PhD position in Alpine Ecology at Uni. of Basel 1061 views

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel is inviting application for a 4-year PhD position (100%) is available in the group of Plant Ecology and Evolution.

About the position:
  • Working with a few alpine and lowland plant species, the student will perform field surveys on species distribution, population genetic analyses and the study of selection in nature.
  • Fieldwork will be an important part of the project and take place in Switzerland, in collaboration with research partners at other Swiss universities.


  • Candidates should have an enthusiastic interest in plants, their ecology and evolution, and a strong background in quantitative thinking, experimental design, statistical analysis/bioinformatics, and rearing plants.
  • Applicants must have a university degree in Natural Sciences that allows entrance to a PhD program (ideally in ecology or evolutionary biology), and very good organizational, analytical, and scientific writing skills.
  • Applicants should have a driver’s license.


Apply online and applicants should submit:

  • Letter that summarizes interests and relevant experience (one-page)
  • CV
  • Copies of undergraduate and masters/diploma transcripts
  • Contact information of two references
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Basel
Country Switzerland
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Natural Sciences, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline February 15, 2021

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