Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

Postdoctoral Researcher in Evolutionary Genetics
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The Evolutionary Genetics Group (Evolutionary Genetics Group) at the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Zurich, is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to join our dynamic and collaborative group, which focuses on advancing our understanding of evolutionary processes through genomic analyses, with a particular emphasis on dolphins and orangutans. We combine important questions in classical behavioral ecology (cooperation, culture, drivers of social structure) with genomic approaches (eDNA, aDNA, full genome sequencing), dedicated to unraveling the genetic mechanisms driving adaptation and diversity in non-human populations.

Your responsibilities

The successful candidate will play a key role in conducting evolutionary genomic analyses, utilizing existing genomic data from orangutans and dolphins (Shark Bay Dolphins). The position requires expertise in handling and analyzing large scale genomic data and proficiency in coding languages (Python, Bash, R). The researcher will actively contribute to ongoing projects and collaborate closely with team members.

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What we offer

The University of Zurich is one of Switzerland's leading research universities. Renowned for its academic excellence and commitment to innovation, the university provides a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive academic environment. The Department of Evolutionary Anthropology fosters interdisciplinary research and collaboration, offering state-of-the-art facilities and a supportive community for scientific exploration. The position is initially for two years but could potentially be extended depending on the acquisition of additional funding.

Place of work

Zurich, Switzerland

Start of employment

Starting date of the position is 1 August 2024. Applications should be submitted by 15 June 2024. To apply, please send a motivation letter, CV, a copy of the PhD certificate and contact information for at least two references in one single document.

The University of Zurich is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We encourage diversity and inclusion in our workplace.

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