Postdoc position in forest genomics available at SLU/ UPSC

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The Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology was founded in the late 1970s - when the College of Forestry moved to Umeå. The number of employees has since grown steadily is now around 100, including postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students. In the late 1990s it was decided to join with the Department of Plant Physiology at Umeå University to form a research center, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology moved into the premises adjacent to the partner department and together have developed a close and successful collaboration on research issues, technology platforms, and training of master's and doctoral level students. The international element within UPSC is large, with over 40 nationalities represented.

The department conducts introductory and advanced training in plant physiology, ecophysiology, plant molecular biology, forest genetics and forest biotechnology within the Forestry program and at the master level.

The department offers postgraduate studies in biology, specializing in plant physiology, ecophysiology, plant molecular biology and forest genetics. Postgraduate courses are generally held in cooperation with the Department of Plant Physiology.
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Understanding genomic base of trait variation and local adaptation based on genome sequencing is a new frontier research area for genetic improvement of animal and plant. You will participate conifer genomics projects including: (1) Phenotyping and data analyses for adaptive and economically important tree traits; (2) Population and comparative genomics analyses to elucidate conifer adaptive evolution; (3) Genome-wide association study and genomic selection for quantitative traits including phenology, flower, solid-wood, growth and adaptive traits.


Highly motivated and team-oriented candidates with experience in bioinformatics, data analyses for quantitative and population genetics, and genomics. To qualify, you should have a PhD degree in subjects relevant for the position. Experience in tree genomics is an advantage. Good English communication and writing skills are required.

The position is primarily aimed at junior researchers with a doctoral degree which are not older than three years at the end of the application period.

The diploma has to be written or translated into English or Swedish to be confirmed.

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Temporary employment 24 months, with the possibility of extension.



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According to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2023-01-24, use the button below.

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses.

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