The Evolutionary Ecology group based at Eawag Dübendorf and ETH Zürich in Switzerland is conducting research on host-parasite interactions. We are particularly interested in the topic of symbiont-mediated coevolution, that is in hosts adapting to their parasites by symbiosis with protective microorganisms, and in the parasites counteradapting to these protective symbionts. Our main study organisms are aphids, their bacterial endosymbionts and hymenopteran parasitoids of aphids.
To strengthen our team we are inviting applications for a
Postdoc Position in Genetics of Host-Parasite Interactions
We are seeking an enthusiastic postdoc with interest in host-parasite coevolution and experience in generating and analyzing next-generation sequencing data, ideally in transcriptome sequencing (RNA-Seq). A PhD is required for this position. The expected starting date is 1 October 2013, but can be negotiated.
This Postdoc position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and is available for 2 years. The successful candidate will be working in the Evolutionary Ecology group led by Christoph Vorburger ( This group is associated with the Institute of Integrative Biology at ETH Zürich, Switzerland (, as well as with the Department of Aquatic Ecology at Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology ( These institutions offer a stimulating work environment, ample opportunities for collaboration, and excellent facilities, including the state-of-the-art Genetic Diversity Center ( Salary and benefits are competitive. Dübendorf is adjacent to Zürich, a city known for its excellent quality of life.
Applications have to be submitted online via the following link: . Please include a cover letter explaining your motivation, research interests and relevant experience, a curriculum vitae, publication list, and the names and contact details of three academic references as a single PDF file. Deadline for applications is 31 May 2013. For enquiries about this position please contact Christoph Vorburger (+41 58 765 51 96;

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