Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Genetics

A position as a  Research Assistant in Population genomics is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Program in Plant Ecology and Evolution.

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: We have recently shown that downy birch (Betula pubescens) is an autopolyploid  that descends from the ancestor of silver birch (Betula pendula). We have also shown that the downy birch hybridize with other birch species. In the present project one will analyze gene expression in  both downy birch (Betula pubescens) and silver birch (Betula pendula) under different environmental conditions.

Duties: The TA will analyze these gene expression data and write down the results.

Qualifications required: Master in bioinformatics or equivalent. Candidates must be able to express themselves very well in spoken as well as written English.

We attach great importance to personal qualities such as ability to cooperate.

Qualifications desired: Experience in the following programming languages (bash, Perl, Python, C, R) will be advantageous.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position until 2023-12-31. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date: as soon as possible, as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Martin Lascoux, Martin.Lascoux@ebc.uu.se, +46 18 471 64 16.

Application: The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself and why you want this position, 2) a short description of your education, 3) a CV and 4) the names 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 latest on 13 June 2023, UFV-PA 2023/2178.

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Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Snarast enligt ök
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/2178
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 31.May.2023
Last application date 16.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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