PhD position in the Biodiversity Department at the University Duisburg-Essen.

The successful candidate (f/m)
will work on the topic “Comparative genomics of heterotrophic and phototrophic

The work will include molecular as well as bioinformatic tasks to
analyse the multiple evolution of heterotrophic organisms from phototrophic
ancestors. Therefore, profound knowledge in molecular methods and a strong
interest in bioinformatics are expected. We are looking for candidates
experienced in statistical methods (R) and/or scripting methods (Python) to
analyse molecular and ecological data. Preferably the candidate has prior
practical experience in high-throughput sequence analysis and handling of large
genomic datasets. Good communication skills and solid English writing skills are
mandatory. A Master (or equivalent) in Biology, Bioinformatics or Biostatistics
is assumed.

Start of position: 01.08.2016
Salary: TVL-13Contract period: 3 years
Working time: 65 %
Application deadline: 24.06.2016

The University Duisburg-Essen has been awarded for its effort to promote gender
equality with the “Total-E-Quality-Award”. It aims at increasing the share of
women in the scientific personnel and therefore explicitly encourages women to
apply. Women will be preferentially considered when equally qualified according
to the state equality law.

Applications from disabled or equivalents according to § 2 (3) SGB IX are

Applications and inquiries with reference code 244-16 should be addressed to:

Prof. Dr. Jens Boenigk
Universität Duisburg- Essen
Fakultät für Biologie / Biodiversität
45117 Essen
Phone: 0201/ 183-4302
Email :

Information about the Faculty and the contracting authority can be found under:

The job posting is attached in German. In case of any questions, feel free to

Kind regards
Daniela Beisser

Dr. Daniela Beisser

Genome Informatics
Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Human Genetics
University of Duisburg-Essen
Hufelandstr. 55, 45122 Essen, Germany

Genome Informatics:
Phone: +49 201 723-4045