PhD position in Molecular evolution
Sort on published: 2018-05-09
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The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is organized into six major programs with a total of 220 employees. Research at the department is focused on understanding how living organisms function at the cellular level. The PhD position is placed in Jan Andersson’s research group at the Molecular evolution program.
Within this PhD project you will study how unicellular eukaryotes (protists) adapt to new environments. Mainly the group diplomonads and their relatives will be studied. These organisms are found in oxygen-poor environments, some of which are pathogens for humans and other animals, while others are free living. We are interested in how this diversification has taken place and more generally how eukaryotes adapt to different environments.
Bioinformatic methods that will be used are assembly of genomic sequences and comparative genomic analyzes of various types. The project may also contain laboratory work.
Duties: Research in the project and teaching up to 20%.
Requirements: Master degree in Bioinformatics, Molecular biology, Biotechnology, or equivalent. Experiences in bioinformatic work in Linux/equivalent environment and script programming are desired. Experience of analysis of large-scale sequence data is an advantage. Experience in laboratory work is an advantage, but not a requirement. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Assessment of personal suitability will be an important aspect in the selection.
Application: Application should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience (1 page), a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, a copy of your master thesis or equivalent, and at least one letter of reference.
For further information about the position please contact Jan Andersson, ICM, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the research group, please visit http://www.icm.uu.se/molecular-evolution/andersson-lab/.
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Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: Summer 2018
Working hours: 100 %
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2018-05-07, UFV-PA 2018/1457.
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Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1457
Last application date: 2018-05-17