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PhD Student Position in Switzerland at Molecular Evolution / Plant Pathology

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
WSL is part of the ETH Domain. Approximately 500 people work on
topics related to the sustainable use and protection of the
environment and on an integrated approach to handling natural
hazards. The Phytopathology group of the Research Unit Ecological
Genetics and Evolution is investigating fungus-virus interactions
with the aim to develop biological control options for plant
pathogens. For the project CCES-GEDIHAP “The role of genetic
diversity in host-pathogen interactions in dynamic environments”,
which involves eight research groups of the ETH Domain we are seeking
a

PhD Student Molecular Evolution / Plant Pathology

You will investigate evolutionary processes in the interaction
between the fungal tree pathogen Cryphonectria parasitica and its
hyper-parasitic hypovirus CHV-1, seek to understand the relationships
among genetic diversity, virulence and temperature in this
pathosystem and publish your results in international journals. The
project will involve field sampling along temperature gradients,
laboratory experiments, and molecular-genetic analyses.

Your qualification: Master of Science with emphasis on
ecological/evolutionary genetics, plant pathology or virology,
experience with common genetic lab techniques and statistics, good
English communication and writing skills, open-minded, innovative and
motivated personality.

Interested? Please send your complete application including photo,
using reference number 528 to Mrs Monika Huber, Human Resources WSL,
Zuercherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf. Switzerland. Dr. Daniel
Rigling, tel. +41- (0)44 739 24 15, will be happy to answer any
questions or offer further information.

41 comments

  1. GAURAV VERMA says:

    Preesntly I am working as a SRF in Genetics unit in AIIMS-New Delhi, India and I want to pursue phd in Aging in any of the european univt or US, Canada or any Australian University but don,t have any research publications yet.

    please guide me how can I get into it with full scholarship.

    Thanks..

  2. ABDULLATIF ALGHAZZAWI says:

    I m Syrian people 31 years , I search about free scholarship100% for plant pathology
    Because I cant pay money

  3. Genis Castillo says:

    Hello. My Name is Genis Castillo, I´m interested in to apply for a PhD position, I have been working in two major areas of biotechnology, in first place analyzing bacteria from water of petroleum production in Colombian oil fields, using two approach culture independent (cloning ) and culture dependent , on the other hand we have been exploring the genetic diversity of promissory spices of plants in Colombia , some of the genus Physallis and others like aromatics species with economical importance for the cosmetic and ´pharmaceutics industry, at the same time we are working describing the domestication patterns of lima beans in the Americas using phylogeography and populations genetics tools . I have wide experience in research projects, using molecular techniques, and data analysis with bioinformatics tools.

  4. Mary Shartash says:

    Hello
    Ive completed my MA course in molecular plant physiology(plant responses to oxidative stress and antioxidants role).Im intrested in continuing my research in PhD course specially in the field of oxidative responses after pathogen attack in plants.Any suggestion would be appreciated.

  5. Farshid Talat says:

    With regards, I am interested to apply at Ph.D level in a fully supported position in plant breeding or biotechnology. I have 10 years research experience in agricultural research and strong C.V in this field.

  6. khadijabibi says:

    i am khadija24 year old and want scholarship 100 percentin any field of biology . i am very found of doing Ph.D . THANKS

  7. anindita halder says:

    i have completed my post graduate in botany &interested in plant pathology.can i join u as a phd student?plz inform me.

  8. selamwit kasa says:

    Hello
    persenaly i am now a student at Adama Universty for degree program in International and Investment managment facult actually now iam going to be second year student on 2009.
    and i just wannder if i could get free scholarshipe at ur universtiy in any buissnes department .
    please guide me how can i get in to scholarshipe?

  9. Birhanu Messele says:

    Hello,it is a message from Birhanu,Ethiopian citizen.
    I am M.Sc degree holder in the field of agronomy.Can you help me in providing me universities which have full scholarship program in the field of biotechnology ?

  10. Dinesh Bhatt says:

    Hello,
    I am Ph D Scholar in Botany in plant pathology field. can you Suggest me for Post Doc position in European countries.
    please guide me how can i get in to scholarships?

