Job Announcement
Pan-European Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN)

15 PhD/Early Stage Researcher positions - "Comparative Genomics of Non-Model Invertebrates" (IGNITE)

Application deadline: extended to 04 April 2018 12:00 noon CET

We are happy to announce that 15 PhD/Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions now available in the Pan-European MSCA-ITN "Comparative Genomics of Non-Model Invertebrates" (IGNITE) Network of institutions and companies for a maximum duration of 36 months.

All positions will open on 1st July 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The deadline for applications is extended to 04 April 2018 12:00 noon CET.

Europe is home to world-leading expertise in invertebrate genomics and the aim of IGNITE is to gather together this European excellence to train a new generation of scientists skilled in all aspects of invertebrate genomics.

The well-trained genome scientists emerging from IGNITE will be in great demand in universities, research institutions, as well as in software, biomedical, agrofood and pharmaceutical companies. Through their excellent interdisciplinary and intersectoral training spanning from biology and geobiology to bioinformatics and computer science, our graduates will be in a prime position to take up leadership roles in both academia and industry in order to drive the complex changes needed to advance sustainability of our knowledge-based society and economy.

To apply and for general information about the positions, please visit our central application tool available here:

For a detailed description of the individual projects please see:

best wishes Gert

Prof. Dr. Gert Wörheide
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,
Division of Paleontology & Geobiology
& GeoBio-CenterLMU
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and
Director, Bavarian State Collections of Palaeontology and Geology
Richard-Wagner-Straße 10
80333 München

Phone: +49 (89) 2180-6718
Fax: +49 (89) 2180-6601
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