PhD student 'Pangenome mining for quarantine organisms'

Updated: 14 days ago
Deadline: 09 May 2021

Wageningen University & Research

The mission of

Wageningen University and Research

is "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life". Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 6.500 employees and 12.500 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen's unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

These are the points our employees list as good reasons to come work at WUR: read the 5 reasons to come work at WUR.

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

The business unit Biointeractions and Plant Health studies harmful and useful insects, viruses, bacteria and fungi and analyze their effect on plants. Both in a positive (biological control) and negative sense (damage to plants). We work on IPM: integrated pest management, we detect pests and diseases and we examine the health of bees. In our phytosanitary research, we work with advanced diagnostic tests to prevent contamination.

The Bioinformatics Group focuses on fundamental and applied bioinformatics research in the green life sciences. In particular, we develop and apply novel computational methods for the analysis and integration of -omics data. The group has a strong track record in genomics, algorithm development and machine learning. Still growing, the group currently holds 5 faculty and approx. 20 PhD students and postdocs, as well as 10-15 MSc students at any given time.

Equal opportunities
WUR is an equal opportunity employer . We are keen to receive applications from all sufficiently qualified people, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, functional impairment , religion/life philosophy, sexual orientation, or age.


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