Post-Doctoral position in Uppsala ~

11 de febrero de 2008

Post-Doctoral position in Uppsala

SLU announces a vacancy for a post-doctoral position in colonization history
and invasiveness of Roesel´s bush-cricket (Metrioptera roeselii) with
location at the Department of Ecology, Uppsala.

The impact of species invasions, in both natural and managed habitats, is
expected to increase; thus, there is a need for increased knowledge about
invasion mechanisms. A two-year post-doctoral position is available at the
department to study the colonisation history of the invasive Roesel´s
bush-cricket using molecular genetic markers and the influence of the
species colonisation history on invasive traits.
Within the Ecology Department we conduct both empirical and theoretical
research aiming for efficient conservation, plant protection as well as
sustainable forest and crop production. We seek solutions that will aid the
preservation of threatened species, benefit biological diversity and control

Eligibility: Applicants should have a PhD degree or a foreign degree
equivalent to a doctorate.

Qualifications: The applicant should be experienced with the application of
molecular genetic markers and population genetic theory. Knowledge in
phylogeography, insect biology and species invasions is also highly
desirable. The applicant should have proven good skills in both oral and
written scientific English.
The position is full-time and will be granted for a period of two years,
starting as soon as possible.

Documents that should be included with the application: CV, publication
list, PhD diploma, copies of no more than five publications. A short
description (2-4 pages) of previous research, current research interests and
other activities of relevance for the position. Names and addresses of at
least two reference persons. All application documents should be written in
Further information about the position is provided by assistant professor
Anna Lundhagen,, phone no + 46-(0)18 67 23 70, or
associate professor Åsa Berggren,, phone no +
46-(0)18 67 23 44.

Academic union representative Abraham Joel (SACO),
phone no. +46-(0)18-672 923 and Monica Östman (ST),,
phone no. +46-(0)18-671 536.

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications, marked with ref no 462/08, must have arrived at the
Registrator of SLU, P.O. Box 7070, SE-750 07 Uppsala or
no later than 2008-02-29

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