Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för ekologi och genetik

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 postdoctoral researcher/fellow in molecular ecology is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, specify the 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.

Project description: We are hiring a postdoctoral researcher for the project” Species-genetic diversity correlations in a meta community perspective”. The aim of the project is to understand how species and genetic diversity are correlated in general, but with and emphasize on urban environments, and how this relationship is affected by environmental variables such as habitat size, urban areas, connectivity etc. Our study system is ponds in the city of Stockholm which are studied with regard to biodiversity (invertebrates, fish, and amphibians) and environmental variables. The data set collected will be analyzed advanced multivariate statistics.

Duties: You will use molecular methods as well as community ecology methods to analyze and summarize data. The molecular work consists of extraction of DNA from already collected samples, preparation of "next generation” sequencing using ddRadseq, analyzing genetic variation and genetic structure from molecular data. The community ecology work consists of several statistical analyses and therefore you need knowledge on one or several of the following analyses: covariance decomposition, structural equation modelling (SEM), Redundancy Analysis (RDA), multivariate regression trees (MRT) och Moran´s eigenvector maps (MEM).

Qualifications required: A doctoral degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctoral degree, in the area of evolutionary ecology, ecological genetics molecular ecology or a similar field of knowledge. Vast experience with molecular genetic methods is a requirement for the position, and candidates with advanced knowledge on multivariate statistics will be given priority. Candidates must be able to express themselves fluently in spoken as well as written English. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities such as excellent collaboration skills and sense of initiative.

To be eligible the candidate must have a PhD degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to this, completed less than three years before the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Qualifications desired: We are looking for a highly independent and proficient person to drive forward the project. The ideal candidate will be a team player that has experience in the abovementioned qualifications, and proven proficiency in writing and publishing in English in scientific journals.

Application: The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and why you want this position, 2) your CV, 3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your doctoral degree and course grades, 5) the names and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.), 6) a copy of your master thesis and 7) publications produced. The application should be written in English.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 2020-06-01, or as agreed.

Type of employment: The position is a temporary position for 24 months

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Frank Johansson, frank.johansson@ebc.uu.se, +46 18 471 6488.

Please submit your application April 13, 2020. UFV-PA 2020/778.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-06-01
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/778
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 05.Mar.2020
Last application date 13.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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