German Science Foundation funded PhD position to study Aquatic Beetles

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Specifically, the evolution, speciation and biogeography of aquatic beetles (Coleoptera) in the Indomalayan / Australasian Archipelago. The research work will be carried out at Zoological State Collection Munich (ZSM) in the Balke Lab. The PhD will be awarded from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany (LMU).

What should I bring? Experience in DNA lab with PCR based techniques; NGS would be nice; extensive experience in data analysis; manuscript writing skills; background in / passion for entomology does not hurt; experience in population genetics / speciation research is nice extra.

What do we offer: Small group with pleasant working environment; great potential publication output; life in a wonderful city consistently ranked #1 among expats; option to conduct fieldwork in SE Asia

For complete information and application details, please see:http://zsm-entomology.de/wiki/Opportunities_in_Beetle_Lab

Contact Michael Balke michael_balke@yahoo.de

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