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Last application date: Jan 05, 2017 14:40
Department: WE10 - Department of Biochemistry and microbiology
Contract: Limited duration
Occupancy rate: 100%
Vacancy Type: Research staff
A fully funded PhD position is available at the Laboratory of Microbiology (LM-UGent) in the group of Prof. Aurélien Carlier. Interactions between plants and the microorganisms that live on their aerial surfaces (stems or leaves) are increasingly recognized as critical for development and defense against pathogens or herbivores. However, the molecular principles underlying the selection of a beneficial microbiota and /or functions on the leaf surface are still mostly unknown, partly due to the lack of a tractable model system. The objective of this project is to characterize the interaction between an African species of wild yam (genus Dioscorea) with its obligate bacterial symbiont and explore the relevance of this symbiosis as a model system of beneficial plant/bacteria interactions in the phyllosphere. This project will involve population genomics methods, bacterial genome analysis, as well as basic molecular biology and microscopy methods.
A contract as full-time PhD student (4 years) at UGent with internationally competitive salary
Work within a young and international team
Opportunity to develop skills in bioinformatics and molecular microbiology
Profile of the candidate
We are inviting applications from excellent graduates in Microbiology, Bioinformatics or Evolutionary Biology or a related diploma with scientific interest in and preferably practical experience in plant-microbe interactions.
A recently obtained Master of Science level is mandatory; researchers can be of any nationality.
We expect the following skills from the applicants:
Good knowledge of evolutionary biology concepts and phylogenetic methods
Good knowledge of statistics and of the R language.
Good communication skills including very good command of the English language, both written and verbal.
A creative, critical and analytical mindset is necessary, together with the ability to work independently.
How to apply
We are looking forward to receiving your CV and cover letter, together with contact information for 2 references. Applications should be sent directly by email in a single PDF file, before January 5, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. The PhD student can start as early as February 2017.
Nr of positions available : 1
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