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Postdoctoral Researcher – Ecological Genomics, Evolution Along Environmental Gradients Project

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Uppsala University invites applications for a position as a Postdoctoral researcher in ecological genomics is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Animal ecology program, Sweden – Nov 2021

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: November 1, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: Jan 10, 2022
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Animal ecology program
Department of Ecology and Genetics
Uppsala University

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Qualification Details

To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in of evolutionary ecology, ecological genetics, molecular ecology or similar field. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Experience with molecular genetic analyses is a requirement for the position. Candidates must be able to express themselves fluently in spoken as well as written English, and have written and published in international scientific journals. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities such as excellent collaboration skills, good initiative and high independence to drive the project forward.

Qualifications desired: Proficient in R and/or Python and have experience with next-generation sequencing and gene expression data analyses (Bioconductor packages), multivariate statistics and mixed-effects modelling.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The successful candidate will conduct laboratory experiments and gene expression analyses with populations collected along replicated climatic gradients in northern Europe to characterize plasticity along the geographical range of the moor frog. In addition, the candidate will participate in genomic analyses of material collected earlier across smaller spatial scales.

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Reference Number: UFV-PA 2021/3676
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Documents Required

The application should include

  1. a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to work as a postdoctoral researcher/fellow and why you are suitable for the position,
  2. a CV
  3. a short description of your education,
  4. a copy of your PhD degree, your grades and a copy of your thesis,
  5. name and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.),
  6. relevant publications. The application should be written in English.

About the Project

We are hiring a post-doc in the project ‘Evolution along environmental gradients: does non-adaptive plasticity drive climate adaptation and species range limits?’ The goal is to understand the relative roles of phenotypic plasticity and genetic adaptation for thermal performance at different spatial scales using natural amphibian populations as models. Previous studies in these systems have shown the importance of countergradient variation in local climatic adaptation.

About the Department

The Department of Ecology and Genetics is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research spans from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of ecosystems. For more information, see

About the Employer: Uppsala University


About the employment: 

The employment is a temporary position according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-01-10 or as agreed.

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact: Prof. Anssi Laurila,, +46 18 471 6493.

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.seST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.seSaco-rådet

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