October 12 2020

The Staubach lab is looking for a PhD student or postdoc to work on the genetic basis of microbiome variation in Drosophila melanogaster

The project involves metagenome and population genetic/quantitative genetic analyses of natural Drosophila populations. The project was generously funded via the DFG sequencing call and will offer comprehensive data sets and ample opportunity to develop own research questions. High Performance Computing resources are available.

The candidate should enjoy data analysis. A background either in metagenomics AND/OR quantitative genetics/population genetics or related fields is a plus.

The position can either be filled with a PhD student or a postdoc. Salary for a PhD student will be according to 65% TV-L E13 (33-38k Euros per year) for 3 years. For a postdoc salary will be TV-L E13 100% (50-60k Euros per year) for 2 years.

Freiburg University has an excellent scientific and intellectual atmosphere and the city provides a very high quality of life with a beautiful city center and surroundings ideal for skiing, hiking and biking (Black Forest, mountains, lakes).

To apply, please send a single pdf file containing a ½ – 1 page motivation letter, your CV (including potential publications and university grades), a max. 300 word abstract of a previous research project, and the names and email addresses of two potential referees.

Please check the lab homepage for our research interests and do not hesitate to contact me ( in case you have any further questions.

Application deadline: November 10 2020

I am always happy to bat around some project ideas, so feel free to contact me if you are interested in joining the lab.

If you are interested in joining the lab from abroad, take a look at the site of the German Academic Exchange Service They offer a variety of funding options including the support of PhD projects.

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