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Don’t hesitate to contact me (Aleš) and discuss development of your independent project within the broad interest of my team which could be submitted to calls such as Postdoctoral Fellowships - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. I’ll be happy to actively support project writing and submission of highly motivated applicants with strong project ideas.

!!!PhD candidates!!!
We are currently looking for PhD student to join our team for a fully funded position! The project direction is investigation of evolutionary trends in multiply convergently evolved tripartite symbiotic system consisting of termites + termitophilous beetles + their gut symbionts. Recruitment is ongoing until the position is filled. PhD is co-supervised by Aleš Buček and Thomas Bourguignon. See PDF for more details.

Bc. and MSc. candidates
We are offering an opportunity to students to develop their MSc. or Bc. thesis in our lab. The scope of projects and methods is broad, including 1) evolutionary study of termites and termitophilopus rove beetles using bioinformatic analysis of phylogenetic and genomic data, 2) study of the fascinating phenotypic adaptations to termitophily using X-ray imaging methods and comparative morphological analysis, and 3) discovery of Aleocharinae biodiversity using museum specimens and field collections and both morphological and high throughput DNA barcoding-based approaches. Don’t hesitate to contact Aleš.