Deadline: February 20, 2012
Stockholm University is committed to academic excellence and is a world renowned university with more than 64 000 students. The Department of Botany is within the Faculty of Science, and has about 70 employees. Teaching is oriented towards plant physiology, ecology and systematics. The plant physiology unit offers a stimulating atmosphere in well-equipped laboratories.
The Department seeks to employ a Researcher Fellow that will produce new essential information within the framework of an international and multidisciplinary research program: MiMeBS ’Microbial Metagenomics of the Baltic Sea’ localized at SU (www.botan.su.se/physiology). The MiMeBS program is a collaborative research effort with scientists at J. Craig Venter Institute (La Jolla, USA; www.jcvi.org) and SciLifeLab (Stockholm; www.scilifelab.se).
Focus & expectations
The focus will be on analyses of large data sets from sequenced metagenomes, transcriptomes and single cell genomes of Baltic Sea microbial populations using bioinformatic tools; and to make use of the information gained in an environmental context as means for an optimized management of the unique Baltic Sea. The Research Fellow is also expected to be in charge of the MiMeBS bioinformatic team members and act as supervisor for students and post docs.
The position requires a person with a PhD in biology/microbiology/molecular biology/ bioinformatics, combined with a deep experience and expertise in bioinformatic tools and analyses. Eligible candidates must have a strong record of academic research demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications. Collaborative leader and innovative skills and independence are expected, as is excellence in writing and speaking English. Eligible candidates have at least 4 years research experience after the PhD exam (from the application deadline).
Terms of employment
A two year full time position as researcher, starting as soon as possible.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and gives equal opportunity for all.
For further information, contact Professor Birgitta Bergman, telephone +46-(0)8-16 3751, email@example.com.
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (SACO) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST), telephone +46-(0)8-16 2000 (switch board), and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), telephone +46-(0)70-316 43 41.
The application, preferably in English, should include and be organized as follows:
- a cover letter outlining your qualifications, relevant experiences and interest in the position (max 1 page),
- CV & publications (max 2 pages),
- copies of degree certificates and
- names of two reference persons (give telephone numbers and e-mail addresses; state the relation to the reference person).
Applications, labelled with the reference number SU 619-0311-12, should be posted to the address below and be postmarked no later than February 20, 2012:
SE-106 91 STOCKHOLM
or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
– please, include the reference number SU 619-0311-12 in the subject line.