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Konstanz/Radolfzell: PhD, avian-waterfowl-genomics PDF Tisk Email

graduate school of the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology

PhD scholarship: Avian-Waterfowl-Genomics

Application deadline: 15.11.2015
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In the framework of B10K (http://b10k.genomics.cn/) I am building a team to address the sequencing of all species within the family Anseriformes.

We have recently aquired the funds for sequencing the genus-phase of Anseriformes and the project is going to start as soon as possible. One species for each genus of this bird family will be genome-sequenced by the B10K standards. This will contribute to the overall aims of B10K as well as Anseriform-specific aims, such as questions regarding the genomics of hybridisation and species boundaries, or the evolution of the immune system. There are more than 50 genera in the Anseriformes and my group will therefore have access to a large number of genomes to be analysed comparatively in this framework. I am searching for a motivated and talented PhD candidate to become part of my team. We expect you to be skilled in Linux-based remote computing, and have experience with genome-scale data analysis. Wet-lab or field work is not intended to be part of this project. Significant challenges lie ahead in the data analysis and comparative genomics of this non-model bird group! Additionally, although the first steps will as usual be technical bioinformatics, the prospective PhD student is expected to be grounded in Ecology and Evolution, and follow an agenda to ignite questions on the overall biology of Anseriformes in this context. The graduate school of the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology in southern Germany (IMPRS;http://www.orn.mpg.de/2453/Short_portrait) offers scholarships to candidates who apply with their own proposal with a supervisor - in this case (http://www.orn.mpg.de/409052/employee_page?c=642473&employee_id=37987 and http://www.orn.mpg.de/642473/Disease-Ecology-and-Evolutionary-Genetics). Please be aware that these positions are available to the other research groups, too, and candidates will be selected among a topically diverse set of applicants, solely based on personal and project-related excellence. Detailed information on the call for PhD proposals are to be found here:http://www.orn.mpg.de/3466014/DAAD_Positions2015. The timeline is as follows: 
Nov 18th: official publishing of the 2016 call for PhD applications of our graduate school IMPRS 
mid-January: application deadline 
mid-March: presentations and interviews of selected applicants Send an email to Dr. Robert H.S. Kraus until Nov. 15th with a single PDF document that contains: - a general motivation letter (max 1 page) - a brief outline of your ideas specific to the Anseriform Genome Project (max 2 pages - no references, only ideas) - CV 
Dr. Robert H.S. Kraus 
Assistant Professor - Disease Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics http://www.orn.mpg.de/642473/Disease-Ecology-and-Evolutionary-Genetics
Group Wikelski; Biology Konstanz University, Room Z805 D-78464 Konstanz 
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Am Obstberg 1 D-78315 Radolfzell 
tel. 0049-(0)-7531-88-3479
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