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Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin - Fachbereich Bio­lo­gie, Chemie, Pharmazie - Insti­tut für Bio­lo­gie – Human­bio­lo­gie

Our group “Human Bio­logy and prim­ate Evol­u­tion” invest­ig­ates the molecu­lar evol­u­tion of humans using state-of-the art exper­i­mental and com­pu­ta­tional meth­ods. Our focus is on dif­fer­ences in gene reg­u­la­tion, evol­u­tion of tran­scrip­tion factors and non-cod­ing RNAs and their influ­ence on the evol­u­tion of the human brain, its devel­op­ment and func­tions.

research assist­ant (postdoc) (m/f/d)

full-time job | lim­ited to 3 years | salary E 13 TV-L FU | ref­er­ence code: 212435/41/19

Work­ing field:

Research on human evol­u­tion; Par­ti­cip­a­tion in teach­ing of the group; Con­tri­bu­tion to third-party-fun­ded pro­jects; Con­tri­bu­tion to the organ­iz­a­tion within the group (includ­ing S2); the job is for own sci­entific qual­i­fic­a­tion.


Com­pleted Uni­versity stud­ies (dip­lom or mas­ter) and a Dr. rer. nat. or PhD in Bio­logy or Bioin­form­at­ics or another rel­ev­ant field.


  • Strong interest in human molecu­lar evol­u­tion
  • Exper­i­ence with work­ing with cell and molecu­lar bio­logy tech­niques and/or Exper­i­ence with bioin­form­at­ics meth­ods for the ana­lysis of gen­om­ics and tran­scrip­tom­ics data
  • Expert­ise within mul­tiple of the fol­low­ing areas: con­duct­ing research with induced pluri­po­tent stem cells, dif­fer­en­ti­ation into neur­onal cells, CRISPR/Cas9, func­tional invest­ig­a­tion of tran­scrip­tion factors and non-cod­ing RNAs, ChIP-Seq, ChIRP-Seq, RNA-Seq, gene reg­u­lat­ory net­works, com­pu­ta­tional ana­lysis of –omics data, R, Python, net­work ana­lysis
  • Inter­na­tional peer-reviewed pub­lic­a­tions
  • Team com­pet­ency, flu­ent in Eng­lish and know­ledge of Ger­man.

How to ap­ply:

All applic­a­tions (includ­ing a let­ter of motiv­a­tion with a pro­ject idea) quot­ing the refrence code should be addressed as an e-mail to Prof. Dr. Katja Nowick: or postal to

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin
Fachbereich Bio­lo­gie, Chemie, Pharmazie
Insti­tut für Bio­lo­gie
Human­bio­lo­gie, AG Prof. Katja Nowick
Frau Prof. Dr. Katja Nowick
Königin-Luise-Str. 1-3
14195 Ber­lin (Dah­lem)

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer.