A Ph.D. student position in Paleogenetics and infectious diseases
Where did the Vikings come from? How did the ancient Israelites arrive in Israel? How did they respond to infectious diseases? Did they stay or leave? These are some of the questions that we can now approach using ancient DNA and novel bioinformatics tools. Coupling Ancient DNA, which is one of the most exciting emerging fields in genetics, with novel tools, built at our labs and elsewhere, we can make historical and evolutionary inferences.
Overview: The Elhaik and Carlsson labs are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Ph.D. student to study the population history of human populations and how they responded to infectious diseases
Deadline for applying: 20 Feb 2023 Start date: ASAP
Supervisors: Lead supervisor: Dr. Eran Elhaik (Lund University, Sweden) https://portal.research.lu.se/en/persons/eran-elhaik Co-supervisors: Dr. Fredric Carlsson (Lund University, Sweden), https://portal.research.lu.se/en/persons/fredric-carlsson
The team: The Ph.D. student will be embedded within Dr. Eran Elhaik's lab (http://www.eranelhaiklab.org/) in the Biology Department at Lund University's excellent research environment.
The training: Unlock the evolutionary history of humankind by joining our dynamic research team at the forefront of cutting-edge scientific discoveries. As a Ph.D. student in our department, you will be immersed in a stimulating environment with diverse research groups exploring the latest advancements in biology, bioinformatics, and computation. You will have the opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of genetics and develop cutting-edge models to answer some of the most intriguing questions in the field. From investigating ancient migration patterns to understanding how populations respond to epidemics and environmental changes, you will be at the forefront of scientific discoveries. With a comprehensive training plan tailored to your needs, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to become an expert in your field and make a meaningful impact on the world of science. We have state-of-the-art resources and labs to give you the opportunity to make a lasting impact on our understanding of our genetic history. Collaborate with top supervisors and researchers from around the globe as you work towards successfully completing your project.
How to apply: To apply, see: https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:586284/
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