Postdoctoral position in experimental evolutionary biology – University of Zurich, Nov 2022

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The University of Zurich invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in evolutionary biology is available in the laboratory of Andreas Wagner, Switzerland – Nov 2022

Qualification Details

We are looking for an individual who has received his or her PhD within the last five years, who is highly self-motivated and can work independently on a project that he or she will help develop. The successful candidate will have a strong background in microbiological techniques and molecular cloning. Applicants with experience in approaches such as deep-scanning mutagenesis, molecular barcoding, and CRISPR-Cas-based library design will be especially welcome. Experience with flow cytometry, as well as with computational analysis of high-throughput DNA sequence data, and machine learning applied to biological data will be a plus, as will be a research history in evolutionary biology. The position offers a highly competitive salary of up to three years on annually renewable contracts.The working language in the laboratory is English. German skills, although helpful, are not essential. Zurich is a highly attractive city in beautiful surroundings, with a multinational population, and many educational and recreational opportunities.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Lab members are a group with very diverse backgrounds and research projects, unified by their interests in evolution and life's fundamental organizational principles. Recent experimental work in the lab ranges from the directed evolution of proteins to the experimental evolution of microbes (e.g., Zheng et al., Science 2020; Toll-Riera et al, Science Advances 2022). Ongoing projects characterize the adaptive landscapes of biomolecules such as enzymes and transcriptional regulators. Your responsibilities The fellow will study the evolution and evolvability of biomolecules either through experimental evolution or through the large-scale analysis of adaptive landscapes, using methods such as CRISPR-Cas genome editing. The successful candidate will have flexibility in designing their own project within the lab's general research area (see also

How to Apply?

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Application Procedure

To be considered, please send a single (!) PDF file merged from the following parts to [email protected]: CV including publication list, academic transcripts, three academic references. In addition, we require a brief sketch of an experimental evolution project that you would like to pursue, and that is part of a brief statement of research interests not exceeding three pages. Please include the word “EXPPDOC23” in the subject line of your application. Applications will be considered until November 1, 2022. The position is available from early 2023.

Note or Other details

What we offer Zurich is a highly attractive city in beautiful surroundings, with a multinational population, and many educational and recreational opportunities.The position offers a highly competitive salary of up to three years on annually renewable contracts. Place of work Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland

Contact Details

Annette Schmid