Graduate position: University of Florence, Italy 鈥" Population genetics and genomics ~

8 de agosto de 2012

Graduate position: University of Florence, Italy 鈥" Population genetics and genomics

A PhD position is available in the Molecular Ecology Laboratory of Dr
Claudio Ciofi in the new Department of Biology at the University of
Florence, Italy.

We are looking for a motivated graduate student with strong interest
in population genetics, evolutionary and conservation genetics and
genomic sciences. Candidates with good research and writing skills and
experience in SNP marker development and bioinformatics are strongly
encouraged to apply. An MSc degree of equivalent (four-year
undergraduate degree) in a relevant field is required.

The student will be mainly working on development, characterization
and analysis of SNP markers in Komodo dragons using sample collected
from wild island populations. The project is part of a long-term
collaborative agreement with the Indonesian Institute of Science aimed
at describing the evolutionary history of Varanus komodoensis and use
molecular tools for management of extant populations. Short-term field
work in southeast Indonesia may also be considered depending on
funding availability.

The postgraduate degree at the University of Florence is a three-year
research program. The successful candidate will receive a scholarship
covering tuition fees and a stipend of 13,638 Euro per year. Stipend
has a 50% increase during a maximum of 18 months spent abroad working
in collaborating institutions. The student should be able to start by
January 2013.

Applicants should send a CV, an authorized copy of a Master or
equivalent degree, and contact information of at least two reference
persons by the 1st of September 2012 to

Claudio Ciofi
Department of Evolutionary Biology
University of Florence
Via Romana 17, 50125 Florence, Italy
Tel:  +39 055 2288290; Fax: +39 055 2288289

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