Postdoctoral Researcher in Evolutionary Biology (*UFV-PA 2012/68)* ~

31 de enero de 2012

Postdoctoral Researcher in Evolutionary Biology (*UFV-PA 2012/68)*

at the Animal Ecology Program, the Department of Ecology and Genetics,
Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC) with starting date being May 1^st ,
2012, or as soon as possible after this date. The Evolutionary Biology
Center hosts one of the world's largest aggregations of evolutionary
biologists, and is a prime research environment for a wide range of
fields in evolutionary biology and genetics (see ""
for more information). The working atmosphere is very international with
English as our operational language. Uppsala University is the oldest
university in Scandinavia and the city of Uppsala is a vibrant student
town with beautiful surroundings conveniently situated 40 minutes with
train from Stockholm.

*Brief research outline: **The holder of this position will direct
research towards an evolutionary understanding of **the genomics of
metabolic rate**. Insects (seed beetles) will serve as the model system.
The candidate will first complete a collaborative effort to produce a
/de novo/ complete genome sequence of our main model system
(/Callosobruchus maculatus/) which is currently underway. The holder of
this position will then concentrate on the genetics of metabolic rate
using focussed genotype-phenotype matching and upon sex-specific
selection on discrete genotypes using experimental genomics. This
research will involve whole-organism phenotyping of metabolic rate
(using a state-of-the art respirometry system) and will focus on those
nuclear and mitochondrial genes that are involved in the oxphos pathway
and epistatic interactions between these.*

*This post*doctoral position forms a part of a new project on genetic
conflict, funded by the European Research Council and the Swedish
Research Council. The entire project will employ some 6-8 postdocs and
PhD students, apart from a full time TA and the PI, and will strongly
encourage interactions and collaborations within the group.**

*Salary and appointment*: The period of initial appointment is two
years, with the possibility of prolonging the contract with another two
years *(i.e., 2+2 years)*. Uppsala University adopts an individual
salary policy but the starting salary for postdoctoral researchers is
typically about 29.000 SEK per month and includes full social benefits.

*Eligibility:*The successful candidate must have a Ph.D, or an exam
which is judged comparable to a PhD, that was completed within three
years of the application deadline. Applicants that received their PhD
earlier than this date will be considered if special circumstances exist
(such as prolonged periods of illness, parental leave, military service,
union duties and others of similar character).

*Qualifications and merits*: The ideal candidate has a documented
expertise in using genomic tools in evolutionary biology and has a
documented interest in the study of phenotypic selection and/or general
evolutionary theory. Experience of /de novo/ next-generation sequencing
is a merit, as is experience of genotype-phenotype matching using
genomic data and/or comparative genomics. Experience of laboratory work
with insects and/or previous experience of work with respirometry
phenotyping of metabolism will also be considered merits. Because the
holder of this position will interact and collaborate closely with other
members of the group, we will put emphasis on both independence and
ability to collaborate. The holder of this position will be responsible
for orchestrating part of the larger research project as an independent
junior scientist and the ideal candidate therefore already has some
postdoctoral research experience.**

*To apply:*Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae
including a list of publications and a short (1-3 pages) description of
past research accomplishments and future research ambitions. Applicants
should also include names and e-mail addresses of two referees and
should specify the date they will be available to start the position.

*For further information*about the position, please contact the PI of
the group: Professor Göran Arnqvist (phone +46 18 471 2645, e-mail The trade union representatives are Anders
Grundström, Saco (the Swedish Confederation of Professional
Associations), phone +46 18 471 5380, Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST (the
Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), phone +46 18 471 1996,
and Stefan Djurström, Seko (the Union of Service and Communication
Employees), phone +46 18 471 3315.

*You are welcome*to submit your application no later than *March
20**,**2012 (UFV-PA 2012/68)*. Please use the link below for access to
an on-line application portal:


Prof. Göran Arnqvist
Animal Ecology
Department of Ecology and Evolution
Evolutionary Biology Centre
University of Uppsala
Norbyvägen 18d
SE - 752 36 Uppsala
Phone: +46-(0)18-471 2645
Cell phone: +46-(0)70-2935032
Fax: +46-(0)18-471 6484
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