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We are looking for a highly motivated graduate student, who is interested in pursuing a PhD degree in the field of Archaeogenetics, Biology, Animal Science, Bioinformatics or related fields to join the team of the ARCHAEOGENETICS Research Group at CIBIO-InBIO.


The PhD student will investigate the genomic diversity of past and extant Iberian cattle populations to unveil their origins, evolutionary trajectories and modes of improvement. It will employ whole-genome re-sequencing data generated within the ARCHAIC and OPTIBOV projects to carry out a comprehensive Population Genomics study of Iberian cattle to investigate demographic processes and post-domestication changes in inheritable traits.


The invited student will interact with an international team of scientists at CIBIO-InBIO, Campus of Vairão, Portugal, at LARC-National Laboratory of Archaeosciences in Lisbon, Portugal, and at foreign participating institutions namely the The Center for Palaeogenetics of Stockholm University, under the supervision of CIBIO-InBIO researcher Catarina Ginja.

The application should include the following information:

  • Motivation letter with a short biography and research interests
  • Curriculum vitae summarizing education, experience, other qualifying activity and a list of publications
  • Copy of master degree and course grades
  • Names and contact information of two referees


The application must be written in English and sent by e-mail to until March 15, 2019.


For more information about this call, please click here.


To know more about ARCHGEN research group, please click here.

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