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Postdoctoral position on genomic adaptation in fish

Ref SLu.ua.2019.2.5.1-2467

Department of Aquatic Resources

The Department of Aquatic resources produces key knowledge in limnic, brackish-water and marine ecology, with a focus on fish and shellfish. We conduct research, education, environmental monitoring and assessment, and provide biological advice to promote sustainable use of aquatic resources. The department has more than 180 employees at three divisions located outside Gothenburg (Lysekil), Uppsala (Öregrund) and Stockholm (Drottningholm) and at four field stations. Our combination of science and management advice, from local to international scale, provides a vibrant environment for applied research and education. Welcome to visit us at www.slu.se/aquaticresources!

The position is one of three exciting postdoctoral positions in advanced ecology and genomics initiated at the same time at the Department. All of these projects will resolve key ecological issues and produce knowledge needed for responding to a major societal challenge: sustainable food production in future climates

Background:

This postdoctoral position aim to focus ongenomics of parasitic disease in salmonid fish and/or molecular mechanisms of humic substance-driven (darkwater) adaptation in perch. We will combine whole genome and transcriptome sequencing, measurements of ecologically relevant phenotypic variation and whole organism performance within common-garden framework. The post-doctoral fellow will help analyse already available whole genome data and support ongoing work on common garden experiments. The work will be done in Prof. Anti Vasemägi research group at the Institute of Freshwater Research, Department of Aquatic Resources, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The research with this group focuses on understanding the relationships between genotype and phenotype, genetic basis of adaptation and how contemporary natural- and human-induced selection works on ecological time-scales..

Duties:

You will be part of our team working with molecular ecology and population genomics of aquatic organisms. You will carry out bioinformatic analysis of next-generation sequencing data (RADseq, WGS, CNV), population genetic analyses and laboratory work. The principal responsibilities include phenotyping, sample collection, DNA extraction, library preparation, bioinformatics analyses of next-generation sequencing data, writing manuscripts and keeping detailed notes and logs of the analyses. Participate in small projects that may or may not be directly related research, but aid in other’s projects in the group and help generate pilot data for future grant submissions. This may also include mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as assisting other lab/community members.

Qualifications: We are looking for a highly motivated candidate having a PhD degree in bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, genomics, or similar field. It is highly preferrable that applicants have strong background in next generation sequencing data analysis, transcriptomics, population genomics and/or host-parasite interactions as demonstrated by publications in relevant fields. Also, it is desirable that candidates are familiar with one or more programming languages (such as Python, Perl, or R). Excellent communication skills in both oral and written English are expected. Candidates are also expected to be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.

After the qualification requirements, emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.

Specific documents attached: Applications must contain (1) CV and copy of PhD diploma, (2) statement of scientific interests and motivation for applying to this position, (3) description of research experience and other activities of relevance for the position, as well as (4) contact information of at least two references.

Place of work:

Drottningholm, Sweden

Form of employment:

Fixed term employment of 20 months with the possibility to extension.

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

By agreement; the position is immediately available.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2019-06-27, use the button below.

Academic union representatives:

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

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.

www.slu.se SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Anti Vasemägi

Professor

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Institute of Freshwater Research / Department of Aquatic Resources

Stångholmsvägen 2

17893 DROTTNINGHOLM, Sweden

Phone: +46(0)10 4784277

anti.vasemagi@slu.se, www.slu.se/aquaticresources


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.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Anti Vasemägi

Professor

+46 (0)10-478 42 77

anti.vasemagi@slu.se

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Post expires on Thursday June 27th, 2019

PhD Microbiology

Ref SLU ua 2019.2.5.1-2315

Molecular Sciences

The Department of Molecular Sciences, SLU, Uppsala approximately 110 employees and together with two other departments forms an inspiring research environment at the BioCenter at the Ultuna campus in Uppsala. Here you will find expertise in plant biology, mycology, plant pathology, microbiology, food science, calculation-based genetics, chemistry and biotechnology and competitive infrastructure such as plant-growing facilities, advanced microscopy and molecular biology, x-ray and NMR. The department conducts research, teaching and environmental monitoring in the field of inorganic, physical and organic chemistry, biochemistry, natural product chemistry, food science and microbiology. Visit us at https://www.slu.se/en/departments/molecular-sciences/

