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Carolin Kosiol



Postdoc Position in Population Genetics and Phylogeny

A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the Kosiol group at the Institute of Population Genetics at the Vetmeduni Vienna. Our group works on probabilistic models of sequence evolution, comparative genomics, next generation sequencing, population genetic aspects of phylogenetics, molecular evolution and natural selection. The position will be associated with the project Empirical codon models for comparative re-sequencing data and is funded by a Stand-Alone Grant of the Austrian Science Foundation.

Candidates will be expected to have completed a PhD in Computational Biology, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or a related field. Good bioinformatic skills and prior experience with either population genetics or phylogeny are essential. Preferably the candidate will have experience in C or C++ and a scripting language such as Python or Perl.

In recent years, Vienna has developed into one of the leading centers in evolutionary biology ( evolvienna webpage ). In addition to a stimulating scientific environment, Vienna is also a quite liveable city with affordable housing, good public transport and an exciting cultural life.

Please send a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact details of two referees to Questions and requests for more information should be directed to the same address. Review of applications will begin on 1 April, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.