PostDoc in environmental genomics (80%) 80%
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is a part of the ETH domain. Approximately 500 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards.
The Research Unit Biodiversity and Conservation Biology studies the diversity of life in its various forms, from genetic diversity to the diversity of species and ecosystems as well as their interactions. In the frame of a research project on the associations between environment, genotype, and phenotype in a pseudo-metallicolous plant species, we are searching per March 1, 2017, for 8 months, a
PostDoc in environmental genomics (80%)
You will analyze genomic and phenotypic data from a common-garden experiment with plants of Arabidopsis halleri originating from contrasting soils. After identifying nucleotide variation from next-generation sequencing data in collaboration with an expert bioinformatician, you will search for environment–genotype–phenotype associations and publish the results in an international scientific journal and possibly at a dedicated conference.
You have a PhD in biology or environmental sciences, with a strong background in ecological genetics and evolutionary biology as well as competence in bioinformatics, the analysis of environmental, genomic, and phenotypic data (environmental and genome-wide associations). You are ambitious, highly motivated and used to an independent, structured and careful working attitude. You demonstrate a high level of team spirit and collaborative, interdisciplinary competence to strengthen the international project team.
Please send your complete application to Monika Lips-Sandmeier, Human Resources WSL. Felix Gugerli, phone +41 (0)44 739 25 90 or email@example.com, and Christian Rellstab, phone +41 (0)44 739 25 42 or firstname.lastname@example.org, will be happy to answer any questions or offer further information. The WSL strives to increase the proportion of women in its employment, which is why qualified women are particularly called upon to apply for this position.