Please remind your collegues to create a profile at the web page!

Dear members of Svenska systematikföreningen,

Those of you who receive this message have obviously registered your contact details at our web page. However, you may have some collegues of yours who have paid the membership fee, but have not created any profile at the web page. That is unfortunate, because then we cannot keep track of which years these people have paid for, and they cannot check their membership status at the web page. So please remind the collegues you know to be members of the Systematikföreningen to create a profile if they have not done so.

All the best,

Mikael H

Plant.ID 15 PhD positions available

As part of our new EU project, MSCA-ITN Plant.ID on molecular identification of plants, we are now advertising 15 PhD positions in Systematic Botany in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands and Greece through our website. The projects below are included. Please forward to relevant candidates or fora. Application deadline is January 15th for all positions. Read more about the 15 individual PhD projects on www.plantid.uio.no.

PhD 1 – Polyploid phylogenetics under the multi-species coalescent – University of Gothenburg
PhD 2 – Taxon identification and multispecies coalescent biodiversity assessments – University of Oslo
PhD 3 – Euphrasia: species delimitation in mega-diverse hemi-parasites – University of Copenhagen
PhD 4 – Shotgun sequencing for comparative diet analysis in capercaillie fowl – University of Copenhagen
PhD 5 – DNA barcoding and metabarcoding of herbal products for authentication – University of Oslo
PhD 6 – Metabarcoding of aquatic flora for fresh water quality monitoring – BaseClear, Degree Awarding University of Leiden
PhD 7 – Hayfever and software-automated pollen metabarcoding – Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Degree Awarding University of Oslo
PhD 8 – Paleogenomic annotation of historical Cinchona bark samples across time and space – University of Copenhagen
PhD 9 – Genomic barcoding of the succulent plant genus Aloe in trade – Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Degree Awarding University of Copenhagen
PhD 10 – Orchid targets: Genomic barcoding to identify and trace traded orchids – University of Oslo
PhD 11 – Is mutational meltdown a threat in the mega diverse genus Begonia? – Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Degree Awarding University of Edinburgh
PhD 12 – Genomic barcoding to trace and identify illegally logged African trees – Botanic Garden Meise, Degree Awarding KU Leuven
PhD 13 – Bar-HRM traceability of toxic species in food and medicine – Centre for Research & Technology – Hellas, Degree Awarding Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
PhD 14 – Species, a taxonomic category distinct from the lineage concept – University of Gothenburg
PhD 15 – Logging forensics: mining ebony wood collections as references – Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Degree Awarding University of Leiden

Best, Hugo

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Hugo de Boer

Natural History Museum
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1172 Blindern
0318 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 22851875

Plant.ID MSCA-ITN project leader
Leader of ForBio – Research School in Biosystematics
Plant Evolution and DNA Metabarcoding group
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Open Position: Research/Project Leader in Insect Biomics

The Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics at the Swedish Museum of Natural History is looking to fill a position as research leader of a large, five-year project in comparative insect biomics funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The aim is to use metabarcoding of Malaise trap and soil samples to study the size, origins, structure and function of the insect faunas and associated microbiomes in Sweden and on Madagascar. We are looking for a candidate with a research background in relevant fields and excellent organizational and leadership skills.

Read more about the position here: http://www.nrm.se/download/18.2a85cf3215e50a71056bfa36/1510130649238/ResearchLeader+BIO.pdf

Application deadline: December 18, 2017

/Fredrik Ronquist

Medlemsavgiften – påminnelse!

Vi påminner härmed att det är dags att logga in på Svenska systematikföreningens hemsida och kontrollera att man betalat sin medlemsavgift! När man loggat in hittar man uppgiften om för vilket år man senast betalat, under sitt namn uppe i högra hörnet (klicka på namnet, under välkomsthälsningen). Information om föreningens konto finns under Medlem – Medlemsavgift och betalning. Alla är alltså varmt välkomna att betala, både för innevarande år (om man inte redan gjort så) samt för kommande år! När man betalar för 2018 kommer den inbetalningen att räknas fram till augusti 2019, eftersom föreningen såsom meddelats idag på årsmötet planerar att gå över från att medlemsavgifterna betalas för kalenderår till att avgifterna betalas per verksamhetsår (september till augusti). Tack! mvh Styrelsen!

IMPORTANT!! Systematics-meeting REGISTRATION Final date October 17th!!

Systematics – a future perspective.

Registration (200 SEK) no later than Oct 17th at http://systematikforeningen.se/events/systematikmote-2017/

A joint meeting focusing on future research areas, career strategies, networks and cross-thinking

  • When: October 23:rd 2017 at 10.00-16.30
  • Location: Lilla föreläsningssalen at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm (Frescativägen 40, T-bana Universitet)

9-10         Arrival, fika

10             Welcome and introduction

10.05-11                  Strategies for an academic career/Survival in academia for systematists

Mats Wedin (NRM), Per Alström (SLU/UU), Christine Bacon (GU) and open discussion. Moderator: Mats Wedin

Invited speakers tell their own stories, including active choices and coincidences, and the pros and cons on collaborations with other scientific fields (e.g. bioinformatics, conservation biology, big data, citizen science, ecology, biodiversity, climate research).

