Postdoctoral Position (f/m/d) | Evolutionary Genomics

Max Planck Campus Tübingen, Tübingen

Type of Job


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Job offer from January 26, 2024

The lab “Evolutionary Genomics of Complex Traits” led by Luisa F. Pallares is looking for a postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) in Evolutionary Genomicsto join our team in beautiful Tübingen (Germany).

Our lab

We are an open, supportive, and intellectually stimulating group of international people. Our expertise combines genomics, population genetics, molecular biology, experimental evolution, high-throughput phenotyping, evolutionary theory, and work with Drosophila flies.

The lab is located in the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society which is part of the Max Planck Campus in Tübingen, Germany, where we work closely and socially interact with the MPI for Intelligent Systems, MPI for Cybernetics, MPI for Biology, and the University of Tübingen. The lab has access to state-of-the-art facilities on campus and is very generously funded by the Max Planck Society.

Feel free to contact anybody in the lab to inquire about our working dynamics and supervision style.

The position

The position is initially funded for three years; the starting date is negotiable. Salary and benefits are set according to the German TVöD regulations (E13 100%). The lab offers additional support for professional development and networking, and our postdocs are supported by the Max Planck Society with career development training and opportunities.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society endeavors to achieve gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Your profile

You are interested in Evolutionary Biology, in particular Evolutionary Genomics, and have experience working with big omic datasets. Modelling expertise within a population genetics framework and/or expertise implementing systems biology approaches will be ideal.

The focus of the project is to understand the evolution of robustness-regulating loci using experimental evolution data. The lab explores variation across many levels of the genotype-phenotype map (from transcriptional to morphological to functional variation) and therefore the specifics of the project will be discussed with every candidate depending on their expertise and scientific interests. 


Please send a motivation letter and CV that includes two references to
Luisa F. Pallares ().

The applications will be reviewed starting on February 29th 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

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