Sort on published: 2017-10-16
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The Department of Organismal Biology teaches and explores the evolution, development and function of whole organisms. For more information see www.iob.uu.se.
The position is placed in the Schlebusch research group within the Human Evolution sub-Program at the Department of Organismal Biology (Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University). The Human Evolution sub-Program, has a broad interest in population genetics and human evolution. The Schlebusch group is specifically interested in studying human history on the African continent and use genetic data from modern day populations and ancient remains as a tool for the inference of African history. The group is funded by the Swedish Research Council, the Leakey Foundation and the European Research Council (ERC). The research environment is multidisciplinary with experts in ancient DNA, population genomics and computational biology. The group is international and English is the working language. See Dr. Schlebusch web-page for more information on the research and recent publications (http://www.iob.uu.se/research/evolution-and-development/schlebusch/) and Human Evolution web-page for more information on the sub-Program (http://www.iob.uu.se/research/evolution-and-development/human-evolution/).
Duties: Handling and trial preparation for sequencing and genotyping of modern DNA samples from blood / saliva and routine work in regular labs. Work in a specially-built laboratory under cleanroom conditions with ancient DNA to generate sequence data from human remains. The work includes documentation and sampling from bones / teeth, DNA extraction, library preparation, amplification and quantification as well as careful cleaning of the lab.
Requirements: University degree in molecular biology, biomedicine, genetics or other orientation that the employer considers equivalent. Documented experience in laboratory work. Good knowledge of English in speech and writing. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities such as planning and organizational skills, accountability and accuracy.
Additional qualifications: Fluency in Swedish. Experience of work at molecular biology research lab or cleanroom is an advantage. Experience of work with next generation sequencing methods, DNA extraction, PCR and DNA quantification is an advantage.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: Individual salary
Starting: 2018-02-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 2020-01-31.
Working hours: 100 %.
For further information about the position please contact
Carina Schlebusch, e-mail Carina.Schlebusch@ebc.uu.se.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 19 November 2017, UFV-PA 2017/3578.
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Placement: Department of Organismal Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3578
Last application date: 2017-11-19