Department of Animal Biosciences. (HBIO)
HBIO is part of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences and is responsible for education, research and postgraduate studies in several basic and applied scientific areas. These areas include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology, toxicology, breeding and genetics, immunology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, epizootology, comparative medicine, food safety and One Health. Our research covers everything from livestock, sports and companion animals to laboratory animals and wildlife. Researchers in the department work across the entire range from molecular mechanisms and microbiology to the overall structure, function and behaviour of animals and how these are affected by breeding, physical activity, care, production, stress, environmental factors and disease.
Markers for the detection of anthelmintic resistance - from farms and genes
We are looking for a motivated person interested in the development of markers for the detection of antimicrobial resistance to deworming drugs (anthelmintics). This will be part of a project funded by Formas. The results obtained will form the basis for measures that actively improve animal health and welfare through sustainable methods of parasite control.
The aim of the PhD project is to develop markers for the detection of anthelmintic resistance. You will investigate fundamental questions about genetic changes in parasites (roundworms) treated with different dewormers on Swedish sheep farms. The work includes laboratory work (metagenomics) and subsequent computer analyses. The PhD student will collaborate with researchers from different disciplines such as molecular genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics and parasitology.
To be eligible for admission to the postgraduate programme, the applicant must have completed a degree at advanced level or courses totalling at least 240 university credits, including at least 60 university credits at advanced level, or have equivalent training or qualifications considered relevant at the examination. Relevant Master's degrees (or equivalent) for this PhD position are, for example, in biology, molecular biology, molecular genetics, biomedicine and bioinformatics or equivalent degrees.
The applicant must have a very good command of English and be able to express him/herself well in written and oral English. The work requires flexibility and the ability to make decisions in order to solve theoretical and practical problems independently. Please explain why you are interested in this particular position. Access is desired after the turn of the year.in this particular position.
Expertise and experience in population genetics, large-scale sequencing (next generation sequencing), genome analysis, bioinformatics, programming, and molecular genetics and molecular biology laboratory work is an asset. Previous documented work with population genetics, GWAS and methods for working with eukaryotic organisms is an advantage.
We are looking for a person who is analytical, thorough and able to carry out independent scientific work and participate in a research group. As the project will involve contact with sheep farmers, the ability to express yourself well in written and spoken Swedish is an advantage, but not a requirement. You appreciate working in a team, both in a national and an international environment.
Place of work:
Forms for funding or employment:
Employment 4 years.
According to agreement.
Welcome with your application via the application button by 2024-03-01 at the latest.
To be eligible for postgraduate level training, you must have a degree at advanced level or at least four years of full-time study, including at least one year at advanced level.
Selection from among eligible applicants will be based on the following criteria: written application with CV, thesis, copies of transcripts and register extracts from previous studies at undergraduate and graduate level at a university, two personal references, good oral and written communication skills in English and Swedish.
Please note that applicants who are invited for an interview must submit notarised copies of diplomas and register extracts from previous studies at a university. Applicants with foreign citizenship must also provide a notarised copy of the page in their passport containing their photo and personal details.
Further information on the English language requirements can be found on the following page:
www. slu.se/utbildning/program-kurser/forskarutbildning/nya-doktorander- sokes/krav-pa-engelskakunskaper/
Read more about SLU's postgraduate education at: www. slu.se/utbildning/program-kurser/forskarutbildning/
Academic union representatives:
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The Swedish University of Agriculture (SLU) plays a key role in developing a sustainable way of life based on science and education. By focussing on the interactions between humans, animals and ecosystems and responsible use of natural resources, we contribute to sustainable social development and good living conditions on our planet. The main locations are Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but we are also active in research stations, experimental parks and educational institutions throughout the country. SLU has around 3,000 employees, 5,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and a turnover of over three billion kronor. The university invests in an attractive environment on its campuses. We are committed to an equal and inclusive working environment where open dialogue between people with different experiences forms the basis for science, creativity and development. We therefore welcome people with different backgrounds and perspectives to apply for the current vacancy.