Microbiology of the biogas process

Description:

We are looking for a doctoral student in the subject area biogas technology and anaerobic microbiology. The project focus on operation and evaluation of biogas processes with focus on dry digestion. Evaluation will be done with various chemical and microbiological methods, both DNA and culture-based techniques. The overall objective is to understand the connection between process function and its microbiology and the importance of different substrates and other operational parameters. The project is part of a research project within the Biogas Research Center (BRC, www.biogasresearchcenter.se). BRC is a competence center for research and development for resource-efficient biogas solutions, including both the actors from academy and industry. The PhD position is placed within one of BRC’s seven different research areas, and the research will be carried out in close collaboration with industrial partners and with two further doctoral students placed at Tema M- Environmental Change and the Department of physics, chemistry and biology at Linköping University. The project will be peformed within the group for Anaerobic Microbial Biotechnology (AMB) at SLU in Uppsala lead by Prof Anna Schnürer (https://www.slu.se/en/ew-cv/anna-schnurer/). The supervisor group includes researchers from both SLU and Linköping University

A doctoral student should primarily devote himself to the postgraduate education. However, a doctoral student gets a limited extensive work on education, research and administration. Such work may, before the doctoral degree has been completed, not cover more than 20 percent of full working hours. An employment as a doctoral student is extended by one year at the time and the total period of employment corresponds to full-time post graduate eucation for four years. 

Qualifications:

Applicants should have a master in in the area of microbiology or molecular/applied biotechnology. You should be motivated with a strong interest in industrial biotechnology and microbiology. Documented experience of molecular work and cultivation of strict anaerobic microorganisms is merit, as is knowledge of the biogas process. You should have good knowledge of reading, writing and expressing you self in English. Great importance is also attached to personal qualities such as the ability to communicate and collaborate as well as ability to analyze and work independently.

Place of work:

Uppsala

Form of employment:

Emplyment as a PhD student 

Starting date:

According to agreement

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2019-07-31

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dessertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your psssport with your personal data and phograghy.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

Academic union representatives:

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


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.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Anna Schnürer

Lektor

018-673288

anna.schnurer@slu.se

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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

Phd student, Environmental chemistry/Soil sciences

Ref SLU ua 2019.2.5.1-2259

Department of Forest Ecology and Management

The department includes 90 people of which 12 are professors. Our mission is to advance the understanding of forest ecosystem processes and to progress the principles of forest ecosystem management. For more information, http://www.slu.se/en/departments/forest-ecology-management/

Name of research project/thesis

Mercury biogeochemistry: The time-dependency of chemical bonding to natural organic matter functional groups

Description:

A new Ph.D. studentship position is available with the Department of Forest Ecology and Management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, in Umeå, Sweden. Mercury is a global pollutant that is emitted to the atmosphere as a consequence of fossil fuel combustion. After deposition to oceans and terrestrial environments, mercury is transformed to the very toxic methyl mercury molecule in wet soils and aquatic environments. In the same environments mercury is also reduced to elemental mercury and back-emitted as a gas to the atmosphere. Both the methylation and the reduction process highly affect the uptake of mercury in biota. In this project the time-dependency of mercury bonding to natural organic matter (NOM) functional groups is investigated. Studies have indicated that the structure of Hg-NOM is changing with time and that these changes highly dictate rates of Hg methylation and reduction. You will as a PhD student work with some of the leading scientists in mercury biogeochemistry and you will use some of the most modern synchrotron radiation sources such as MAXIV in Lund, Sweden.

Qualifications:

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong interest in biogeochemistry. The applicant should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in biogeochemistry, environmental science, environmental chemistry, soil science, or similar. Personal qualities such as dedication and ability to focus on solving scientific challenges are essential. The applicant should have the ability to work both independently and in a team. A proven ability to communicate excellently in written and spoken English is essential. Previous experiences of X-ray absorption spectroscopy analyses of metals and biogeochemical laboratory work are important merits.

