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Postdoctoral fellowship in Aquatic Viral Ecology


Reference number: 2018/116-2.2.1

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Linnaeus University is the result of a merger between Kalmar University and Växjö University.
The research activities within the Department of Biology and Environmental Science include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science
and environmental engineering as well as zoonotic ecology.

The research project
Viruses are the dominant biological entity in aquatic environments and mainly believed to infect microorganisms. At the Aquatic Viral Ecology research group we work on increasing our understanding regarding the genetic diversity within viral populations and communities and how it is linked to biotic and abiotic factors. This project focus on the impact of different nutrient and carbon source on phage abundance and diversity. The project will use high throughput nucleic acid sequencing of viral community DNA as well as isolated phages to investigate their genetic diversity, linking them to co-variations with their hosts, and investigate the phages metabolic potential and how this affects nutrient fluxes.

Qualification requirements for the position is a PhD-degree in environmental microbiology, environmental virology, general virology or equivalent, which has been completed no more than three years before the application deadline. Applicants must not have previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than a year in the same or related subject area at Linnaeus University.Furthermore, the applicant should have knowledge of handling large ‘omics’ data sets.

Other assessment grounds that would place the candidate at an advantage include documented evidence of research experience regarding phages and aquatic virology as well as knowledge in bioinformatics analysis and programming. In addition, the Postdoctoral fellow should have a high proficiency in written and spoken English, be able to solve problems, and have the ability to work independently as well as interact well in a research group.

Terms of employment: The position will be 100 % for 2 years. The starting date is September, 2018 or as soon as the position can be filled thereafter. The position is located in Kalmar, Sweden.

For further information please contact Assistant Professor Karin Holmfeldt (karin.holmfeldt@lnu.se), +46-(0)480-447310; Head of Department Per-Eric Betzholtz (per-eric.betzholtz@lnu.se), +46-(0)480-446238; or HR partner Christian Andersson (christian.andersson@lnu.se), +46-(0)470-708506.Union representatives may be contacted via the university switchboard at +46-772-288000.

Applications should be made through www.lnu.se. Closing date for application is July 30, 2018. The application (in English) should contain a CV (with telephone and e-mail), documentation of exams and grades, a description of motivation and experience relevant to the research project and any other documentation that the applicant would like to present. The candidates should also provide contact details (including telephone number and e-mail address) of two reference persons.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.


Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Monday July 30th, 2018