Jobba Statligt

Postdoctor in evolutionary biology

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    7 oktober

  • Sök jobbet senast

    9 november

Om jobbet

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.


Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoctor in evolutionary biology
formally based at Department of Biology, IFM


For this position we are looking for a candidate with a strong background in single cell sequencing, quantitative genetics and bioinformatics. The project will involve a large amount of single cell Sequencing data (including both ss RNAseq and ss ATACseq data). The project will require a combination of expression and ATAC seq QTL analysis using the data generated by this single cell sequence data. The candidate should therefore be either proficient in all of these techniques or have specialisation in at least one (with single cell seq data a particular benefit).

The project itself is funded by an ERC consolidator grant and is aiming to use a series of different populations of feralised chickens (domestic birds that have escaped and are now living wild throughout the Hawaiian Island chain), in combination with a wild x domestic chicken intercross to map the genes and polymorphisms underlying their rapid responses to newly imposed selective forces. In this instance the combination of integrating both ss eQTL and ssATACseq QTL will enable the identification of the genetic basis of transcriptomic regulation occurring between wild and domestic chickens down to the specific cell type, whilst the simultaneous mapping of epigenomic and transcriptomic data from the same nucleus should also enable the identification of both the causal elements and causal genes for the regulatory machine in the chicken hypothalamus. Representative papers for the intercross and the feral birds can be found in the following articles: Höglund et al. 2020 Nature Ecology and Evolution (, Johnsson et al. 2016 Genetics 202, 327-340, Johnsson et al. Nature Communications 7, 1-11.

A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time.


The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

Experience in single cell sequencing, quantitative genetics, QTL mapping and bioinformatics is of benefit.

International applicants must attach a statement on oral and written English skill; IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall (no subscore below 5.5) or TOEFL (iBT) 90 (written, minimum 20).

Appointment time

Two years.

Starting date 
Beginning of January 2021 or by agreement.


The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives

Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure

Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 9 November, 2020.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.


Arbetsgivaren efterfrågar följande erfarenheter eller kunskaper

  • Genetiker


Individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Lönetyp: Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön


Heltid/ Ej specificerat