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PhD student in genomics

Posted by: University of Ostrava

Posted date: Apr-22-2015

Location: Ostrava, Czech Republic

A PhD student position (4-year program) is available at the Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. There are ongoing projects in two different fields: protist genomics or genetic anthropology.

i/ Genome analysis of the Ket people of Siberia and neighboring populations, for the first time demonstrating their links to ancient and modern Native North Americans.

ii/ Y-STR study of ancient Xiongnu samples from China revealing a possible genetic link of Ket and Xiongnu, and tracing the hypothetical Xiongnu dispersal during the Hunnic migrations.

iii/ Genomics of marine diplonemids, emerging as the third most diverse eukaryotic clade in the ocean: single-cell transcriptomics, metabarcoding, transcriptome and genome sequencing of cultivated clade representatives

iv/ Projects related to software design (in collaboration with Evgeny Gerasimov, Moscow State University): a GUI tool for genome assembly post-processing via contig graph analysis; a read mapper tailored to transcriptomes with extensive insertion/deletion RNA editing.


We work mostly in silico, obtaining data from our collaborators:

Alexey Kondrashov (Faculty of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, Moscow State University, Russia)

Tatiana Tatarinova (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USA)

Mikhail Gelfand (Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Moscow, Russia)

Johannes Krause (University of Tuebingen, Germany)

David Reich (Harvard Medical School, USA)

Fudan University, China

Julius Lukes (Institute of Parasitology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic)

Vyacheslav Yurchenko (Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)


My recently established group includes one PhD student and one postdoc and has funding secured for the duration of the PhD program. Starting net salary for a PhD student is approximately 630 EUR. Requirements for the position are the following:

1) experience in NGS data analysis or in genetics;

2) advanced English.

Applications have to be submitted via email until May 15, 2015. Acceptance decision will be based on a skype interview and a test assignment.

Contact details:



Pavel Flegontov, PhD

Job Title PhD student in genomics
Post Details
Email pflegontov(at)gmail.com
Employer's Website prf.osu.eu
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Genome
Job Classification Job Classification -> Education & Training
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Ostrava, Czech Republic
Key Words PhD student, protistology, anthropology
Start Date Sep 01 2015
Salary 800 EUR
Deadline May-15-2015