Sort on published: 2018-05-04
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The Department of Organismal Biology teaches and explores the evolution, development and function on the organismal level. For more information see www.iob.uu.se.
Project description: A two-year postdoc is needed to investigate the fin spines of primitive jawed vertebrates from palaeohistological and developmental perspectives. The palaeohistological research will focus on the fossil fin spines of the Devonian bony fish Psarolepis, using data from synchrotron microtomography to reconstruct the three-dimensional tissue structure. The developmental research will investigate the molecular regulation of fin spine development in the extant elephant shark Callorhinchus. The main focus of the project will be palaeontological.
Duties: Perform scanning experiment in a synchrotron facility. Reconstruct the data. Use segmentation software such as Mimics or VGStudioMax for 3D modelling of histology. Carry out developmental studies on Callorhinchus material, including standard molecular techniques. Write scientific manuscripts to publish the results in 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.
For this position a PhD in vertebrate palaeontology or similar discipline is required. Knowledge of vertebrate bone histology. The applicant must be fluent in English.
Additional qualifications: Past experience of working with fin spines, ideally including developmental as well as palaeohistological studies, is a strong merit.
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: 01-07-2018 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Temporary position ending 30-06-2020.
For further information about the position please contact
Prof. Per Ahlberg, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 17 May 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1505.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
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
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1505
Last application date: 2018-05-21