PhD Fellowship in population genetic inference from Next-Generation Sequencing data at the Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark One 3-year PhD fellowship is available to commence on 1st October 2012, at the Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museums of Denmark, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. Advances in `High-Throughput Next-Generation? DNA sequencing technologies have led to an influx of data that is unprecedented. Most existing methods and models for analyzing sequencing data do not take into account the problems that are associated with these new technologies. In this regard, a PhD fellowship is available with the specific aim of developing new models and implementing new methods. The new approaches should answer specific questions relating to population genetics, and should be applicable to Next-Generation Sequencing data. Specifically the successful applicant will be required to handle and develop the means to analyze and draw conclusions in a population genetic context.
For consideration, the applicants must have the following key skills: -MSc with a strong background in bioinformatics, population genetics, statistics and computer science. -Background knowledge of basic biology -Experience in working with Next Generation Sequencing platforms and data. Experience in development of statistical models for analysing genetic data. -Both SNP-chip and Next-Generation Sequencing data. -Demonstrated internationalisation of previous research such as through peer-review publication. -Solid programming experience in low-level languages such as C, and high-level languages such as R.