We are looking for a PhD student (f/m/d) for a DFG funded position (approx.. 36 Months, German salary scale TV-L 65%) to work with us to elucidate the neurogenetic and molecular basis of seasonal adaptation in fruit flies.
Starting date: ideally in autumn 2021, although a later starting date can be discussed.
The selected candidate will investigate the link between the circadian clock and the physiological processes that it modulates, especially those that are affected by day length. We will use behavioral, molecular, and histological approaches to elucidate the role of the endogenous clock in modulation of thermal performance and overwintering strategies and to functionally characterize genes whose expression changes with day length. Our models will be D. melanogaster and D. suzukii.
Requirements: You should be highly motivated and hold a master degree in Biology or related fields (or equivalent title). You have a good command of written and spoken English and a prior experience in Drosophila/insect research as well as molecular biology (e.g. cloning, CRISPR-Cas9 based mutagenesis, qPCR). Previous research experience in Chronobiology, knowledge of Histology, Confocal Microcopy, and some experience with R programming (or willingness to learn) will be also valued.
To apply send a motivation letter and CV (including contact details of two referees) via email to Dr. Pamela Menegazzi (email@example.com). The position will remain open until filled, hence applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Informal inquiries are also welcome.
The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunity employer: we encourage applications from qualified women and disabled applicants will be preferentially considered if equally qualified.
Tagged as: Life Sciences
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