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The research group for Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics, led by Prof Bornberg-Bauer, in the Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a


Doctoral Research Associate
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level TV-L E 13, 65%)


at the earliest possible date. We are offering this fixed-term part-time position (65% FTE) for 3 years. Fulltime employees are required to teach 4 hours per week during the semester.

The position is tied to working towards a doctoral qualification.


Your tasks:

  • Mathematical modelling of molecular fitness landscapes
  • Computational analysis of genomic and proteomic data using cutting edge methods


Our expectations:

  • A master’s degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics or bioinformatics with experience and/or the desire to excel in a biological area is essential.
  • A background in biocomputing and bioinformatics, as well as experience using Python, Linux and Bash are required.
  • Experience managing scientific projects in data management and writing publications is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, oral and written fluency in English are essential.
  • German language skills are not a requirement but a willingness to learn would be advantageous.


Advantages for you:

  • Appreciation, commitment, openness and respect – values which are important to us.
  • Our broad range of diverse work-time models offers great flexibility – even when working from home.
  • If you have family members or young children in your care, our Family Service Office offers concrete support to help you balance your private and professional responsibilities.
  • As an educational institution, we are deeply committed to offering occupational training and continuing education opportunities tailored to your individual needs.
  • From A – Z, Aikido to Zumba, our sport and health programmes ensure a healthy work-life balance.
  • As a university employee, you are entitled to numerous benefits afforded to public servants, e.g. an attractive company pension scheme (VBL), an annual end-of-year bonus and a position that is shielded from economic fluctuations.


The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating family-friendly working conditions.

We actively encourage applications by women. Women with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered unless these are outweighed by reasons which necessitate the selection of another candidate.

Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 29 February 2024.

Please send us your application electronically, as a single PDF file, to Please  note that we cannot consider other file formats.

Applications should include a brief CV detailing in reverse chronological order: biographical information, academic career, education, special relevant skills, publications (or submittable manuscripts), the names and contact details of two prospective referees and a short specific statement of your research interests.Please address your application to:

Prof Erich Bornberg-Bauer
The University of Münster
Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity
The Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics Research Group
Hüfferstrasse 1, 48149 Münster

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