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Stockholm, Sweden: Postdoc on the diversity of the flatworm group Macrostomorpha PDF Tisk Email
Post-doctoral researcher
A postdoc position is available in the research group of Ulf Jondelius
at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm.
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc with interest in animal
diversity and taxonomy for a project aiming to survey the diversity
of the flatworm group Macrostomorpha with emphasis on the Swedish
fauna. Macrostomorphs are free-living microscopic worms that live
predominantly in the marine environment, but also in fresh water. They
are an abundant component of the littoral meiofauna.
Live specimens will be collected, documented and preserved for histology
and DNA-sequencing. Sequence data will be used to delimit named and newly
discovered species, which will be taxonomically described. The phylogeny
of various groups within Macrostomorpha will be reconstructed. Sediment
samples for a metagenetic study of several meiofauna groups will be
collected and analyzed within the project aiming to provide new insights
into meiofauna distribution and abundance patterns.
Qualifications The ideal candidate has a recent PhD in zoology or marine
biology, an interest in marine and limnic fieldwork, experience in
taxonomy of microscopic animals, proficiency in analysis of DNA sequence
data and a record of publishing in scientific journals.
Criteria for selection Selection will be based on scientific merits
including the quality of the PhD thesis and published scientific work,
the applicant�s documented competence in subjects of relevance for the
research field, proficiency in English and teamwork skills. The PhD
degree should have been received no more than three years before the
deadline for applications.
Starting date is May 1, 2015, although this is negotiable. Initial
appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension for a
further two years. The project will be carried out in cooperation with
colleagues at the University of Basel.
For more information, please contact professor Ulf Jondelius
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How to apply Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter describing
your research interests and background, (2) a detailed CV (including
publications), and (3) the contact details of three references as
a single pdf document to 
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  or to Swedish Museum of
Natural History, P.O. Box 50007, SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden, no later
than February 27, 2015. Mark your application with dnr 2.3.1-49-2015
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