Researcher in quantitative genetics

Uppsala University


October 25, 2021


Researcher in quantitative genetics

Published: 2021-10-11

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

A position as a researcher in quantitative genetics of forest trees is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Plant Ecology and Evolution.

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 www.

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Project description: Our group works on plant population genetics and evolutionary biology with a special emphasis on local adaptation and related questions. We study primarily two groups of plants: the tetraploid weed Capsella bursa-pastoris and its close relatives and forest trees (spruces, birches, larches and poplars). The present position is associated with the EU-funded H2020 B4EST project and more specifically with the development of new breeding strategies and the evaluation of the potential of group selection in forest tree breeding.

Duties: The candidate will be responsible for gathering available data in breeding programs and analyzing them. Population and quantitative genetics data analyses, computer simulations and publishing articles.

Qualifications required: A doctoral degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctoral degree, in within population or quantitative genetics. The applicant is expected to have a solid background in quantitative and population genetics and be familiar with UNIX environments and have experience in standard statistical methods. We attach great importance to personal qualities such as good collaboration skills. Candidates must be able to express themselves very well in spoken as well as written English.

Qualifications desired: Proficiency in relevant programming languages (e.g. bash, Perl, Python, C) will be a strong advantage.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 2021-11-01, or as agreed.

Position : The position is a temporary position until 2022-04-30.

Scope of employment: 50% until 2021-12-31 and 100% between 2022-01-01 and 2022-04-30.

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Martin Lascoux,, +46 18 471 64 16.

Application: The application should include 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.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than October, 25 2021. UFV-PA 2021/3776.

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Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics

Type of employment: Full-time/Part-time , Temporary position 3-6 months

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 50-100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben ST/TCO Saco-rådet

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/3776

Last application date: 2021-10-25

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