  11. SEFIW MELAKU says:

    You know what ever it is science is a science,so I am an African man ,but I was a student of ukrainian Agricultural University and awarded the PhD degree in agriculture plant pathology (phytopathology),but still I have to study more and more

  12. Belsti says:

    I am an MSc. graduate and I did my thesis on areas which include biological control of plant disease so please provide me the usefull information so that I can apply and be a part in the compitition process, thank you.

  13. Xiumin Wang says:

    I´m interested in to apply for a PhD position. I am basically trained to work under any (adverse) condition that involve field, greenhouse, or laboratory, on biological and molecular
    (not at advanced level) aspects of some pathogen group, however, well trained on plant viruses, and able to get trained on other pathogen groups as well.

  14. NAVEED AKHTAR says:

    i am interested in to apply for a PhD position.I am basically trained in plant systematics and have sufficient know how of plant systematics.i have also attended courses in plant virology ,mycology and plant pathology at master level.i have done M.Phil in ethnobotany.At present i am working as lecturer in the deparment of botany university of peshawar,pakistan.i have good english communication and writing skills.

  15. Jean Baptiste Muhinyuza says:

    I am a Rwandan and a MS degree holder. I am interested to apply for Ph.D in plant pathology and molecular genetics. I have more than 10 years research experience in agricultural research, Department of plant protection. I have worked mainly on Phytophthora infestans, Pseudomonas campestris pv musacearum and Cassava mosaic virus. I have published a number of papers in international journals such as crop protection, Plant pathology etc. During my Bsc, I did botany and I worked on identification and characterization (systematic) of a flora in a protected zone. Can you please help me in getting scholarship because I would like to go futher my studies to the PhD level.

    Kind regards

  16. Stephen Larbi-Koranteng says:

    Hello,
    I hold a Master of Philosophy (Mphil) in Plant Pathology and worked on ecological interaction between the Host (Cocoa), Pod rot pathogen of cocoa and a Rhizobacterium with my ultimate aim to biologically control the pathogen using the rhizobacterium.
    The work lacked the aspect of characterizing the bacterium and the metabolite used to control the desease, i mean the molecular aspect of the work were not pursued due to lack of facilities and it has been my hope that I get requisite training in this area to enhance my skills.It has therefore been my wish to pursue a phd research in this area. Am i qualify for this program since i have some background in Mycology and Virology? If am not elegible for this particular grogram then how do i get a Phd scholarship in this area
    thank you

  17. Esther Muindi says:

    AM a 25 years old lady with an MSc. in agronomy and iwould like to pursue a PHD. in plant pathology. Iwould appreciate if you can assist me by awarding me a scholarship to pursue my studies.

  18. neda mohamadi says:

    Tel:+98-9131965575
    Mail:[email protected]
    Dear sir
    I am neda mohamadi,I’m interested in Biology as a whole but mainly focused on plant physiology, phytochemistry , and plant biotechnology. Following my MSc. Graduation in plant physiology (Feb 2006), I tried so hard to find a group or lab (in Tehran, Iran) interested in plant biotechnology, but more I tried,less I found. Finally, I accepted to become a research assistant in Tehran university and devoted my off hours to my favorite field of phytochemistry. I learned HPLC,electrophoresis ,PCR and read related books and research papers, and made a research group with my friend (Peyman Rajaie). After more than one year of learning and practicing together,we started our research practically. Since then, we have submitted two papers(Analysis of the carotenoid phgments stigmas of different Corcus species by HPLC, Phytochemistery study of some species of Jurina).
    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or requests for further documentation.

    Thank you very much for your concideration.

    Yours sincerely,
    Neda Mohamadi.

    .

  19. IBRAHIM H. BABIKIR says:

    Dear sir
    I am Ibrahim H.BABIKIR, I’m interested in Biology as a whole but mainly focused on plant physiology, phytochemistry , and plant biotechnology. Following my MSc. Graduation in plant Pathology (nov 2004), I tried so hard to find a PhD Scholarship in plant pathology, Iam working at ARC(Agricultural Research Corporation) SUDAN,KHARTOM NORTH
    Thank you very much for your concideration.

