3 años de postdoc en genética ecológica y biología evolutiva de las algas ~ Bioblogia.net

9 de marzo de 2023

3 años de postdoc en genética ecológica y biología evolutiva de las algas

Oferta compartida por Nuria

A postdoctoral position (3 years, potentially renewable) is available in the laboratory of Olivier De Clerck at Ghent University (Belgium).

Your tasks consist of conducting research on ecological genetics and evolutionary biology of seaweed. Ongoing research topics include effects of life cycle variation on genome evolution and adaptive potential of seaweeds, genetics of local adaption and heritability of phenotypic traits. The successful candidate will have flexibility in designing their own project within the lab's general research area. You will also assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor's or Master's level, counseling Master's students in their exercises and dissertations (up to 30% of your time).

We are looking for an individual who is highly self-motivated and can work independently on a project that he or she will help develop. The successful candidate will have a strong background in evolutionary biology and ecological genetics. Applicants with experience in high-throughput DNA sequence data and genomics (genome assembly and annotation, resequencing) will be especially welcome. The working language in the laboratory is English. Dutch skills although helpful, are not essential.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Olivier.DeClerck@UGent.be. Below you find a formal description of the position, eligibility criteria and info on the application procedure.

Career Opportunities: Post-doctoral assistant (25734)

  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in the domain of phycology.
  • You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor's or Master's level, more specifically within the Phycology & Prostistology, Marine Genomics, Biodiversity Patterns, Ecosystem Functioning and Field Training Biological Research.
  • You will counsel Master's students in their exercises, work placement and Master's dissertation.
  • You will counsel doctoral students within the ongoing projects focused on the diversity, evolutionary and genetic research of seaweed.
  • You hold a doctoral degree (Doctor of Science: Biology, or Doctor of Science: Biochemistry and Biotechnology, or Doctor of Science: Biochemistry, or Doctor of Science: Marine Sciences) or a subject considered relevant by the selection committee. For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
  • You have already conducted research within the field of ecological genetics and evolutionary biology.
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher during your doctorate.
  • You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor's, Master's and/or Advanced Master's programmes.
  • You can present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national peer-reviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated.
  • We offer you a temporary appointment of 3 years. A second appointment of up to 3 years can follow, subject to a favourable evaluation of the first term.
  • Even if you have already been appointed earlier (whether or not at another university and whether or not in the same field of discipline) in a first term of up to three years, you can apply.
  • The second appointment does not have to be immediately connected to a first term.
  • Your appointment will start on 1 May 2023 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:
  • In the field 'Cv': your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific (merged into one pdf file).
  • In the field 'Cover letter': your application letter in pdf format.
  • In the field 'Diploma': a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field 'Certificate of equivalence': only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en). For diplomas awarded in the UK before January 31st of 2020, a certificate of equivalence is not required.
  • As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Olivier De Clerck (Olivier.DeClerck@UGent.be, + 32 (0)9/264 85 00). Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read our FAQ or contact helpdesk (dpo@ugent.be - tel. 09/264 98 98).

Online application: https://www.ugent.be/en/work/applyonline-aap.htm

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