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[Arabidopsis] PhD position in plant genomics at the University of Oslo

Melinka Alonso Butenko via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by m.a.butenko from ibv.uio.no)
Mon Jun 26 10:47:26 EST 2017

Please find attached a job posting for a PhD position in plant genomics at the University of Oslo, Norway. The fellowship is for a period of four years.

The PhD fellow will be connected to a collaborative project between CEES - Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis and the
Section for Genetics and Evolutionary Biology .The project is associated with an ongoing project entitled "Evolutionary and functional
importance of simple repeats in the genome" which is funded by the Research council of Norway through the FRIPRO program as a
selected frontier research project.

As such, the candidate will be working in one of the leading research groups in Norway headed by professor Kjetill S. Jakobsen. The
project focuses on the functional modulation of regulatory mechanisms affecting the phenotype by variations in simple tri-nucleotide
repeats (TNRs) residing inside (coding) and in the vicinity (or in introns) of genes. Specifically, we will test the hypothesis that hypervariable
coding/regulatory repeats are promoting the ability of a species or population to adapt to a changing environment. To address this we will
use Arabidopsis and Atlantic cod as model systems. The project is cross-disciplinary and will utilize genomic, bioinformatics, statistics and
experimental approaches. The appointed PhD candidate will work in a team consisting of 4 professors and 4 doctoral and postdoctoral

I would appreciate if you could circulate this in your department.

Kind regards,
Melinka Butenko
Associate Professor
Department of Biosciences
University of Oslo

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