Doctoral scholarship holder in evolutionary genomics
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium  
2 dagen geleden
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Department : Department of Biology

Regime Full-time

The Department of Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science is looking for a full-time (100%)

Doctoral scholarship holder in the field of e volutionary genomics


  • You will work actively on the preparation of a PhD thesis as part of a funded research project in the with the aim to uncover the role of structural genetic variants (inversions, transposons) in the rapid adaptive radiation and speciation of Lake Malawi cichlid fishes.
  • Potential projects include : The detection of structural genetic variants across 100s of species of the Lake Malawi cichlid adaptive radiation, using innovative long and linked read sequencing techniques (haplotagging, PromethION, field-based real-time minION sequencing) Using population genomics and machine learning to infer the evolutionary and adaptive history of structural variants across the Lake Malawi cichlid adaptive radiation
  • Click here for more information on potential projects.
  • You will use whole genome sequencing and variation data and design and apply computational genomic inference methods.
  • Budget for training and field work is available.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for the Faculty of Science.
  • Profile

  • You hold a Master degree in Biology, (Bio-)informatics, Computational Biology, or a related field or you will have obtained it by the time you start work.
  • You can demonstrate excellent study results.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You have some experience with molecular, computational and population genetics and / or strong motivation to develop further in this direction.
  • What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for an initial period of one year, extended to a total of four years upon positive evaluation.
  • The position is available immediately; start date is negotiable.
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for contract research staff (Dutch : Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will do most of your work at Groenenborger Campus in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.
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