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Doctoral or postdoctoral researcher

We are seeking a doctoral or postdoctoral researcher to work on a collaborative project focusing on the analysis of genome-wide diversity data to assess the patterns of local adaptation in populations of humans and other primates. The project will take advantage of several new genome-wide datasets from primate populations and species.

We are seeking a creative and highly motivated individual with prime interest in population genomics. Candidates should have research experience in evolutionary biology, population genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, or related disciplines. The ideal candidate will have experience in at least one of the areas above, and a strong interest in the others. Previous work in population genetics/genomics (theoretical or analytical), experience with large-scale databases, and strong programming skills are a plus but not required.

The Department of Evolutionary Genetics is a lively, stimulating, and highly collaborative place at the front of primate evolutionary genomics. The Institute is very international and English speaking. Leipzig is a nice and affordable city of 500,000 habitants that is the capital and major cultural center of German Saxony (two hours away from Berlin and three from Prague).

To apply send, in PDF format, a cover letter, your CV, and the contact information of at least two potential referees to Aida Andrés or to Sergi Castellano. Informal inquiries can be sent to the same addresses. 

Postdoc position in computational biology

We are currently seeking highly qualified and motivated post-doctoral researchers with experience in computational biology, The institute has access to a wide variety of biological material from extant and extinct primates. Current projects cover a wide range of genomic analysis designed to detect and describe human uniqueness. These projects include genome sequencing of the Neandertal and bonobo and comparative expression studies in great apes.

Competitive applicants will have relevant quantitative biology experience and technical knowledge including programming experience. Demonstrated scientific creativity and familiarity with high-troughput sequencing data is a plus.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and names of references to:

Svante Pääbo
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig

The language of the institute is English.
For information on the department, visit www.eva.mpg.de/genetics or contact Svante Pääbo:

paabo@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 341 3550 - 119

Postdoctoral position, Human and Primate Functional Genomics

To study molecular mechanisms of human evolution by functional genomic approaches with an emphasis on the comparative study of humans and closely related primate species.
The goal is to identify and functionally characterise the genes that contributed to recent human evolution.

We seek a candidate with a strong background in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, and/or neuroscience. Previous work experience with transgenic animals is a plus.

Enquiries to Svante Pääbo (paabo@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de).

Applicants are requested to send a cv, statement of research interests, and the names of three references.
The working environment of the institute is English-speaking, and the members constitute a highly international group.
The institute is in Leipzig, a pleasant city of 500,000 inhabitants situated two hours from Berlin and three hours from Prague. It is the policy of the institute that, for equal qualifications, preference be given to persons with disabilities.

Please send written applications to:

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Personnel Department
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig
Germany