Postdoc in population genomics and human history in Africa
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
Duties/Project description: The potential for understanding human evolutionary history has taken great leaps in the last few decades with the rapid development in molecular genetics and population genetic theory. The postdoc project focuses on unveiling human evolutionary history in Africa using population genomics approaches. The project integrates population genomics, ancient DNA, and computational biology, and will work with genomic data already generated within the labs.
The research will be conducted as a joint project between the Jakobsson and the Schlebusch labs at the Human Evolution research program within the Department of Organismal Biology (Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University). The Human Evolution research program at Uppsala University has a broad interest in population genetics and human evolution. There are ample opportunities to work closely with postdocs and PhD students that focus on related projects. The research environment is international with English being the working language.
Requirements: The ideal candidate is highly motivated with thorough education and strong interest in evolutionary genetics/genomics, population genetics and human evolution. Previous and documented experience with large-scale genetic data analysis, bioinformatics, and computational biology is a requirement.
To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in biology, genetics/genomics and/or bioinformatics. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.
Additional qualifications: Formal training and a degree in mathematics, computer science and/or statistics is advantageous.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement. The position is 2 years.
Scope of employment: 100 %
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