For the Institute for Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genomics we are looking for a/an
Academic employee (m/f/d)
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
This 4 year post-doc is part of the ERC consolidator grant BeePath to Prof. Lena Wilfert, studying how the acquisition of vector-borne transmission has impacted on the epidemiology and evolution of an important bee pathogen, Deformed Wing Virus. The project integrates evolution in natural populations of honeybees and bumblebees with experimental viral evolution in the lab, fitness assays in the virus and its hosts and modelling to understand the ultimate drivers of pathogen fitness. Labwork will be supported by an experienced technician dedicated to this project. Additionally, a PhD student will join the project team in autumn 2022. At the institute of Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genomics, an interactive and international team studies diverse topics in evolutionary ecology, including host-pathogen interactions (Prof. Wilfert), conservation genomics (Prof. Sommer) and pollinator ecology (Profs. Ayasse and Tschapka). The project involves international collaboration with Prof Mike Boots (UCLA Berkeley) and Dr. Ben Temperton (University of Exeter)
a relevant PhD in evolutionary ecology, virology or a related field
- excellent oral and written English language skills
expertise in the fields of disease and molecular ecology and evolution, experimental evolution or a relevant related field
practical experience in experimental evolution, molecular biology or microbiology and NGS sequencing would be desirable
analytical skills in molecular evolution, statistics and bioinformatics would be desirable
ideally, you should have experience in reverse viral genetics or experimental work with insects/bees
experience or interest in mathematical modelling would be advantageous
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:
Prof. Dr. Lena Bayer-Wilfert, phone +49 731 50-30615
We look forward to your application via our online application portal.