Job Code: FT-16-2023Job Offer from August 25, 2023
The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig invites applications for the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) at the Department of Archaeogenetics.
We are looking for a motivated, innovative and independent postdoctoral researcher who enjoys working in a highly international and interdisciplinary research environment.
Who we are
The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology is one of the leading institutions investigating fundamental questions in the evolution of humankind. We unite scientists with various backgrounds (natural sciences and humanities) who work together from an interdisciplinary perspective to gain insights into the history, diversity and capacities of the human species.
The Department of Archaeogenetics utilizes the recent advances in molecular approaches on biomolecules, such as stable isotope research and genome wide DNA sequencing, to uncover an entirely new spectrum of information that can be retrieved from sample repositories such as anthropological and archaeological collections. Our aim is to obtain detailed information about genetic relationships, geographical origin, selective processes or genetic structure of historic and prehistoric human, plant, animal or pathogen populations over time.
About the project
The position will be part of the Computational Pathogenomics Group led by Dr. Alexander Herbig and focus on the computational detection of pathogen DNA in sequencing datasets from ancient human remains as well as on the reconstruction of microbial genomes and extensive comparative genomics analysis. Research questions span from the identification of causative agents of past epidemic events to studying genome evolution of human pathogens.
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Interested candidates should submit their application materials including the following documents:
Applications will be considered until September 30, 2023.
The Max Planck Society and the Department of Archaeogenetics of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology are very committed to equal opportunities, diversity as well as gender equality. We actively support the compatibility of work and family and have set ourselves the goal of employing more severely disabled people as well as groups that are underrepresented in science and especially in the given field of activity. Therefore, we explicitly encourage them to apply and welcome applications from all backgrounds. Information about the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology can be found here: https://www.eva.mpg.de.
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