I am looking for a PhD candidate interested in plant evolutionary genetics. In my lab, we are investigating the genetic basis for symbiont recognition and discrimination in Lotus species. A PhD position, funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG), is available immediately to work on this project. This project has both experimental and computational components and will involve functional studies on plants (inoculations with bacteria and trans-gene expression) and classical population genetics. Applicants should have a Master's degree or equivalent in biology or a related field. Previous laboratory experience and coursework in evolutionary biology and genetics are desirable.
My lab has recently moved to Düsseldorf at Heinrich Heine University (www.evol.bio.lmu.de/_rose/). Here you will have access to brand new state-of-the-art research facilities and the added benefit of joining the newly established plant biology graduate program (http://www.igrad-plant.uni-duesseldorf.de/Home). The working language of the research group is English.
The closing date for applications is October 2, 2011, or when the position is filled. Applicants should send a single PDF file containing a statement of interest and previous research experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least two referees to: Dr. Laura Rose (Laura.Rose@hhu.de)
Prof. Dr. Laura Rose
Institute of Population Genetics