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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)
Mon Dec 17 07:07:11 EST 2018

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:

   - Contribution of transposable elements to adaption during experimental
   - Detection of adaptive gene introgression.
   - Efficient detection of variants of polygenic adaptation in *Drosophila*
   experimental evolution.
   - Evolution of gene expression.
   - Footprints of polygenic adaptation.
   - Functional characterization of adaptive QTLs.
   - Historical demography in horses.
   - Incipient speciation during adaptation to a new environment.
   - Inference of selection parameters using whole genome data.
   - Microbiome evolution in *Drosophila. *
   - Multi-measurement experimental evolution: How to combine evidence from
   different sources?
   - Polygenic adaptation: The roles of pleiotropy and epistasis.
   - Population genomic footprints and drivers of repeated trait shifts
   during adaptive radiation.
   - Sequence diversity in mammalian Y chromosomes.
   - The genetics of local adaptation in *Arabidopsis thaliana. *
   - The molecular basis of recurring, multi-trait adaptation to substrate.
   - The role of a nascent sex chromosome on interspecific patterns of
   allele sharing.
   - The sources of variation fueling adaptive radiation after
   long-distance dispersal.
   - Transposon polymorphism in *Arabidopsis thaliana. *
   - Within-species consequences of genomic interactions in ecologically
   important species.

Only complete applications (application form, CV, motivation letter,
university certificates, indication of the two preferred topics *in a
single pdf*) received by *February 14, 2019* 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 2.112
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

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