Saint-Petersburg State University
Faculty of Biology

Department of Invertebrate Zoology
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The registration for a new Evolutionary and taxonomic diversity of marine invertebrates course is now open. For additional information please visit the relevant web page.


Postdoc position available immediately at the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Faculty of Biology and Soil Science, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia. We are looking for a qualified, motivated postdoc skilled in bioinformatics to participate in several research projects in the areas of protistology and invertebrate zoology.

Research topics: A prospective postdoc is supposed to participate in several research projects in protistology and zoology where bioinformatics and NGS data analysis are required.

Duration: 2 years, prolongation for the 3rd yearpossible, depending on performance. The position is full-time (no extra-employment allowed); monthly brutto salary is 60 000 RUR (ca. 1900 US$), netto salary (after taxes) is ca. 52000 RUR. Generally, the proposed sumwell coversmonthly living costs in St-Petersburg, including rental of apartment.

Formal requirements to the position (in Russian):

Supervisor: Dr. Alexander Kudryavtsev; postdoc is also expected to communicate and cooperate with other project leaders at the Department.

The Department harborswell equipped laboratories for microscopic and molecular studies; we work at the international level in cooperation with the universities in Austria, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and UK. Equipment of brand new Core Facility Centers of St-Petersburg State University (, is at our disposal for doing the research.

Requirements for a prospective candidate:
- PhD degree or equivalent, obtained not longer than 6 years ago.

More information about the position

Prospective candidates should send their CV and letter of motivation to Dr. Alexander Kudryavtsev ( The position is available until appropriate candidate is found.


Attention 1st year students!
All the presentations on invertebrate zoology from Placozoa and sponges to annelids are available here.

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