PhD fellowship in statistical and inhabitants genomics
We invite functions for a PhD scholar place on the College of Copenhagen, as a part of the COREX synergy undertaking. Synergy tasks characterize the highest stage of European Analysis Council funding, with a finances of €10 million over six years. Within the undertaking “From correlations to explanations: in direction of a brand new European prehistory (COREX)” geneticists and archaeologists from the College School London (led by Mark Thomas and Stephen Shennan) be part of forces with archaeologists from Gothenburg (led by Kristian Kristiansen and Karl Göran-Sjögren), and geneticists from Copenhagen (led by Kurt Kjær, Eske Willerslev and FernandoRacimo). The undertaking will mix prehistoric human genomic, archaeological, environmental, secure isotope and local weather knowledge to higher perceive the processes that formed our organic and cultural previous from the time of the primary farmers to the Iron Age.
The applicant shall be suggested by Assoc. Prof. Fernando Racimo, whose analysis group focuses on utilizing historic and present-day DNA to grasp patterns of choice and admixture over time, together with archaeological and paleo-environmental knowledge, and to develop strategies to deduce dynamic inhabitants processes whereas accounting for each spatial and temporal variation.
The candidate will be capable of work with unprecedentedly giant historic genomic, archaeological and paleo-vegetation datasets from a interval spanning the final 10,000 years of West Eurasian historical past. The main focus of the undertaking shall be on performing exploratory analyses and growing computational fashions to attach inhabitants genetic processes (inhabitants expansions, migrations and admixture), patterns of fabric tradition distribution (i.e. diffusion of expertise and artwork types), environmental components (local weather, ecozones, subsistence technique and the presence of pathogens), sedimentary DNA and demographic knowledge (resembling inhabitants density estimates from radiocarbon date density knowledge). This shall be carried out utilizing a wide range of geostatistically-aware fashions that account for auto-correlations in each area and time.
This can function a pioneer instance of the way to construct statistically-supported conceptual bridges between archaeological and genetic inference. Our undertaking will serve to find out what the impression of the motion of individuals was on the European panorama, concurrently on a number of scales: continental, regional and native.
The absolutely funded PhD place shall be carried out on the Lundbeck Basis GeoGenetics Centre, a singular heart of analysis excellence in Denmark, with the purpose to grasp the evolution of advanced traits utilizing historic DNA. The candidate should alternative to collaborate with leaders within the fields of paleogenomics, sedimentary DNA and archaeology, together with Mark Thomas, Stephen Shennan, Kristian Kristiansen, Kurt Kjær, Karl Göran-Sjögren, Eske Willerslev, Ralph Fyfe, Karin Frei and Jesse Woodbridge. The College of Copenhagen is a world-leading establishment of upper studying and gives wonderful PhD packages in biology, statistics, pc science and arithmetic. The candidate may have the chance to take programs in bioinformatics, pc science, statistical inference, machine studying, knowledge science, inhabitants genetics, paleogenomics, paleoproteomics, and archaeological science, amongst many others.
The employment as postdoc is a full time place for 3 years. Tentative beginning date is 1 March 2022 or after settlement.
The candidate should have an MSc diploma or equal firstly of the PhD place. The diploma might be in a number of of the next areas: statistics, knowledge science, evolutionary biology, inhabitants genetics, computational biology, bioinformatics, arithmetic, or associated areas. The perfect candidate will show a working proficiency in a number of programming languages generally utilized in knowledge science (e.g. expertise in Python, R, C/C++, Java or Julia) and have expertise within the UNIX working surroundings.
As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your grasp’s diploma have to be equal to a Danish grasp’s diploma. We encourage you to learn extra within the evaluation database: https://ufm.dk/en/schooling/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please notice that we would ask you to acquire an evaluation of your schooling carried out by the Ministry of Greater Training and Science.
Wage and phrases of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years.
It’s conditioned upon the applicant’s profitable enrolment as a PhD scholar on the Graduate College on the College of Well being and Medical Sciences, College of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an software for the particular undertaking formulated by the applicant.
The PhD research have to be accomplished in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the College’s guidelines on attaining the diploma. Wage, pension and phrases of employment are in accordance with the settlement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Skilled Associations on Lecturers within the State. Relying on seniority, the month-to-month wage begins round 28.597 DKK /approx. 3.845 EUR (October 2021-level) plus pension.
The Lundbeck GeoGenetics Centre on the GLOBE Institute would be the important working place.
The applying should embody the next gadgets. Purposes that don’t comprise these necessities, might not be evaluated:
- A canopy letter (max. one web page) describing your background, private qualities, analysis pursuits and particular causes for making use of to this place.
- Curriculum vitae (max. two pages)
- Record of peer reviewed publications (if any). You could embody papers accepted for publication or in evaluate to be.
- Licensed copy of authentic Grasp of Science diploma and transcript of data within the authentic language, together with a licensed English translation if issued in different language than English or Danish. If not accomplished, a licensed/signed copy of a latest transcript of data or a written assertion from the establishment or supervisor is accepted.
- Contact particulars of two individuals for references and a really transient description of your relationship to them. Don’t connect reference letters.
The principle criterion for choice would be the analysis potential of the applicant and the above talked about expertise. The profitable candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD scholar on the PhD college of Science.
The applying, in English, have to be submitted electronically.
Deadline for functions is 5 November 2021.
In the event you take into account making use of from overseas, it’s possible you’ll discover helpful data on how it’s to work in Denmark and at UCPH on this hyperlinks: http://ism.ku.dk
The College of Copenhagen needs to mirror the range of society and welcome functions from all certified candidates no matter age, incapacity, gender, nationality, race, faith or sexual orientation. Appointment shall be based mostly on benefit alone.
A part of the Worldwide Alliance of Analysis Universities (IARU), and amongst Europe’s top-ranking universities, the College of Copenhagen promotes analysis and instructing of the best worldwide commonplace. Wealthy in custom and trendy in outlook, the College provides college students and workers the chance to domesticate their expertise in an formidable and casual surroundings. An efficient group – with good working situations and a collaborative work tradition – creates the perfect framework for a profitable educational profession.
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A part of the Worldwide Alliance of Analysis Universities (IARU), and amongst Europe’s top-ranking universities, the College of Copenhagen promotes analysis and instructing of the best worldwide commonplace. Wealthy in custom and trendy in outlook, the College provides college students and workers the chance to domesticate their expertise in an formidable and casual surroundings. An efficient organisation – with good working situations and a collaborative work tradition – creates the perfect framework for a profitable educational profession.
Software deadline: 05-11-2021Employment begin: 01-03-2022Working hours: Full timeDivision/Location: GLOBE Institute