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29 de septiembre de 2018

Oferta de doctorado en ecología evolutiva de plantas en Argentina y Alemania

PhD position in Evolutionary Plant Ecology on local adaptation of  Southern beech

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to work on local
adaptation of Southern beech (/Nothofagus pumilio/) along the
latitudinal and elevational gradients of the Andes in Patagonia,
Argentina. The project will combine genomic and dendroecological data in
association studies flanked by the analysis of gene flow and population
structure in Southern beech. Field work involves the collection of
/Nothofagus/ samples for genetic analyses and the extraction of tree
cores and is planned for 02/2019 – 03/2019 and 02/2020 – 03/2020.
Further longer term stays are anticipated at the INTA lab in Bariloche.
Lab analyses include NextGen sequencing of at least 800 candidate genes
in 500 individuals, genotyping with microsatellites, and the measurement
of annual increment from tree cores. The project is closely linked to
the H2020 project GenTree (http://www.gentree-h2020.eu/) and will
include comparative data analyses with European tree species currently
under study there.

*What we offer*

The project is funded by the German Research Council (DFG) and is
carried out in close collaboration among researchers from the Faculty of
Biology of the Philipps University Marburg, Germany and from INTA
Bariloche, Argentina. Working place will be in Marburg, field work and
parts of the lab work will be carried out in Bariloche.Marburg is a
vibrant and tradition-rich university uniting ground-breaking research
with excellent support for young scholars and researchers. Biodiversity
and climate research are among the core research fields at the
Philipps-Universität Marburg offers a charming setting with a medieval
historical city center and vivid student life.

The position will open on January 15^th , 2019 for three years. The
salary is payed according to a public service position (65% of a TV-H
E13 position) which equals a gross salary of about 2400 €. From this,
tax allowance, health insurance, social security etc. are withdrawn
automatically, and the PhD students receives a net salary of ~ 1500 €
(for an unmarried person without children) in the first year. In the
second and third year this increases to 2650 € and ~ 1700 € respectively).

PhD students will have the opportunity to enroll in courses offered by
the Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office, the
Higher Education Didactics Office, and the Human Resources Development
Office, and can participate in summer schools offered by EvolTree & GenTree.

*What we expect*

The successful applicant will hold an MSc-degree or equivalent (a degree
with a standard period of study of at least 8 semesters) in Biology,
Forestry, Geography or a related relevant discipline. The working
language in the project is English. The ability to communicate and
collaborate in an international team is required, as is the ability to
work independently under physically and mentally demanding field
conditions. As this dendrogenetic study lies at the crossroad of
dendroecology and association genomics, a broad interest in these topics
and the willingness for extensive literature surveys is required. We
expect good knowledge in data handling and statistics. Prior experience
in any of the fields of population genetics, dendroecology,
bioinformatics, as well as in field work is beneficial. The capability
to interpret scientific results and very good writing skills should be
documented by a very good thesis or previous publications.

*For science related questions, please contact*

Dr. Katrin Heer (katrin-heer@uni-marburg.de)

Dr. Lars Opgenoorth (opgenoorth@uni-marburg.de)

Dr. Paula Marchelli (marchelli.paula@inta.gob.ar)

Dr. Alejandro Martínez Meier (martinezmeier.a@inta.gob.ar).

*Further information*

Marburg Research Academy (MARA)


Doctoral Regulations at Philipps University Marburg


*How to apply*

Send your application (including a motivation letter, CV, certificates
and contact details of at least two references) mentioning the
registration number fb17-0031-wmz-2018 as a sin-gle PDF to the Faculty
of Biology of the Philipps-University of Marburg, to Galina Bauer,
bau-erg@biologie.uni-marburg.de ; deadline 26th October 2018.

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