PhD student in Systematic Biology with specialization in Phylogenomics
Sort on published: 2017-11-28
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The Department of Organismal Biology teaches and explores the evolution, development and function of whole organisms. For more information see www.iob.uu.se.
Duties/Project description: We are seeking a PhD student with a strong background in bioinformatics, molecular phylogeny and biochemistry or protein structure. The aim of the project is to analyse evolutionary patterns in protein sequence, structure, and function. The project requires developing a comprehensive data base of protein homologs and analysing these data using established and novel statistical methods. The work will require the development of new analytical models and methods, including structure-aware comparative genomic methods.
Requirements: The project requires strong bioinformatics and statistical skills including phylogenetic theory and practice and a comprehensive background in biochemistry and protein structure. Some wet lab experience would also be useful. The applicant should have a strong academic record and a Master of Science degree in Bioinformatics or equivalent. Strong programming skills and experience in working with protein sequence and structure are highly desirable. The project will require an independent and dedicated person, proficient in both written and spoken English. She/he should be able to work well as part of a team but also independently and have excellent communication and reporting skills.
In filling this position, the university aims to recruit the person who, in the combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is judged most suitable to carry out and develop the work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the department.
The PhD-student position is a 4-year appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to his/her own research studies. Other departmental work, such as teaching or administration can be part of the position (maximum 20 %). Salary placement is in accordance with local guidelines at Uppsala University. The applicant must be eligible for PhD studies at Uppsala University.
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English.
Application should be written in English and should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, copies of the diploma and the names and contact details for 2-3 independent referees. The letter of intent (no more than two pages) should describe yourself, your scientific/educational background, and your interest in and competence for the position.
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.
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: 2018-01-01, temporary position ending 2021-12-31.
Working hours: 100 %.
For further information about the position please contact Prof. Sandra Baldauf, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 10 December 2017, UFV-PA 2017/2504.
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Placement: Department of Organismal Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/2504
Last application date: 2017-12-10