Place of work:

Umeå

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment as a PhD student, four years education

Starting date:

According to agreement.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2019-07-01, use the button below.  

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

The application should include following:

CV, Cover letter describing yourself and your motivation for applying for this position. Short (max one page) description of your scientific background, research interests and your match to the above mentioned qualifications. Verified copies of graduation degrees, or equivalent, as well as other relevant certificates (e.g. English-language certificate, if you did not do your previous studies in Sweden or in a native English speaking country). Name and contact information of two professional references.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dessertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photography.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at https://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) 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.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Ulf Skyllberg

firstname.surname@slu.se

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

PhD position in Ecology – Microclimatic impacts on Arctic biodiversity

Ref 2019.2.5.1-2341

Department of Ecology

The position is based at the Ecology Centre at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), in Uppsala, Sweden, were we conduct research on populations, communities and ecosystems. We generate knowledge on how land use and climate affects animals, plants, nutrient cycling and greenhouse gas balance, seeking solutions to mitigate climate change, preserve threatened species, benefit biological diversity and ecosystem services in managed landscapes. Active outreach and frequent dialogue with stakeholders are key activities. To generate cutting-edge research and to promote sustainable natural resource management, we build on extensive national and international research collaborations.

Microclimatic impacts on Arctic biodiversit

Description:

Over the next few decades, the climate of the Arctic is predicted to change faster than for any other biome. Thus, we need to explore how arctic landscapes are currently warming, and how species distributions are likely to shift with a changing climate. We study the impact of anthropogenic warming on microclimatic conditions within Arctic landscapes, and dissect the consequences for the most diverse component of Arctic biodiversity, the arthropods. We then use this new understanding to develop scenarios of future ecosystem change.

The PhD-student will engage in extensive, field-based sampling combined with molecular tools to generate high-quality data on the distribution of Arctic species, and microclimatic modelling to generate high-quality data on the Arctic microclimate. The project aims at mapping current Arctic climatic variation at multiple scales, at establishing the relationship between current microclimate and biodiversity, at projecting future changes in microclimatic conditions, and at determining how the latter will affect future biodiversity distribution at multiple spatial levels.

The successful candidate will enter a research team with thorough experience on arctic ecology in general and arctic arthropods in particular (www.slu.se/en/cv/tomas-roslin), set in a strong international network of researchers on climate and arctic biodiversity. Much of our work is based on using molecular tools to describing arthropod communities and ecological interaction networks.

Qualifications:

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong interest in community ecology, and who is actively pursuing an academic career in ecology. The right candidate has a solid interest in ecology, holds good numerical skills, and wants to apply these skills to explore real world problems. To qualify you need an MSc degree, equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits in ecology, biology, environmental sciences, geophysical sciences or similar fields. Written and oral proficiency in English is required. Meriting, but not required, are skills in empirical ecology, as is experience with data generated by DNA barcoding and with statistical analysis. The candidate is expected to be capable and willing to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team. Extensive and sometimes demanding field periods away from home, and a working visit to the University of Exeter, UK, are to be expected.

The selection among the eligible applicants will be based on their past performance and recommendations, their ability to collaborate, as well as their creativity, initiative, and independence. Particular emphasis will be placed on your written motivation, which should outline your research interests and expectations for the project, and describe what makes you a motivated and suitable candidate for pursuing a PhD program in general and for this position in particular.

Place of work:

Uppsala, Sweden.

Forms for funding or employment:

Fixed-time employment (4 years)

Starting date:

By agreement.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 30 June 2019. Use the button below.

Applications must be written in English and contain (i) a statement of scientific interests and motivation for applying to this position (max 8000 characters including spaces), (ii) Curriculum Vitae including a complete publication list, (iii) contact information to at least two reference persons, and (iv) certified copies of previous university degrees and transcripts of completed courses.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Please observe that applicant/s called for an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photography.

Read more about PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

Academic union representatives:

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


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.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Tomas Roslin

Professor

+46 18 672 383

firstname.surname@slu.se

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Sunday June 30th, 2019