Graduate Position: UppsalaU.EvolEcolGenetics
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PhD position in evolutionary ecology and genetics
A four-year PhD position in evolutionary ecology and genetics
is available at the Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University,
Sweden,starting in summer/autumn 2012.
Lineage divergence is a fundamental evolutionary process that can lead
to the generation of reproductively isolated species. In this project
you will study the evolution of reproductive isolation in a naturally
hybridizing species pair of /Silene/. We have identified various
reproductive barriers between the two species in previous studies,
including habitat adaptation and con-specific pollen precedence. In
this project, genomic regions controlling reproductive barriers will
be identified in order to study their evolution. The exact work-plan
of the thesis will be settled together with the doctoral student.
The PhD student will be based the group of Sophie Karrenberg at the
Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University
and will be supervised by Sophie Karrenberg (main supervisor) and Alex
Widmer, ETH Zurich (co-supervisor).
We seek a highly motivated student (MSc degree or equivalent required)
with thorough education and/or strong interest in evolutionary
genetics/genomics, ecology, and statistics. Previous experience with
next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics, ecological experiments and
statistical programming is advantageous. Candidates must be fluent in
English (orally and written). We are looking for individuals who excel
at working independently and, at the same, time have the interpersonal
and communication skills to succeed at working in a team.
The successful candidate will receive her/his postgraduate training
within the postgraduate school at the Evolutionary Biology Centre
(http://www.ebc.uu.se/?languageId=1) that is one of world's leading
research institutions in evolutionary biology. The postgraduate
training comprises four years of full time studies. The successful
candidate will receive a postgraduate fellowship the first year
(15500SEK/month) and a postgraduate position year 2-4 (22400-25100
SEK/month). The position can be combined with up to 20% of teaching
assistantship, which will then prolong the position accordingly.
Please feel free to contact Sophie Karrenberg
(email@example.com, +46 18 471 2863) for more information
but please do not send any attachments (note: not available June
24-July 7). Union representatives are Anders Grundström, Saco-rådet,
tel. +46 18 471 53 80 och Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST, tel. +46 18 471 19
96, Stefan Djurström, Seko, tel. +46 18 471 33 15.
How to apply: Please prepare a letter of intent including descriptions
of 1) your motivation for PhD studies in general and for this position
in particular, 2) your education, especially in evolutionary biology,
genetics/genomics/bioinformatics, ecology, and statistics, 3) your
research interests. The application should further include a CV, an
authorized copy of your MSc degree, and the names and contact
information (address, email address, and phone number) of at least two
reference persons. Relevant publications (including BSc/MSc thesis)
should be enclosed.
YOU ARE WELCOME to submit your application electronically (reference
code UFV-PA 2012/739), NO LATER THAN AUGUST 1, 2012, through
application form accessible from the following webpage:
Evolutionary Biology Center
Dept. of Ecology and Genetics
Plant Ecology and Evolution
Norbyvägen 18 D
752 36 UPPSALA