General particulars for POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES ("Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter")
4 Postdoctoral / PhD Positions in Protein Evolution @ bornberglab.org
Subjects range from:
Data Analysis, Theory and Biophysics to Population Genomics in social Insect.
Interdisciplinary Background is required comprising, for example:
Applied Maths, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Evolutionary Molecular Ecology
The bornberglab.org, located at the University of Münster in the Northwest of Germany, is looking for postdocs who are highly motivated to study Protein Evolution with the goal to unravel the basic principles of how complex forms of life came about and keep evolving since the dawn of days. Our lab has been very successful over the last years in unraveling many of the secrets proteins hold, including mechanisms of their modular evolution, the question how much de novo proteins resemble random proteins and the question how structure prediction of de novo proteins relates to evolutionary old proteins. Furthermore, we study the biophysical basis of how viable proteins (clusters/families) are scattered in sequence space and how de novo proteins assume biologically important roles during human evolution.
Furthermore, using social insects as a model system, we also study the interplay of adaptive and purifying selection with the rewiring of cellular network in the evolution of biological complexity in ants, termites, beetles, mole rats. We have now several openings which can be filled in late 2023 or early 2024:
Related publication: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-023-02010-2 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0639-7 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-21667-6 https://www.cell.com/biophysj/pdf/S0006-3495(97)78268-7.pdf
Essential qualifications are:
- PhD in natural sciences and research experience in a biological area OR
- PhD in computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics or bioinformatics with experience and/or desire to excel in a biological area
- Basic skills in statistics and/or programming
- Very good organisation skills and motivation and proven ability to carry out research independently in an international and interdisciplinary team.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, oral and written fluency in English
Interested candidates should send applications to Prof. Bornberg-Bauer firstname.lastname@example.org as pdf attachment (max. 2 pages) detailing in order latest first: biodata,
scientific career, education, special relevant skills, list of publications, names of prospective referees and a short specific statement of research interest.
Failure to comply with these guidelines may easily lead to the application not be considerd and not acknowledged. Bulk applications may be overlooked.
All applicants are advised that all job offers become only official and effective once administration has approved.
Prof. Dr. Erich Bornberg-Bauer
Molecular Evolution and Genome Informatics,
Institut for Evolution and Biodiversity,
FB Biologie, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster
Hüfferstrasse 1, D-48149 Münster, Germany
Best qualified candidates will be endorsed for fellowship applications to which we currently have a good success rate.
Candidates are encouraged to develop their own research agenda by supervising students and applying for their own funds but this is not a must.