domingo, 25 de septiembre de 2011

PhD position in Duesseldorf, Germany: Plant evolutionary genetics

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 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 Laura.Rose@hhu.de