To reinforce our team in W├Ądenswil, we are seeking PhD and postdoc candidates.
PhD / postdoc in computational science & phylogenetics


Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)



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A PhD studentship (3 years) or a postdoc position (1.5 years) are available at the Applied Computational Genomics Team of Maria Anisimova, Institute of Applied Simulations, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW W├Ądenswil). The research project will focus on predicting optimally binding configurations of protein repeats using phylogenetics and computational prediction.

The research group has a wide-ranging expertise in computational biology and is an active member of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, providing further training and networking opportunities.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in computational science,  including computational statistics, algorithmics, statistical estimation procedures, and computational prediction. Fluency in programming is required. Previous knowledge in phylogenetics is a plus but is not essential. The candidate is expected to develop a background in phylogenetics and molecular evolution.
Profile requirements
We are looking for an individual with an MSc /PhD degree or equivalent, who is highly self-motivated and can work independently. The working language in the team is English. German skills, although helpful for day-to-day life, are not essential. Ideally, the candidate would be able to start on the 1st of March 2016, but can commence earlier.
How to apply
If you are interested in this challenging and highly interesting position, please send your application including CV and letter of motivation to: