Research assistant in human African population genetics
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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.
The position is placed in the Schlebusch research group within the Human Evolution Program at the Department of Organismal Biology (Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University). The Human Evolution Program, has a broad interest in population genetics and human evolution. The Schlebusch group is specifically interested in studying human history on the African continent and use genetic data from modern day populations and ancient remains as a tool for the inference of African history. The group is funded by the Swedish Research Council and the European Research Council (ERC). The research environment is multidisciplinary with experts in ancient DNA, population genomics and computational biology. The group is international and English is the working language. See Dr. Schlebusch web-page for more information on the research and recent publications (http://www.iob.uu.se/research/human-evolution/schlebusch) and Human Evolution web-page for more information on the sub-Department (http://www.iob.uu.se/research/human-evolution/).
Duties: Handling and trial preparation for sequencing and genotyping of modern DNA samples from blood / saliva and routine work in regular labs. Work in a specially-built laboratory under cleanroom conditions with ancient DNA to generate sequence data from human remains. The work includes documentation and sampling from bones / teeth, DNA extraction, library preparation, amplification and quantification as well as careful cleaning of the lab.
Requirements: Batchelor degree with a focus on molecular biology, biomedicine, genetics or other orientation that the employer considers equivalent. Experience of work at molecular biology research lab or cleanroom. Experience of work with next generation sequencing methods, DNA extraction, PCR and DNA quantification. Good knowledge of English in speech and writing. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities such as planning and organizational skills, accountability and accuracy.
Additional qualifications: Experience and knowledge about human population genetics.
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Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 15-10-2019 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 31-01-2020.
Scope of employment: 100%
For further information about the position please contact: Carina Schlebusch, e-mail email@example.com
Please submit your application by 10 October 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3236.
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Placement: Department of Organismal Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/3236
Last application date: 2019-10-10
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