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A PhD student and a postdoc position in


are available in the newly founded research group of Benjamin Peter at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. Our main research goal is to develop and apply population genetic methods that use genetic diversity patterns through space and time to learn about neutral and selective evolutionary processes in archaic and modern humans, in particular leveraging the large number of Neandertals and Denisovans being sequenced at the institute. The exact projects of the candidates will be flexible, but will be in the context of the research in the group and at the institute. We welcome candidates with a strong quantitative / data science backgrounds. Previous work in population genetics (theoretical or analytical), experience with large-scale genomic datasets, low-coverage DNA data and strong programming skills are a plus but not required.

Please send applications and informal inquiries directly to benjamin_peter@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de. To apply please send a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least two references as a single PDF.