university of basel switzerland | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

2 Postdoctoral Positions in Evolutionary Microbial (Meta-)Genomics, Switzerland

This fellowship is available in the research group of Dieter Ebert (University of Basel, Switzerland). The research group has an emphasis on the evolution and genetics of host-symbiont interactions

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with an interest in evolutionary and microbial genomics, metagenomics and microbiota community structure. A background in any of the following fields is desired: microbiology, bio-informatics,
population genetics, experimental evolutionary ecology, metagenomics and evolutionary genomics. The positions are funded to work on the population structure and functional aspects of host-microbiome interactions in Daphnia. The suggested methodology includes metagenome approaches, comparative metagenomics, experimental studies of host-microbe interactions, QTL typing, and population surveys. Previous experience with Daphnia is not required, but excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, good work ethics, and the ability to think creatively and critically are desired. The working language at the institute is English. Starting dates are flexible, from April 2011 onwards. Positions are funded for 3 years with a 1 year trial period.
Fellowship Application Deadline: 20 January 2011
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