Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Genetics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

A position as a researcher in population genomics of wolves is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, the Evolutionary Biology program.

The Department of Ecology and Genetics is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research spans from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of ecosystems. For more information, see www.ieg.uu.se.

The Evolutionary Biology Centre is one of the leading arenas in the world for research and education in evolutionary biology. The access to the facilities offered by the Science for Life Laboratory (https://www.scilifelab.se/) gives advanced technical support in DNA and RNA sequencing, proteomics, bioinformatics and other computational matters. 

Project description: The project concerns genomic analyses of the Scandinavian wolf population. The main questions are how genetic diversity has developed over time and analyses of critical genes. The project will be carried out in Hans Ellegren’s research group (http://www.ieg.uu.se/evolutionary-biology/ellegren/). 

Duties: Derivation of haplotype data from genome sequences, pedigree analyses and analyses of the composition and genetic diversity of the Mhc complex.

Qualifications required: A doctoral degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctoral degree, in evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, or another relevant field. We are looking for a highly motivated and competitive scientist with strong scientific skills within the subject area. Experience in analyses of next-generation sequencing data is necessary, as is a strong background in population genetic and/or molecular evolutionary analyses. In ranking eligible candidates special importance will be given to scientific skills. In the assessment of scientific merits, especially, experience in haplotype analyses will be highly valued. Candidates must have good communication skills, both in written and spoken English.

Qualifications desired: Emphasis will also be placed on personal skills such as communication and collaboration skills, ability to work independently, scientific maturity and creativity. Post-doctorial experience is of merit.

Application: The application should include 1) A letter of intent describing yourself, your research background and interests, and why you would be suitable for the position (max 2 pages). 2) Your CV and publication list. 3) The names and contact information to at least two reference persons (email address and phone no.). 4) A copy of your PhD certificate, 5) Any unpublished work that you would like to present in support of your application. The application should be written in English.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 2020-03-01 or as agreed.

Type of employment: The position is a temporary position 12 months.

Scope of employment: 100 %. 

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Hans Ellegren, hans.ellegren@ebc.uu.se.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than January 17 2020, UFV-PA 2019/4585.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/4585
Union representative
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 19.Dec.2019
Last application date 17.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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