Assistant Professor/Jr. Group leader in evolutionary biology (genomics of speciation and adaptation) ~

2 de junio de 2021

Assistant Professor/Jr. Group leader in evolutionary biology (genomics of speciation and adaptation)

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At the University of Konstanz in Germany we have an opening for an Assistant Professor/Jr. Group leader in evolutionary biology (genomics of speciation and adaptation), with an starting date on or after July 1st 2021.

The person we are looking for should be an evolutionary biologist who works on questions in either molecular evolution, and/or genomics. A special expertise in speciation and adaptation genomics or population genomics would be great. The position is intended for a Ph.D. biologist, ideally with prior postdoc experience, a strong publication record in evolutionary biology, and with expertise in evolutionary genomics. A total of three research groups two of which are headed by Junior Group Leaders make up the evolutionary biology group (~20 members total in the lab), in the Department of Biology at the University of Konstanz:

Our taxonomic emphasis is on fish, particularly on cichlids fish, but also other fish model systems are used in our research on comparative and speciation genomics and comparative developmental biology. We are especially interested in the origins of (convergently evolved) adaptations, speciation, and phylogenomics of the cichlid fish adaptive radiations from Nicaragua and Africa. But, we are open to anyone investigating other interesting taxa. For publications of the lab see:

Space in a modern fish facility is available and the exclusive support of a 50% technician will be provided to this new group leader. Wet lab space, equipment, departmental facilities, including core-facilities in proteomics and genomics, and annual financial support for research expenses and student support, are provided by the University of Konstanz. The lab has sufficient space and state-of-the-art equipment for research in genomics, molecular, and developmental biology.

The University of Konstanz and the Department of Biology are among the most highly ranked institutions in Germany and provide a lively and academically outstanding research environment. Konstanz is a lovely historic town located on Lake Constance on the southern border between Germany and Switzerland. The position comes with a competitive salary, and excellent health and retirement benefits.

Appointments are initially for three years and are renewable for several years after that. Habilitation is possible, and a modest amount of teaching (in English at the BSc and MSc level) is required. The
Assistant Professor is expected to acquire external funding and to supervise undergraduate, and graduate students as well as postdocs.

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer and tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching. The University of Konstanz is committed to further the compatibility
of work and family life and has onsite child care facilities

For additional information contact:, phone: +49 7531 884163.
For our current research output see:

Applications - including a statement of research interests, research plans, a full CV and names and email addresses of 3 referees - should be emailed to:
Applications should be received by June 30th, 2021.

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