Supervisors: Dr. Pooja Singh and Prof. Ole Seehausen
Starting date: 01-09-2022
We are seeking to fill a PhD position funded for 4 years in the group led by Prof. Ole Seehausen based at the University of Bern (Bern) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Sciences (EAWAG) on the shores of Lake Lucerne. We are looking for an enthusiastic young researcher to work towards understanding the evolutionary dynamics of speciation and adaptive radiation in cichlid fishes of Lake Victoria in East Africa by integrating genomics, transcriptomics, morphology and ecology.
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The position, based in the groups of Philine Feulner and Alexandra Anh-Thu Weber, is funded for 2 years within the project “Establishing a framework for conservation genomics of freshwater biodiver-sity”. The project, funded by Eawag, also includes a collaboration with Jakob Brodersen (Eawag, River Fish Ecology) and Damien Bouffard (Eawag, Aquatic Physics).
The project focuses on establishing a framework for conservation genomics of freshwater biodiversity using two case studies: the European grayling Thymallus thymallus and the freshwater mussel Anodonta anatina. The project aims at developing a conservation genomics framework that goes beyond monitoring and will link genomic diversity with physical water parameters, anthropogenic landscape use, and restoration efforts. This project aims to establish the feasibility and principles of genomic monitoring for Swiss aquatic habitats, and to provide solutions for an innovative development of biodiversity monitoring and conservation.
The position is situated at Eawag in Kastanienbaum, near Lucerne, in the Department of Fish Ecology & Evolution. The postdoc will interact with a diverse range of researchers studying community ecology, evolutionary biology, ecological genetics, ecosystem science, and applied environmental science. The Fish Genomics group is also affiliated to the Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the University of Bern, and the successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to take advantage of both these excellent academic environments.