University of Münster
Application Review Date
December 31, 2021
Open until filled
The Institute of Organismic and Molecular Evolution at the University of Mainz, Germany, invites applications for a Postdoc position in evolutionary single-cell genomics in the group of Evolutionary Plant Science and Biotic Interactions, headed by Prof. Shuqing Xu. Supported by other group members, the candidate will work on the evolution of gene functions and regulations at cellular level using use the state-of-the-art single-cell genomic tools. During the project, the candidate will mature his/her scientific skills and develop independence in project planning and management skills. The candidate is encouraged to apply for additional third-party funding to establish his/her own subgroup.
We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with a doctoral degree, or an equivalent thereof, in biology, evolutionary genetics, bioinformatics or computer science. The candidate is expected to design, conduct and organize the projects independently. Experience in analysing a large amount of next-generation sequencing data, in particular, single-cell sequencing and/or comparative genomics data, with a high degree of independence. A training background in bioinformatics, evolutionary genetics and single-cell sequencing is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate experience in statistics and genomics. Experience with molecular biology, epigenetics and computational modelling are a plus. Our group consists of people of various nationalities and teamwork is essential for all projects in the group. Therefore, excellent communication skills, as well as proficiency in spoken and written English, are expected. Good knowledge of German is a plus.