Postdoc taxonómico combinando filogenética y microscopía/morfología de hongos ~

12 de marzo de 2022

Postdoc taxonómico combinando filogenética y microscopía/morfología de hongos

Oferta compartida por Nuria

We offer a 2-year postdoc position within a project financed by the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative.

The project aims to improve the knowledge about the species diversity in the order Atheliales and to sort the species into a taxonomic system based on evolutionary relations. A special focus will be given to the genus Athelia for which previous studies have identified difficulties to delimit species based on morphology. The position includes evaluating species boundaries using molecular methods and to evaluate any morphological differences based on those analyses. It will therefore include field work to collect material, and to search for new species within the order, and contact with herbaria for loans of materials. It includes lab work for extraction and amplification of DNA and also morphological studies including microscopy, and depiction of morphological characteristics. Since the present classification into genera often do not represent evolutionary relations, the classification will be revised which will require phylogenetic analyses.

PhD degree in biology or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in biology. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree less than three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.
The applicant should have experience from field work, working with biological materials, generating and analyzing DNA data and performing and interpreting phylogenetic analyses. The applicant should be fluent in both written and spoken English, and have experience of writing scientific texts in English.
The applicant should be able to work independently, but also work well in groups and be able to give and receive constructive criticism.

Additional qualifications
Knowledge in fungal taxonomy and description of species is desirable. Especially knowledge and practical experience of corticiod fungi and Swedish conditions.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 24 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-07-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.
Find more details here, and submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.
Please submit your application by 4 of April 2022, UFV-PA 2022/545.
For further information about the position, please contact: Martin Ryberg, tel:+46-18-471 26 47

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