Postdoc recomendado: Ecología molecular en Uppsala (Sweden) ~

20 de marzo de 2020

Postdoc recomendado: Ecología molecular en Uppsala (Sweden)

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A postdoctoral researcher position in molecular ecology with focus on
species-genetic diversity correlations in a meta community perspective
is available in the group of Frank Johansson at the Department of
Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University,
Sweden. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council, FORMAS.

Project description:
We are hiring a postdoctoral researcher for the project” Species-genetic
diversity correlations in a meta community perspective”. The aim
of the project is to understand how species and genetic diversity are
correlated in general, but with and emphasize on urban environments,
and how this relationship is affected by environmental variables such as
habitat size, urban areas, connectivity etc. Our study system is ponds
in the city of Stockholm which are studied with regard to biodiversity
(invertebrates, fish, and amphibians) and environmental variables. The
data set collected will be analyzed with advanced multivariate statistics.

You will use molecular methods as well as community ecology methods to
analyze and summarize data. The molecular work consists of extraction
DNA from already collected samples, preparation of "next generation”
sequencing using ddRadseq, analyzing genetic variation and genetic
structure from molecular data. The community ecology work consists of
several statistical analyses and therefore you need knowledge on one or
several of the following analyses: covariance decomposition, structural
equation modelling (SEM), Redundancy Analysis (RDA), multivariate
regression trees (MRT) och Moran´s eigenvector maps (MEM).

Qualifications required:
A doctoral degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctoral degree,
in the area of evolutionary ecology, ecological genetics molecular ecology
or a similar field of knowledge. Vast experience with molecular genetic
methods is a requirement for the position, and candidates with advanced
knowledge on multivariate statistics will be given priority. Candidates
must be able to express themselves fluently in spoken as well as written
English. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities such as
excellent collaboration skills and sense of initiative. To be eligible
the candidate must have a PhD degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to
this, completed less than three years before the application deadline. The
three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave,
parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Qualifications desired:
We are looking for a highly independent and proficient person to drive
forward the project. The ideal candidate will be a team player that has
experience in the above mentioned qualifications, and proven proficiency
in writing and publishing in English in scientific journals.

The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself,
your research interests and why you want this position, 2) your CV,
3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your doctoral
degree and course grades, 5) the names and contact information to at
least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.), 6) a copy of
your master thesis and 7) publications produced. The application should
be written in English.

The environment:
The Evolutionary Biology Centre is one of the world’s leading research
institutions in evolutionary biology and part of Uppsala University -
the oldest university in Scandinavia. Uppsala University, ranked 7th in
the world in evolutionary biology (CWUR 2017), attracts approximately
40.000 students from all over the world, creating an international and
stimulating research environment. The research themes at the Department
of Ecology and Genetics ( spans the scope from evolutionary
ecology to genetics and metagenomics to studies of ecosystems. The city
of Uppsala is a vibrant college town, conveniently situated 40 minutes
by train from Stockholm (and even closer to the Arlanda International
Airport), with beautiful and easy accessible surroundings.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 2020-06-01, or as agreed.

Type of employment: The position is a temporary position for 24 months

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Frank
Johansson,, +46 18 471 6488.

For more information on ongoing research in our group, see:

Please submit your application April 13, 2020. UFV-PA 2020/778.

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Frank Johansson
Professor in Conservation Biology
Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University
SE-75236 Uppsala
Phone: +46 70-3179751
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