PhD in computational evolutionary biology


[fquote]A three-year Ph.D. studentship in evolutionary biology is available in the laboratory of Andreas Wagner at the University of Zurich. We are looking for a researcher to study the origins of evolutionary innovations and phenotypic diversity in genetic systems, such as metabolic networks, regulatory circuits, and enzymes. Lab members are a group with very diverse backgrounds and research projects, unified by their interests in evolution and life’s fundamental organizational principles. Ongoing work in the lab ranges from the directed evolution of enzymes to laboratory evolution in E.coli and computational analyses of genetic networks (e.g., Hayden et al., Nature 2011; Payne and Wagner, Science 2014). A sample of the laboratory’s research can be found at http://www.ieu.uzh.ch/wagner/. [/fquote]

University of Zurich - Universität Zürich - UZH


  • The successful candidate will have a strong background in bioinformatics and computational biology. Fluency in a major scripting language such as perl, and experience in software development is a must. Also desirable is a strong background in biology. Applications without a demonstrated interest and research history in evolutionary biology will not be considered further. We are looking for an individual with a Masters Degree or equivalent, who is highly self-motivated and can work independently. 
  • The working language in the laboratory is English. German skills, although helpful, are not essential. Zurich is a highly attractive city in beautiful surroundings, with a multinational population, and many educational and recreational opportunities. 
  • To be considered, please send a single (!) PDF file merged from the following parts to [email protected]: CV including publication list, academic transcripts, a statement of research interests not exceeding three pages, and three academic references. Please include the word “PEVOLPHD16” in the subject line. Applications will be considered until April 22, 2016, or until the position is filled, whichever comes first. The position is available from the fall of 2016.

A three-year Ph.D. studentship in evolutionary biology is available in the laboratory of Andreas Wagner at the University of Zurich. We are looking for a researcher to study the origins of evolutionary innovations and phenotypic diversity in genetic systems, such as metabolic networks, regulatory circuits, and enzymes.