Ref SLU ua 2019.2.5.1-3642
Department of Plant Biology
A position as postdoc is available at the Department of Plant Biology, at SLU, Uppsala. The department has about 90 employees and is active within research areas focused on plant development, diversity and defence (www.slu.se/en/departments/plant-biology-forest-genetics). The Department belongs to the Uppsala BioCenter (www.bioc.slu.se), an excellent scientific environment combining competence in plant biology, forest mycology and pathology, microbiology, food science, chemistry and biotechnology. It also offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, including modern plant growth facilities as well as equipment for bioimaging and molecular biology. The department is also a member of the Linnean Centre for Plant Biology in Uppsala (www.lcpu.se), a platform for interactions between plant scientists at SLU and Uppsala University. Uppsala is host to a SciLifeLab node (www.scilifelab.se) that offers national platforms for genomics, proteomics and microscopy.
A post-doctoral position is available in in a newly funded project aimed at developing novel breeding tools for timothy (Phleum pretense). The work involves generating and curating genomic resources for timothy, including de novogenome sequencing and annotation.
Applicants should have a PhD in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics or related fields and a genuine interest to carry out genomics work on non-model organisms. Applicants should have excellent bioinformatics skills related to large genomic datasets and experiences working with genome assembly and annotation is highly desirable. Familiarity with population and comparative genomics and bench skills associated with DNA and RNA extraction and library preparations are considered a merit.
Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities such as creativity, motivation and drive. Good knowledge of English in both speech and writing is a prerequisite. Candidates should also have an ability to conduct independent research, take initiative, ask pertinent scientific questions, and interact with other scientists.
As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most.
Place of work:
Form of employment:
Temporary employment, 24 months with possibility for extension.
According to agreement.
We welcome your application no later than 2019-10-31
Academic union representatives:
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.
SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.
SLU is an equal opportunity employer.
Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019