Postdoctoral position in experimental evolution (Switzerland) ~

25 de septiembre de 2013

Postdoctoral position in experimental evolution (Switzerland)

A  postdoctoral  fellowship  in  evolutionary  biology  is available in the
laboratory  of  Andreas  Wagner at the University of Zurich. We are looking
for  a  researcher  to  study  the  origins of evolutionary adaptations and
innovations   in  biological  systems.  Past  projects  involve  laboratory
evolution  in  systems as different as E. coli, yeast, and ribozymes (e.g.,
Hayden  et  al., Nature 2013; Dhar et al., Mol. Biol. Evol. 2013). A sample
of the laboratory’s research can be found at
Lab  members  are  a  group  with  very  diverse  backgrounds  and research
projects,  unified  by  their interests in evolution and life’s fundamental
organizational principles.
We are looking for an individual who has received his or her PhD within the
last five years, who is highly self-motivated and can work independently on
a  project  that  he  or she will develop. The lab’s work is concept-driven
instead  of  organism-driven,  and projects are not restricted to the model
systems  mentioned  above.  A  successful  candidate  will have substantial
research  experience  with  molecular  biological  techniques,  acquired in
research  with  an  evolutionary orientation. The ideal candidate will also
have  experience with computational analysis of high-throughput data. State
of  the  art  experimental  technology  is available through the Functional
Genomics  Center Zurich, which provides platforms for ultra-high throughput
sequencing,  transcriptomics,  proteomics,  and  metabolomics. Applications
with  a  demonstrated interest and research history in evolutionary biology
will  be  given strong preference. The position offers a highly competitive
salary of up to three years on annually renewable contracts.
The  working language in the laboratory is English. German skills, although
helpful, are not essential. Zurich is a highly attractive city in beautiful
surroundings,  with  a  multinational  population, and many educational and
recreational opportunities.

To  be  considered,  please  send  a  single  (!)  PDF file merged from the
following  parts  to  CV  including publication
list,  a  statement  of  research  interests not exceeding three pages, and
three academic references. A brief sketch of a proposed research project is
also  desirable.  Please  include the word “EXPPOST13” in the subject line.
The  application deadline is October 14, 2013. The position is available at
the beginning of 2014.

Annette Schmid
Administrative Assistant of Prof. A. Wagner
University of Zurich
Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Wagner lab, Y27-J52
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich
Mail to:
Phone +41 (0)44 635 61 42
Fax       +41 (0)44 635 61 44
at the office on Tuesday and Thursday

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