PhD Fellowship in Evolutionary Genomics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark

A fully funded PhD fellowship on the evolution of plastid genomes in parasitic plants is available from January 1st, 2015 at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The fellowship will be an integral part of an interdisciplinary 3-year research project entitled: “The Fate of Organellar Genomes in Parasitic Plants” financed by the Danish Council. The application deadline is November 3rd, 2014.. PhD Fellowship in Evolutionary GenomicsA fully funded Ph. D. fellowship on the evolution of plastid genomes in parasitic plants is available from January 1st, 2015 or soon thereafter in the Evolutionary Genomics group at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The fellowship will be an integral part of an interdisciplinary 3-year research project entitled: “The Fate of Organellar Genomes in Parasitic Plants” financed by the Danish Council for Independent Research?Natural Sciences. The research project has an international scope with collaborators in the USA and Canada.. Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Fellowship is provided in Evolutionary Genomics at University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
Who can apply to this scholarship? M. Sc. in biology or related areas.
· Experience with molecular techniques (DNA sequencing/NGS) and phylogenetic analysis and/or a basic knowledge of bioinformatics are an advantage.
· Preferably a solid background in systematic botany.
· Ability to run research projects independently.
· Excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills are required.
Benefits of the scholarship: The successful PhD candidate will be offered a full-time Ph.D. position for a period of three years, contingent on a satisfactory performance, with the specific intent of obtaining a Ph.D. degree and scientific publications. It is a prerequisite for the appointment as a Ph.D.-fellow, that the person concerned can be registered as a Ph.D. fellow according to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Executive Order no. 18 of 14th January 2008. The salary depends on seniority, as agreed between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations within the range of 23,000-30,000 DKK/month (approximately 3,100-4,000 Euro/month).
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Duration: Fellowship is offered for a period of three years
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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