A 4-year PhD position is available in the lab of Patrick Tschopp at the University of Basel, Switzerland, to study the ontogenetic basis and developmental plasticity of dietary adaptations in vertebrates, with a focus on African cichlid fishes. This project is part of a Sinergia grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) to H. Kaessmann (UHeidelberg), M. Clauss (UZurich), P. Tschopp (UBasel) & W. Salzburger (UBasel).
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with strong interests in developmental biology, single-cell functional genomics and bioinformatic analyses, as well as experimental work with fish. We offer a highly interactive, stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and a competitive salary.
The University of Basel (www.unibas.ch) is the oldest university in Switzerland, located in one of Europe’s most important life science hubs at the border between Switzerland, France and Germany. The Tschopp lab (www.evolution.unibas.ch/tschopp/research/) studies the gene regulatory mechanisms of cell type specification and evolution in vertebrates.
Applications should include a motivation letter, a CV, a list of publications, a statement about research interests, as well as the names and contact details of at least two referees. Applications (in the form of a single .pdf file) should be sent to Patrick Tschopp (email@example.com); the deadline is February 7th, 2020.