Jobs

PhD Position in Comparative Vertebrate Genomics

The Hiller Lab is looking for an ambitious PhD student to investigate the genomic basis of phenotypic differences between vertebrates.

The project aims at linking phenotypic adaptations to genomic differences, which is a central goal in the genomics era. The PhD student will capitalize on a number of new long-read based genomes that we are sequencing in a collaborative project as well as a powerful repertoire of comparative methods to trace key genomic differences in genes and regulatory elements. We plan to investigate the genomic underpinnings of many interesting adaptations including metabolic, physiological and morphological traits in bats and other mammals, reptiles and fishes. The PhD student will work closely with other members of our lab, the TBG lab center and students from other collaborating institutes on all computational and experimental aspects.

Vacancy Ref. #12-22004 
Application deadline: 4. April
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PostDoc Position in Comparative Genomics

The Hiller Lab is looking for an ambitious Postdoc to apply and develop new comparative genomic methods.

The project combines the development of new comparative genomic methods to uncover key genomic differences with large-scale analyses to link phenotypic adaptations to genomic differences, which is a central goal in the genomics era. Powerful computational methods are fundamental to gain novel insights through comparative genomics and our lab has developed several approaches to address the phenotype – genotype question (https://github.com/hillerlab/). We aim at expanding our methods repertoire by detecting new “types” of relevant differences, such as genomic changes in non-coding RNAs and gene duplication events. New and existing approaches will then be applied to vertebrate genomes, including new assemblies generated in our lab, to reveal the genomic underpinnings of phenotypic differences. The postdoc is expected to work closely with other lab members and to capitalize on a wealth of comparative data for several hundred vertebrate genomes (http://genome.senckenberg.de/).

Vacancy Ref. #12-22006
Initial application deadline: 5. April 2022 but search will continue until the position has been filled.

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MASTER OR BACHELOR PROJECTS

We are offering Master or Bachelor projects related to the computational aspects of our genomics research to students having programming experience (e.g. perl or python) and proficiency in linux. Interested students are encouraged to email Michael.