    Yours sincerely,
    IBRAHIM H.BABIKIR
    Tel 00249-9-12890261

  20. I am 27 year old graduates of Haramay university of Ethiopia In plant pathology. now, I am working in Ethiopian institute of agicultural reearch (EIAR).

    I want to upgrade my accadamic career to PhD level

    I want to apply for PhD Student Position in Switzerland at Molecular Evolution / Plant Pathology

    Can you tell me how to apply, the dead line and full costs you cover?

    Tahnk you

  21. Vinay Raghavendra says:

    I Vinay Raghavendra completed my Ph.D in Biotechnology/Plant pathology from University of Mysore with good research publications. Is there any postdoc fellowships in Switzerland at Plant pathology department

  22. Surandini Siriwardhana says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I’m having M.Sc in the field of Molecular & applied microbiology. I would like to apply for the above PhD.

    I appreciate if you send me more details about the research program and please send me an e-mail address to submit my CV.

    Warm regards,
    Surandini.

  23. Tasneema Ishika says:

    Respected sir,

    I have recently completed my M.S. in microbiology. My thesis topic is “Isolation, purification and characterization of the rhizosphere soil microorganisms of brinjal”. I wish to continue my studies on plant pathology, so i want to apply for the Ph.D.

    I will be very obliged if you send me an e-mail address where i can submit my C.V.

    Sincerely yours
    Ishika.

  24. Hossein Barari says:

    I would like to inform you that I am a scientific staff of Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center of Mazandaran, Iran, with 9 years experience on oilsseed rape disease(sclerotinia stem rot). I have M.Sc. in Plant Pathology and B.Sc. in Plant Protection. I am interested in to pursue my education, leading to Ph.D., in your university. My main research interest is study on biology, taxonomy and genetic Diversity of fungi.
    I wonder if any funding available for graduate study at Ph.D. level in your university. It would be appreciated if you could let me know about the Ph.D. scholarship. Otherwise, I would remain obliged to have any other advice and assistance that you might be able to give me in this regard.
    Thank you in advance for your , and looking forward to hearing from you.
    Sincerely yours,
    Hossein barari

  25. SEFIW MELAKU says:

    Hello dear sirs.
    I am Dr.SEFIW ,my dissertaion was presented for theb award of Ph.D degree in agriculture science on the speciality of 06.01.11.-phythopathology in NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF UKRAINE
    The main task of the dissertation was ”to study the resistance of new varieties of winter wheat to the diseases of root-rot(fungus) ,under the condition of UKRAINE
    Now working in private company phythopathological and chief plant protection
    what I want is now,to get a chance more and more in order to study more research in this problems .(biological ,genetical.etc)

  26. shehla tabassum says:

    i miss shehla tabassum completed my M.Sc in biology.my research topic was
    SEED BORNE BACTERIA: THEIR ISOLATION AND PATHOGENICITY IN RICE.

  27. Mohammad Mazharul Karim says:

    I am interested in to apply for a PhD position.I am basically trained in plant Pathology and have sufficient know how of seed pathology.I have attended courses in plant virology ,mycology and plant pathology at master level. My research topic was
    IDENTIFICATION OF SEED BORNE FUNGI ASSOCIATED WITH SEEDS OF SOME MINOR CEREALS.At present I am working as scientific officer in the division of plant pathology at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute of Gazipur,Bangladesh. I have good english communication and writing skills.

  28. mansoureh says:

    Hello Dear
    I am phD student in malaysia.this is my first semester.I have got my master in agronomy.but i realy like to continue my education in biotechnology.beacause of that i wrote my proposal in this subject.Biological control of rice blast disease (prycularia oryza) with with antagonist bacteria.this is the title of my proposal.now i”m looking for a financial support to start this research.because still i couldnt get any grant.I would remain obliged to have any advice and assistance that you might be able to give me in this regard.I”m looking forward to hear a good news from your side.
    BEST REGARDS

  29. HELO!!
    am graduated with MTECH in construction engineering and managmet so am desired to continou my study with financial help, so am high approciate you to consider me in which you help. am Ethiopian student!!
    10Q!!!!!

