PhD Position in Population Genomics, University of Vienna, Austria (f/m/d)

Picture of horses in New Zealand
Grant: FWF Stand Alone Grant
Project Leader: Elmira Mohandesan, PhD
Title: “Genome-wide Genetic Diversity, Ancestry and Inbreeding in New Zealand Feral Kaimanawa Horses”
A 3-years Austrian Science Fund (FWF) funded PhD position is available at a genomic research group led by Elmira Mohandesan, PhD at University of Vienna, Austria. In this project we aim to use New Zealand feral horse populations as a a natural, on-going laboratory to investigate the effects of founder events and conservation strategies on genetic diversity and inbreeding in natural and managed populations. To this end, it is planned to whole genome shotgun sequence a large number of feral horses from the Kaimanawa ranges. The obtained data will be analyzed using state-of- the-art population genetic approaches.
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