PhD Funded Positions open in Fungal Ecological/Genomic Traits and AI in Fungal Bioinformatics at University of Tartu in Estonia

PhD Funded Positions open in Fungal Ecological/Genomic Traits and AI in Fungal Bioinformatics at Tartu University in Estonia: About University of Tartu Established in 1632, the University of Tartu is Estonia’s oldest and largest higher education institution. It is among the top 1% of the world’s universities, making it one of Northern Europe’s leading universities and the best-ranked university in the Baltics. The university is renowned for its strong research focus, with many faculty members engaged in cutting-edge research. The University of Tartu offers a wide range of international degree programmes and opportunities for research and international exchange. Its diverse student body from around the world creates a multicultural environment, enriching the learning experience.

We announce PhD study places open for admission at the University of Tartu here. Several PhD positions open in Tartu with Prof Leho Tedersoo, Ecology of Biological Interactions group: 1. Databasing species-level fungal ecological/genomic traits 2. Fungal diversity in European coastlines. 3. Niche differentiation in closely related fungal species 4. AI in fungal bioinformatics.

Dates: 1–15 May (admission information is announced by 15 April) – main intake for all specialisations. Estonian citizens and Estonian master´s degree holders can apply on 1-15 June (except to the Faculty of Science and Technology)

In most cases, the admitted doctoral student will work as a junior research fellow at the university. The junior research fellow’s salary is comparable to the Estonian average (in 2024 the minimum salary rate of junior research fellows is 1,830 euros per month for full-time work, net salary ca. 1450 euros). In some cases, admission may be for a study place without a work contract. Details are specified in each open call announcement. Read more about status and funding of doctoral students.

 Please carefully read the requirements for the study place you are applying for. All international applicants are required to submit a proof of English proficiency, except applicants to the Russian Language and Literature specialisation (proof of Russian proficiency is required). There may be special requirements for your chosen specialisation or project.

To apply: If you are interested please contact prof. Leho Tedersoo at:  more information at:

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