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EVOLTREE is a European Research Group of 30 partners in 20 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom), under the umbrella of the European Forest Institute (EFI), which maintains and provides the scientific community with research facilities, resources and training, aiming to:
- improve understanding of forest ecosystem structure, dynamics and processes by linking genomics, genetics, ecology and evolutionary studies
- promote the application of genetics and genomics in breeding and conservation activities, and in forestry operations
- continuously develop initiatives and projects for long-term research
- provide foresight documents and motivate scientific discussion.
The Department of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding at the der Georg-August-University of Göttingen is offering a PhD student position starting as soon as possible. The successful candidate will work on a research project related to local adaptation of temperate tree species using genomic resources and/or on DNA barcoding of plant and environmental samples.
Your possible tasks
• Genome-wide analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs)
• Association genetic analyses for candidate gene identification
• DNA and metabarcoding analyses
• Publication of results in peer-reviewed journals
• Assistance with the organization and coordination of the project
More information here: PhD student
Do you have a job to advertise? Send an email to santiago.gonzalez-martinez @ inrae.fr
The European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN) is a collaborative effort to promote conservation and sustainable use of forest genetic resources in Europe. EUFORGEN’s original mandate was set out in a 1990 resolution of the first Forest Europe conference, which was re-emphasised by the Ministerial Resolution 2 at the seventh conference in Madrid in 2015. The signatory countries committed to “continue pan-European collaboration on forest genetic resources through the European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN).