The University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, invites applications for a position of
Assistant professor in Evolutionary Genetics
Description of position: the successful candidate will direct a laboratory at the Institute of Biology within the Faculty of Science. We seek applications from excellent candidates, whose research focuses on micro-evolutionary processes and/or speciation, using quantitative genetics or genomics. We particularly welcome applicants who take an experimental and field-based approach to their research. Such research complements existing strengths within the institute and hence facilitates internal collaborations. All teaching duties will be linked to the successful candidate’s expertise. The teaching language is English at the Master level and French at the Bachelor level. A non French-speaking appointee would be asked to achieve fluency for teaching in French following a two-year period of adaptation.
Start date: 1st of August 2016 or upon agreement.
Required Qualifications: PhD in Biology and internationally recognized research record in
Evolutionary Genetics
Application Submission Date: 15th February 2016. Applications must be submitted as a single
pdf file at the site (ref. FS-GénétiqueEv).
The application will include a letter of motivation, current CV indicating teaching and research experience, a list of received third-party funding, a list of publications, and a copy of diplomas. The candidate will present (3 pages maximum) his/her research interests, his/her scientific vision of the field, and the projects he/she intends to carry out at the University of Neuchâtel. The candidate will invite three experts to address each a letter of recommendation per e-mail directly to the President of the Hiring Committee, Prof. Jacob Koella ([email protected]) also by February 15th 2016..
Further information can be obtained from the President of the Hiring Committee, Prof. Jacob Koella ([email protected]) or the Dean ([email protected]), as well as on the site
The University of Neuchâtel is an equal opportunity employer.

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