PhD on primate evolutionary genomics ~

17 de julio de 2012

PhD on primate evolutionary genomics

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at the Graduate
School of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark, within
the Computer Science programme available from 1 November 2012.

Research area and project description:

A PhD position is vacant for a candidate with an interest in evolutionary
genomics of humans and other primates and its application to gene function
and human health. Full genome sequences are available for population
samples of all great ape species/subspecies. Projects are available in
modelling and inferring patterns of natural selection, e.g. on non coding
RNAs, in contrasting selection on the sex chromosomes and the autosomes,
and in applying evolutionary thinking to the field of association mapping,
all with many possible collaborative links with wet labs at the Faculty
of Health and the Faculty of Science and Technology. Candidates with
an interest in taking the results of analysis to functional experiments
are encouraged to apply.

Place of Employment and Place of Work:

Bioinformatics Research Center and, iSEQ interdisciplinary sequencing
centre, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.


Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

Professor Mikkel Heide Schierup, Bioinformatics Research Center and,
iSEQ interdisciplinary sequencing centre, Aarhus University, DK-8000
Aarhus C, Denmark, Tel.:  +45 27782889, e-mail

Application procedures:

Please apply for this specific project here:

Choose August 2012 Call with deadline 1 August 2012.

You will be directed to the call, and must choose the programme 'Computer
Science' Then you must fill out the information regarding:

Personal information
Academic background
Financing (if any)
Study: In the dropdown menu you must choose the project: "Primate
evolutionary genomics"

Source (how you found out about the call)
References (as a minimum 1 must be uploaded)
Application material (pdf only, max 20 MB, no zip): Motivation, CV,
Diploma and transcript of records, project description

Please be aware that you cannot save the application and continue
working on it later. Therefore, you must have all relevant appendices,
attachments, addresses for referees, etc. ready when you apply, as the
entire application must be uploaded to the system in one go.

As a minimum you need to upload the application material:

one reference letter
curriculum vitae,
motivation (max. 1 page)
transcripts and diploma(s) in one merged file. Please enter your
unweighted grade average calculated and based on your transcript’s
grading scale, BSc and MSc separately.
project description (1Ž2-4 pages) For technical reasons, you must upload
a project description. When - as here - you apply for a specific project,
please simply copy the project description above, and upload it as a
PDF in the application

You cannot submit the application if one or several of these documents
have not been uploaded.

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