PhD position in Ancient DNA in Australia ~ Bioblogia.net

11 de abril de 2012

PhD position in Ancient DNA in Australia



The department of Anatomy at The University of Melbourne and the
Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) at the University of Adelaide
invite applications for a PhD position in ancient DNA. The project will
examine the genetic diversity of ancient human populations from the region
of Samtavro and environs in the Republic of Georgia (3500 BC – 600 AD),
as part of an ongoing research project on the archaeology of the Central
Caucasus funded by the Australian Research Council (DP120103142). Classic
and new generation DNA sequencing techniques and SNP genotyping will be
used to study familial relationships, migration and admixture.

The PhD candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology and
bioinformatics, with previous studies in biochemistry, skeletal biology,
physical anthropology, archaeology, and palaeontology. The position
will be based at Melbourne University with an extended research stint
at ACAD. Funding for the position will be through a competitive PhD
scholarship: Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) for local students,
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) or Melbourne
International Research Scholarship (MIRS) for international students (for
details see http://cms.service.unimelb.edu.au/scholarship/pgrad). To
be competitive for the scholarship the student will have a strong
academic record and evidence of research engagement through conference
presentations and publications.

For expressions of interest please contact:

Dr. Varsha Pilbrow

Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Faculty
University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia

Telephone: +61 3 8344 5775
Fascimile: +61 3 9035 8837

Email: vpilbrow@unimelb.edu.au

and/or

Dr. Wolfgang Haak

Australian Centre for Ancient DNA
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Darling Building
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005, Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8303 3952
Facsimile: +61 8 8303 4364


Wolfgang Haak <wolfgang.haak@adelaide.edu.au
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