Date Posted
15 Mar 2024

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PhD Program
Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics

PhD positions in Population Genetics

15 Mar 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:
• Convergent and adaptive evolution during ecotype formation
• Wolbachia infection dynamics in evolving Drosophila populations
• Optimizing novel, Next Generation Sequencing based, approaches for dissecting the genetic basis of complex traits
• Evolution of the transposable element landscape in Drosophila
• Selfish mutations
• Statistical inference for experimental evolution using pooled NGS data
• Evolution of gene expression in Drosophila
• Inferring evolutionary trajectories from time series data
• Functional characterization of beneficial alleles in Drosophila
• Modified evolve and re-sequence design

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 May 22, 2016 will be considered. Two letters of recommendation need to be sent directly by the referees. The salary of successful candidates will be based on the regulations of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). 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.