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Vienna, Austria: 2 x Postdoc on experimental evolution in Drosophila PDF Tisk Email

2 postdoctoral positions are available at the Institute of Population Genetics, Vetmeduni Vienna (Austria). The research focus of the Institute of Population Genetics is on understanding the genetics of adaptation. This central question in evolutionary biology is being tackled using up-to-date methods and a variety of approaches, including experimental evolution, quantitative genetics, functional genetics, empirical population genetics, bioinformatics and statistics.

The successful candidate will be part of a team of scientists studying adaptation of experimental Drosophila populations to temperature stress. Since our experimental evolution study is performed under controlled environmental conditions with a high level of replication we have a powerful system to successfully employ a combination of DNA sequencing, RNA-Seq and Chip-Seq to characterize the architecture of adaptation in an out-crossing species. With some of our populations having already evolved up to 100 generations, this project provides the opportunity to follow adaptive trajectories through time.

We are looking for a candidate with a good quantitative training and experience in handling large data sets. A background in population genetics and/or experience with the analysis of RNA-Seq and Pool-Seq data are a bonus.

The positions are available for at least two years starting April 2015 , but the exact starting date is negotiable. The application should be emailed to Tato emailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty, abyste ji viděli, povolte JavaScript  as a single pdf containing CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the names of three references with contact details. While the search will continue until the position is filled, applications should be received by 5.3.2015 to ensure full consideration.

1: Franssen, S.U., et al. (2015) Patterns of linkage disequilibrium and long range hitchhiking in evolving experimental Drosophila melanogaster populations. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32, 495-509
2: Orozco-terWengel, P., et al. (2012) Adaptation of Drosophila to a novel laboratory environment reveals temporally heterogeneous trajectories of selected alleles. Molecular Ecology 21, 4931-4941
3: Schlötterer, C., et al. (2015) Combining experimental evolution with next-generation sequencing: a powerful tool to study adaptation from standing genetic variation. Heredity in press
4: Schlötterer, C., et al. (2014) Sequencing pools of individuals - mining genome-wide polymorphism data without big funding. Nature Reviews. Genetics 15, 749-763
5: Tobler, R., et al. (2013) Massive habitat-specific genomic response in D. melanogaster populations during experimental evolution in hot and cold environments. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31, 364-375

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