The Institute of Organismic and Molecular Evolution at the University of Mainz, Germany, invites applications for a postdoc position for evolutionary single-cell genomics (Salary level TV-L E13, 100%)
in the department of Evolutionary Plant Sciences, headed by Prof Shuqing Xu (https://plant-x.uni-mainz.de/).
The successful candidate may start on the 1st of Nov 2022, or as early as possible. The salary will initially be provided for three years, with the possibility of an extension for another three years.
Supported by other group members, the candidate will work on the evolution of gene functions and regulations at the cellular level using use 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. A training background in bioinformatics, evolutionary genetics, or single-cell sequencing is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate experience in statistics and genomics. Experience with molecular biology, epigenetics, and computational modeling is 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.
The newly established Biocentres (https://www.bio.uni-mainz.de/fachbereich/institute/) provide excellent infrastructure and work conditions at the University of Mainz. The University of Mainz hosts many excellent scientific institutions (http://www.uni-mainz.de/eng/), and Mainz is a historic city located on the Rhine River with many students and a rich social and cultural life.
The department consists of highly interdisciplinary and international scientists, which provides great opportunities for establishing collaborations. This position will serve as a stepping-stone for establishing a successful career in academia. The working language of the lab is English. For further information, please contact email@example.com.
Applications must be in English and include:
(1) a motivation letter stating the research interests with reference to the stated requirements in no more than two pages,
(2) a detailed CV including academic and extracurricular achievements, as well as details of all research experience,
(3) an abstract of the PhD thesis, and
(4) contact details of at least two referees.
Applicants should send their documents in one single PDF file to Prof Shuqing Xu (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “Evolutionary Single-cell Genomics Postdoc Position – Your Name”. The application review will commence on 30th September 2022. The position will remain open until filled.