PhD student in evolutionary biology and bioinformatics

Location: University of Zurich

University of Zurich is searching for a Ph.D. student with demonstrable experience and interest in evolutionary biology and a solid background in bioinformatics.

The Wagner lab at the University of Zurich studies biological evolution on all levels of organization, from genes, genomes, and genetic networks to whole organisms.

Lab members are a group with very diverse backgrounds and research projects, unified by their interests in evolution and /or fundamental organizational principles of life.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in bioinformatics and computational biology.

Fluency in a major scripting language such as perl, and experience in software development is a must.

Also necessary is a strong background in biology.

The individual being looked for has a Masters Degree or equivalent, is highly self-motivated and independent, and has demonstrated interests in problems of molecular evolution.

The working language in the laboratory is English.

German skills are not essential.

Zurich is a highly attractive city in beautiful surroundings, with a multinational population, and many educational and recreational opportunities.

A sample of the research can be found at

To be considered, please send a single (!) PDF file containing a CV including publication list (if available), a scanned academic transcript (list of grades in university courses), a statement of research interests not exceeding two pages, and three references to

Please include the word “MOBDNA” in the subject line.

The application deadline is April 23. Prof. Dr. Andreas Wagner
University of Zurich
Dept. of Biochemistry, Bldg. Y27
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich

Secr. (Christiane Gujan): +41-44-635-6142
Office: +41-44-635-6141
Fax: +41-44-635-6144

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