  30. najmeh auobi says:

    I am 25 years old . I am doing my Msc plant pathology on Biological control phytophthora by Trichoderma in Plant Protection Reseach Institue of Iran . I will graduate as soon as. I am looking to continue my study at other cuntry .
    I would be greatful if my application is considered.

    Thanking you

  31. abdollah ahmadpour says:

    Hi
    I want to upgrade my accadamic career to PhD level
    my thesis was about: genetic diversity of shote hole of stone fruits in IRAN
    I want to apply for PhD Student Position in Switzerland at Molecular Evolution / Plant Pathology

    Can you tell me how to apply, the dead line and full costs you cover?
    your sincerely

  32. IBRAHIM HASSABELRASOUL BABIKIR says:

    29. Mohammad Mazharul Karim on February 28th, 2009 11:34 am
    I am interested in to apply for a PhD position.I am basically trained in seed Pathology and have sufficient know how of plant pathology.I have attended courses in plant virology ,mycology and plant pathology at master level. My research topic was
    StudiesOn Some Seed- Borne Fungi Of Peppers In Central Sudan Nov.2004 .At present I am working as scientific researcher Agricultural Research Corporation,Shambat Research Station,Sudan since Jun.2005. I have good english communication and writing skills.

  33. IBRAHIM HASSABELRASOUL BABIKIR says:

    1. IBRAHIM HASSABELRASOUL BABIKIR
    I am interested in to apply for a PhD position.I am basically trained in Seed Pathology and have sufficient know how of plant pathology.I have attended courses in plant virology ,mycology and plant pathology at master level. My research topic was
    STUDIES ON SOME SEED-BORNE FUNGI OF PEPPER (Capsicum spp.L) IN CENTRAL SUDAN Nov.2004 Gezera University, Plant Pathology Centre Sudan.At present I am working as scientific researcher plant pathology at Agricultural Research Corporation,Shambat Research Station, Sudan, since, Jun 2005. I have good English communication and writing skills.E-Mail [email protected] 00249912890261

  34. H.Q.M. Mosaddeque says:

    i am Quazi md. Mosaddeque Hossen, Scientific Officer, Pest Management Division, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Manik Mia avenue, Dhaka. i am working here for five years. i woked on different aspects regarding with jute and Kenaf pest managemnt.
    here i am involve with the integrated managemnt approaches of different pests of those two fibre yielding crops. i have identified the mode of transmission of kenaf leaf yellowing and leaf curling successfully which is similar to viral infection. But at my institution and also in my country have no facilities to work for the next. So, i need an opportunity to find out the actual causal organism and also their eco- friendly management approches with full scholarship in any country of the world where these facilities are available. it will be very much helpful to protect the decrease of yield and the farmers benefitted directly in my loving country, Bangladesh.

  35. Rayhaneh Gholamalizadeh says:

    Dear Dr,
    I, Miss. Rayhaneh Gholamalizadeh, have recently received my master degree in plant pathology. I carried out a major survey of viral diseases in cucurbit crops. Working on this project I became familiar with serological, Biological and molecular characterization methods of plant viruses and it awarded me a very good experience. I have done my thesis in collaboration with the Plant Pest & Diseases Research Institute (PPDRI), Tehran ,IRAN. I have published two articles in international journals (Plant Disease and Acta Virologica ) in 2008 and other articles in national congresses. I am going to have the experience of teaching virology at university this semester and I am really willing to continue my education. When I found your PhD position in this site, I became very interested in the topic. I would be very grateful if you could guide and assist me that how I can be accepted in this scholarship and what the requirements are. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
    Best regards.

  36. Abhishek says:

    Sir ,
    I am msc Plant pathology student from India .Bsc in agriculture and my research is on variability of pathogen using serological techniques . Iam interested to persue phd seeking scholarship or a integrated phd degree with job as research associate.please guide me .
    Thank you

  37. Jun Acabal says:

    Good day I finished my Masteral Degree in Plant Pathology 6 years ago, now I am looking for a scholarship grant/aid to pursue my plan to take more advanced studies in Ph.D in Plant Pathology and planning to specialize in Biological Control of Plant Diseases (in Banana). please help me to avail a free scholarship so that I can be more competent to perform my task and duties in the Department of Agriculture here in our country, the Philippines. Thank you.

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