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Funded PhD position; in Evolutionary Genomics and Systematics; at University of Hamburg in Germany

Universität Hamburg, Center of Natural History, invites applications for a Research Associate for the project

“Exploring genomic methods for delimiting species in radiations of terrestrial snails”

in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG). The position commences earliest on 1.2.2018.

It is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13 and calls for 65 % of standard work hours per week*.

The fixed-term nature of this contract is based upon Section 2 of the Academic Fixed-Term Labor Contract Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed for a period of 3 years.

The metropolis Hamburg is one of the most popular cities in Europe and harbors one of the largest universities in Germany. The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg Equality Act (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG).

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates can also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties:
The doctoral student will study the evolutionary history of land snail radiations and evaluate and optimize different genomic approaches for delimiting closely related species, both with regard to laboratory and analytical methods, within the framework of the DFG SPP 1991 Taxon-OMICS. Field work and the conservation of material also pertains to the duties.

A university degree in a relevant field. The candidate should be experienced with molecular biological methods and preferentially also with “next generation sequencing” techniques and data analyses or a programming language (Perl, Python, R, etc.). The project requires analytical thinking and good English skills (German language skills are not absolutely necessary, the working language is English).

Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

For further information, please contact Prof. Bernhard Hausdorf.

Applications should include a cover letter detailing your research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificates. The application deadline is December 22, 2017. Please send applications as a single pdf file to: Prof. Bernhard Hausdorf,

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Prof. Bernhard Hausdorf, Email:

Deadline: December 22, 2017

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