PhD position in Molecular Biology and Evolution
Sort on published: 2018-05-30
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For information about the Paleobiology group at the Department of Earth Sciences, see: http://www.geo.uu.se/research/palaeobiology/popular-scientific-presentation/http://www.geo.uu.se/research/palaeobiology/ongoing-research/
This PhD position is embedded into the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) “EvoCell”. This network aims to investigate the evolution of cell-types and tissues in a diverse group of animals including vertebrate and invertebrate model- and non-model organisms.
Single-cell and tissue genomic and transcriptomic techniques will be developed and applied for these research organisms. In addition, standard methods such as in-situ hybridization for the detection of gene transcription, and RNAi for the knock-down of gene function may be applied to further investigate the function of developmental key-factor genes identified by single-cell/tissue transcriptome analysis.
The member-laboratories of the EvoCell network will work in close collaboration, and the members, including the involved PhD students will meet regularly for the exchange of data and for the purpose of training. The network brings together eight international research groups and two non-academic organisations.
For further information about “EvoCell”, see: https://www.evocell-itn.eu
The working title for the project offered here is:
Evolution of the Ecdysozoan head and nervous system: insights from cell identity in priapulids
It is, however, possible to extend the project towards velvet worms (Onychophora), another group of animals we are highly interested in. The specificity of the topic (head development, nervous system development), can be altered according to a PhD student’s personal interest.
Please note that this PhD position, due to the projects financial framework/character, is only open to applicants, that have spent at least 24 months of the last three years, outside Sweden (mobility required by ITN). The applicant should be able to prove that requirement in a suitable way.
The applicant must have a university master degree with a strong component of molecular biology, with keen interests in (animal) evolution.
Experience in independent laboratory work, good communication skills (including good English skills (spoken/written)) and the ability to work in a team are essential.
The holder of this PhD-student position shall devote her/his time to own research studies. The applicant must be eligible for PhD studies. Priority is given to those who are deemed to show the greatest aptitude for a successful completion of graduate studies.
The doctoral student is expected to conduct field work in Australia to collect research materials and conduct innovative laboratory investigations. The position is funded for at least four years. Teaching and other tasks during the fourth year allow for continued funding and employment.
Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis as well as other relevant documents that the applicant wishes to refer to.
Rules governing Ph.D. 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/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
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: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 01-10-2018 or as agreed upon. Temporary position four years
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact
Graham Budd, (firstname.lastname@example.org); Ralf Janssen (email@example.com)
Please submit your application by June 30 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1006.
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1006
Last application date: 2018-06-30