Postdoctoral Position (m/f/div) in Microbiome Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology
Berlin (DE)
TVöD Bund
Closing date
Oct 12, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biology, Computational Biology, Genetics, Genomics
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The Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (MPIIB) in Berlin-Mitte is an institution of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and is one of the leading research institutes in the field of immuno­logy and infectious diseases.

The Key lab is offering a

Postdoctoral Position (m/f/div) in Microbiome Evolution

– two-year full-time position –

We are looking for a highly motivated post­doctoral researcher to join our young team in the heart of Berlin to study the guiding principles behind micro­bial evolution and ecology during the colonization of the human micro­biome. The anticipated project will involve the gene­ration and analysis of whole genomes as well as meta­genomes longitudinally collected from human micro­biomes.

The ideal candidate has expertise in evolutionary genetics, meta­genomics, and/or computational biology, with a solid under­standing of quantitative statistics and pro­gramming (Python, R, Matlab, etc.). Additional knowledge in intra-host population bio­logy and wet-lab micro­biology is a plus.

The position is supposed to be filled at the earliest possible date and initially funded for two years with the possibility for extension. Compensation with all public service benefits under the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD Bund) depending on quali­fication and transfer of tasks up to pay group E 13 TVöD (Bund).

As an equal opportunity employer, the Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities. We, there­fore, encourage individuals with disabilities to apply. The Max Planck Society also strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all back­grounds.

Applications, including a CV, research statement, and contact information for three scientific references will be accepted via our online application portal:

Please indicate the desired start date on your application. Initial deadline for applications is October 31st, 2023.

Further information about ongoing research in the Key lab and our philosophy can be found on our home­page ( Please address inquiries about the project or the application directly to Felix Key (


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