for Plant Sciences

Albertus Magnus PLatz
50931 Köln