Postdoctoral Research Associate in theoretical/mathematical molecular evoutionary biology/chemistry

We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and determined postdoctoral researcher with an educational background in (bio-)chemistry, (bio-)physics, mathematics and/or bioinformatics who has strong publication record and experience in analysing biological data concerning protein and/or genome evolution or modelling molecular evolutionary scenarios.

S/he will participate in several projects (see for details) such as the reconstruction and functional testing of past evolutionary events of genes, genomes and proteins, modelling molecular fitness landscapes and analysing the emergence and functionality of de novo emerged proteins. The successful candidate is expected to have a proven publication and presentation record in English, to be ready and willing to supervise students and will be encouraged and expected to build up their own related, research agenda in order to apply for additional funding.

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General particulars for POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES ("Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter")

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

Candidates are encouraged to develop their own research agenda by supervising students and applying for their own funds but this is not a must.

Ability and willingness to supplement a base-funded or third-party funded open position with an own fellowship are expected for all open positions and will be a selection criterion. Candidates will be given extensive guidance and support in preparing their grant applications.