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PhD Position in Population Genetics at Popgen Vienna in Austria, 2015

Deadline:

May 03, 2015

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Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics is inviting applications for PhD Position.  Position is open for motivated and outstanding students with a background in one of the following disciplines: bioinformatics, statistics, evolutionary genetics, functional genetics, theoretical and experimental population genetics. Selected applicants will receive a monthly salary along with full health and social benefits based on the regulations of the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) and Austrian legislation. The application deadline is May 3, 2015.
 
Study Subject(s):
Topics include:
— Characterizing piRNA content in D. melanogaster and D. simulans
— Population history and adaptation in natural Arabidopsis populations
— Population trees and polymorphism-aware phylogenetic models
— Episodic selection histories and co-evolution
— Wolbachia infection dynamics in evolving Drosophila populations
— Functional characterization of beneficial alleles in Drosophila
— Genomic signature of migration between populations adapted to different environments
— Identification and characterization of naturally occurring variation affecting reproductive diapause in D. melanogaster
— Modified evolve and re-sequence design
— Convergent and adaptive evolution during ecotype formation in Arabidopsis arenosa
— Convergent and adaptive evolution during high-alpine ecotype formation in Heliosperma (Cariophylaceae
— The role of epistasis for the invasion, establishment, and survival of locally beneficial mutations
Course Level: Position is available for pursuing PhD programme.
Scholarship Provider: Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics
Scholarship can be taken at: Austria

 

Eligibility: 
Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics invites applications from highly motivated and outstanding students with a background in one of the following disciplines: bioinformatics, statistics, evolutionary genetics, functional genetics, theoretical and experimental population genetics. Students from related disciplines, such as physics or mathematics are also welcome to apply.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International applicants are eligible to apply for this PhD position.
Scholarship Description: Over the past years, Vienna has developed into one of the leading centres of population genetics. The Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics has been founded to provide a training opportunity for PhD students to build on this excellent on site expertise. They encourage young, enthusiastic graduate students intrigued by the interdisciplinary nature of the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics to apply for the program within the application deadline. However, interested students are welcome to apply throughout the year as additional positions may become available. A high level of dedication and activity will be expected from you during the program, and you should be able to integrate into a very international team with English as the working language. They welcome candidates with backgrounds in either theoretical, computational or experimental fields such as bioinformatics, statistics, evolutionary genetics, functional genetics, theoretical and experimental population genetics. Students from related disciplines, such as physics or mathematics are also welcome to apply. Applicants with a genuine interest for interdisciplinary PhD education will be preferred.
What does it cover? 
Selected applicants will receive a monthly salary along with full health and social benefits based on the regulations of the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) and Austrian legislation.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Due to the high number of applicants we will only inform successful candidates about their selection for interviews (several days after the call deadline).
 
How to Apply: Applicants are requested to email the following information as a single pdf document to the program coordinator:
-application form
-CV
-a motivation letter with a statement of research interests
-university certificates including grades
-a copy of your university degree that enables you to pursue a doctoral study (diploma, master); if you will earn your degree after the deadline: please supply recent transcripts
-an indication of two preferred topics
-at least two reference letters assessing your scientific qualifications need to be e-mailed directly to referees
 
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