ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Oslo
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/01/2018 22:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONNorway › Oslo
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37.5
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.
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.
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/
EURAXESS offer ID: 257786
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