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Postdoctoral position on Small-RNAs in mycoparasitic interactions

Ref SLU.ua.2022.2.5.1-1433

Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology

The department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology undertakes fundamental and applied research focused on interactions involving plants, pathogenic, symbiotic and saprotrophic fungi and other microorganisms and their role in forest and agricultural systems. The department offers a creative and stimulating international environment and is part of the Uppsala BioCenter at SLU.

Read more about how it is to work at SLU at https://www.slu.se/om-slu/jobba-pa-slu/

Project description:

Small RNAs (sRNAs) are noncoding RNA molecules play a central role in gene silencing at transcriptional and post-transcriptional level also known as RNA interference (RNAi). sRNAs are important for a variety of functions in organisms including the interactions between hosts and their parasites, pathogens and symbionts by modulating the regulatory machinery through targeted gene silencing. In addition, sRNAs can move bidirectional between species and influence the biology of recipient species. This project is aimed to study the biological and regulatory roles of sRNAs in fungal-fungal interactions in relation to mycoparasitism and biocontrol of fungal plant diseases.

Work duties:

We seek a motivated postdoctoral candidate to join our ongoing research project on small-RNA based strategies to control fungal plant pathogens. The postdoc is expected to perform RNA-seq (including sRNA and degradome seq) data analysis from the mycoparasitic fungus Clonostachys rosea, and the plant pathogenic fungi Fusarium graminearum and Botrytis cinerea, with focus on sRNAs diversity and expression pattern, their potential target genes and effect on transcriptome during mycoparasitic interactions.

Qualifications:

The candidate should have a PhD degree in biology, bioinformatics, genetics or any other relevant field. PhD should have obtained not later than 3 years before the application deadline (not including parental leave). A proven experience of bioinformatic skills in analysing and managing large sequencing datasets is highly recommended. Previous experience from research in fungal-fungal and plant-microbe interactions will be considered as a merit. Good knowledge of English in both speaking and writing is a prerequisite. Candidates should also have an ability to initiate, plan, and to work in team and independently.

Place of work:

Uppsala

Form of employment:

Fixed term employment for 12 months

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

According to the agreement

Application:

Welcome with your application via the application button below no later than 2022-05-20.

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/min-anstallning/facket/kontaktpersoner/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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.

www.slu.se

Contact person

Magnus Karlsson

+46 18 671837

magnus.karlsson@slu.se

Mukesh Dubey

+46 18 671540

mukesh.dubey@slu.se

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Post expires on fredag maj 20th, 2022

PhD student position in silviculture with focus on planted birch

Ref 2022.2.5.1-1235

Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

SLU is one of the world’s highest ranked universities in several subject areas and is ranked #1 in forestry (CWUR). At our centre we carry out research, teaching and dissemination of scientific findings with direct application to the sustainable management of forests. We have a multidisciplinary profile, with global relevance and specialized expertise on forests and forestry as complex socio-ecological systems. We closely collaborate with multiple stakeholders and conduct applied research in silviculture, forest ecology, pathology, policy and planning. We teach bachelor, Masters and PhD level courses addressing all of these subject areas.

We are accepting applications for PhD student in the new Centre of Excellence in Fast Growing Broadleaves (TREES FOR ME) at the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre at SLU. The centre works in close collaboration with the forestry sector and other stakeholders. 

TREES FOR ME Competence Centre 

Climate change puts our forests at risk and currently, the forest biomass production is neither secure, sustainable nor sufficient to meet the future demands of both the energy and process industry sector, nor well-placed to meet additional societal goals for forest biodiversity, recreation , and aesthetics.

‘TREES FOR ME’ is a centre of excellence on fast growing broadleaves, i.e. poplar, aspen, hybrid aspen and birch, for sustainable forests, materials and energy . Fifty partner organizations representing academic and research institutes, and the enterprise and public sectors will collaborate in TREES FOR ME working together to find solutions to mitigate some of these future risks to forest health. The centre’s goal is to develop science-based, innovative solutions for, and build future competence in, a new forest biomass supply system for conversion to high-value material and energy products. In total, 13 PhD students will be recruited to the centre and will collaborate with stakeholders representing the whole forest-based value chain, to build research excellence and knowledge for Swedish energy and forest sectors and society in general.  

