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Position: Doctoral/Ph.D. Student
Institution: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Department: Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology
Location: Göttingen, Niedersachsen, Germany
Duties: Wolbachia is a group of maternally inherited intracellular Alphaproteobacteria found in arthropod and nematode hosts and based on meta-analyses, up to 52% of all terrestrial arthropod species are estimated to be infected. However, pathways of horizontal transfer between different hosts remain to be elucidated. Within the proposed project we will use a phylogenomic approach to compare the relative contribution of phylogeny, ecology, and biogeography on horizontal transmission of Wolbachia strains among arthropods. For this purpose we will screen the infection status of arthropod communities of four selected plant species in Germany and the USA
Requirements: Applicants need to hold a diploma or MSc degree in biology or a related field and to have solid experience with molecular methodology, particularly with respect to molecular systematics. Experience in generating and/or analysing next generations sequencing data is desirable. A background in entomology would be helpful, but is not necessary. Working language is German and English. Doctoral students are supposed to take part in seminars and supervising students. This position is designed to foster young researchers and scientists and give the successful applicant the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree
   
Text: Doctoral / Ph.D. Student Einrichtung: Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology (ID 14000) Ansprechpartner: Mr Prof. Dr. Christoph Bleidorn Besetzungsdatum: 01.03.2019 Veröffentlichungsdatum: 07.12.2018 The Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is looking to fill the position of a Doctoral / Ph.D. Student for research on Analysing host-shift patterns of Wolbachia strains (Alphaproteobacteria) using comparative genomics. The position is funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) for a period of three years, with a salary according to the German salary scale TV-L E13 (65%), and should be filled by March 2019. Wolbachia is a group of maternally inherited intracellular Alphaproteobacteria found in arthropod and nematode hosts and based on meta-analyses, up to 52% of all terrestrial arthropod species are estimated to be infected. However, pathways of horizontal transfer between different hosts remain to be elucidated. Within the proposed project we will use a phylogenomic approach to compare the relative contribution of phylogeny, ecology, and biogeography on horizontal transmission of Wolbachia strains among arthropods. For this purpose we will screen the infection status of arthropod communities of four selected plant species in Germany and the USA. Using NGS techinques, metagenomes comprising host and Wolbachia DNA will be sequenced and assembled for selected individuals of infected arthropod species. Finally, comparative phylogenetic approaches will be used to test hypotheses regarding horizontal transfer of Wolbachia between different arthropod hosts. Applicants need to hold a diploma or MSc degree in biology or a related field and to have solid experience with molecular methodology, particularly with respect to molecular systematics. Experience in generating and/or analysing next generations sequencing data is desirable. A background in entomology would be helpful, but is not necessary. Working language is German and English. Doctoral students are supposed to take part in seminars and supervising students. This position is designed to foster young researchers and scientists and give the successful applicant the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree. The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference. Applications containing the common documents should be sent by December 27, 2018 in electronic form or by ordinary mail to Prof. Dr. Christoph Bleidorn, Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach-Institut für Zoologie und Anthropologie, Animal Evolution and Biodiversity, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Untere Karspüle 2, 37073 Göttingen, Germany, e-mail: cbleido@gwdg.de . Please note: With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Information General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Stellensuche Suchen Alle anzeigen Wir weisen darauf hin, dass die Einreichung der Bewerbung eine datenschutzrechtliche Einwilligung in die Verarbeitung Ihrer Bewerberdaten durch uns darstellt. Näheres zur Rechtsgrundlage und Datenverwendung finden Sie im Hinweisblatt zur Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) . Kontakt für Anzeigenschaltung Vera Müffeler Postfach 3744 (Gosslerstr. 5 - 7) 37027 Göttingen (37073 Göttingen) Tel. 49 551 39-24213 Fax 49 551 39-1824213 anzeigen@zvw.uni-goettingen.de
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