Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Position available to study the molecular mechanisms of evolutionary adaptation. The successful applicant will form part of a multidisciplinary programme in which molecular biologists, developmental biologists and ecologists interact. This includes C. elegans researchers.

The successful applicant will have excellent skills in PCR and other central molecular biology techniques. Furthermore, he/she will have an interest in multidisciplinary approaches to complex biological problems and will be able to contribute to the different biological areas within the project. The project will test whether genes encoding transcription factors are preferred targets for adaptive mutations during evolutionary diversification. Approaches in the project involve adaptation experiments in yeast as well as DNA sequence analysis of genetic polymorphisms in morphologically different fish and plant populations.

Previous experience of work with transcription factors, larger-scale sequencing projects, DNA microarrays, bioinformatics and yeast molecular biology would be an advantage. It is expected that the successful applicant will have completed their PhD studies within the last 5 years.

The project will be carried out at Södertörns Högskola, a new University College located in Flemingsberg, 15 km south of central Stockholm. Södertörns Högskola shares its campus with the Karolinska Institute, the Royal Institute of Technology and the Karolinska Hospital. The position is for a period of 2-3 years and is available immediately. For more information, contact Prof. Anthony Wright +46(0)86084708 or Ass. Prof. Mats Grahn +48(0)860847.
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Applications containing curriculum vitae, publication list and the names of two referees should be sent to Prof Anthony Wright at the School of Life Sciences anthony.wright AT, not later than April 30th.