The Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics at Ghent University is inviting applications for a PhD position.
About the project:
The project has three components:
- Creating neoautopolyploid duckweed lineages with different genetic backgrounds
- Testing the immediate effects of WGD on the survival, fitness and the phenotype (and its plasticity) of duckweed in different environments, and testing whether different environments favour different ploidy levels
- Evolutionary genomics of polyploid Spirodela polyrhiza, we will follow genomic stabilisation, transcriptional dynamics and proteomic changes after WGD.
- The applicant should have a master’s degree in Biology, Bio-Technology, Bio-Engeneering (or equivalent) or will have obtained this degree by the start of appointment: January 2020.
- A strong interest in evolutionary biology is required and experience in both empirical research and bioinformatics are preferred.
- The student needs to be dedicated to carrying out long-term multidisciplinary research which involves regular maintenance of duckweed cultures, some molecular work, as well as evolutionary genomic analyses.
- Basic knowledge of programming/scripting and statistics is required.
- Fluent English and good communication skills, oral and in writing, are essential.
Duration: a 4 year, ERC funded, PhD studentship in the Van de Peer Lab
How to apply
Application to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and application should include:
- Detailed CV
- Cover letter (max. 1 page, including an overview of study results and motivation to apply)
- Contact information of two referees
- All documents should be merged into a single PDF.
|Subject areas||Biology, Bio-Technology, Bio-Engeneering|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||Oct 01, 2019|