Grants & PhD offers in systematics

Student travel grant

Conditions:

  • being a MS or PhD candidate in a Swiss research institution
  • having a research project that includes systematics
  • submitting a talk or a poster to an international meeting

Please note that the grant might not cover all your expenses. We plan to support several students, and some years we’ll favour the attendance to a particular meeting. Projects of applicants who do not have support from their own institution will be favoured.

To apply, please send to swisssystematics@yahoo.com before 30 April 2018:

  1. A description of the project, including an abstract of the presentation or poster, the budget requested and your motivations to attend the meeting (maximum 2 pages, in English)
  2. A short curriculum vitae
  3. A letter of support of your supervisor, with indications about the unavailability of internal funding for attending the meeting
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SSS Student travel grants: 2018 award

Student name Institution Congress
Luiz Jardim de Queiroz UniGe Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Rochester, NY USA


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Research and conservation of reptiles and amphibians in Switzerland: Grant Jean-Claude Monney

This grant supports all types of projects have a link with the protection of endangered species of the Swiss herpetofauna, both scientific projects of basic or applied research, as well as awareness related to one or more species or their habitats.

See the link below for details and application. Dealine for project submission: 15 september.


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PhD position in Ecological Genomics at UniBe

The PhD project will experimentally address the phenotypic and transcriptional plasticity in populations of Buckler Mustard from different environments. In particular, the candidate will generate high-throughput sequence data from experimental populations of diploid and polyploid lineages and assess the impact of duplicated genes along with environmental changes on adaptation to contrasted ecological niches. In collaboration with a postdoc focused on the molecular underpinnings of genome dynamics, the candidate will disentangle the contributions of genomic and environmental factors in driving radiation in the Alps.

This position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for a maximum of four years. The anticipated starting date is July 2018 (or soon thereafter). Please, send your application as a single pdf to Prof. Christian Parisod (christian.parisod@ips.unibe.ch). It must include: (i) a letter describing your past research experience and explaining your particular skills and motivation for this position, (ii) an abstract of your master thesis, (iii) a current CV (with publications; if any), and (iv) contact details of two referees. Applications should be submitted before May 31st 2018, but will be considered until the position is filled.