Job announcement
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Universität Hamburg, Institute of Zoology

7 PhD positions in Ecology/Physiology of Animal Hybrids

Application deadline: 3.3.2017
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We invite applications for 7 PhD positions in our recently funded project:

HYBRIDS – chances and challenges of new genomic combinations

is a collaborative research project with participating scientists from the University of Hamburg (UHH), the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNI) and the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS). The consortium studies patterns and characteristics of hybridization events in nature. These studies are carried out at the level of genomes, the level of species and finally at the level of populations to understand the interplay between:

hybrid genomics
hybrid performance
hybrid distribution

Hybrids, i.e. crosses between species, appear in nature much more frequently than until recently thought. Recent results suggest that hybridization events play a crucial, yet not very well understood, role in evolution. Hybridization effects are often used in breeding program and form one of the foundations of our agricultural system. However, hybrids are often also invasive species and represent a great challenge for many ecosystems. A dramatic increase of hybridization events can be expected due to the current climate change and the accompanying shift in the distribution of species. This calls for an interdisciplinary consortium working at different scales to study the patterns and characteristics of hybridization events.

The metropolis Hamburg is one of the most popular cities in Europe and harbors one of the largest universities in Germany. Apply now for a funded one-week stay in Hamburg during our Hamburg Biofuture Career Days from the 3rd to the 7th of April 2017. This workshop offers the possibility to meet experts from industry, funding bodies, and academic publishers. Learn about career options in biology and get 1 out of 7 PhD. positions.

Attached below you find the ads for the zoological projects, three botanical and more information on all individual projects can be found on our website:

https://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/en/hybrids

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University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Faculty/Departement: Mathematics, Informatics, Natural Sciences/ Biology
Seminar/Institute: Institute of Zoology, Center of Natural History


Pending approval of external funding Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate for the project “Hybrids – Chances and challenges of novel genomic combinations", sub-project P8 "Hybrid genomics – genetic conflicts over sex determination and sexual reproduction in hybridogenetic beetles” in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG). The position commences on 1.7.2017. It is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13 and calls for 50 % of standard work hours per week*.

The fixed-term nature of this contract is based upon Section 2 of the Academic Fixed-Term Labor Contract Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed for a period of 3,4 years.

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg Equality Act (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG).

Responsibilities:
Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates can also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties:
The doctoral student will perform cutting-edge research in a research-driven environment with excellent technical facilities in the context of the new research project HYBRIDS - chances and challenges of novel genetic combinations. In this specific project NGS techniques will be used to elucidate reproductive anomalies in a hybridogenetic beetle species. Newly established RAD markers will be used to investigate whether specific nuclear - mitochondrial combinations lead to the death of males. RAD markers should also clarify the mode of reproduction of specific mtDNA types (sexual or gynogenetic).

Requirements:
A university degree in a relevant field. The project requires very good team work ability, high motivation and very good English skills. The applicant should be experienced with molecular biology and preferentially also with NGS data or a programming language (Perl, Python, Unix, R), experience with insect cultures would be a plus.

Selected applicants will be invited in week 14 (April 3-7, 2017) to an interview in the frame of the "Hamburg Biofuture Career Days 2017".

Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

For further information, please contact Prof. Bernhard Hausdorf or consult our website at https://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/en/hybrids.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). The application deadline is March 3rd, 2017. Please send applications to: Prof. Bernhard
Hausdorf (hausdorf@zoologie.uni-hamburg.de).

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University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Faculty/Departement: Mathematics, Informatics, Natural Sciences/ Biology
Seminar/Institute: Institute of Zoology


Pending approval of external funding Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate for the project “Hybrids – Chances and challenges of novel genomic combinations", sub-project P6 "Hybrid performance – consequences of sexual selection on hybridization” in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG). The position commences on 1.7.2017.

It is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13 and calls for 50 % of standard work hours per week*.

The fixed-term nature of this contract is based upon Section 2 of the Academic Fixed-Term Labor Contract Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed for a period of 3,4 years.

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg Equality Act (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG).

Responsibilities:
Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates can also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties:
The doctoral student will perform cutting-edge research in a research-driven environment with excellent technical facilities in the context of the new research project HYBRIDS - chances and challenges of novel genetic combinations. In this specific project the role of sexual selection and sperm allocation for the occurrence and frequency of specific crosses in hybridizing snails and beetles as well as the role of assortative mating for the differentiation of populations will be experimentally tested. Parents and offspring will be genotyped by molecular markers (microsatellites) to verify experimental predictions.

