We are looking for highly motivated candidates for PhD positions in Phycology
Evolution, taxonomy & biogeography of photosynthetic euglenoids
The main topics for the research should be a taxonomy (cryptic diversity, phylogenetic relationships, taxonomical revisions) and diversity (role in bioindication, aplication of modern taxonomy to ecology, effect of the environment on species as one of promotors of the biodiversity) of the euglenoids, marginally also biogeography (distribution patterns, endemism vs. ubiquity, vectors of spreading). As a tool to solve these research questions, a combination of methods and comparison of all important and usable criteria (so-called polyphasic approach), leading to the recognition of genetic, ecological and/or morphological entities in various environmental situations will be used.
PhD study for 4 years 2021-2025,
professional career development in science & soft skills,
participation in cutting-edge research projects,
access to research infrastructure & equipment,
international collaboration & visibility, international short-term research visits,
English speaking, stimulating and friendly environment,
administration support with relocation & settlement in the Czech Republic,
participation in annual PhD retreat,
meals allowance, student benefits,
work-life balance in a middle-sized university city offering options for outdoor, sport & cultural activities.
MSc in Phycology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or similar,
proficiency in English – oral and written,
openness to learn new techniques, active attitude to problem-solving,
ability to work in a team,
independent thinking & passion for science.