PhD position in molecular evolution

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Halle (Saale)

Fix term position in the molecular ecology research group at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.

Duration: 2 years (01.02.2015 – 31.01.2017)
Funding amount: 50% E13 TV-L

We are seeking a person with a Master of Science or equivalent in Biology in the field of molecular evolution. The successful candidate will be familiar with next generation sequencing techniques, the analyses of genomic data and the biology of social insects. Excellent command of the English language in both writing and speaking is essential.

The successful candidate will participate in the DFG project ‘The role of major royal jelly proteins for caste determination in the honeybee, Apis mellifera’ and in teaching activities in ecology and population genetics at the BSc/ MSc. The group has excellent laboratory facilities with all state of the art equipment including a next generation sequencing platform.

The research focus of the group is on evolutionary biology of social bees with the honeybee being used as the model system for many studies. A detailed research profile can be found at

More detailed information can be obtained by Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Robin F. A. Moritz, Tel: 0049-(0)-345 55-26223,

Please submit your application before Nov 10. 2014 referring to Reg.-Nr.: 5-8594/14-D together with your CV, certificates, name of one referee by e-mail to : or in hard copy to Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Robin F. A. Moritz, Abt. Molekulare Ökologie, Institut für Biologie/Zoologie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Hoher Weg 4, 06120 Halle (Saale).

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Robin F. A. Moritz
0049-(0)-345 55-26223
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