Silviculture of birch plantations

Description:

The aim of the PhD student position is a doctoral degree. In this 4-year project the student will primarily do research in silviculture and modelling of growth and yield of planted birch. The PhD studies include establishment and analysis of field based experiments with the overall aim to improve our knowledge in birch management. The PhD student will get a research education in silviculture with training in forest growth & yield modelling, ecophysiology and sustainable forest management.

The PhD student will be included in our research team with focus on forest management using empirical data and mechanistic modelling. We do research on all types of forest management systems and a wide range of forestry use, including forest conservation management. Our team are responsible for the teaching in silviculture on two masters- and one bachelor program.

Qualifications:

The applicant should by the date of admission to PhD studies have a M. Sc. degree in silviculture or related forest sciences, biostatistics or a related discipline but with main focus on understanding tree and stand growth and development. Other beneficial qualifications are experience of forestry analytics, using preferably R programming language and/or GIS softwares, and good communications skills with fluency in written English. Drivers license is a necessity for the work duties. The application must contain: A letter with expectations on the position and what you personally finds interesting within the silviculture research subject (max 1 page), CV and contact information to two reference persons.

Place of work:

Alnarp

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment (4 years)

Starting date:

September 1st  2022 or according to agreement.

Application:

Click the “Apply” button to submit your application. The deadline is 2022-05-31.

To qualify for third-cycle (Doctoral) courses and study programmes, you must have a second-cycle (Master’s) qualification. Alternatively, you must have conducted a minimum of four years of full-time study, of which a minimum of one year at second-cycle level.

Applicants will be selected based on their written application and CV, degree project, copies of their degree certificate and transcript of records from previous first and second-cycle studies at a university or higher education institution, two personal references, and knowledge of English. More information about the English language requirements can be found here: www.slu.se/en/education/programmes-courses/doctoral-studies/new-doctoral-students/english-language-requirements/

Please note that applicants invited to interview must submit attested copies of their degree certificate, a transcript of records from previous first and second-cycle studies at a university or higher education institution. Applicants who are not Swedish citizens need to submit an attested copy of their passport’s information page containing their photograph and personal details.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/programmes-courses/doctoral-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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.

www.slu.se

Contact person

Emma Holmström

Universitetslektor

040-41 51 14, 073-715 06 02

emma.holmstrom@slu.se

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Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

Phd student position in forest pathology

Ref 2022.2.5.1-1258

Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

SLU is one of the world’s highest ranked universities in several subject areas and is ranked #1 in forestry (CWUR). At our centre we carry out research, teaching and dissemination of scientific findings with direct application to the sustainable management of forests. We have a multidisciplinary profile, with global relevance and specialized expertise on forests and forestry as complex socio-ecological systems. We closely collaborate with multiple stakeholders and conduct applied research in silviculture, forest ecology, pathology, policy and planning. We teach bachelor, Masters and PhD level courses addressing all of these subject areas.

We are accepting applications for PhD student in the new Centre of Excellence in Fast Growing Broadleaves (TREES FOR ME) at the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre at SLU. The centre works in close collaboration with the forestry sector and other stakeholders.

TREES FOR ME Competence Centre

Climate change puts our forests at risk and currently, the forest biomass production is neither secure, sustainable nor sufficient to meet the future demands of both the energy and process industry sector. 

‘TREES FOR ME’ is a centre of excellence on fast growing broadleaves, i.e. poplar, aspen, hybrid aspen and birch, for sustainable forests, materials and energy. Fifty partner organizations representing academic and research institutes, and the enterprise and public sectors will collaborate in TREES FOR ME working together to find solutions to mitigate some of these future risks to forest health. The centre’s goal is to develop science-based, innovative solutions for, and build future competence in, a new forest biomass supply system for conversion to high-value material and energy products. In total, 13 PhD students will be recruited to the centre and will collaborate with stakeholders representing the whole forest-based value chain, to build research excellence and knowledge for Swedish energy and forest sectors and society in general.

Forest pathology of fast growing broadleaves

Description:

The aim of the PhD student position is a doctoral degree. In this 4-year project the student will primarily do research on biotic threats affecting the growth and survival of poplar, aspen hybrid aspen and birch. The PhD studies include studies on both current threats caused by pathogenic fungi and new invasive pests on-the-horizon for Sweden. The PhD student will get a research education in forest pathology with training in microbiology and molecular ecology.

