GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a foundation of public law jointly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany (90%) and the state of Schleswig-Holstein (10%) and is one of the internationally leading institutions in the field of marine sciences. Currently GEOMAR disposes over an annual budget of approx. 72 million Euro and has approx. 950 employees.

The research unit Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes of the research division Marine Ecology, …) is offering a

2-years postdoctoral position in Marine Population Genomics

starting on September 1st 2017.

Job Description

The appointment is part of a EU BiodivERsA project on the effect of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) on Mediterranean artisanal fisheries in collaboration with France, Spain and Sweden. This position concerns the population genomics aspects specifically, which constitute a significant part of the whole project. The main tasks will consist in generating large-scale RADseq data from four exploited species and analyzing these data both de novo and mapped to reference draft genomes in the context of export of individuals from MPAs to fishing areas. The genomic data will be integrated with demographic, oceanographic and socio-economic data/models generated in the scope of the project. The appointment will be based in the Puebla group at GEOMAR in Kiel, Germany, and involves collaboration with Prof. Stéphanie Manel at the CEFE (Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive) in Montpellier, France.


• PhD degree (required)
• Background in population genetics (required)
• Experience generating and analyzing RAD data is a plus (but not required)
• Experience with modeling/simulations is a plus (but not required)
• Knowledge of German is a plus (but not required)

The position is available for a funding period until August 31st 2019. The salary depends on qualification and could be up to the class E13 St.4 TVöD-Bund of the German tariff for public employees. This is a full-time position. The position can be split.

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified female academics to apply.

GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages scientists with disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled applicants will receive preference in the application process.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (short format) a statement of research interests (max 3 pages) and contact information of three references. Please mention the keyword ’RESERVEBENEFIT’ in the subject line. Please send your application for this post not later than July 1st in a single pdf-file using the keyword « RESERVEBENEFIT » to the following address:

Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Bewerbermanagement / „RESERVEBENEFIT“
Wischhofstr. 1 – 3
D-24148 Kiel
[email protected]

As soon as the selection procedure has finished, all application papers will be destroyed according to data protection regulation.

For further information regarding the position and research unit please contact Oscar Puebla ([email protected]).

Please do not contact us by phone about the present state of procedures.
However, we will answer all your questions if you send us an e-mail to bewerbung[at] In doing so, please refer to the keyword RESERVEBENEFIT.

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