Genome-wide Molecular Dating

Vetmeduni Vienna
Institute for Population Genetics
Austria Vienna


Applications are invited as a Postdoctoral Researcher to work with larger project entitled “Genome-wide molecular dating” ( ) at the Institute of Population Genetics, Vetmeduni Vienna. The position is for at least 12 months, and it is quiet flexible (e.g., it could also be part-time). It is paid according to standard Austrian personal costs (Gross income 3,800 Euro per month,

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 Gergely Szöllösi (Eötvös University, ) and Asger Hobolth ( Aarhus University , ) 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.

Start date

As soon as possible

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

To receive full consideration, applicants should submit a single PDF file by e-mail to Carolin Kosiol ( or 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. Screening will start on the 26th August 2019.


Carolin Kosiol