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Postdoc position in evolutionary genomics and bioinformatics 914573


 A 31 month postdoctoral position will be available at the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark, starting 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible.
The appointed postdoc will work on two projects that concern the role of epigenetics and methylation in adaptive responses in spiders (4 months) and Atlantic eels (27 months). Although being highly different organisms, the general scientific questions and bioinformatics analyses are related.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in population genomics or evolutionary biology and must document strong skills in bioinformatics, population genomics and evolutionary biology. Efficiency in writing scientific papers is also important. Finally, applicants should be ambitious, show strong collaborative skills, and should also be able to take initiatives and responsibility.

Place of Work and area of Employment 
The place of work is Ny Munkegade 116, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.  or more information about the Department of Bioscience, see

For further details on the position, please contact Profs. Michael M. Hansen ( and Trine Bilde (

Application procedure
Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.


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