They are seeking an enthusiastic PhD student for studying morphological, physiological and behavioural mechanisms of adaptation to dark and acidic environment in Eurasian perch. The successful PhD candidate will be part of an active international team working with ecology, genomics and molecular ecology of aquatic organisms at the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
The PhD project aims at:
1. Characterizing the genotype-environment interactions in morphological, physiological and behavioural traits (incl. the distribution, type and number of neuromasts, eye size, pigmentation, transcript abundances, boldness and feeding efficiency).
2. Characterizing the genotype-environment interactions of egg survival and sperm properties in relation to low pH, humic substances and ion pump blockers.
3. Characterizing the genetic architecture and functional consequences of variation in lateral line morphology.
To be eligible for a PhD-student position the applicant must hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Physiology, Population Genetics, Bioinformatics or a related field. Candidates must be able to express themselves in spoken as well as written English.
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with experience in evolutionary biology, ecology, physiology, genomics, or other closely related fields of research. It is desirable that candidates are familiar with one or more programming languages (such as Python, Perl, or R) and statistics.
Estonian University of Life Sciences (Eesti Maaülikool)
Estonia › Tartu
18 June 2021