Evolution, Ecologie et Paléontologie
( Evo-Eco-Paléo )

Unité Mixte de Recherche UMR 8198

Assistant professor Evolutionary genomics and systems biology


The University of Lille is recruiting an assistant professor to join our lab Evolution, Ecology and Paleontology (UMR CNRS 8198, http://eep.univ-lille.fr/en) in Lille (France). This is a permanent position and our main criterion is scientific excellence.

We welcome all applications focusing on basic research with relevance to the fields of evolutionary genomics and systems biology, broadly interpreted as the study of the evolutionary process taking into account the complexity of interactions between genetic elements within a genome. Research in the group is focusing on theoretical and empirical biology with a strong focus on evolutionary genomics of reproductive systems in plants, but a range of other research topics in a variety of model organisms are welcome. Cutting-edge platforms for molecular biology, computational resources and greenhouse space are made freely available to members of the group.

The successful candidate will develop research using empirical and/or theoretical approaches. She/he will be teaching population genetics, evolutionary ecology and general biology at the undergraduate (Population and Organismal Biology) and graduate levels (Master Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution, major on Management and Evolution of Biodiversity). Some undergraduate courses will need to be taught in French but research can be conducted in English.

Lille is a vibrant cultural city with a central location in Europe (1h to Paris, 35 min to Brussels and 2h to London by fast train).


Informal inquiries should be sent to Vincent.Castric@univ-lille1.fr or Xavier.Vekemans@univ-lille1.fr. The deadline for formal application is march 29th, 2018.