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PhD Position in Plant Evolutionary Biology: Biogeography of polyploid complexes

Posted by: University of Goettingen

Posted date: May-05-2017

Location: Corrientes city, CORRIENTES, Argentina

The Department of Ecology and Genetics, Botanical Institute of the Northeast, Faculty of Agroscience at the National University of the Northeast is looking to fill the position of

PhD Position in Plant Evolutionary Biology: Biogeography of sexual-asexual plant complexes

for three plus two (3+2) years, starting presumably at 1st July 2017 (plus/minus one month). The position will be financed by the ANPCYT (National Agency for Scientific and Technological Promotion) Project: “Cytogeography, reproductive strategies and population variability in the agamic complex of Paspalum malacophyllum (Poacea). We will analyze the connection between shift in reproductive biology, cytotype and genotype diversity, population genetics and adaptation in a natural polyploid complex.

We expect a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Biology and very good skills in Spanish and scientific English (oral and written). The applicant should have a deep interest in evolutionary processes in plants (polyploidy, hybridity), a training in karyology and/or developmental biology of flowering plants, experience and enthusiasm for microscopy; experience in molecular cytogenetic methods, flow cytometry and genotyping methods is advantageous. We expect high motivation, creativity, a cooperative personality and integration into the research team.

We offer a PhD position for five years, a competitive salary, scientific research with a highly motivated, international team, fully equipped laboratories, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry and other research facilities in the Department. Our PhD program offers a comprehensive mentoring program, specific courses for plant evolution, developmental and reproductive biology, opportunities for conference presentations, gaining teaching experience, and further support for career development. Research stays in counterpart partner lab (Department of Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants, University of Goettingen) are planned.

The National University of Northeast is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified women and disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

Applications with the usual documents should be sent as pdf until 01st June 2017 to:

Prof. Eric Martínez, National University of the Northeast, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Sargento Cabral 2131, 3400 Corrientes, Email: ejmartinez16(at)gamil.com   or   eric(at)agr.unne.edu.ar

We request that you send us copies or scans of your application documents. We will destroy the documents after a holding period of five months. Application documents will only be returned to you if you provide a self-addressed adequately stamped envelope.

Contacts:

ejmartinez16(at)gmail.com

diego.hojsgaard(at)biologie.unigoettingen.de

 

Job Title PhD Position in Plant Evolutionary Biology: Biogeography of polyploid complexes
Post Details
Email dhojsga(at)gwdg.de
Employer's Website http://
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Botany/Plant Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Other
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Corrientes city, CORRIENTES, Argentina
Key Words PhD, polyploid complexes, apomixis, biogeography
Start Date 1st july 2017
Deadline Jun-01-2017