[MARMAM] One PhD position in Evolutionary Genetics

Per J Palsboll Per.Palsboll at gmt.su.se
Tue Apr 15 04:45:16 PDT 2008

*One PhD position in Evolutionary Genetics (dnr 11/08)*

at the Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Toxicology (GMT), 
Stockholm University.

Research area: We are looking for a doctoral student who is broadly 
interested in evolutionary genetics of animals, ranging from 
population/conservation genetics to aspects of molecular evolution 
relevant to our understanding of animal evolution. The main focus of our 
research group is the use of evolutionary genetics, mainly below the 
species level, to understand ecological, evolutionary and population 
processes in marine mammals. Please refer to our web-site (Research 
Groups: Per Palsböll at www.gmt.su.se <http://www.gmt.su.se>) for more 
details on our research and publications.

The doctoral candidate will be educated in evolutionary/population 
genetics of natural animal populations and supervised by Prof. Per 
Palsböll, and Dr. Martine Bérubé.

Qualifications: A highly motivated person with a strong background in 
animal evolutionary genetics and practical laboratory experience (PCR, 
DNA sequencing etc.). Proficiency in English as well as quantitative and 
programming skills is of additional and considerable merit. The position 
is open to all nationalities.

Application: The application has to include your curriculum vitae, a 
copy of your University grades, one copy of your main undergraduate 
thesis work, names and address/contact details of two referees, in 
addition to other documents that you feel is important to your 
application. A summary of your motivation and suitability for this PhD 
programme should be included as well along with a proposal for a 
possible doctoral project that will fit in the ongoing research of our 

Terms of employment: The research education is a 48 months paid 
position. The position is financed by a fellowship for the first years, 
and subsequently as a regular doctoral position for the remainder of the 


Stockholm University, which is located in the capital of Sweden, has a 
very strong research environment in evolutionary biology and excellent 
facilities as well as a stimulating scientific atmosphere. There are 
many research groups working on evolutionary questions in the 
Departments of Zoology and Botany as well as at the nearby Museum of 
Natural History and the Technical University.

For further details, please contact Per Palsböll 
(Per.Palsboll at gmt.su.se), telephone: +46 (0)8161998.

The closing date (postmark) for applications is May 2nd 2008. Please 
quote reference number dnr 11/08.

Completed applications should be sent by regular mail (not e-mail) to:

Anette Storbacka

PhD position in Evolutionary Genetics (dnr 11/08)
Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Toxicology
Stockholms Universitet, Svante Arrhenius väg 16, 106 91 STOCKHOLM

Union representatives at Stockholm University are Bo Ekengren, SACO, 
tel: +46 (0)8162661, Lisbeth Häggberg, ST, tel: +46(0)8164017, and 
Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, tel: +46(0)703164341.

Per J. Palsbøll, Professor
Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Toxicology
Stockholm University, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden

Visiting address: Svante Arrheniusväg 16, Room E545
Office phone: +46 (0)8 16 1998
Mobile phone: +46 (0)73 5182364

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