Author Topic: PhD Positions at Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics, Austria  (Read 919 times)


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Over the past years, Vienna has developed into one of the leading centres of population genetics. The Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics has been founded to provide a training opportunity for PhD students that builds on this outstanding on site expertise.

We invite applications from highly motivated and outstanding students with a background in one of the following disciplines: bioinformatics, statistics, evolutionary genetics, functional genetics, theoretical and experimental population genetics. Students from related disciplines, such as physics or mathematics are also welcome to apply.

Available topics include:
• The role of population subdivision in maintaining genetic variation and inducing divergence
• Evolutionary genetics of aging in the D. simulans clade
• Statistical methods for detecting various types of selection in genetic data
• New algorithm and models to analyze population genetic massive parallel sequence data
• Population genetic estimators from NGS data
• Population genetics of inter-specific adaptation and differentiation
• Probabilistic models for the population genetics of molecular evolution
• Investigating the molecular basis of morphological evolution within and between species
• The genetics of two closely related species of Aquilegia
• Measuring gene flow by massively parallel sequencing
• Admixture mapping with Bayesian probabilistic models for genome wide population genetic data

Applications need to be received by 21.5.2010 and include CV, motivation letter, two letters of recommendation and an indication of the two preferred topics in a single pdf.

More information about the about the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics, the training program and the application procedure can be found below:

PhD Positions at Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics, Austria

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