In the research projects of the statistical genetics group we model biological processes (e.g. speciation processes, evolution of behavioral traits, molecular evolution, methylation dynamics in cancer) and develop computational-statistical methods to fit these models to biological data, not only but also from our collaboration partners in the division of evolutionary biology. We are looking for you: Post-Doctoral Researcher in Theoretical Evolutionary Biology, Bioinformatics or Statistical Genomics (m/f/x) in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • The position offers opportunities for collaborations in existing research projects in the division of evolutionary biology and in particular the statistical genetics group, but also to establish your own research group with your independent research profile.
  • The position comes with teaching obligations of 5 teaching hours per week during the summer term (14 weeks) and the winter term (15 weeks). (Teaching hours are 45 Minutes.)

Your qualifications:

  • You should have scientific experience in one or more of the following fields: theoretical population genetics, genomic/evolutionary bioinformatics, stochastic models for processes in evolutionary biology or ecology,  quantitative genetics, or computational statistics.
  • Prerequisites for the application are a doctoral degree in bioinformatics, mathematics, statistics, biology, physics or a related field.
  • Of advantage is experience in teaching in English and/or German, in the analysis of biological data, in interdisciplinary projects, in the development of computational methods, and/or in the development of research projects, including the acquisition of funding.


  • For candidates actively seeking funding, this position provides a great opportunity to develop one’s own research agenda and start an independent research group.
  • We have excellent students both in biology as well as in more specialized master’s programs such „bioinformatics“ , „evolution, ecology and systematics“ and European Erasmus Mundus Program in Evolutionary Biology.
  • With two top universities and several Max-Planck-, Helmholtz- and other research institutions, Munich offers a lively and diverse research environment with excellent opportunities for scientic collaborations.
  • In contrast to the current funding climate in many other European and non-European countries, funding rates are relatively high in Germany,
  • You will have the possibility of habilitation at LMU

Look forward to responsible and varied tasks at Germany’s largest university. You will work on the high-tech campus in Planegg-Martinsried. An extensive range of training and development opportunities at all stages of your career awaits you. The compatibility of career and family is important to us: You have the opportunity to mobile working as well as flexible working hours. Remuneration is in accordance with TV-L, depending on qualifications. (Remuneration group: A13 or TV-L E13).

LMU has signed the “Diversity Charter” and is committed to the diversity of its employees. We therefore actively promote equality between women and men.

Also possible in a part-time capacity. People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


We look forward to receiving your application by e-mail (CV, concept for research for the next three to five years and possible collaborations at LMU, Copies of degree certificates and transcripts, any other relevant materials, all in one PDF, max. 5 MB) by 30.06.2022 to: Prof. Dr. Dirk Metzler, e-mail:

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