PhD Studentship in Bioinformatics and Modelling, Ghent University

The Research Group Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics of the Department of Plant Systems Biology at Ghent University is currently looking for a PhD student in Bioinformatics to work on an Interuniversity Attraction Pole (IAP) Research Project entitled BioMaGNet (Bioinformatics and Modelling: from Genomes to Networks).

Your profile:

  • you have a master in Sciences (Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics), Engineering or Bioengineering
  • you have a strong interest in mathematical modeling and biology
  • you have good knowledge of Java and/or C
  • good communication and writing skills
  • proficient in English Job description

  • scientific research towards a PhD degree (4 year period, starting asap) in the framework of an IAP research project
  • assist/perform scientific research on simulation and modeling of birth-death dynamics of small- and large-scale gene duplications in plants and other organisms
  • perform theoretical and simulation studies of saturation effects in KS (age) distributions of duplicated genes
  • regular interaction with an established network of top-level researchers
  • requirement of attending and presenting your work at international scientific meetings
  • publish in peer-reviewed international journals

    To apply for the job send your CV by email to Prof. Dr. Yves Van de Peer (yves.vandepeer[ at ]

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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