The postdoc will utilize numerous sequenced mammalian genomes to discover the genomic basis of repeatedly evolved phenotypic differences. By focusing on natural phenotypes that resemble human diseases, we aim at connecting basic evolutionary with translational research to identify novel genes associated with genetic disorders. The postdoc will apply and further develop our genomics methods, and analyze the results by integrating biomedical knowledge and functional genomics data. Promising candidate genes will be tested experimentally, either by the Postdoc or in collaboration. The Postdoc will work closely with other members of the lab and our institute on the computational and experimental aspects. Funding is according to the German TVöD scale.