PhD in population genetics (Austria) ~

26 de abril de 2013

PhD in population genetics (Austria)

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:
•       Analysing next generation sequencing data and understanding the sampling properties of high throughput technologies
•       The 1001 Genomes Project: Population genetics of Arabidopsis thaliana
•       Speciation genetics in European columbines (Aquilegia)
•       Mutagenesis in the germline with age
•       Population genetic inference using Pool-Seq data
•       Evolution of gene expression in Drosophila
•       Speciation genomics: mapping of hybrid incompatibilities
•       Inference of selection from time series data
•       Understanding the ecology and genetics of an adaptive trait in Drosophila embryos
•       Mathematical models of spatially varying selection in subdivided populations
•       Statistical methods for detecting selective sweeps using genome-wide data
•       The footprint of adaptive gene introgression after secondary contact
•       Probabilistic models for the population genetics of molecular evolution
•       Inferring selection using Drosophila whole genome sequence data

Only complete applications (CV, motivation letter, university certificates, indication of the two preferred topics in a single pdf) received by 30.05.2013 will be considered. Two letters of recommendation need to be sent directly by the referees. The yearly salary of successful candidates is based on EUR 34.700,00 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

Anfangsdatum: 2. September 2013

geschätzte Dauer: 3 years


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