Institution: University of Konstanz
Location: Konstanz, Germany
Closing date: 31 July 2016
Two positions as Postdoc in the Meyer Lab at the Department of Biology of the University of Konstanz in Germany are available immediately. The initial contract period would be for two years with the potential for extension. Funding is provided through the ERC advanced grant GenAdap that focuses on the repeated adaptive radiations of cichlid fish species flocks in Nicaragua. We have large population genomics and comparative genomic data sets (ddRADseq, RNA-Seq, more than 200 re-sequenced complete genomes) and are planning to collect more comparative ecological genomic and genetic data (e.g. CHiP-Seq, GWAS and QTLs) to understand the repeated evolution of adaptations and speciation. Also, more field work in Nicaragua will be conducted.
The overall aims of this project are to understand the genomic basis of parallel evolution and sympatric speciation in these very young (some species are less than 2000 years old) radiations. Further information on our research and about the members of the Meyerlab (English is, of course, the language of the lab.)
Talented and highly motivated candidates should have a background in molecular evolutionary biology, comparative genomics or bioinformatics. We would also be interested in a wet-bench postdoc with strong expertise in molecular biology, with a genomics or molecular evolution background and knowledge in programming languages (such as Python, Perl, Java, etc.).
Applications should be send to Axel Meyer directly (axel [dot] meyer [at] uni-konstanz [dot] de) and should include:
- Cover letter explaining your background and motivation;
- Email addresses of two references.
Review of applications will commence immediately and applications should be received by July 31 at the latest. Starting dates are flexible, but we are looking to fill these posts quickly. This search will remain open until the positions are filled.
Konstanz is a very beautiful and pleasant place to live. The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer and rated as one of the best universities in Germany.