jeudi 28 janvier 2016


Department of Ecology in Uppsala
1 PhD student in the research education subject: Biology with specialization in ecology

Dispersal pattern, genetic structure and forecasting establishment in expanding lynx populations We are looking for a PhD-student that will study habitat selection, dispersal patterns and genetic variation in order to forecast establishment patterns of lynx in expanding populations. The PhD-student will use data from radio-collared lynx, monitoring data and DNA from killed or captured lynx. Genetic markers will be developed and analysed based on population and landscape genetic theories to assess spatial genetic structure and gene flow among subpopulations in southern Sweden. A general background to the project is that the lynx population in Sweden has declined in recent years, and colonisation of lynx in southern Sweden is important for the species to reach national management and conservation goals. 
The position will be placed at Grimsö Wildlife Research Station, Department of Ecology, SLU.

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, with classes in ecology. University courses in wildlife ecology and molecular ecology are strong merits. Experience from the scientific field, scientific publication, landscape genetics, bioinformatics, applied statistics and geographic information systems (GIS) are also considered as merits. Capacity to and experience of informing and communication with stakeholders is a merit. A high level of both written and spoken English is required. 
The applicants are expected to provide (i) a motivation letter, (ii) CV, (iii) a certified copy of degree certificates, (iv) copy of a dissertation at second-cycle level, corresponding at least 15 HEC, (v) a certified copy of the passport must be attached if the applicant is a foreign citizen, and (vi) a list of at least two referees and their contact information.

Forms for funding or employment
Employment as PhD student 4 years
SLU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A person has basic eligibility for third level education if he or she has taken a second level qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second level.
Those who met the requirements for general eligibility before July 1st, 2007, i.e. had completed a programme of higher education for at least 180 Higher education credits or the equivalent, will continue to do so until the end of 2015."

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dissertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant's qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

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Further information:
Docent Jens Persson,, +46 581 69 73 05
Professor Henrik Andrén: PhD 
Mikael Åkesson: (tel. +46 581-69 73 22)
Academic union representatives
SACO Saco-S föreningen SLU +46 (0)18 67 10 85
SEKO Linda Thörnström +46 (0)18 67 10 57
ST Lotta Olsson +46 (0)18 67 15 36
Applications, marked with ref no 63/2016, must have arrived at the Registrar of SLU, P.O. Box 7070, S- 750 07 Uppsala or no later than 2016-03-01