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17 de agosto de 2012

Sweden: Two postdoctoral positions in forest genomics

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science and Umeå Plant
Science Center (UPSC) welcome applications for two postdoctoral positions
in forest genomics.  The positions are funded through ProCoGen, an EU
FP7 project that aims at developing tools for functional and comparative
genomics in conifers. More information regarding ProCoGen can be found
at http://bfw.ac.at/rz/bfwcms.web?dok=9020.

The chosen candidates will perform high-quality research and be
exceptionally mentored. UPSC is a centre of Excellence for Plant and
Forest Biology and Biotechnology, located in northern Sweden. Our ca. 200
employees (including about 40 faculty members) perform world-leading
research and have access to outstanding infrastructure with many
shared resources and platforms, including advanced facilities for
growing, transforming and manipulating our main model systems. UPSC
is consistently ranked as one of the top places in the world for
post-doctoral studies. About half of the staff at UPSC are non-Swedes,
and the composition of employed staff and students at UPSC is highly
dynamic, representing on average 35 nationalities.

Project 1: De novo sequencing of the Pinus sylvestris genome,
Ref. No. 315-697-12 The goal of this project is de novo genome sequencing
of two species of pines (Pinus) where UPSC is the lead institution for the
Pinus sylvestris (Scot's pine) genome project. Building on our earlier
experiences with conifer genome sequencing in the Norway spruce genome
project, the post doc will be working with the sequencing project. Work
tasks will include coordinating sampling and library preparations,
managing next generation sequencing data (NGS) and working on genome
assembly and annotation. Previous experiences with handling and analyzing
NGS data and/or genome assembly is highly desired.

Project 2: Comparative conifer genome analyses, Ref. No. 315-698-12
This project is aimed at comparative analyses of genomcis data
from conifers. The project will involve targeted BAC sequencing and
large-scale genome computational comparisons from a number of conifer
species. Previous experiences with handling and analyzing NGS data
is highly desirable as well as experience working with comparative,
computational and/or evolutionary genomics data.

To qualify for a position you must have a PhD degree, or equivalent, in
a relevant field. The degree should preferably not be older than three
years. Candidates ideally should possess a background in high-throughput
genotyping, bioinformatics, and statistical genetics.  We are looking
for team-oriented persons with documented capabilities of conducting
autonomous scientific research, as well as skills in writing scientific
publications. The working language of UPSC is English and thus high
competencies in this language are required.

A full application should contain: a cover letter, a CV, a publication
list, copies of relevant exam certificates and publications, a description
of your research interests, a statement about why you are interested in
the project, and contact information for three referees.

The application can be submitted either electronically or in hard-copy
form. All documents submitted in hard-copy form should be in duplicate,
and all electronically submitted material should be in MS Word or PDF
format. Please observe that, if you wish to apply for both positions,
two separate applications are needed.

For more information about the positions, please contact professor Pär
K. Ingvarsson par.ingvarsson@emg.umu.se.

Union information is available from SACO,  +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO,
 +46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST,  +46-(0)90-786 54 31.

Your complete application, marked with the relevant reference number,
should be sent to jobb@umu.se (state the reference number as subject)
or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive
September 7, 2012 at the latest.

Pär K. Ingvarsson
Professor, Evolutionary Genetics
Umeå Plant Science Centre
Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
Linneaus väg 6
Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden
tel.  +46-(0)90-786-7414, fax. +46-(0)90-786-6705

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