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Postdoc Position on Evolutionary Genomics

University of Kiel, Zoological Institute, Department of Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics. Application deadline: 20.01.2016


Area of Work
Up-to-date research work on genome evolution - with a focus on either antibiotic resistance evolution or the evolution of C. elegans-microbe-interactions. Within the 3+3 years-time frame, an innovative research program in one of these fields shall be developed. In addition, contributions to the teaching activities of the Schulenburg group within the fields of evolutionary ecology, biostatistics, and/or genomics at both Bachelor- and Master-level (four hours per week).

The position will be based in the Schulenburg group at the University of Kiel, Northern Germany. The department provides an international and interactive atmosphere, while Kiel University and connected institutes (e.g., Max Planck Institute in Ploen) offer a stimulating research environment with a particular focus on evolutionary biology and also C. elegans genetics. The city of Kiel is a medium-sized town located at the coast of the Baltic Sea. It is the capital of the most Northern state of Germany, Schleswig-Holstein. It offers many opportunities for leisure activities, including theatres, an opera, the Schleswig-Holstein classical music festival, the heavy metal festival in Wacken, sailing, surfing, cycling, and the famous festivities of the "Kieler Woche" - one of the largest sailing events in Europe.

Applications should include a motivation letter (max. 2 pages long), CV, publication list, names and contact details of two referees (who are familiar with the applicant's work), and copies of certificates. Applications should be sent as a single pdf-document by email to Hinrich Schulenburg (

Deadline for applications: 20 January 2016.

Further questions are to be sent via email to Hinrich Schulenburg (


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