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The Faculty of Science, Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Leiden University is looking for a PhD candidate in ‘Metabarcoding of aquatic flora for fresh water quality monitoring, BaseClear BV’ (1.0 FTE).
The EU H2020-ITN-ETN project Plant.ID on molecular identification of plants is a European training network aimed at providing 15 PhD fellows across nine European host institutions with excellent training through a network of leading academic experts, museums, governmental and industry partners in the field, using an intensive program with network-wide training events, intra-network supervision and secondments.
This PhD position will be based at BaseClear BV in collaboration with Naturalis Biodiversity Center and the University of Leiden. We offer a one year term position. After a positive evaluation of the progress of the performance, personal capabilities and compatibility, the appointment will be extended by a further three years. The PhD student will be appointed under an employment contract with a competitive salary and mobility allowance at the host institution. The candidate is expected to start in April 2018. Additional funding for research and participation in courses, workshops, conferences, etc. is ensured.
All our PhD students are embedded in the Leiden University Graduate School of Science www.graduateschools.leidenuniv.nl. Our graduate school offers several PhD training courses at three levels: professional courses, skills training and personal effectiveness. In addition, advanced courses to deepen scientific knowledge are offered by the research school.
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
To apply for this vacancy, please send no later than 15 January 2018 your motivation letter (max 2 pages), CV (max 2 pages), summary of last degree thesis (1 page) and names and contact details of 3 referees (no letters) to Danny Duijsings at email Danny.Duijsings@baseclear.nl.
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The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organised in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor’s and twelve master’s programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 1,300 staff and almost 4,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together.