2-year post-doc position – the genomics of ecological speciation in whitefish ~ Bioblogia.net

11 de abril de 2012

2-year post-doc position – the genomics of ecological speciation in whitefish

Umeå University, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science

Project description
Scandinavian populations of whitefish form distinct ecomorphs with separate
spawning sites within 50-100 years. This finding provides a unique
opportunity to study sympatric speciation “as it happens”. In this project
we study the degree of differentiation in genetic and morphological traits
by comparing diverging whitefish populations of different age (50-10000
years). The objective is to produce a time line showing in which order
different phenotypic and molecular traits change, and, ultimately, to
provide a mechanistic understanding of the ecological and genetic mechanisms
that leads to ecological speciation. We are now looking for a candidate with
strong competence in molecular population genetics and genomics.

To qualify for the position you should have a PhD degree in evolutionary
biology or equivalent. Knowledge of population genetics, molecular genetic
methods (e.g. RNAseq, qRT-PCR, and genotyping) and bioinformatics/statistics
is highly desirable. From the successful candidate, we expect a documented
capability of autonomous scientific research work and skills in writing
scientific publications in English. International applicants are encouraged
to apply.

The application should include a short description of your research
interests and why you are interested in the position, a CV, a publication
list, copy of PhD certificate and publica-tions, and contact information to
3 reference persons. The application should be written in Swedish or English
and can be submitted either electronically (MS Word or PDF for-mat) or in
hard-copy (2 copies) form.For more information, contact Professor Göran
Englund, phone: +46-(0)90-786 9728, e-mail: goran.englund@emg.umu.se, or
Xiao-Ru Wang, phone: +46-(0)90-786 9955, e-mail: Xiao-Ru.Wang@emg.umu.se.
Your complete application should be sent to goran.englund@emg.umu.se before
May 15, 2012.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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