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We enjoy a dynamic and highly collaborative environment that includes a number of groups focused on different aspects of human genomic evolution.

We are always interested in incorporating talented individuals to the group, particularly those with a strong evolutionary, computational, and/or quantitative background. If you are interested in our research and would like to join the group, please contact Aida Andrés (aida.andres@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de) directly. If possible, please do it with some time so we can explore funding options.




HiWi position in population genomics

A HiWi position is available in the Genetic Diversity and Selection group, in the Department of Evolutionary Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. 

The main focus of our lab is to shed light on the role that natural selection has played in the evolution of humans and other primates, and to understand the phenotypic consequences of selected genetic variants. We work towards the identification and characterization of genes evolving under natural selection, through both genome-wide analyses and detailed evolutionary approaches. The HiWi will work to support a project on analyzing ancient genomes to better understand adaptation of modern human populations.

We are seeking a creative and highly motivated individual with a background in bioinformatics, statistics, computational biology or mathematics, and with a strong interest in evolution and the life sciences. Programming experience is necessary. Previous relevant research experience (e.g. in genomic/genetic analyses) is a plus but not required.

To apply send, in PDF format, a cover letter, your CV and transcripts, and the contact information of potential referees to Aida Andrés. Informal inquiries can be sent to the same address.