The Andersen group on Genetic Innovation at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoctoral position.
The successful candidate will work with our group to uncover new molecular concepts within our broader research area of in genetic innovation, genome regulation and germline biology of Drosophila.
Better understanding of genome biology is fundamental for progress in basic and biomedical research. In this efforts, most genetic research follows the well-supported logic of highly conserved genes being biologically important and therefore worth studying. We invert this logic and argue that young, rapidly evolving genes comprise an underexplored resource of exciting biological discoveries. We study such genetic innovation in the context of genome regulation, germline biology and intragenomic conflicts.
- A completed or nearly completed PhD degree in a relevant field, such as molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular evolution or bioinformatics.
- Deep scientific curiosity, creative aptitude and independent, positive drive
- Strong communication (English) and collaboration skills
Experience with model organism genetics, high-throughput data analyses, proteomics or germline biology are all advantagous, but not essential.
The successful candidate is offered:
- Engaged mentoring to develop and reach the candidates career goals
- Access to a well-developed research infrastructure
- An engaging research community inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
- A working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
21 May 2020