Job announcement: Lecturer in population genomics of social insects

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Job announcement

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Application deadline: 21.10.2014

Lecturer in population genomics of social insects

Fix term position (01.01.2015-30.9.2017)

in the molecular ecology research group at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.

We are seeking a person with a PhD in population genetics of insects with proven experience in theoretical and empirical research. The successful candidate will be familiar with state of the art genomic techniques and the analyses of genomic/transcriptomic data. Excellent command of the English language in both writing and speaking is essential. Knowledge of German is a benefit.

The successful candidate will oversee the population genetics laboratory of the group and participate in teaching activities in ecology and population genetics at the BSc/ MSc/PhD. It is expected that the candidate establishes an own field of research and recruits appropriate outside funding. The group has excellent laboratory facilities with all state of the art equipment including a next generation sequencing platform.

The research focus of the group is on evolutionary biology of social bees with the honeybee being used as the model system for many studies. A detailed research profile can be found at

More detailed information can be obtained by Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Robin F. A. Moritz, Tel: 0049-(0)-345 55-26223,

E-Mail: robin.moritz”at”

Please submit your application before Oct 21. 2014  referring to Reg.-Nr.: 5-7112/14-H together with your CV, transcripts, publication list, names of three referees by e-mail to : robin.moritz”at” or in hard copy to

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Robin F. A. Moritz, Abt. Molekulare Ökologie, Institut für Biologie/Zoologie,  Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Hoher Weg 4, 06120 Halle (Saale)


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