Post-Doc position in computational biology
Mar 31, 2019
Division of Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics at the University of Vienna, Austria
Nov 21, 2018
The Genome Evolution and Ecology group from the division of Archaea Biology and
Ecogenomics offers one postdoctoral position in computational biology in the project
“Evolution of Physiology: The link between Earth and Life” funded by a recently
awarded ERC starting grant to Filipa L. Sousa. It will involve extensive comparative
genomic and phylogenetic analyses in close context to biological and geological
data. This will further contribute to the elucidation of evolution of microbial physiology and diversity.
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow from
whom we expect a high degree of independence and ability to
supervise PhD. students and interns. Applicants should have a
keen interest in fundamental microbial evolution and a strong
research background in biology, microbial physiology and
genomic analysis. The Postdoctoral position will involve the
analyses of large metagenomic and genomic datasets
combined with different types of data to reconstruct and analyze
the evolution of large protein families recurrently used in
different bioenergetics solutions.
• PhD degree in Biochemistry/Microbiology / Biological Sciences/ Computational
• Comprehensive understanding of microbial physiology
• Experience in comparative and phylogenetic analysis
• Excellent knowledge of at least one scripting language (Perl or Python)
• Excellent written and verbal English communication skills and a demonstrated
ability to work as part of a collaborative research team.
Applicants should submit a single pdf combining a letter of motivation, a detailed CV (including previous employments, a brief description of research interests, and publication list), and contact details for at least 2 referees. This document should be submitted by email to Filipa L. Sousa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conditions of Appointment: We offer up to 3 years of appointment according to the salary scheme of the University of Vienna. The University of Vienna is an equal opportunity employer.