Postdoc in computational or theoretical evolutionary biology

A postdoctoral fellowship in evolutionary biology is available in the laboratory of Andreas Wagner at the University of Zurich. The laboratory is working on a broad range of research topics that include the origin of evolutionary adaptations and innovations, the evolution of metabolic networks and gene regulatory networks, the evolution of genome organization, and the evolution of protein and RNA molecules. (e.g., Aguilar-Rodríguez et al., Nature Ecology and Evolution 2017, Hosseini and Wagner, PNAS 2018, Payne et al., PNAS 2018). Lab members have diverse backgrounds and research projects, but are unified by their interests in evolution and life’s fundamental organizational principles. The successful candidate will have flexibility to develop their own research project within the purview of the lab’s broad research area (see

We are looking for an individual who has received his or her PhD within the last five years, who is highly self-motivated and can work independently on a project that he or she will help develop. The successful candidate will have a strong background in an area of computational science. Fluency in a major programming language such as python, and experience in computational data analysis or mathematical modeling is a must. A strong background in biology and a demonstrated interest and research history in evolutionary biology will be a plus.

The working language in the laboratory is English. German skills, although helpful, are not essential. Zurich is a highly attractive city in beautiful surroundings, with a multinational population, and many educational and recreational opportunities.

To be considered, please send a single (!) PDF file merged from the following parts to CV including publication list, academic transcripts, three academic references, and a statement of research interests not exceeding three pages that includes a sketch of a project that you would like to pursue. Please include the word “COMPPDOC19” in the subject line. Applications will be considered until March 25, 2019, or until the position has been filled. The starting date is flexible.

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