12 PhD positions in the Research Training Group “Evolutionary Processes in Adaptation and Disease” (EvoPAD):
PhD projects in Biology, Medicine, and Philosophy
Start: 1st April 2017. 3-year positions (TV-L E13 65 %)
The new DFG-funded Research Training Group “Evolutionary Processes in Adaptation and Disease” (EvoPAD, GRK 2220) unites biological, medical, and philosophical research at the University of Münster, Germany. The core idea is to use the theory of evolution to understand processes leading to adaptation and/or disease. 12 PhD students will work on advancing evolutionary theory, and in turn, apply modern evolutionary approaches to medical questions.
EvoPAD doctoral researchers will perform cutting-edge research in an interdisciplinary environment. Our multidisciplinary qualification program is tailored to individual career tracks, and offers opportunities for international cooperation, summer schools, and courses covering
evolutionary and population genetics, bioinformatics, experimental design, philosophy of science, and bioethics.
EvoPAD is coordinated within the stimulating city of Münster near Münster’s University Palace and offers a family friendly and international atmosphere.
The program, funded by the German federal and state governments does mention epigenetics at the site but the talk of applying “apply modern evolutionary approaches to medical questions” and “philosophy of science, and bioethics” makes one nervous.
See also: Dr. Darwin will see you now
Hat tip: Pos-Darwinista
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