PhD Research Fellowship in Evolutionary genetics
Position as PhD Research fellow available at the Department of Biosciences,
The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years.
Starting date no later than 01.12.2015. No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution.
The position will be connected to the Centre for Epigenetics, Development and Evolution (CEDE) at the University of Oslo (UiO). CEDE is a newly established research environment at UiO which aims to bring together researches from different biological disciplines but with a common interest in evolutionary and developmental biology.
The overall goal of the project is to reveal the genetic mechanisms underlying morphological evolution of early animals and their closest ancestors, Choanozoa. More specifically the project will use transcriptome sequencing of different life stages and developmental stages of basal animal lineages such as sponges and ctenophores and selected Choanozoan species. The project will identify genes and non-coding RNAs that have been important for the major evolutionary transitions and morphological innovations along the origins of metazoa and animal multicellularity.
The application must include:
Application letter letter including a statement of interests
CV (summarizing education, positions, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
Documentation of English proficiency
List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
- Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.
UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.
Job type: Contract
Working hours: Full-time
Working days: Day
Reference number: 2015/11671
Home page: http://www.mn.uio.no/ibv/
Dr. Jon Bråte
Telephone: +47 92244582
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