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Postdoc - evolutionary single-cell genomics

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Ort: 55122 Mainz
Web: - Bewerbungsfrist: 31.07.22

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. Thanks to its location in the Rhine-Main science region, the university can unfold to its full potential and showcase its innovative power and dynamism. Its status as a comprehensive university allows for multidisciplinary learning and teaching and has great potential for internationally renowned, interdisciplinary research. Almost all of its institutes are located on a single campus close to the Mainz city center – creating a lively academic culture for researchers, teaching staff, and students from every continent.

The Institute of Organismic and Molecular Evolution at the University of Mainz, Germany, invites applications for a

Postdoc - evolutionary single-cell genomics

full-time (100%)

The position is located in the newly established department of Evolutionary Plant Sciences, headed by Prof Shuqing Xu. Supported by other group members, the candidate will work on the evolution of gene functions and regulations at cellular level using use the state-of-the-art single-cell genomic tools. During the project, the candidate will mature his/her scientific skills and develop independence in project planning and management skills. The candidate is encouraged to apply for additional third-party funding to establish his/her own subgroup.

Your tasks:

  • Design, conduct and organize research projects independently
  • Develop new bioinformatic pipelines and algorithms
  • Lead a small research group

Your profile:

In addition to the general requirements according to public services law, applicants must meet the recruitment requirements stipulated in § 57 of the Hochschulgesetz of Rhineland-Palatinate.

  • A doctoral degree, or an equivalent thereof, in biology, evolutionary genetics, bioinformatics or computer science
  • Experience in statistics and genomics.
  • Experience with molecular biology, epigenetics and computational modelling is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as proficiency in spoken and written English, are expected.
  • Good knowledge of German is a plus.

What we have to offer:

  • Excellent infrastructure and work conditions.
  • International, intellectual and interdisciplinary research environment
  • Possibility to develop your own projects and apply for third-party funding
  • Extensive human resources development offer
  • Flexible working time arrangements

The position is paid according to EG 13 TV-L and is to be filled on 1. November 2022 or as early as possible. The position is available for 3 years, with the possibility for an extension for another 3 years. The position can serve the purpose of habilitation.

JGU is diverse and welcomes qualified applications from people with varied backgrounds.

We aim to increase the number of women in the field of research and teaching and therefore encourage female researchers to apply.

Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given priority.

Are you interested in this position? Then submit your complete application [cover letter, resume, references] until July 31th, 2022, preferably via the „Apply now“ button.

Alternatively, applications that include:

(1) a motivation letter stating the research interests with reference to the stated requirements in no more than two pages, 

(2) a detailed CV including academic and extracurricular achievements, as well as details of all research experience, 

(3) an abstract of the PhD thesis, and 

(4) contact details of at least two referees.

in a single PDF file can be directly sent to, with the subject line “Evolutionary Single-cell Genomics Postdoc Position – Your Name”.

For questions and further information please contact Prof. Shuqing Xu by e-mail:

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