Sort on published: 2017-11-28
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
The Department of Organismal Biology at Uppsala University is internationally renowned for its education and research on topics ranging from developmental biology, systematics, evolution, and physiology. With over 100 researchers and five research programmes (or subdepartments) our interests are wide-reaching, and incorporate a range of collaborative efforts with an engaging educational environment. The Subdepartment of Evolution and Development specifically focuses on the study of vertebrate form and function, evolutionary dynamics, and the mechanisms for changing diversity over time. For more information, see www.iob.uu.se.
The Subdepartment of Evolution and Development now seeks a Postdoctoral researcher to study the anatomy of acanthothoracid placoderms, with special emphasis on their dentition.
Duties: To investigate the anatomy, especially the dentition, of acanthothoracid placoderms - a group of extinct armoured fishes from the Early Devonian period (419 to 393 million years ago). The research will be based principally on microtomographic scans of acanthothoracids from the Prague Basin of the Czech Republic. Specific duties will include reconstructing the anatomy, especially of the head and jaws, from microtomographic data; analysing the phylogenetic relationships of acanthothoracids on the basis of these interpretations, and presenting the conclusions in scientific papers targeted to peer-reviewed journals.
Requirements: To be eligible for the position the applicant must have a PhD degree or equivalent in paleontology and have completed the degree within three years before the application deadline. In special circumstances the PhD can have been completed earlier, including leave of absence due to sickness, parental leave etc.
Applicants must have research experience with early vertebrates, especially acanthoracids and/or other placoderms. Experience of reconstructing fossil morphologies from tomographic scan data. Fluent command of English.
A general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must possess the personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment. Greater emphasis will be placed on the quality of individual scientific publications than on the number of publications.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 01-01-2018 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Temporary full-time position ending 31-12-2019.
For further information about the position please contact
Prof. Per Ahlberg, tel 0046 18 4712641, e-mail email@example.com.
Please submit your application by 10 December 2017, UFV-PA 2017/4261.
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Placement: Department of Organismal Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/4261
Last application date: 2017-12-10