Postdoctoral Fellow in Yeast Evolution and Genomics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 23 Oct 2022

Ref. No. SU FV-3441-22

at the Department of Zoology . Closing date: 23 October 2022.

The Department of Zoology at Stockholm University consists of five divisions: Ecology, Ethology, Functional Zoomorphology, Population Genetics, and Systematics & Evolution. The department accommodates 45–50 staff and a similar number of PhD students. The advertised postdoctoral position will be placed in the Division of Population Genetics.

Project description
We are looking for a postdoc to join our yeast evolution and genomics lab at Stockholm University, Sweden. The position (100 % research) is for two years with the possibility for extension. Applicants will have a strong interest in evolutionary processes, especially in mechanisms of adaptation, and be familiar with the principles of quantitative and population genetics.

Members of our lab are currently working on a range of topics including the effects of hybridization on rates and mechanisms of adaptation, the genetic basis of adaptation to environmental stress, epistasis, fitness landscapes, speciation mechanisms, and comparative genomics. We use both experimental and theoretical approaches.

The project the applicant will work on is flexible and depends on personal preferences and ideas. The applicant is encouraged to develop a project that harnesses the power of experimental evolution, genomics, and the model system Saccharomyces, to address fundamental questions in evolutionary biology.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research in evolutionary biology.

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. Ideally, the candidate has experience in molecular genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics. Prior training in experimentation with Saccharomyces yeast, hypothesis-driven research and quantitative thinking are desirable. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, good communicators, and happy to work in an international team.

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 is January 2023.

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 Dr. Rike Stelkens, Associate Professor, .

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 indicating your interests and your project ideas
  • CV – degrees, work experience and a list of publications
  • Copy of PhD diploma.

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position .

You are welcome to apply!

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