> Scope: Fulltime
> Temporary: 3-year contract
> Remuneration: TV-L 13
> Start: as early as possible

For the Institute of Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genomics we are looking for a/an

Academic employee / Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

Genomics und Metagenomics of Coronavirus-infected bats

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with an exceptional academic record, enthusiasm for and experience in research, independently and as part of a team. Importantly, the candidate should be interested to work interdisciplinary as to understand the importance of genomic variability of virus infections (Coronavirus, Astrovirus) in a species complex of African bats and its consequences for host microbiome and metagenomics.

Ulm University with its more than 10,000 students offers varied professional tasks in a highly innovative research, teaching and work environment, at the same time facilitating the reconciliation of work and family in many ways.

We seek to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and particularly encourages qualified female scientists to apply for this position.

As a rule, full-time positions can be split.

Severely disabled applicants with equal aptitude will be given preferential

Your profile:

  • Completed PhD in biology or related disciplines
  • Research focus or experience in genomics (SNPs) and/or metagenomics (microbiome)
  • Sound bioinformatics and statistics knowledge to analyze high-throughput-sequencing
  • Advanced communication skills with proven record of written and verbal scientific contributions in English and German
  • High social competency, commitment and enthusiasm to work as part of a team
    Some teaching experience

Your responsibilities:

  • Interested in research to grasp how environmental change impacts the health of wildlife, particularly, to understand the mechanisms behind zoonotic infections, and their implications
  • Bioinformatic analysis of SNPs
  • Data curation and cleaning, multivariate statistics, statistical modelling and meta-analytics
  • Publishing in internationally recognized scientific journals
  • Support and supervise thesis/dissertation writing of undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Teaching Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genomics / EcoHealth in BSc and MSc courses (4 hours per week during the semester)

Seize the opportunity and join us in shaping the future of the University!

Hiring is done by the Central University Administration.

Your contact for further information:

We look forward to your application via our online application portal.
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