Job Posting: Population Genomics at Georg-August-Universität Goettingen

The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Germany, invites applications for a Junior Professorship (W1) for
                                                                                                                                                            Population Genomics of Host-Pathogen-Systems in Livestock

The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date.
The position is a fixed-term professorship for the duration of three years. Pending a positive evaluation, the position may be extended by another period of three years.

The successful candidate shall represent the subject in research and teaching. The approaches in research will aim at a better understanding of adaptation mechanisms and interactions between host and pathogens on the genomic level. Research activities will be concentrated on selected host-pathogen-systems in livestock (including aquaculture) and may have either an experimental or a more theoretical focus.

The candidate will hold an excellent PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., agricultural science, biology, statistics). Experience in population genomics research and interest in interdisciplinary collaboration as well as in the participation in existing collaborative projects are supposed.

Please visit for additional information on this position (in German)

Further requirements for employment are stated in the Niedersächsische Hochschulgesetz (NHO) from February 26th, 2007. If the applicant was employed as a research assistant either before or after obtaining the doctoral degree, the entire duration of the period of employment and of the doctoral degree should not exceed six years.

The Georg-August-University Göttingen Public Law Foundation owns the right of appointment. Further details can be given upon request.

Applications of candidates from abroad are explicitly welcome. The University of Goettingen places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for female scientists and scholars and therefore strongly encourage qualified women to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent qualification will be given preference.

Applications should include a full CV, a list of publications, a statement of academic achievements including teaching, as well as an own representative research paper. Please submit your electronic application until March 31,  2012, to 

Prof. Dr. Achim Spiller, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Buesgenweg 5, D-37077  Goettingen, Germany, E-Mail:
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