Postdoctoral Fellow in Fungal Genome Evolution (temporary employment)

Updated: about 15 hours ago
Deadline: 15 Aug 2022

Ref. No. SU FV-2540-22

at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences . Closing date: 15 August 2022.

At the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm University, research and education is conducted in an international environment. The subject areas are Ecology and Evolution, Ecotoxicology, Marine Biology, Plant Physiology and Plant Systematics. Some of the research has direct environmental and societal relevance and the approach is often broad and interdisciplinary. About 140 people are working at the Department, of which ca. 35 are teachers and researchers and 40 are PhD students.

Project description
The position is associated with a larger project, aiming at using filamentous fungal systems to study the underlying mechanisms and evolutionary consequences of natural selection occuring at multiple levels in the biological hierarchy.

Specific foci of the project can be on the rise and fate of somatic mutation in the fungal life cycle, the evolutionary interaction between selfish genetic elements and host defense, and/or the costs and benefits of intraorganismal genetic variation. The specific project may include theoretical, experiental, population and/or comparative genomics methods, depending on the interest of the applicant.

The researcher will be based in the Hanna Johannesson lab . The working atmosphere is international with English as the working language, and the position offers plenty of opportunities for scientific exchange with both genomicists, evolutionary biologists and ecologists.

Main responsibilities
The main responsibility is formulating research project, carrying out reseach and presenting the results in relevant fora.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills, in particular pertaining to fundamental evolutionary biology. A strong interest and experience in research on evolutionary biology is required, and experience in working with fungi is a strong merit. Prior experience in theoretical work, population genetic analyses, microbiology and molecular laboratory work and/or statistical analysis is a specific bonus. The researcher needs to be able to work well in a collaborative environment, as well as independently. Finally, initiative, analytical skills and drive are personal characteristics that are desirable.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 23-01-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Hanna Johannesson: .

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, , Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, , and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter describing
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files). 

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