Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Genetics

A position as a postdoctoral researcher in evolutionary genetics is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology.

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.

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Project description
This project aims to examine the genetic basis of wing polyphenism using waterstriders as a model system from a functional genetic perspective. Use of RNAi screens and in situ hybridizations will be used to examine candidate genes from a transcriptomic study to understand both within and between species variation in wing polyphenism.

The successful candidate will perform functional genomic experiments including RNAi microinjections and in situ hybridization of wing tissue in waterstriders as well analyze data from experiments and write manuscripts for publication.

Qualifications required
To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in Evolutionary Genetics or a relevant field. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

  • documented experience with use of microinjections and application of RNAi on insects
  • documented experience with molecular lab skills such as DNA/RNA extractions and qPCR.
  • documented experience in analysing RNA seq data
  • documented experience in programming in R
  • good collaborative and communicational ability as well as experience from international collaboration
  • documented experience by writing and publishing scientific articles within or a nearby field 

Candidates must be able to express themselves well in spoken as well as written English.

Qualifications desired: Studies and background from biochemistry are desired.

About the employment
The employment in a temporary position for 24 months, with a possibility to an extension up to a maximum of 36 months, according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date as soon as possible, as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Associate professor, Arild Husby, arild.husby@ebc.uu.se

The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to work as a postdoctoral researcher/fellow and why you are suitable for the position, 2) a CV 3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your PhD degree, your grades and a copy of your thesis, 5) name and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.). The application should be written in English.

Please submit your application by 3 April 2023, UFV-PA 2023/310.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/310
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 08.Mar.2023
Last application date 03.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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