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Junior Group Leader (f/m) Population Genetics
Published(944 days ago)
Deadline for applications(913 days ago)
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding ResearchKöln
Junior Group Leader Population Genetics
We are seeking a population geneticist to start a dry lab as a junior group leader at the
Department of Comparative Genetics at MPIPZ
(http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/226344/tsiantis-dpt, Director Prof Miltos Tsiantis).
The candidate will hold a PhD in population genetics and will have produced internationally
relevant publications in the area. S/he he will have a strong interest in and understanding
of classical and modern debates in population genetics theory and will be able
to exploit empirical datasets to solve biological questions relating to the genetic basis
of evolutionary change. S/he will show evidence for being able to advance population
genetics methodologies to solve practical and theoretical problems in the area. Areas of
interest include reconstructing the demographic history of natural populations, understanding
how the interplay of selection and demography shape DNA polymorphism patterns
and finding signatures of polygenic adaptation. Strong bioinformatics skills including the
curation and handling of high throughput sequencing datasets is highly desirable. The
post holder will initiate an independent research programme and collaborate with existing
groups at the Department which investigate the morphogenetic basis for plant trait diversity
at different evolutionary scales. The post holder will complement existing expertise
in statistical genetics and bioinformatics. S/he will have excellent communication skills
and will contribute broadly to graduate education in the area of statistics. S/he will also
be encouraged to develop research links with other groups at the institute and the NRW
The position is initially available for 5 years. Start up funds will be available and s/he will
also be expected to apply for IMPRS Ph.D student positions and external funding.
The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the proportion of women in the areas where
they are underrepresented. Suitably qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged
to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more disabled individuals
and therefore encourages them to apply.
Applications can be sent to Ute von Ciriacy-Wantrup (firstname.lastname@example.org) as a single
PDF file in the English language and should include a one page letter of motivation
explaining how the applicant’s profile and aspirations match the post, a list of publications
a 2-3 page outline of future research plans and names and contact details of three academic
referees. The deadline for the application is April 15th. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.
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