Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-06949/2019
The School of Science and Technology is seeking a Researcher in Biology for a temporary post.
The position is in Biology.
We seek a researcher within the field of evolutionary genetics and evolutionary medicine, with special interest in sexually antagonistic patterns of natural selection in human and model organisms. Sexually antagonistic selection has become increasingly appreciated as an important concept in evolutionary biology as it is thought to play a role in the evolution of trait diversification between the sexes, the maintenance of genetic variation, and may even help explain the incidence of sex differences in diverse human disease phenotypes.
A researcher shall spend his or her working hours mainly on research. The appointment may also include teaching, when there is a need within the organisation, to facilitate the researcher to acquire qualifications for a teaching appointment at the University. The share of teaching may not exceed 20 per cent of a full-time post.
The primary task of the researcher is to design and select sites for gene editing, as well as laboratory based experiments of Darwinian fitness in the fruit-fly model, in collaboration with teams of researchers in the UK and Australia. The research also involves the design and implementation of systematic literature reviews and/or meta-analysis of published data.
Those qualified for the appointment as a researcher are applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree or have a degree from abroad deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree.
The researcher should have a strong background in the field of sexual antagonism and evolutionary genetics. Special competence with using the Drosophila melanogaster lab model is essential. The candidate should have experience in carrying out systematic literature reviews and/or meta-analyses. A proven record of high quality publications and a strong track record of driving an independent research project are needed. The candidate should be able to demonstrate competence with handling data from published literature and genomic datasets as well as experience with modern statistical methods and programming (e.g. R). The duties require communicative skills, both in writing and in speech, in English.
We welcome personal skills and abilities such as an ability to cooperate, power of initiative, as well as an interest in course development and educational development work.
The position as researcher is a 80% of full time fixed-term position of 6 months. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.
For more information, please contact Head of School Peter Johansson 019-30 32 75 firstname.lastname@example.org, Head of Unit Mattias Bäckström, 019-30 39 65 email@example.com, or Head of Subject Jana Jass, 019-30 39 43 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.
The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.
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Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian or Danish can be reviewed.
The application deadline is 2019-12-15. We look forward to receiving your application!
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|Title||Researcher in Biology|
|Job location||Fakultetsgatan 1, 702 81 Örebro|
|Published||December 9, 2019|
|Application deadline||February 15, 2020|
|Job types||Researcher  |
|Fields||Zoology,   Ecology,   Biotechnology,   Biostatistics,   Physiology,   Neuroscience,   Cancer Research,   Botany and plant science,   Bioinformatics,    and 22 more. Virology,   Structural Biology,   Molecular Biology,   Microbiology,   Genetics,   Cell Biology,   Animal Biology & Ethology,   Chronobiology,   Entomology,   Evolutionary Biology,   Histology,   Human Biology,   Limnology,   Marine Biology,   Mycology,   Paleobiology,   Parasitology,   Systematics (Taxonomy),   Systems Biology,   Computational Biology,   Developmental Biology,   Nanobiology  |