Programmer/ Bioinformatician Evolutionary Genomics
Jun 30, 2019
Apr 30, 2019
Applications are invited as for a programmer position to work with larger project entitled “Genome-wide molecular dating” (https://www.wwtf.at/programmes/mathematics/MA16-061) at the Institute of Population Genetics, Vetmeduni Vienna. Starting date will be August/September or shortly thereafter. The position is for at least 12 months, and it is quiet flexible (e.g., it could also be part-time or a short-term postdoc position). Standard phylogenetic methods reduce entire populations to single points in genotypic space by modelling evolution as a process in which a single gene mutates along the branches of a phylogeny. In this project, we are developing new theory and software to tackle the problem of species tree estimation and molecular dating genome-wide. Visits to St Andrews, Budapest and Aarhus for collaborations with Carolin Kosiol, Gergely Szöllösi and Asger Hobolth are possible. The successful candidate should have programming experience in language such as C, C++, Java and a scripting language such as Python or Perl. They will have a degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics or a related field. Prior experience with either phylogeny or population genetics, or comparative genomics is a benefit. To receive full consideration, applicants should submit a single PDF file by e-mail to Carolin Kosiol (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) including (i) Cover letter with a brief summary of previous experience and motivation for the position and (ii) CV including a list of publications (iii) The names and contact details of 2-3 references . Informal enquires are welcome.