The PhD student will be included in our research team with focus on forest pathology using empirical data from field studies, and modern molecular techniques used in detection and monitoring. The research group in Forest Pathology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp studies the biology, ecology and epidemiology of endemic and exotic invasive forest pathogens. Our work focuses on aspects of disease control and the interactions of trees with fungi and fungal-like (oomycete) organisms, including host symbioses and tree defense mechanisms. 

Qualifications:

The applicant should by the date of admission to PhD studies have a M. Sc. degree in forest pathology or related forest sciences. Other beneficial qualifications are experience in culturing techniques for fungi and plants and DNA analyses, and good communications skills with fluency in written English. Next generation sequencing and bioinformatics are additional merits. Drivers license is a necessity for the work duties. Attached to application should be curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, link to, or copy of master thesis and two listed references with email addresses. Also attached to application should be a written motivation or reflection, of maximum one A4-page written in Swedish or English. The motivation shall discuss the student’s personal interest in the topic of this study and in forest pathology in general.

Place of work:

Alnarp

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment (4 years) 

Starting date:

September 1st 2022 or according to agreement.

Application:

Click the “Apply” button to submit your application. The deadline is 2022-05-31.

To qualify for third-cycle (Doctoral) courses and study programmes, you must have a second-cycle (Master’s) qualification. Alternatively, you must have conducted a minimum of four years of full-time study, of which a minimum of one year at second-cycle level.

Applicants will be selected based on their written application and CV, degree project, copies of their degree certificate and transcript of records from previous first and second-cycle studies at a university or higher education institution, two personal references, and knowledge of English. More information about the English language requirements can be found here: www.slu.se/en/education/programmes-courses/doctoral-studies/new-doctoral-students/english-language-requirements/

Please note that applicants invited to interview must submit attested copies of their degree certificate, a transcript of records from previous first and second-cycle studies at a university or higher education institution. Applicants who are not Swedish citizens need to submit an attested copy of their passport’s information page containing their photograph and personal details.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/programmes-courses/doctoral-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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.

www.slu.se

Contact person

Michelle Cleary

Universitetslektor

+46 (0)40-415181

michelle.cleary@slu.se

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Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

PhD position in ecology

Ref SLU.ua.2022.2.5.1-1316

Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

SLU is one of the world’s highest ranked universities in several subject areas and is ranked #1 in forestry (CWUR). At our centre we carry out research, teaching and dissemination of scientific findings with direct application to the sustainable management of forests. We have a multidisciplinary profile, with global relevance and specialized expertise on forests and forestry as complex socio-ecological systems. We closely collaborate with multiple stakeholders and conduct applied research in silviculture, forest ecology, pathology, policy and planning. We teach bachelor, Masters and PhD level courses addressing all of these subject areas.

We are accepting applications for PhD student in the new Centre of Excellence in Fast Growing Broadleaves (TREES FOR ME) at the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre at SLU. The Centre works in close collaboration with the forest sector and related stakeholders. 

TREES FOR ME Competence Centre

Climate change puts our forests at risk, and current forest biomass production is neither secure, sustainable nor sufficient to meet the future demands of the energy and process industry sector, nor well-placed to meet societal goals for forest biodiversity, recreation, and aesthetics. ‘TREES FOR ME’ is a centre of excellence focused on fast growing broadleaves, i.e. poplar, aspen, hybrid aspen and birch, for sustainable forests, materials and energy. Fifty partner organizations representing academic and research institutes, and the enterprise and public sectors, will collaborate in TREES FOR ME. We work together to find solutions to meet these future demands, and mitigate projected risks to forest health. In total, 13 PhD students will be recruited to the centre and will collaborate with stakeholders representing the whole forest-based value chain, to build research excellence and knowledge for the Swedish energy and forest sectors, and society in general.

The biodiversity implications of short-rotation broadleaf production forests

Description:

In this 4-year PhD project the successful applicant will complete their doctoral degree conducting research into ways to optimize the benefits to forest biodiversity, from the increased use of short-rotation broadleaf (SRB) production forests. Primary research questions will focus on deciphering the biodiversity contribution of SRB stands, and identifying management alternatives that enhance the contribution of SRBs to Sweden’s forest biodiversity. This will be achieved via a combination of field based measurements and experiments in production forests and pre-established experimental sites. Whereas the taxonomic focus may be adjusted to reflect the applicant’s interests (e.g. saproxylic insects, bird communities), we expect understory vascular plants, epiphytic lichens and mosses to be study organisms. The knowledge generated will enable forest owners and society to make more informed decisions regarding the biodiversity implications of SRB production forestry alternatives. Upon completion the doctoral student will have expertise in forest and conservation ecology, experimental design, and sustainable forest management, within the context of climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts. The PhD student will be part of our research team that focuses on research and teaching programs addressing biodiversity conservation in forest landscapes, ecosystem services, plant animal interactions, and climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Qualifications:

