Job: PhD scholarship in yeast evolutionary genomics in Auckland, New Zealand
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We are seeking an enthusiastic PhD student to join the Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand.

The successful candidate will have the chance to work in a fast-growing interdisciplinary field on the interface of biology and computer science. You will make use of wet-lab as well as bioinformatics techniques to work on a joined project of the Schmeier and Pfeiffer labs on exploring the genotype-phenotype relationships in evolving yeasts from experimental evolution studies. You will learn about the newest computational and statistical means to analyse data from next-gen sequencing and other genomics technologies, and how to interpret these data from an evolutionary perspective.

The ideal candidate for this scholarship has experience in molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA extraction, sterile bench work, and biochemical assays; and experience in the analysis of next generation sequencing data, e.g. genome assemblies, SNP calling, RNA-seq data processing, comparative genomics, and statistics. Prior experience in working with yeasts and a strong background in evolutionary biology are of advantage, but not strictly necessary.

Applicants must have a BSc(Hons) or MSc degree in a relevant discipline and the willingness to learn and apply new techniques and work in a team. Both local and international students are encouraged to apply.

The studentship covers all university fees and includes an annual tax-exempt stipend of NZ$25,000 for three years.

Massey University Auckland is located on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand, a city regularly ranked one of the most liveable in the world. This is your chance to experience the amazing Auckland lifestyle and the excitement of joining a vibrant young science team.

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter stating your interest in the position and why you think you would be a good candidate, a Curriculum Vitae, a copy of your academic transcript, and the names of two referees. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Enquiries and applications to either Dr. Sebastian Schmeier ( or Prof. Dr. Thomas Pfeiffer ( More information can be found at: and

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