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The Population Genomics Group at the Department of Veterinary Sciences, LMU Munich, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the earliest possible date. The full-time position is limited to 3 years with a possible extension. The position is intended to facilitate the qualification of young scientists and offers the possibility to habilitate. Payment is according to salary group E13 TV-L. Part-time employment is possible.

The research focus of the Population Genomics Group is on functional and neutral genetic diversity in livestock populations as the basis for sustainable future development in animal breeding. Our functional genomic analyses include the detection of causal mutations behind precisely defined mono- or polygenic phenotypes with regard to production quality and animal welfare as well as domestication research and analyses of genetic diversity in modern and historical samples.

- assistance in current research projects of the working group
- conception and direction of own projects in the research field of the working group including acquisition of funding
- assistance in grant writing
- co-supervision of PhD students
- participation in teaching, especially by offering electives from the own area of expertise


- a PhD in bioinformatics or a different field (veterinary medicine, animal breeding, wildlife biology or similar) with strong bioinformatic focus, preferably in the field of animal genetics or population genomics
- experience with software for NGS data analysis, good ability to independently conduct (population-)genomic and bioinformatic/statistical data analyses
- experience with programming and/or scripting languages like R, Python, Java etc.
- experience with Bayesian statistics (e.g. ABCtoolbox and/or BEAST) is an advantage but not a prerequisite
- practical experience in molecular genetic lab work is an advantage but not a prerequisite
- experience in publishing in international journals
- fluent language skills in English

The Population Genomics Group is currently located at the English Garden in Munich. It is expected to move to Martinsried (close to the Gene Center of the LMU) in 2018.

Your workplace is centrally located in Munich and easy to reach by public transportation. We offer an interesting and responsible job with good opportunities for further education and personal development. Equally qualified disabled applicants will be preferred. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please send your complete application as a single PDF (CV, motivation statement and research experience, record of study, certificates) until June 20th, 2018 to:

PD Dr. habil. Ivica Medugorac

AG Populationsgenomik
Veterinärwissenschaftliches Department
LMU München
Veterinärstraße 13
80539 München

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For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Medugorac via e-mail or phone (+49 89 2180 3310).