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).
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
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
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.