Post Doc in Genomics Genetics, University of Oldenburg, Germany

Postdoc in Germany

Post Doc in Genomics Genetics: The Marine Conservation group at the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg (HIFMB) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to projects on coral physiology, symbiosis, and restoration genomics. This position involves extracting and sequencing coral DNA and RNA, bioinformatic analysis, and collaboration with international research teams.

Post Doc in Coral Genomics and Conservation Genetics (m/f/d)

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Coral Genomics and Conservation Genetics

Location: Oldenburg, Germany


  • Ph.D. in marine biology, bioinformatics, genetics, molecular ecology, or a related field
  • Proficiency in at least one coding language (Python) and R
  • Experience in laboratory and field research
  • Ability to plan, execute, interpret, document, and troubleshoot independent research
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written English communication skills
  • Professional development through the acquisition of new skills
  • Expertise in generating and analyzing genomic data of reef-building corals, including genome assembly and annotation, population genomics, quantitative genetics, epigenetics, and gene expression data

Job Description:

  • Lead projects on heat resilience in reef-building corals, coral evolution, and artificial selection of heat-resilient corals
  • Extract and sequence coral DNA and RNA
  • Use bioinformatic tools to analyze coral DNA, RNA, and protein data
  • Assemble and annotate eukaryotic genomes
  • Use population genomic approaches to estimate population structure, history, and introgression
  • Use quantitative genetic approaches to estimate responses to selection
  • Model alternative conservation genetic strategies
  • Establish and maintain bioinformatic analysis pipelines
  • Disseminate results through peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and data repositories
  • Contribute to grant writing
  • Collaborate and coordinate with international and interdisciplinary research teams
  • Supervise students

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit their applications exclusively online by July 30th, 2024. For further information, contact Prof. Dr. Iliana Baums (, +49 471 4831 2536). Reference number: 24/80/D/Bio-b.

Last Date for Apply: July 30th, 2024

Further Information:

  • This is a full-time position, limited to 1 year, and suitable for part-time employment.
  • The salary is in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Federation (TVöD Bund), up to salary level 13.
  • Postdocs will register with AWI’s postdoc office PROCEED, gaining access to career development tools.
  • The AWI emphasizes equal opportunities, supporting the compatibility of work and family, and encouraging women and applicants with disabilities to apply.

We look forward to your application!



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