> Scope: Fulltime
> Temporary: until 31.08.2024
> Remuneration: TV-L 13
> Start: from 01.03.2021

For the Institute of 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 3.5 year post-doc is part of an ERC consolidator grant to Prof. Lena Wilfert to study how the acquisition of vector-borne transmission has impacted on the epidemiology and evolution of an important bee pathogen, Deformed Wing Virus, in natural populations of honeybees and bumblebees. Lab- and fieldwork will be supported by an experienced technician dedicated to this project. 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).

Your profile:

  • a relevant PhD in evolutionary ecology or a related field
  • excellent oral and written English language skills
  • expertise in the fields of phylodynamics, disease ecology, molecular ecology or a relevant related field
  • expertise in population genetics, phylogenetics, NGS or single molecule sequencing technologies and/or bioinformatics is desirable
  • ideally, you should have experience in phylogenetic, statistical or ecological modelling of viral transmission and/or molecular ecology of RNA viruses
  • experience in fieldwork and wet lab molecular ecology and evolution would be advantageous

Your responsibilities:

  • field-work to collect honeybees and bumblebees in European island populations
  • study disease transmission dynamics in a bee multi-host pathogen based on field-collected samples
  • detection, quantification and sequencing of an RNA virus
  • phylodynamic reconstruction of disease transmission patterns
  • model-based epidemiology
  • presenting results at international conferences and manuscript preparation

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. Lena Wilfert, phone +49 731 50-30615

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