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

Julia Hosp via biojobs%40net.bio.net (by Julia.Hosp from vetmeduni.ac.at)
Wed May 10 06:12:05 EST 2017

The 2017 call for PhD students at the Vienna Graduate School of Population
Genetics (Twitter @PopGenViennaPhD) is open:

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:

- Evolution of gene expression
- Understanding thermal adaptation
- The impact of new transposable element insertions on adaptation to a new
- Wolbachia infection dynamics in evolving Drosophila populations
- The adaptive value of diversity produced by recurrent whole genome
- Epigenetic variation in Arabidopsis
- Genetic footprints of adaptive introgression
- Statistical inference concerning population genetic parameters from
repeated genomic measurement data
- New methods for modelling and analysis of data from experimental evolution
- Maximum likelihood inference of population genetic parameters using
genome-wide data
- Macroevolutionary dynamics of selfish DNA unravelled by third generation
- Dynamics of a selfish DNA invasion
- Evolution of bird sex chromosomes
- Population trees and polymorphism-aware phylogenetic models

Only complete applications (application form, CV, motivation letter,
university certificates, indication of the two preferred topics in a single
pdf) received by May 21, 2017 will be considered. Two letters of
recommendation need to be sent directly by the referees. Accepted PhD
students will receive a monthly salary based on currently EUR 2071 before
tax according to the regulations of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

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

Dr. Julia Hosp
Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics

c/o Institut für Populationsgenetik
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien (Vetmeduni Vienna)
Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Wien

T  +43 1 25077 4338
F +43 1 25077 4390


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