PhD student position in speciation genomics
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A PhD student position in speciation genomics is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University. Closing date: 2017-04-04.
The Department of Ecology and Genetics is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research spans from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of ecosystems. A number of high-profile projects address natural and sexual selection, local adaptation, speciation, molecular evolution, microbial diversity, and ecosystem processes. For more information, see www.ieg.uu.se.
Project description: The main focus of the project is to investigate the genomic basis to sterility among hybrids between pied and collared flycatchers and possible links to variation in genetic compatibility among individuals belonging to the two parental species. Pied and collared flycatchers occur in a natural hybrid zone on Öland, Sweden where we have been collecting complete reccords of breeding performance and blood samples during 14 years. You will contribute to the collection of breeding data on a yearly basis (May-June), perform experiments in the field and analyse a combination of field data and RNA/DNA sequence data. The results will be published in scientific journals and presented at conferences.
Requirements: To be eligible for a PhD-student position the applicant must hold a master degree (or equivalent) within a relevant field. Candidates must be fluent in spoken as well as written English. It is important that you have a genuine interest in evolutionary biology.
Meritorious: Previous experiments on behavioural trials using birds as models and from tissue sampling for RNA-seq analyses.
Position: The graduate program covers four years of full-time study. The position can be combined with teaching (maximum 20%), which prolongs the employment with the corresponding time. More information about postgraduate studies at Uppsala University is available at http://www.teknat.uu.se/education/postgraduate/. The salary will be set according to local agreements. Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/Rules_and_regulations_in_English/
Instructions for the application: The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your researh interests and motivation of why you want to do a PhD and why you are suitable for the position, 2) a short description of your education, 3) a CV, 4) a copy of your master degree and course grades, 5) the names and contact infomation to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone number), 6) a copy of your master thesis and 7) relevant publications. The application should be written in English.
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
Starting date: As agreed.
For further information about the position please contact: Professor Anna Qvarnström, anna.qvarnström@ebc.uu.se, +46 18 471 64 06.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-04-04. UFV-PA 2017/822.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/822
Last application date: 2017-04-04