The applicant should by the date of admission have a M. Sc. degree in forest ecology, conservation biology, forest science, or relevant scientific field. Excellent oral and written English skills are expected, and it would be beneficial to have relevant taxonomic experience, an understanding of the R programming language and/or GIS software. A car driving license is a necessity. The application must contain: A cover letter explaining your personal interest in the position (max 1 page), a CV, and contact information for two referees.

Place of work:

Alnarp

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment (4 years) 

Starting date:

November 1st 2022, or according to agreement.

Application:

Click the “Apply” button to submit your application. The deadline is 2022-05-31.

To qualify for third-cycle (Doctoral) courses and study programmes, you must have a second-cycle (Master’s) qualification. Alternatively, you must have conducted a minimum of four years of full-time study, of which a minimum of one year at second-cycle level.

Applicants will be selected based on their written application and CV, degree project, copies of their degree certificate and transcript of records from previous first and second-cycle studies at a university or higher education institution, two personal references, and knowledge of English. More information about the English language requirements can be found here: www.slu.se/en/education/programmes-courses/doctoral-studies/new-doctoral-students/english-language-requirements/

Please note that applicants invited to interview must submit attested copies of their degree certificate, a transcript of records from previous first and second-cycle studies at a university or higher education institution. Applicants who are not Swedish citizens need to submit an attested copy of their passport’s information page containing their photograph and personal details.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/programmes-courses/doctoral-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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.

www.slu.se

Contact person

Adam Felton

+4640415171

adam.felton@slu.se

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Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

PhD student position in silviculture with focus on regeneration of birch

Ref SLU.ua.2002.2.5.1-1395

Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

SLU is one of the world’s highest ranked universities in several subject areas and is ranked #1 in forestry (CWUR). At our centre we carry out research, teaching and dissemination of scientific findings with direct application to the sustainable management of forests. We have a multidisciplinary profile, with global relevance and specialized expertise on forests and forestry as complex socio-ecological systems. We closely collaborate with multiple stakeholders and conduct applied research in silviculture, forest ecology, pathology, policy and planning. We teach bachelor, Masters and PhD level courses addressing all of these subject areas.

We are accepting applications for PhD student in the new Centre of Excellence in Fast Growing Broadleaves (TREES FOR ME) at the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre at SLU. The centre works in close collaboration with the forestry sector and other stakeholders. 

TREES FOR ME Competence Centre 

Climate change puts our forests at risk and currently, the forest biomass production is neither secure, sustainable nor sufficient to meet the future demands of both the energy and process industry sector. ‘TREES FOR ME’ is a centre of excellence on fast growing broadleaves, i.e. poplar, aspen, hybrid aspen and birch, for sustainable forests, materials and energy. Fifty partner organizations representing academic and research institutes, and the enterprise and public sectors will collaborate in TREES FOR ME working together to find solutions to mitigate some of these future risks to forest health. The centre’s goal is to develop science-based, innovative solutions for, and build future competence in, a new forest biomass supply system for conversion to high-value material and energy products. In total, 13 PhD students will be recruited to the centre and will collaborate with stakeholders representing the whole forest-based value chain, to build research excellence and knowledge for Swedish energy and forest sectors.

Regeneration of birch 

Description:

The aim of the PhD student position is a doctoral degree. In this 4-year project the student will primarily do research in plant production and regeneration of planted birch. The PhD studies include establishment and analysis of nursery- and field-based experiments with the overall aim to improve our knowledge in birch regeneration. The PhD student will get a research education in silviculture with training in plant production, regeneration, silviculture, ecophysiology and sustainable forest management.

The PhD student will be included in our research team which focuses on forest management using empirical data and mechanistic modelling. We do research on all types of forest management systems and a wide range of forestry, including forest conservation management. Our team is responsible for the teaching in silviculture on two masters- and one bachelor program.

