1-2 Postdoc positions in molecular evolution
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The position is at the department of Cell and Molecular Biology (ICM) at Uppsala university. We are divided into seven research programs with specializations in the following areas: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Evolution, Molecular Systems Biology and Structure Biology. The department has more than 200 employees and about 70 PhD students. Please read more about ICM at http://www.icm.uu.se.
The position is available in the research group of Siv Andersson (https://www.icm.uu.se/molekylar-evolution/andersson-siv/) at the program of Molecular Evolution.
Project description: The research in Siv Andersson´s group aims to provide a deeper understanding of the forces and mechanisms that drive evolution at the molecular level. The research group studies for example intracellular bacteria that are commonly present in the blood of animals and may cause disease in humans. The goal of this project is to characterize and understand how the bacterial genome evolves in both host-associated and free-living bacterial populations. Lactobacillus that live in the honey stomachs of bees can be used as model organisms for this project, as well as Planctomycetes that grow in soil and water.
Work description: The project includes large-scale bioinformatic analyses of DNA- and protein-data, with a specific focus on genomic data from bacteria. The development and implementation of bioinformatic tools may be included in the position.
Qualifications: We seek a highly motivated person with a PhD exam in biology with specialization in molecular evolution, bioinformatics or related subject areas that the employer considers equivalent. The successful candidate should have strong collaborative skills but also be able to work independently. High requirements on research quality and ethics, including quality and reproducibility of data and analyses, are central for all work in the group.
To be employed as postdoctor at Uppala University your PhD exam should have been obtained within a three-year period prior to the deadline for applications to the position.
Additional merits: Prior experience of bioinformatic studies of microbial genomes is regarded as a merit.
Application: Your application should contain the following:
1) CV 2) letter of motivation describing research interests, knowledge and why you are interested in this position (max 2 pages) 3) list of publications 4) PhD exam 5) up to three letters of recommendation.
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: Monthly individual salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible, after mutual agreement.
Type of employment: 2 years.
Scope of employment: Full time (100%)
For further information about the position please contact: Siv Andersson email email@example.com.
Please submit your application by 21 October 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3217.
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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: 2
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/3217
Last application date: 2019-10-21
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