VACANCIES & OPPORTUNITIES
PhD Student Opportunities on Genetics/Epigenetics in Arabidopsis thaliana
Prof. Charles Spillane, Genetics & Biotechnology Lab, Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway H91 REW4, Ireland. www.spillanelab.org
Ref No: NUIG SpillaneLab 2020
Application Deadline: 1700 Wednesday 29th January 2020.
The Genetics & Biotechnology lab of Professor Charles Spillane in the Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC) in the Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland Galway is inviting expressions of interest from outstanding students with excellent CVs, to join the SpillaneLab as PhD students in October 2020.
Prof. Spillane is seeking talented, hard-working and motivated applicants who are keen to pursue a 4 year structured PhD program in Arabidopsis genetics/epigenetics on any of the following topics: heterosis, reproduction & seed development, polyploidy & genome dosage effects, genome & molecular evolution, and adaptation to climate change. PhD researchers will use the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, and engaged in research work on molecular genetics, epigenetics, genome editing, genomics, phenomics, microscopy and bioinformatics. Successful candidates will work closely with other SpillaneLab research team members working on these topics within the lab. We are seeking highly motivated applicants who are eager to develop a long-term career in plant genetics and epigenetics research, including in translational research to crop and agricultural applications. Successful candidates will ideally have significant and proven prior practical experience of Arabidopsis molecular genetics/genomics research in advanced research lab/institute settings. It is desirable that in addition to significant wet lab skills, successful applicants would also have skills in programming using Python and/or R or a strong interest to develop such skills.
Applicants should send an e-mail outlining in less than 200 words your research interest and motivations in relation to joining the SpillaneLab, including; (a) your C.V. (list grades, interests, experimental skills, etc) & (b) contact details and e-mail + phone contacts for 3 referees to [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Please note that only applications that put NUIG SpillaneLab 2020 in the subject line of the email application will be considered.
The deadline for expressions of interest / applications is 1700 Wednesday 29th January 2020.
Prof. Charles Spillane, Genetics & Biotechnology Lab, Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre, Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway H91 REW4, Ireland.
National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.