Requirements:
A university degree in a relevant field. The project requires very good team work ability, high motivation and very good English skills. The applicant should be familiar with molecular biology, and experience with behavioral experiments on invertebrates, as well as with invertebrate culturing would be a plus. Selected applicants will be invited in week 14 (April 3-7, 2017) to an interview in the frame of the "Hamburg Biofuture Career Days 2017".


Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

For further information, please contact Prof. Jutta Schneider or consult our website at https://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/en/hybrids.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate( s). The application deadline is March 3rd, 2017. Please send applications to: Prof. Jutta Schneider (jutta.schneider@uni-hamburg.de).

* Full-time positions currently comprise 39 hours per week.

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University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Faculty/Departement: Mathematics, Informatics, Natural Sciences/ Biology
Seminar/Institute: Institute of Zoology



Pending approval of external funding Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate for the project “Hybrids – Chances and challenges of novel genomic combinations", sub-project P6 "Hybrid performance – consequences of sexual selection on hybridization” in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG). The position commences on 1.7.2017.

It is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13 and calls for 50 % of standard work hours per week*.

The fixed-term nature of this contract is based upon Section 2 of the Academic Fixed-Term Labor Contract Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed for a period of 3,4 years.

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg Equality Act (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG).

Responsibilities:
Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates can also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties:
The doctoral student will perform cutting-edge research in a research-driven environment with excellent technical facilities in the context of the new research project HYBRIDS - chances and challenges of novel genetic combinations. In this specific project NGS techniques will be used to elucidate reproductive anomalies in a hybridogenetic beetle species. Newly established RAD markers will be used to investigate whether specific nuclear - mitochondrial combinations lead to the death of males. RAD markers should also clarify the mode of reproduction of specific mtDNA types (sexual or gynogenetic).

Requirements:
A university degree in a relevant field. The project requires very good team work ability, high motivation and very good English skills. The applicant should be experienced with molecular biology and preferentially also with NGS data or a programming language (Perl, Python, Unix, R), experience with insect cultures would be a plus. Selected applicants will be invited in week 14 (April 3-7, 2017) to an interview in the frame of the "Hamburg Biofuture Career Days 2017".

Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

For further information, please contact Prof. Susanne Dobler or consult our website at https://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/en/hybrids.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate( s). The application deadline is March 3rd, 2017. Please send applications to: Prof. Susanne Dobler (Susanne.Dobler@zoologie.uni-hamburg.de).


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The Bernhard-Nocht-Institut for Tropical Medicine , Breloer Group "Helminth Immunology" has a vacancy starting 01.07.2017 for a

PhD position (Doktorandin/Doktorand)

The position is funded for 3,4 years with a salary according to TV-AVH 13 (50%) The doctoral student will perform cutting-edge research in a research-driven environment with excellent technical facilities in the context of the new research project HYBRIDS - chances and challenges of novel genetic combinations. The specific task of the PhD student will be the analysis of Immune competence as a putative driving force in the preservation of primate diversity using the species-rich genus Microcebus in Madagaskar and supporting laboratory mouse models. For further information regarding the scientific profile and publications of the Breloer Group please visit the group’s website:

https://www.bnitm.de/forschung/forschungsgruppen/molekularbiologie-und-immunologie/arbeitsgruppe-breloer/

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate that fulfills the following criteria:

  • master or diploma degree in Biology or Molecular Biology or a related topic
  • prepared to pursue on-site research in Madagascar
  • prepared to perform animal experiments (mouse system and Microcebus)
  • Immunological background would be an advantage but is not mandatory
  • Language skills (German and English, French would be an advantage but is not mandatory)


We provide:

  • embedding into the a structured graduate program of the BNITM (weekly seminars, organized lectures, yearly progress reports, supervision by two independent cosupervisors)
  • embedding into the interdisciplinary research association Hybrids
  • advanced training in modern immunological and parasitological methods within our group
  • continuing education in weekly journal clubs, visit of the German Society for Immunology spring school and national as well as international congresses


We would be happy to receive your application with CV and 2 references until 03.03.2017 exclusively by Email and as a single Pdf-file addressed to breloer@bnitm.de. Selected applicants will be invited in week 14 (April 3-7, 2017) to an interview in the frame of the "Hamburg Biofuture Career Days 2017".

PD Dr. rer. nat. Minka Breloer
Helminth Immunology Group
Email: breloer@bnitm.de


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