atthe 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.
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
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.
The position involves research in evolutionary biology.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, email@example.com,
Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46
8 16 34 89, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com (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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