Contrato postdoctoral en genética del comportamiento (Alemania) ~

18 de mayo de 2016

Contrato postdoctoral en genética del comportamiento (Alemania)

University of Tübingen, Institute of Evolution and Ecology, Group of
Comparative Zoology

We have an open position (2 years) for a PostDoc with a strong interest in the genetic/genomic basis of phenotypic traits. In a project related to the genetic basis of behavior, we will use already available phenotypic data on personality and cognitive traits from a captive population of European harvest mice to search for genetic variation that correlates with behavioral profiles. We seek a candidate with strong molecular lab skills, including Sanger and next generation sequencing, and strong bioinformatics skills, preferably with training in genome wide association studies. A theoretical
background in the evolutionary genetics of behaviour would be an asset.

Tübingen University offers a large community of researchers working in the
field of evolution and ecology of model and non-model systems, joined
together in the Institute for Evolution and Ecology
The successful candidate will join the Comparative Zoology group of
Katharina Foerster. We offer molecular lab facilities within the group and
through collaborations with the Max Planck Institute Tübingen. Further lab
support and computational facilities are available through the Quantitative
Biology Center on campus

The working language in the group is English. However, for teaching and
everyday life at the University and in Tübingen, some knowledge of German or
the willingness to learn the language will be advantageous.

Founded in 1477, Tübingen University has influenced the historical town
significantly. Tübingen today remains a place of research and teaching. In
addition to the 85.500 inhabitants, there are some 28.300 German and
international students. 450 professors and 4.400 other academic staff teach
at the University’s seven faculties. Tübingen offers a lively mix of shops,
bars, and restaurants. Urban parks, nearby nature reserves, as well as the
Swabian Jura and the Black Forest offer outdoor recreation. Tübingen is well
connected via bus and local trains to Stuttgart and its airport. The
Welcome Center of the university provides service and support for
international researchers:

Applications are accepted beginning immediately and official review will
begin June 6, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Intended
starting date is September 1, 2016. Applications should include a current CV
(specifying training in relevant methods and applications), along with a
cover letter that provides a short statement of research interests (maximum
three pages) and contact information for three references.

Applications should be submitted by email as a single file attachment to, with the subject line: Postdoc. Informal
inquiries can be sent to

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