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PostDoc Position in Comparative Single-Cell Genomics, University of Basel, Switzerland

Posted by , on 15 January 2020

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

A 4-years PostDoc position is available in the labs of Patrick Tschopp and Walter Salzburger at the University of Basel, Switzerland, to study the molecular and ontogenetic basis of dietary adaptations in vertebrates at the macro- and micro-evolutionary scale. This project is part of a Sinergia grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) to H. Kaessmann (UHeidelberg), M. Clauss (UZurich), P. Tschopp (UBasel) & W. Salzburger (UBasel).

Through a timely combination of state-of-the-art genomics technologies and a broad phylogenetic sampling, we will study the molecular and developmental underpinnings of dietary adaptations in vertebrates.

We are looking for a highly motivated young scientist, who holds a PhD in biology or related fields, and has a strong background in bioinformatics, single cell/transcriptome/genome analyses, as well as in evolutionary and/or developmental biology. She/he should have experience in supervising and project management. We offer a highly interactive, stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment, state-of-the-art technology platforms and research infrastructure, attractive employment conditions with a competitive salary, and career development opportunities.

The University of Basel ( is the oldest university in Switzerland, located in one of Europe’s most important life science hubs at the border between Switzerland, France and Germany. The Tschopp lab ( studies the gene regulatory mechanisms of cell type specification and evolution in vertebrates. The lab of Walter Salzburger ( studies the dynamics of adaptation and organismal diversification in cichlids from African Lake Tanganyika and other exceptional groups of fishes.

Applications should include a motivation letter, a CV, a list of publications, a statement about research interests, as well as the names and contact details of at least two referees. Applications (in the form of a single .pdf file) should be sent to Patrick Tschopp ( and Walter Salzburger ( until February 7th, 2020.

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