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PhD position in computational evolutionary genomics closed

PhD position in computational evolutionary genomics We are looking for a highly motivated and innovative PhD student candidate (~4 years) to explore the wealth of genomic data from evolutionary perspectives using bioinformatics approaches. Our group has a broad range of interests related to the functional evolution of genomes, and actively contributes to international genome analysis consortia. The specific project aims and objectives will be developed together with the candidate to suit interests and skills.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in bioinformatics, including programming skills (or the willingness and drive to acquire them), and a good understanding of molecular biology (preferably with some experience/background in molecular evolution). A Diploma or MSc degree in Biology or Bioinformatics, practical experience in the Unix environment, and fluency in English are required.

The project will be supervised by Prof. E. Zdobnov in the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development at the University of Geneva Medical School. We are also part of the renowned Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, and offer a stimulating research environment with excellent facilities.

The international city of Geneva, described as 'the smallest of the large capitals', offers a vibrant city life within easy reach of the picturesque lake and stunning Alps.
Closing date for applications: 15 November 2009.
To apply: send your CV, statement of research interest, and names and contact details of at least two referees by e-mail to Evgeny.Zdobnov [at] isb-sib.ch

Further Information:
Computational Evolutionary Genomics Group, CEGG: http://cegg.unige.ch
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, SIB: www.isb-sib.ch
Online version of this advertisement: http://cegg.unige.ch/jobs/phd_2
Address: CEGG, CMU / 9022, Rue Michel-Servet 1, CH-1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland

posted 2009.10.19