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Uprzejmie informujemy o nowych warunkach zatrudniania osób na stanowiska typu post-doc: limit czasu upływającego od uzyskania stopnia doktora dla aplikujących na te stanowiska kobiet może być przedłużony o 1,5 roku za każde urodzone bądź przysposobione dziecko.
The successful candidate will have an MSc degree in a relevant field by July 2019; evidence of good quantitative/computational skills; and strong English language, communication, organizational and collaboration skills. Previous experience with small mammals, microbial communities, bioinformatics, animal physiology and/or evolutionary biology are considered advantageous.Opis zadań:
We are seeking a highly motivated student for a PhD-position based at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. The student will join the project ”The role of environmental factors in maintaining adaptive pace-of-life variation in a mammal holobiont: an experimental evolution approach”.
In this project, we aim to investigate how environmental constraints experienced at different life stages influence the fitness of the mammal “holobiont”. According to the holobiont hypothesis an animal and its microbiome coevolve and should, therefore, respond to the environment as a unit. To test this idea, we will study the effects of environmental manipulations on the life history and physiology of the individual animal and associated changes in its gut microbiome (the community of commensal microbes inhabiting the gut). We will test hypotheses about the role of the microbiome in influencing the fitness of the animal host through lab and field experiments with established bank vole (Myodes glareolus) selection lines.
The student will have an opportunity to conduct experiments with captive voles in Krakow and participate in field experiments conducted in large field enclosures in central Finland. The project offers opportunities to learn state-of-the-art methods and a range of transferable skills, including physiological measurements, genomic analyses of the gut microbiome and the associated bioinformatics and statistical analyses. The student will collect and analyse data and prepare publications in close collaboration with an international team of researchers at the Jagiellonian University, Poland (Dr Anni Hämäläinen, Prof Pawel Koteja) and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland (Prof Phillip Watts, Dr Tapio Mappes, Dr Esa Koskela).
The prospective student receives a generous stipend from the National Science Centre (NCN) grant (4500 PLN, excellent standard relative to the low living costs in Krakow) for 3 years, and a supplement to attend conferences and travel for field work. Additional scholarships may be obtained through PhD stipend programs of the Jagiellonian University. The official start date in the PhD program (graduate school) will be October 1st, 2019, but there may be a possibility for an interested student to begin earlier as a summer assistant.Dodatkowe informacje:
The recruitment process consists of three stages: 1) the principal investigator of the project shortlists candidates based on application documents and an interview; 2) shortlisted students are invited to apply to a PhD program at the Jagiellonian University (a prerequisite for the NCN-funding); 3) the NCN stipend will be awarded to the best-qualified student among those accepted to the PhD program.
Further information and application instructions available at:
For further information and informal inquiries, please contact Anni Hämäläinen (anni.m.hamalainen [at] gmail.com).