General Information on Open Positions

Unless further specified, the specific subjects of research projects are flexible and can be tailored to the background, visions and incitement of applicants but must fall under the wider remit of our research areas which are:

    • Major evolutionary transitions of genomes (such as de novo genes) and their impact on the development of complexity
    • Evolutionary and functional genomics of (mostly social) insects
    • Modular evolution of genes by domain (Re-)arrangements
    • Evolvability and robustness, the role of pleiotropic and epistatic interactions for changes in the genotype-phenotye relationship

Interested candidates should send applications to Prof. Bornberg-Bauer as pdf attachment (max. 2 pages) detailing in order latest first: biodata, scientific career, education, specific relevant skills, list of publications, own funding, contact 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, with 8/9 PhD and 5/8 postdoctoral applications to various funding agencies being successful.

Aplications of self-funded postdocs and PhD students to work on protein and genome evolution, either experimentally or computationally, are always welcome (see Post-doc Positions , PhD positions ).

Interested candidates please visit our homepage and submit , a short (2page) application as PDF in English to:

Student helpers / researchers (" Studentische / Wisenschaftliche Hilfskraft") may be hired to help install and maintain computer infrastructure, web resources and establish and refine teaching materials and databases in the group and for research projects such as Genome Evolution and Protein Evolution. Commencing date is any time within the year, contracts can be issued to the needs of the applicants with flexible working times ranging from 7 hrs (complies with the 520 EUR threshold) to 19 hrs per week.