Two Researchers in Population Genomics of Bees
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Description: The successful candidates will join the group of Matthew Webster working on evolutionary genomics and population genomics. Research in this group currently focuses on two main areas: 1) the genetic basis of local adaptation and 2) the evolution of recombination. We use multiple species of bees to study these questions. The research primarily involves population-scale genome sequencing and bioinformatic/statistical analyses, but there are also opportunities for field/apiary work and molecular genetics lab work.
A good summary of the research focus can be gained from the following publications:
- Wallberg A, Han F, Wellhagen G, Dahle B, Kawata M, Haddad N, Simões ZL, Allsopp MH, Kandemir I, De la Rúa P, Pirk CW, Webster MT. (2014). A worldwide survey of genome sequence variation provides insight into the evolutionary history of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Nat Genet. 46(10):1081-8.
- Wallberg A, Glémin S, Webster MT. (2015). Extreme recombination frequencies shape genome variation and evolution in the honeybee, Apis mellifera. PLoS Genet. 11(4):e1005189.
- Wallberg A, Pirk CW, Allsopp MH, Webster MT. (2016). Identification of multiple loci associated with social parasitism in honeybees. PLoS Genet. 12(6):e1006097.
Duties: The successful candidates are expected to work on new and ongoing projects under the two main research focuses. The main duties involve analysis of next-generation sequencing data, including processing of raw data, and statistical analysis using population/evolutionary genetics methods. Involvement in sample collection, molecular genetics and teaching/supervision of students is also possible depending on requirements of the projects and interests of the candidate.
Qualifications required: To be eligible for this position, applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in a relevant field. Successful candidates should be proficient in bioinformatics and statistics, ideally including perl scripting, analysis of next-gen sequencing data and population genetics. A strong interest in evolution and social insects is also desirable. Excellent communication skills and high level of motivation are required. Good spoken and written English is required.
How to apply: The application should include a cover letter (including a brief biography and research interests) and a CV (including a list of publications and the contact details of three people who are able to provide references).
Uppsala University finds that gender balance and diversity brings a higher quality to the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
Pay: Individual salaries
Starting: The positions are available as soon as possible for a period of minimum one year.
Type of employment: Temporary position.
Working hours: 100 %
You are welcome to submit your application no later than November 4, 2016, UFV-PA 2016/2821.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Marie Ols, TCO/ST 018-471 2459
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2016/2821
Last application date: 2016-11-04
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