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Postdoctoral position in the Department of Zoology

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 3 - 6 månader

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    19 februari

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    1 maj

Om jobbet

A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm. The position is supervised by Prof. Ulf Jondelius, as a part of the project "Evolution of Xenacoelomorpha, an ancient animal group " funded by the Swedish Reseach Council. The goal of this project is to perform an analysis of phylogeny, evolutionary rates and gene content of the marine animal group Xenacoelomorpha using transcriptomic and genomic data.


The successful candidate will manage and analyse transcriptome and genome sequencing data, perform phylogenomic analyses and write and publish scientific papers. There will be opportunities to participate in undergraduate teaching and supervision of students.


Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. We are looking for candidates with primarily dry-lab skills in the fields of genomics, transcriptomics and phylogenomics including experience with managing, processing and analysing next-generation sequencing data. Specific experience with metazoan evolution and microscopic invertebrates constitutes an advantage, but is not strictly necessary.
The candidate must be highly motivated, creatively thinking with a collaborative attitude, have strong writing skills and a record of high-quality scientific publications. Excellent English language skills both written and spoken, are a requisite.


The Swedish Museum of Natural History strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Arbetsgivaren efterfrågar följande erfarenheter eller kunskaper

  • Zoolog


According to agreement.

Lönetyp: Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön


Full-time. Temporary employment, commencement: The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, Start date 1 August 2020 or as per agreement. .