Qualifications:

The applicant should by the date of admission to PhD studies have a M. Sc. degree in silviculture or related forest sciences, or a related discipline but with main focus on understanding seedling survival, growth and development. Other beneficial qualifications are experience of forestry analytics, using preferably R programming language and/or GIS softwares, and good communications skills with fluency in written English. Driving license is a necessity for the work duties. The application must contain: a letter with expectations on the position and what you personally find interesting within the silviculture research subject (max 1 page), CV and contact information to two reference persons.

Place of work:

Alnarp

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment (4 years)

Starting date:

Application:

September 1st 2022 or according to agreement. 

Click the “Apply” button to submit your application. The deadline is 2022-05-31.

To qualify for third-cycle (Doctoral) courses and study programmes, you must have a second-cycle (Master’s) qualification. Alternatively, you must have conducted a minimum of four years of full-time study, of which a minimum of one year at second-cycle level.

Applicants will be selected based on their written application and CV, degree project, copies of their degree certificate and transcript of records from previous first and second-cycle studies at a university or higher education institution, two personal references, and knowledge of English. More information about the English language requirements can be found here: www.slu.se/en/education/programmes-courses/doctoral-studies/new-doctoral-students/english-language-requirements/

Please note that applicants invited to interview must submit attested copies of their degree certificate, a transcript of records from previous first and second-cycle studies at a university or higher education institution. Applicants who are not Swedish citizens need to submit an attested copy of their passport’s information page containing their photograph and personal details.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/programmes-courses/doctoral-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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.

www.slu.se

Contact person

Karin Hjelm

Senior Lecturer

+4640415330

karin.hjelm@slu.se

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Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

Post doc Position, at the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Ref SLU.ua.2022.2.5.1-850

The Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology was founded in the late 1970s – when the College of Forestry moved to Umeå. The number of employees has since grown steadily is now around 100, including postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students. In the late 1990s it was decided to join with the Department of Plant Physiology at Umeå University to form a research center, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology moved into the premises adjacent to the partner department and together have developed a close and successful collaboration on research issues, technology platforms, and training of master’s and doctoral level students. The international element within UPSC is large, with over 40 nationalities represented.

The department conducts introductory and advanced training in plant physiology, ecophysiology, plant molecular biology, forest genetics and forest biotechnology within the Forestry program and at the master level.

The department offers postgraduate studies in biology, specializing in plant physiology, ecophysiology, plant molecular biology and forest genetics. Postgraduate courses are generally held in cooperation with the Department of Plant Physiology.
For more information about the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology and UPSC visit www.upsc.se.

Duties:

The postdoc will join an EU project within the program Forest Value to work on existing data obtained in Norway spruce breeding material for phenology, growth, wood quality and pest resistance to assess trade-offs and potentials for breeding. The same tree material has been already genotypes to conduct Genome Wide Association Studies and to develop Genomic Selection models. A new common garden experiment to assess resilience and adaptability to spring frost tolerance will also be conducted in Scots pine and Norway spruce. The Postdoc will join international meetings where he/she will have the possibility to interact and collaborate with colleagues within the EU project from Sweden (Skogforsk), Norway (NIBIO), Finland (LUKE) and Latvia (SILAVA). The Postdocs will also be encouraged to establish collaboration with the other two postdocs in the team who are conducting research in the fields of local adaptation and the effect of breeding on forest resilience, adaptability and foliar fungal biodiversity in Scots pine and Norway spruce. The team is also conducting research in stem quality, frost phenology and biotic stress assessed with remote sensing technology, and their implementation into novel Machine Learning-driven breeding models. Hence, the postdoc will have the possibility to interact with a wide range of researchers and experts from multiple disciplines such as genetics, bioinformatics, remote sensing, breeding and machine learning.

Qualifications:

PhD-qualified researchers are invited to apply. The candidate is expected to have good knowledge in genetics (preferably quantitative genetics-breeding theory), statistics (mix models, ML), and bioinformatics. Candidates trained in the fields of genetics and/or statistics or ML-mathematics are encouraged to apply. Experience with conifer or any other tree species will be considered as an advantage, but it is not essential. For example, a candidate working in potation breeding is welcome to apply. Also, a candidate trained in ML-mathematics and statistics who fancy trees and genetics is welcome to apply too. 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. The diploma has to be written or translated into English or Swedish to be confirmed.

Place of work:

Umeå

Form of employment:

Temporary employment, 24 months

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

September 2022

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2022-05-31, use the button below.

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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.

www.slu.se

Contact person

M Rosario García Gil

Researcher

+46730962240

M.forename.lastname@slu.se

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Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022