Postdoctoral position in Yeast Genomics and Evolution at Stockholm University, Sweden Start date: August 2021 (negotiable) Application due date: 30 April 2021
We are looking for a postdoc to join our Yeast Evolution and Genomics lab at Stockholm University in Sweden. Members of our lab are currently working on a range of topics including the effects of hybridization on rates and mechanisms of adaptation, the genetic basis of hybrid fitness, adaptation to environmental stress, epistasis, fitness landscapes, speciation mechanisms, transposable element evolution, and phylogenomics. We use both experimental and theoretical approaches.
While the project the applicant will work on is flexible and depends on personal preferences and ideas, the applicant is encouraged to develop a project that harnesses the power of experimental evolution, genomics, and the model yeast system Saccharomyces, to address fundamental questions in evolutionary biology.
Applicants will have a strong interest in evolutionary processes, especially in adaptation mechanisms, speciation, and conservation genetics, and be familiar with the principles of quantitative and population genetics. Ideally, the candidate has experience in experimental evolution, molecular genetics/genomics, and bioinformatics. Prior training in experimentation with Saccharomyces yeast and strong quantitative skills are desirable. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, good communicators, and happy to work in an international team. Applicants must hold a PhD in evolutionary biology or a similar subject.
Candidates will benefit from training in a vibrant intellectual department with many opportunities for professional development. You will be part of a large collaborative lab, involving 10 researchers from 7 different countries. The position (100% research) is for 1 year with the possibility for extension.
Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Rike Stelkens, Associate Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check out the lab website for recent news and publications (stelkenslab.com)
Please apply through the official Stockholm University job platform no later than April 30.
Internal Number: SU FV-1258-21
About Stockholm University
Stockholm University is located four metro stops from the centre of Stockholm, one of the most beautiful and dynamic European cities, surrounded by beautiful nature. The campus is home to a vibrant scientific community, including the Science for Life Laboratory (a leading genomics core facility that we routinely use) and the Swedish Museum of Natural History. Sweden is a free and open society, and strives to be one of the world’s most innovative and research-positive nations. People here enjoy a respected system of democracy and individual rights, freedom of speech, a free press, and the right to scrutinize those in power. Most Swedes speak English well. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.