PhD Opportunity within NCYC

Applications are now open for 4 year PhD studentships at the Institute of Food Research, to start in October 2016.

One of these PhD studentships entitled “Computing a yeast Tree of Life” is within the NCYC research programme. We have recently sequenced the genomes of approximately 600 yeast strains. The resulting dataset, potentially the largest of its kind worldwide, will enable us to compare current computational approaches to developing such a yeast Tree of Life and to further develop new Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)-based approaches for evolutionary tree reconstruction.

You will gain an opportunity to develop key skills in the analysis of NGS data, phylogenetic analysis and software development. Membership of an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration, including leaders in the fields of yeast genomics, phylogenetics, bioinformatics and software development, will also introduce you to best research practices within three Norwich-based research centres.

If you are interested in knowing more about this excellent opportunity, please contact Jo Dicksjo.dicks@ifr.ac.uk

Closing date is 30th November 2015.

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