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Postdoctoral fellow on ancient DNA studies, Tromsø University Museum,
Application deadline: March 29th 2012
The following reference number must be quoted in your application:
The University of Tromsø has vacant a Postdoctoral fellow on the project
ancient DNA analyses of flora and fauna in NW Europe. The starting date
is as soon as possible.
The position is a fixed term of three years.
The position is attached to Tromsø University Museum, Department of
For further information, please contact project leader Inger Greve Alsos,
e-mail: email@example.com, tel + 47 77 62 07 96 or head of Department
of natural sciences Arne C. Nilssen, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
tel +47 77 64 50 12.
The Department of Natural Sciences presently employs 25 staff members,
including 10 permanent scientific positions, one researcher, and 5 PhD
students (http://uit.no). The department has large scientific collections,
documenting more than 130 years of research in North Norway and other
northern regions. The department includes a research group in taxonomy and
biodiversity. The group focuses on diversity, phylogeography, and taxonomy
of northern organism using molecular as well as traditional methods.
The position is on the project "Ancient DNA of NW Europe reveals responses
to climate Change" funded by the Research Council of Norway. The primary
objective of the project is to explore the occurrence of boreal species at
northern latitudes by ancient DNA analyses. Subgoals are to 1) Confirm the
occurrence of trees and other boreal taxa during the LGM period (22,000 -
13,000 BP) at Andøya (Parducci et al. Science 2012), 2) Determine the
occurrence of boreal species on Svalbard during the Holocene warm period,
3) Evaluate the representation of current surrounding vegetation in modern
lake DNA, 4) Test if pollen may contribute to DNA recovered in ancient
soils, and 5) Evaluate implications for inferred species migration rates
as well as climate reconstruction.
See full annoucement at :
Assoc. Prof. Inger Greve Alsos
Tromsø University Museum
Telephone: +47 77 62 07 96
Telefax: +47 77 64 51 05
Alsos Inger Greve