Department : Department of Biology
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
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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.
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.