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PhD in Evolutionary biology

CH 1700 Fribourg
24.02. | Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties | 100%

PhD in Evolutionary biology


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  • \r We are offering a fully funded PhD position in evolutionary biology, with a focus on modeling evolutionary processes using fossil and phylogenetic data.\r
  • \r The specifics of the PhD project will be defined together with the PhD candidate based on their interests and skills and on the fit within the overall scope of the research in the lab.\r
  • \r The successful PhD candidate will enroll in the Fribourg Graduate School of Life Sciences (FGLS) and have access to the Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution (DPEE) providing high-quality education opportunities to complement the laboratory training.\r
  • \r PhD positions are fully funded for 3 years, with a possible 1-year extension.\r
  • \r In addition, PhD students will have the possibility to apply to generous international postdoctoral fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation after completion of their PhD.\r

\r For more information:


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  • \r Silvestro group:\r
  • \r Research groups in Ecology and Evolution:\r
  • \r Research groups in Bioinformatics:\r
  • \r Department of Biology:\r


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  • \r The PhD candidate will be offered ample opportunities to learn new methods in computational biology, theory and practice in Bayesian analysis, and machine learning.\r
  • \r Additionally, through a wide international network of collaborations already established in the lab, they will have the opportunity to travel and learn from world-leading experts in paleontology, phylogenetics, and geology\r


\r The successful candidate will be:


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  • \r Highly motivated to pursue their research project\r
  • \r Willing to learn new methods and at least one programming language\r
  • \r The working language is English and the ability to communicate and write in English is a requirement.\r
  • \r The bilingual setting in Fribourg will offer the possibility for the candidate to learn French and German, if they are interested.\r

Sprachliche Anforderungen.

andere: English



Daniele Silvestro


Short cover letter (1-2 pages) explaining background, motivation, research interests\r
A complete CV (including any publications, pre-prints, or manuscripts, if applicable)\r
Contact information for 2-3 referees who may be contacted during the evaluation of the applicant\r
Applications will be evaluated by a committee and shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview (by Skype or in person).

Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, 100%


Université de Fribourg

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