Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbial Genomics, Spain

Postdoc in Spain

Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbial Genomics: The Institute of Evolutionary Biology is seeking a motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher to explore the intricacies of multipartite bacterial genomes. This research aims to reassess the frequency of multipartite genomes and investigate their origins, characteristics, evolution, and plasticity using cutting-edge phylogenomics and comparative genomics approaches.

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Microbial Genomics

Location: Institute of Evolutionary Biology


  • PhD in a relevant field such as Microbiology, Genomics, Evolutionary Biology, or related disciplines.
  • Strong background in phylogenomics and comparative genomics.
  • Experience with bacterial genomics and bioinformatics tools.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative research team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

Job Description:

  • Reassess the frequency of multipartite genomes in bacterial species using the latest sequencing data.
  • Study the origin, characteristics, evolution, and plasticity of multipartite genomes.
  • Employ phylogenomics and comparative genomics approaches to understand the evolutionary advantages of multipartite genomes.
  • Design and undertake additional research projects relevant to the overarching goals of the study.
  • Publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present results at international conferences.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in this position, please send your application (one single PDF file) to Macarena Toll-Riera at with the following documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV including publication list
  • Contact information for 2-3 potential references

Last Date for Apply: 31st July 2024

Join us in unraveling the evolutionary mysteries of multipartite bacterial genomes and contribute to groundbreaking research in microbial genomics!



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