The Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics is looking to fill a position of Postdoctoral researcher in palaeogenomics. The advertised position is for one year. The postdoc will be based in Love Daléns research group at the Centre for Palaeogenetics (www.palaeogenetics.com), which is a joint venture between the Swedish Museum of Natural History and Stockholm University. The position is funded by a FORMAS project aimed at investigating the palaeogenomic consequences of Pleistocene climate change.
WORK TASKSThe postdoc will conduct both laboratory work and computational analyses of palaeogenomic data from a wide range of different animal species, with the aim to track evolutionary changes through time and their relation to past climate change. In addition, the postdoc will be encouraged to develop new projects, apply for third-party funding, supervise students and lecture at courses.
QUALIFICATIONSThe ideal candidate is a creative and independent researcher with a PhD degree in biology or another relevant field. Depending on when the candidate defended his/her PhD thesis, the official employment will either be as a postdoc or researcher. A record of scientific achievement in bioinformatics and computational genomics is essential, as is previous experience in handling NGS data using scripts and analysis pipelines. Additional merits include:
- Experience in computational analysis of ancient or historical genomic data.
- Proficiency in wet lab analyses of ancient or historical DNA samples
- Experience working in a Unix/Linux environment and programming skills
- Excellent communication skills in English.
OTHERThe application should consist of a one-page personal letter describing your research interests, qualifications and reasons for applying, plus a CV with contact details for 2-3 references.
The application should consist of a one-page personal letter describing your research interests, qualifications and reasons for applying, plus a CV with contact details for 2-3 references.
The Swedish Museum of Natural History strives for gender balance, and ethnic and cultural diversity among its staff.
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Full-time. Temporary employment, commencement: The ideal starting date is 1st of January 2021, but this is highly flexible. The position is for one year. .