Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för organismbiologi

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The Department of Organismal Biology teaches and explores the evolution, development and function on the organismal level. For more information see www.iob.uu.se.

Project description: The researcher will study an extensive material of fossil bones from Devonian (385 million year old) deposits on Valentia Island in south-west Ireland. Methods of study will include mechanical prepration and tomography. The bones will be identified anatomically and taxonomically, described, figured, and used as a basis for reconstructing the faunal composition. In collaboration with other members of the Valentia Island project the researcher will present the results in peer-reviewed and popular scientific publications. The bones appear to principally represent so-called placoderms; research expertise on this group of early vertebrates is thus essential to allow the researcher to carry out the project.

Duties: Carry out palaeontological research using standard techniques such as mechanical preparation, as well as tomographic scanning and modelling. Writing up the results as papers for peer-reviewed publications.

Requirements: PhD in palaeontology or a similar subject. Broad, in-depth research experience on placoderms. Fluency in English.

Additional qualifications: Experience of tomographic modelling is desireable.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-05-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending 31-12-2020.

Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position please contact: Per Ahlberg, e-mail per.ahlberg@ebc.uu.se, phone number +46 (0)18 471 2641. 

Submit your application by 2 April 2020, UFV-PA 2020/1017.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/1017
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 19.Mar.2020
Last application date 02.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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