PhD student Zoology: Biodiversity and Molecular Evolution
Job content You will work on disentangling the systematics and evolution of a group of fish-infecting monogenean flatworms in Africa. A range of morphological and molecular techniques will be applied in an attempt to link structural and functional diversity to the speciation processes of parasites. The PhD includes aspects of descriptive taxonomy, working with museum collections, and pending funding, developing and optimising genomic/bio-informatic approaches and sample collection in the field.
You obtained a master in Biology. Final-year students are (likewise) encouraged to apply.
Experience with morphological, molecular, bio-informatic and/or field techniques is a strong asset.
You are meticulous and have a good problem-solving ability.
You have a keen interest in research and in the methodological challenges of working with non-model organisms.
You have good knowledge of English (a working knowledge of French is an asset).
You are cooperative and can function well in in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
You can work independently and show initiative.
Offer You will be appointed and paid as PhD student. 2 x 2 years after positive evaluation. UHasselt offers its employees numerous staff benefits.
Selection procedure Preselection based on CV. Interview with the selected candidates.
Application You can only apply online up to and including 31 August 2018.
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