PhD position in Evolutionary Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden.
A 4-year PhD position in my lab is available on a project examining how sexual conflict influences gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster.
The project will examine several aspects of how gene expression in males and females is influenced by sexually antagonistic selection. For example, how does mating behaviour influence gene expression in females and how does sexual conflict relate to tissue specific patterns of gene expression? The project has a strong cross-disciplinary approach and will combine methods of experimental evolution in the laboratory with analysis of gene expression data generated from microarrays. The position will start 2nd April 2007.
The candidate should have a Masters' degree in evolutionary biology or bioinformatics. The project would be suitable for someone with an interest in sexual selection/sexual conflict and direct experience of bioinformatics and/or programming (such as R). Previous experience of working with insects would be advantageous but is not essential. Candidates should be able to work independently and have good organizational skills. Salary will follow the guidelines from Uppsala University (rising from approx. 15 000 to 22 000 SEK/month in 4 years).
Uppsala is a lively student town and the University has a long tradition of academic excellence. The Evolutionary Biology Centre provides a highly stimulating research environment, having one of the largest concentrations of evolutionary biologists in Europe. This provides great potential for inter-disciplinary research. See the EBC and Dept. Animal Ecology websites:
The working language of my lab and the department is English, knowledge of Swedish is not essential.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email a statement of interest and research goals (2 pages max), CV, publications list, and a transcript of academic courses taken (scanned copies are fine) to ted.morrow At ebc.uu.se Applicants should also arrange to have 2 referees send letters of recommendation to me by the closing date 15 February 2007.
Informal enquiries to ted.morrow At ebc.uu.se are welcome
Edward H. Morrow
Department of Animal Ecology
Evolutionary Biology Centre
SE-752 36 Uppsala
Email: ted.morrow At ebc.uu.se
Tel: +46 18 471 2676
Fax +46 18 471 6484