Job offer ref. #11-19012

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a member of the Leibniz Association and is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. SGN conducts natural history research with almost 800 employees and research institutions in six federal states. Within SGN, the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) explores the interactions between biodiversity, climate, and society.

Senckenberg BiK-F invites applications for a

 PostDoc Researcher (m/f/d)

in Evolutionary Genomics of Mammals

(100 %)

There is an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated applicant to join the working group of Prof. Dr. Axel Janke. The applicant will be closely involved in gene flow, evolutionary-population or phylo-genetics to study speciation in mammals (bears, giraffe, kangaroos or allies) at the genomic level.


Your profile:

·         - PhD in Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics or a related field

·         - strong interest and proven skills in evolutionary, population or phylo-genetics, preferentially in gene-flow analyses

· -    - experience in genome assembly, annotation and programing of scripts, R

·          - very good written and oral communication skills in English


Salary and benefits are according to a full time public service position in Germany (TV-H E 13, 100%). The contract should start as soon as possible and will initially be limited for two years.

The Senckenberg Research Institutes support equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of employment is in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

Please send your application, mentioning the reference of this job offer (ref. #11-19012) before September 1st, 2019 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) and including a cover letter describing your motivation to apply, a detailed CV, relevant credentials and certificates, two relevant publications and contact details of two potential references to:


Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Senckenberganlage 25

60325 Frankfurt am Main

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For scientific enquiries please get in contact with Prof. Dr. Axel Janke, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.