Date Posted
2 Nov 2024

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PhD Program
Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics

PhD positions in Population Genetics

2 Nov 2024

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Position Description

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 to build on this excellent 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.

Topics include:
• Population trees and polymorphism-aware phylogenetic models
• Inferring evolutionary trajectories from time series data
• Wolbachia infection dynamics in evolving Drosophila populations
• Functional characterization of beneficial alleles in Drosophila
• Modified evolve and re-sequence design
• Convergent and adaptive evolution during ecotype formation
• Population history and adaptation in natural Arabidopsis populations

How to Apply

Only complete applications (application form, CV, motivation letter, university certificates, indication of the two preferred topics in a single pdf) received by January 17, 2016 will be considered. Two letters of recommendation need to be sent directly by the referees. All information about the about available topics, the training program and the application procedure can be found at

Position Category: Medical & Biological Sciences. Position Type: PhD Program.