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PhD positions (f/m/d) in Biology / Medicine / Philosophy for Research Training Group "Evolutionary Processes in Adaptation and Disease" (EvoPAD)
Published(26 days ago)
Deadline for applications(2 days ago)
University of MünsterMünster
The DFG funded Research Training Group "Evolutionary Processes in Adaptation and Disease" (EvoPAD) invites applications for
12 PhD positions in Biology,
Medicine, and Philosophy
(salary level E13 TV-L, 65 %)
The positions are fixed term for 36 months, and the expected starting date is
1st April 2020. Currently, the regular working time for full (100%) employment is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week.
The DFG-funded Research Training Group "Evolutionary Processes in Adaptation and Disease" (EvoPAD, GRK 2220) unites biological, medical, and philosophical research at the University of Münster, Germany. The core idea is to use the theory of evolution to understand processes leading to adaptation and/or disease. The PhD students will make use of evolutionary thinking to address basic and medical questions.
EvoPAD doctoral researchers will perform cutting-edge research in an interdisciplinary environment. Our multidisciplinary qualification program is tailored to individual career tracks, and offers opportunities for international cooperation, summer schools, and courses covering evolutionary and population genetics, bioinformatics, experimental design, philosophy of science, and bioethics. EvoPAD offers a family friendly and international atmosphere.
Outstanding Master's or equivalent degree in Biology, Biomedicine, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Philosophy or related fields.
Proven qualifications with particular relevance to EvoPAD projects.
Capacity to formulate and solve research problems and effectively interpret research results.
Willingness to interact with colleagues in an interdisciplinary setting.
Motivation to manage a PhD project and to participate in our multidisciplinary qualification program.
Fluency in written and spoken English.
How to apply
The application should include:
CV including information about former academic education and degrees, professional experience, publications, fellowships/awards, conference contributions, languages, and further relevant skills and abilities.
Cover letter stating the candidate's expectation from EvoPAD and motivation to join the project.
Master's thesis abstract.
Two letters of recommendation.
The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered, unless other project-related reasons apply.
Applications should be sent by e-mail as one PDF file (max. 5 MB) to the EvoPAD Coordinator Dr. Kristina Wensing (email@example.com) by December 13th, 2019. Please indicate in the cover letter the project that you would like to apply for and give a second choice (if wanted).
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via Skype between 9th – 14th January 2020. The most promising candidates will then be invited to Münster to take part in an admissions workshop on 6th & 7th February 2020.
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