Empieza tu propio grupo de investigación en biodiversidad y evolución en el Museo de Historia Natural de Suecia ~ Bioblogia.net

26 de junio de 2021

Empieza tu propio grupo de investigación en biodiversidad y evolución en el Museo de Historia Natural de Suecia

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The Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM) is hiring a tenure-track researcher in Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS), within the field of biodiversity and evolution. The appointed researcher will receive a start-up package of 17 M SEK, which includes funding to establish their own independent research group.

The NRM (www.nrm.se) is a major research institute with state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated laboratories that enable high-quality research on a broad range of natural history topics. The museum is located in Stockholm, which by many is regarded as one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, and is home to a vibrant scientific community with several leading research institutes, including the world-leading research infrastructures at the Science for Life Laboratory, nearby Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology.

The research position is funded by the SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS), which is a 12-year initiative funded with a total of 3.1 billion SEK from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (for more details, see www.scilifelab.se/data-driven). The DDLS Fellows will be recruited as independent group leaders at the respective host institution, and will have the opportunity to link up with other local research groups as well as the within the national DDLS programme.

Each DDLS Fellow will receive a recruitment package of 17 MSEK, which is meant to cover 5 years of his/her own salary, two PhD students andtwo postdoc positions, as well as running costs. The Fellow positions are tenure-track, and the universities/organizations will assume the long-term responsibility of their support as tenured faculty.


DDLS in biodiversity and evolution concerns research that takes advantage of the massive data streams offered by techniques such as high-throughput sequencing of genomes and biomes, continuous recording of video and audio in the wild, high-throughput imaging of biological specimens, and large-scale remote monitoring of organisms or habitats. This research subject area aims to lead the development or application of novel methods relying on machine learning, artificial intelligence, or other computational techniques to analyze these data and take advantage of such methods in addressing major scientific questions in evolution and biodiversity.

More specifically, at the NRM this research will be aimed at developing a deeper and dynamic understanding of biodiversity and ecosystem change, and to enable predictions on environmental change on global and local ecosystems. The scientific topics comprise the development and evolution of life, biodiversity, human evolution, environmental research or landscape ecology. From a methodological perspective, examples of such research include analyses of large-scale data within phylogenetics, population genetics or metagenomics, as well as image analysis or research on morphological and distributional data.


In order to qualify for the DDLS Research Fellowship, the applicant must have completed a doctoral degree in Sweden or an equivalent degree from another country. The position is primarily aimed at applicants who have received such a degree no more than eight years before the deadline for applications.

Since the DDLS Fellowships are aimed at early career researchers, having completed a PhD degree within the last eight years will constitute an important merit. During the selection process, special attention will also be given to research excellence within the field of DDLS in biodiversity and evolution. The applicants will also be evaluated on the basis of the planned research within the subject field, as well as experience in leadership and student supervision and track record in obtaining research grants.


The candidate will be employed as researcher until further notice, but no longer than five years. The contract may be extended under special circumstances, such as due to sick leave or parental leave. The successful DDLS candidate will be offered the choice to be employed at the department within the museum that best fits the candidate’s research profile. The museum’s life science departments are Bioinformatics and Genetics (BIO), Botany (BOT), Environmental Research and Monitoring (MFÖ),
Palaeobiology (PAL) and Zoology (ZOO).

The DDLS Fellows at NRM will, upon a successful evaluation of their project, be offered the opportunity for their employment to be transformed into a permanent researcher position financed by NRM. Researchers employed at the NRM, including DDLS Fellows, also have the opportunity to apply
for promotion to full professor


Applications should be submitted no later than September 5th, 2021, through the NRM recruitment portal. The recruitment portal and full instructions for applicants is available through this link:

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