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PhD in Quantitative Genetics

Workscope: Research Associate

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PhD position (TV-L/50%)
Quantitative Genetics

The Evolutionary Genomics group at the Center of Computational and Theoretical Biology of the University Würzburg invites applications for a PhD position starting January 1, 2017, or earlier.

Research in the Evolutionary Genomics group is focused on understanding the molecular, genetic and genomic aspects of different plant traits and the question how evolution shaped these traits.

The project is part of a BMBF funded initiative „Accessing the genomic and functional diversity of maize to improve quantitative traits (MAZE)“.

The Research topic is the development of statistical methods for genomic prediction and the integration of higher-order interactions into these models.

The successful applicant is expected to have:
● Diploma or Master's degree in biology, bioinformatics, statistics, agricultural science or related disciplines.
● Strong interest in computational biology, statistics and the application of these to life science
● Knowledge in programming and statistical software (experience in R would be advantageous)
● Very good command of English
● Ability to collaborate with other research groups

We offer and interesting position in an interdisciplinary working environment and an active exchange with our collaboration partners.

The position is available for a period of 3 years.

The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Applications of disabled persons with equal qualifications will be treated preferentially.

Please send your applications as a single PDF file, including a cover letter describing your research interest, a full CV and the contact information of at least one referee to Prof. Arthur Korte (arthur.korte@uni-wuerzburg.de). Application will be open until the position is filled.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Send application to
Prof. Arthur Korte 

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Bayern)
Working place
97074 Würzburg
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Computer Sciences