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[Employment] Vienna, Austria: PhD positions in Population Genetics

Julia Hosp via biojobs%40net.bio.net (by Julia.Hosp from vetmeduni.ac.at)
Mon Feb 2 12:10:30 EST 2015

PhD positions in Population Genetics

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.

We invite 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.

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

Only complete applications (application form, CV, motivation letter,
university certificates, indication of the two preferred topics in a
single pdf) received by May 03, 2015 will be considered. Two letters
of recommendation need to be sent directly by the referees.

All information about the about available topics, the training program
and the application procedure can be found at www.popgen-vienna.at

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