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Plant.ID is recruiting 15 PhD fellows

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    University of Oslo
    Biological sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    15/01/2018 22:00 - Europe/Athens
    Norway › Oslo



Become part of a New generation of young scientists tackling molecular identification of plants - Plant.ID is now announcing 15 PhD positions!

The EU H2020-ITN-ETN project Plant.ID on molecular identification of plants is a European training network aimed at providing 15 PhD fellows across nine European host institutions with excellent training through a network of leading academic experts, museums, governmental and industry partners in the field, using an intensive program with network-wide training events, intra-network supervision and secondments.

Who are we looking for?

Marie Curie Training Networks offer a unique opportunity to get cutting-edge training in a multidisciplinary environment with a focus on academic and personal development of the PhD fellows. The supervisors in the network each provide specific competences and as part of the network you develop your skills and carry out research both independently and as part of a network of 15 PhD fellows. The consortium ensures cross-pollination and exchange of ideas through network-wide training events, summer schools and intersectoral secondments. As a PhD fellow in the Plant.ID network, you need to have good social skills and be willing to conduct the planned secondments and importantly be innovative and goal-oriented. All candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English.

Job conditions

The PhD student will be appointed under an employment contract with a competitive salary and mobility allowance at the host institution. The fellow is expected to start in April 2018. Additional funding for research and participation in courses, workshops, conferences, etc. is ensured.

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD fellow in Plant.ID are:

  • Manage and carry through your research project
  • Take PhD courses within the Plant.ID network
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Participate in international congresses and Plant.ID network meetings
  • Stay at a research institution for the secondment(s)
  • Teach and disseminate your research

EU eligibility criteria for candidates

The applicant may be of any nationality but in order to be eligible for the positions the following criteria applies to all applicants:

  • The applicant shall at the time of recruitment be eligible as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) by being in the first four years of his/her research career and not have been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • The applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the country of the host institute for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment.

Plant.ID is recruiting 15 PhD students. Simultaneously and interested candidates are encouraged to apply for multiple Projects within the network. Read more about the 15 individual PhD Projects on . The following Projects are included:

PhD 1 - Polyploid phylogenetics under the multi-species coalescent - University of Gothenburg

PhD 2 - Taxon identification and mulispecies coalescent biodiversity assessments - University of Oslo

PhD 3 - Euphrasia: species delimitation in mega-diverse hemi-parasites - University of Copenhagen

PhD 4 - Shotgun sequencing for comparative diet analyses in capercaillie fowl - University of Copenhagen

PhD 5 - DNA barcoding and metabarcoding of herbal Products for authentication - University of Oslo

PhD 6 - Metabarcoding of aquatic flora for fresh water quality monitoring - BaseClear, Degree Awarding University of Leiden

PhD 7 - Hayfever and software-automated pollen metabarcoding - Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Degree Awarding University of Oslo

PhD 8 - Paleogenomic annotation of historical Cinchona bark samples across time and space - University of Copenhagen

PhD 9 - Genomic barcoding of the succulent plant genus Aloe in trade - Royal Botanic Garden Kew, Degree Awarding University of Copenhagen

PhD 10 - Orchid targets: Genomic barcoding to identify and trace traded orchids - University of Oslo

PhD 11 - Is mutational meltdown a threat in the mega diverse genus Begonia? - Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Degree Awarding University of Copenhagen

PhD 12 - Genomicbarcoding to trace and identify illegally logged African trees - Botanic Garden Meise, Degree Awarding KU Leuven

PhD 13 - Bar-HRM traceability of toxic species in food and medicine - Centre for Research & Technology - Hellas, Degree Awarding Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

PhD 14 - Sepcies, a taxonomic category distinct from the lineage concept - University of Gothenburg

PhD 15 - Logging forensics: mining ebony wood collections as References - Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Degree Awarding University of Leiden


For more information and how to apply: https://www.plantid.uio.no/

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15 position(s) available at
University of Gothenburg, University of Copenhagen, University of Leiden, University of Edinburgh, KU Leuven, University of Thessaloniki, University of Oslo

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