Max-Planck-Institut für Pflanzenzüchtungsforschung

Master’s Thesis Project in Population Genetics/Bioinformatics

Online seit
14.02.2020 - 13:51
Job-ID
K-2020-02-14-301442
Kategorie
Abschlussarbeiten

Job-Beschreibung

The Hancock group at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne is looking for a Master’s student to join our research group, which focuses on understanding the molecular basis of adaptation to the environment using a combination of quantitative genetics, population genetics, field biology and functional genetic analysis.

The student will use computational approaches to reconstruct the demographic and adaptive histories of natural Arabidopsis thaliana populations from Africa. The main focus will be on applying recently-developed approaches for genome-wide coalescent tree inference.

Anforderungsprofil

The ideal candidate has experience with one or more high-level programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, C/C++) and R and has taken courses in population genetics and/or bioinformatics and/or quantitative genetics.

In addition, the applicant should be organized, able to work as part of a team, and have excellent attention to detail. The working language of the laboratory is English. Therefore, strong English language skills are necessary. During the research and writing phases, income will be provided via a student assistantship.

Applications should be sent by email to Dr. Angela Hancock (hancock@mpipz.mpg.de) with the subject ‘Master’s student application’. In your application, please include a brief explanation of why you are interested in the position, a CV, a University transcript, and contact information for one or more references.

 

Dr. Angela Hancock

Max Planck Research Group Leader

Molecular Basis of Adaptive Evolution

https://www.mpipz.mpg.de/hancock

Firmen- und Kontaktdaten

Firmenname
Max-Planck-Institut für Pflanzenzüchtungsforschung
Ansprechpartner
Frau Angela Hancock
Einsatzort
Carl-von-Linne-Weg
10
50829 Köln
Deutschland
Telefon
+49 221 5062 0
E-Mail
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Art der Beschäftigung

Teilzeit

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Vergütung

500 €/month