[Taxacom] PhD position at the Botanical Garden of Geneva, Switzerland

Laurent.Gautier at ville-ge.ch Laurent.Gautier at ville-ge.ch
Fri May 6 07:41:11 CDT 2016

PhD position at the Botanical Garden of Geneva, Switzerland
Systematics, species delimitation and conservation in a Madagascar endemic 
genus of Sapotaceae

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate for a PhD project at the Plant 
Systematics and Biodiversity Laboratory, Conservatoire & Jardin botanique 
de Genève and University of Geneva, Switzerland. The project is supported 
by the Swiss National Science Foundation for three years (2016-2019) and 
includes species delimitation, phylogenomic diversity and species 
distribution modelling and their application to the conservation of 
Capurodendron, an endemic genus of ca. 30 species of valuable trees in the 
family Sapotaceae. 

The ideal candidates should be a botanist who enjoys working in the 
laboratory (targeted gene capture) as well as in the field (at least one 
trip scheduled to Madagascar), and should have good basic knowledge of 
taxonomy, phylogenetics, population genetics and bioinformatics. We are 
particularly interested in students that already have experience with Next 
Generation Sequencing techniques. Good writing skills in English is a must 
and familiarity with French is a plus. 

Applications (motivation letter, CV, email address of 2/3 reference 
persons) should be sent before May 30th, 2016 to: Yamama Naciri (
yamama.naciri at ville-ge.ch / yamama.naciri at unige.ch). 

Project starting October 2016.

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