PhD position in Southern Ocean sea stars genetics, VUB (Belgium)

VUB are searching for a highly motivated PhD student that will work on evolution, population genetics and connectivity in Antarctic sea stars utilising a genomics approach (DNA barcoding, microsatellites and next generation sequencing) in the framework of the interdisciplinary project.

Profile: Master in (marine) biology with excellent study results; Experience in genomics (lab work and bioinformatics); Interest in the ecology and evolution of Antarctic sea stars; Excellent oral and written English skills (see here for minimal requirements); Willingness to participate in long sampling campaigns under extreme condition in the Southern Ocean; Obligation to finalise a doctoral thesis within 4 years.

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