Postdoctoral Position - Theoretical population genomics ~

15 de octubre de 2012

Postdoctoral Position - Theoretical population genomics

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Biophysics and
Evolutionary Dynamics Group at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics
and Self-Organization (

How does evolution work? Although (since Darwin) the principles of
biological evolution are known, we are unable to predict her course.
Rapid biotechnological advances allow, however, a direct view onto the
temporal changes in the genome. The postdoc will work on innovative
approaches to extract evolutionary history (large scale migrations,
selective sweeps, .) from whole genome data sets (humans, flys, .).
To this end, he or she will develop theoretical models of evolutionary
dynamics at the molecular level that are tested with genetic data.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, science-driven, outstanding young
researcher, who enjoys working in a team and has good communication
skills.  Applicants must hold a PhD degree, preferably in population
genetics, computer science, statistical physics or mathematics. The
candidate should have strong programming skills (e.g. in C/C++, Java,
or R) and previous experience in population genetics.  The candidate
should also be willing to occasionally travel to *UC Berkeley*, with
which a strong collaboration is established.

The successful applicant will receive a 2 years postdoctoral position. The
net salary starts at approximately euro  2100,- per month depending on
age and experience. Interested candidates should send a cover letter
summarizing their research background and interest in the position,
CV, and 2 reference letters (preferably as a single PDF file) to:

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. Women are
especially encouraged to apply; handicapped individuals with equal
qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

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