Post-doctoral position in immunogenetics (f/m/d)
The Department of Archaeogenetics at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, utilizes recent advances in molecular approaches on biomolecules, such as genome wide DNA sequencing, to uncover an entirely new spectrum of information that can be retrieved from sample repositories such as anthropological and archaeological collections.
We are seeking a Post-doctoral position in immunogenetics (f/m/d) to start as soon as possible.
We seek to fill a position at the post-doctoral level with a focus on immune gene variation in ancient human populations. Analyses will involve quantitation of allelic variation at genome wide loci through time and space, with an emphasis on adaptation and selective pressures related to changing disease landscapes. Data will draw upon archaeological samples from the Stone Age to the post-Medieval periods, and will cover a broad geographical expanse, with an emphasis on Eurasian and New World populations. Strong bioinformatics skills and literacy in basic statistical procedures are a requirement. Prior experience with immunogenetics, large population datasets and ancient DNA analysis is preferred, though not necessary. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline (immunology, population genetics, medical genetics, biology, bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, etc.) and share an interest in the human past. Competency in delivering oral presentations is an asset, and experience with supervising or mentoring students is desirable. This is a full time two-year (renewable) contract position at a pay scale of E13 TVöD, in accordance with the German pay grade system for public employees.
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