Short-term postdoc position in evolutionary genomics

Institute for Population Genetics, Vetmeduni Vienna
Austria Vienna


Applications are invited as for a short term postdoc position to work with larger project entitled “Genome-wide molecular dating” ( at the Institute of Population Genetics, Vetmeduni Vienna. Starting date will be January 2020 or shortly thereafter. The position is for 12 months within a team of a postdoc and two PhD students ( ).

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.

Start date

As soon as possible

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 references . Informal enquires are welcome. Screening of the applications will start in December till the position is filled.


Carolin Kosiol