Researcher in quantitative genetics
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A position as a researcher in quantitative genetics of forest trees is
available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Plant Ecology and
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
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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
For further information about the position please contact: Professor
Martin Lascoux, Martin.Lascoux@ebc.uu.se, +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.
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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%
County: Uppsala län
Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/3776
Last application date: 2021-10-25