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PhD in primate diversity and evolution
A PhD position is available in the newly established Primate Diversity
and Evolution Lab headed by Katerina Guschanski at the Evolutionary
Biology Centre of Uppsala University, Sweden. 
Research focus: You will have the chance to study population and
species level processes in a number of primate taxa, combining
field-collected and historical (museum) samples and utilizing modern
molecular techniques. Research topics include, but are not limited to:
i) Conservation genetics and molecular ecology: the study of historical
and present-day genetic diversity, dispersal, demography in wild primate
populations ii) Hybridization and speciation: investigating the role
of ancient and ongoing hybridization in speciation of primate taxa
The exact project will be developed with the successful candidate and
tailored towards her/his interests and skills.
Qualification: The ideal candidate will have a strong interest
and documented knowledge in evolutionary biology, with a drive to
understand processes shaping species diversity. Perseverance and high
intrinsic motivation are required to work on non-model organisms using
difficult samples. You will be highly reliable, driven and well-organized,
curious and willing to look outside the box, with the ability to quickly
acquire new skills. Previous experience with molecular techniques is
a must, experience with bioinformatics analysis of genomic data is a
plus. Proficiency in English is required.
Position: All PhD students are guaranteed 4 years of financial
support. The PhD position entitles the holder to full social benefits
and can be combined with up to 20% of teaching assistantship, which will
extend the duration of appointment accordingly.
The environment: The Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC,
http://www.ebc.uu.se/) is one of the world’s leading research
institutions in evolutionary biology and part of Uppsala University -
the oldest university in Scandinavia. Uppsala University, ranked top
among European Universities in the subject of biology (CHE European
ranking), attracts approximately 40.000 students from all over the world,
creating an international and stimulating research environment. The city
of Uppsala is a vibrant college town, less than an hour's train ride
away from Stockholm (and even closer to Arlanda International Airport),
with beautiful and easy accessible surroundings.
How to apply: Send your application material including (1) a cover
letter outlining your motivation to work on this project as well
as relevant research experience and interests, (2) a detailed CV
describing your education and listing authored publications, if
available, and (3) contact details (including address, e-mail address,
and phone number) of two academic referees as a single pdf document
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 . Also include (4) an accredited copy
of your MSc degree or equivalent (if already available at time of
application). The application must be written in English.
Review of applications will start on January 5, 2015, but candidates
will be considered until the position is filled. The starting date can
be as early as February 2015. Questions can be address to:
Katerina Guschanski
Assistant professor
Evolutionary Biology Centre
Department of Ecology and Genetics/Animal Ecology
Uppsala University
Norbyvägen 18D
SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Telephone: +46 (0)18 471 2673
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