2 PhD in Parasite evolution (Germany) ~ Bioblogia.net

17 de enero de 2014

2 PhD in Parasite evolution (Germany)

A major new interdisciplinary research initiative, funded through the Pact for Research & Innovation via the Leibniz Association, the International Multidisciplinary Parasitology and Vector Biology (IMPact-Vector) Graduate School advertises eight PhD positions (http://www.bik-f.de/files/stellenausschreibungen/ausschreibung_eightfellowships_dez-13.pdf). Within this Graduate School, the IGB Berlin (www.igb-berlin.de) offers

2 PhD positions

on the “Relevance of parasites and vectors in freshwater ecosystems”.
Depending on their interests and skills, the candidates and the supervisors will choose one out of four topics:
1.      Impact of coevolution on susceptibility and resistance to the swim bladder nematode Anguillicola crassus in eels (supervisors: K. Knopf, M. T. Monaghan).
2.      Zoonotic risk of endemic fish-borne trematodes (supervisor: K. Knopf).
3.      Impact of parasites on top-down control of periphyton and regime shifts in lakes (supervisors: K. Knopf, S. Hilt).
4.      Ecology and evolution of mosquitoes in urban, agricultural, and natural environments (supervisor: M. T. Monaghan).

Your profile:
·       Masters degree (or equivalent) in biology, ecology, molecular biology, parasitology, zoology, or a related field
·       Laboratory and/or field research experience
·       Interest in solving complex biological problems
·       Excellent communication skills – English is the working language of the research groups

For enquiries about the research topics please contact Dr. Klaus Knopf (klaus.knopf@igb-berlin.de), for general questions about the graduate school please contact the speaker, Prof. Dr. Sven Klimpel (impactvector@senckenberg.de).
Salary and benefits are in accordance with a public service position in Germany (50%). The contract shall start in June 2014 and will be limited to 3 years. The Leibniz-Association supports equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference.

Please send your complete application before February 11th, 2014 preferably by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document, incl. a CV, copy of the master or diploma certificate, abstract of the thesis, letter of motivation, contact details of two references and the application sheet [downloadable at http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/
stellenausschreibungen/application_form_sgn.doc]), quoting Ref. # B 59, to the speaker of IMPact-Vector:

Herrn Prof. Dr. Sven Klimpel
c/o Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main

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