Postdoc Position in Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics (m/f/d)

February 24, 2024
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Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH Domain (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). Eawag conducts research, education and expert consulting to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems.

The Department of Aquatic Ecology (Eco) invites applications for a

Postdoc Position in Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics (m/f/d)

The research in Christoph Vorburger's lab at Eawag and ETH Zurich is concerned with the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions in terrestrial and freshwater systems, with a particular interest in the role of symbiont-conferred resistance in insect host-parasitoid coevolution. This position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for a project that – among other goals – aims to elucidate the genomic basis for the strong specificity observed in symbiont-mediated defense against parasitoid wasps in aphids. In addition to that, the position offers ample freedom to develop independent research within the scope of our group. The incoming candidate is also expected to take over some responsibility in lab management and in the instruction of students, especially in molecular techniques.

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in evolutionary ecology and genetics, strong quantitative and communication skills evidenced by scholarly publications, and excellent molecular laboratory skills with experience in generating and analyzing next-generation sequencing data. A PhD is required.

The position will be linked to the Department of Aquatic Ecology at Eawag in Dübendorf, close to Zurich. We offer a stimulating and collaborative scientific environment with excellent local infrastructure and und access to state-of-the-art core facilities such as the Genetic Diversity Centre at ETH Zurich or the Functional Genomics Center Zurich. The appointment is for a maximum of 3 years and would ideally start in spring/early summer 2024.

Eawag is a modern employer and offers an excellent working environment where staff can contribute their strengths, experience and ways of thinking. We promote cultural and gender equality and are committed to staff diversity and inclusion. The compatibility of career and family is of central importance to us. For more information about Eawag and our work conditions please consult www. and www.

Applications must be submitted by 24 February 2024 and should include an application letter describing your scientific interests and work experience and their relevance to this position, as well as your CV, including a list of publications and the contact information for 2-3 academic references.

Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. Dr. Christoph Vorburger ([email protected]).

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