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.
— 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
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:
-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