11-12 (ca)             Svenska systematikföreningen – årsmöte (Swedish Systematics Association – annual general meeting; in Swedish)

12-13       Lunch served in “Fossilen”, the museum restaurant

13-14       Advice and strategies for research applications

Christer Erséus (GU), Fredrik Ronquist (NRM), Irene Bisang (NRM) and open discussion. Moderator: Mats Wedin

How is the reasoning and thoughts in an application board? What is a good application? Why are applications rejected?

14-14.25                  Fika

14.25-15.10            Non-academic career – does it exist for systematists?

Dave Karlsson (Station Linné), Åsa Krüger (Botaniska trädgården Göteborg), non-confirmed speaker. Moderator: Malin Strand

Are systematists needed outside the universities and museums?

15.15-16               Systematic research in the future?

Ulf Gärdenfors (SLU): Swedish Taxonomy Initiative – future visions for aims, grants, research priorities, applications

Speakers from sessions and open discussion: What future meet todays students? In what context will systematists work in the future? What skills will be most worth tomorrow? Can we identify the major possibilities for systematists of tomorrow? Moderator: Malin Strand

Registration (200 SEK) no later than Oct 17th at http://systematikforeningen.se/events/systematikmote-2017/

Systematikmöte 23 oktober

Systematics – a future perspective.

A joint meeting focusing on future research areas, career strategies, networks and cross-thinking

  • When: October 23:rd 2017 at 10.00-16.30
  • Location: Lilla föreläsningssalen at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm (Frescativägen 40, T-bana Universitet)

9-10         Arrival, fika

10             Welcome and introduction

10.05-11                  Strategies for an academic career/Survival in academia for systematists

Mats Wedin (NRM), Per Alström (SLU), Christine Bacon (GU) and open discussion. Moderator: Mats Wedin

Invited speakers tell their own stories, including active choices and coincidences, and the pros and cons on collaborations with other scientific fields (e.g. bioinformatics, conservation biology, big data, citizen science, ecology, biodiversity, climate research).

11-12 (ca)             Svenska systematikföreningen – årsmöte (Swedish Systematics Association – annual general meeting; in Swedish)

12-13       Lunch served in “Fossilen”, the museum restaurant

13-14       Advice and strategies for research applications

Christer Erséus (GU), Fredrik Ronquist (NRM), Irene Bisang (NRM) and open discussion. Moderator: Mats Wedin

How is the reasoning and thoughts in an application board? What is a good application? Why are applications rejected?

14-14.25                  Fika

14.25-15.10            Non-academic career – does it exist for systematists?

Dave Karlsson (Station Linné), Åsa Krüger (Botaniska trädgården Göteborg), non-confirmed speaker. Moderator: Malin Strand

Are systematists needed outside the universities and museums?

15.15-16               Systematic research in the future?

Ulf Gärdenfors (SLU): Swedish Taxonomy Initiative – future visions for aims, grants, research priorities, applications

Speakers from sessions and open discussion: What future meet todays students? In what context will systematists work in the future? What skills will be most worth tomorrow? Can we identify the major possibilities for systematists of tomorrow? Moderator: Malin Strand

Registration (200 SEK) no later than Oct 17th at http://systematikforeningen.se/events/systematikmote-2017/

Position as research technician: Plant evolution (Stockholm)

A 12-month research technician position is available in Plant Systematics at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University. Work will be split between two projects and will mainly involve NGS sequencing and building a large trait database from the literature.

For more information and how to apply (by 27 Oct 2017), please Stockholm University web:

Kallelse till Årsmöte för Svenska Systematikföreningen 2017

Kallelse till Årsmöte för Svenska systematikföreningen (SSF) 23 oktober 2017, kl. 11.00 i Lilla hörsalen, Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, Stockholm

 Dagordning:

  • 1. Mötet öppnas
  • 2. Val av mötesordförande, mötessekreterare och två justeringspersoner
  • 3. Fråga om mötet blivit i behörig ordning utlyst
  • 4. Styrelsens årsberättelse inklusive ekonomisk berättelse
  • 5. Revisionsberättelse
  • 6. Fråga om ansvarsfrihet för styrelsen för föregående års förvaltning
  • 7. Val av ordförande för föreningen
  • 8. Val av övriga styrelseledamöter
  • 9. Val av en revisor och en revisorssuppleant
  • 10. Val av valberedning på tre personer
  • 11. Fastställande av eventuell årsavgift
  • 12. Ärenden, som styrelsen förelägger årsmötet
  • 13. Övriga frågor som med motivering inkommit till styrelsen senast fyra veckor innan årsmötet
  • 14. Mötet avslutas

 Väl mött!

Styrelsen

Museiassistent i botanik

Museiassistent i botanik på Biologiska museet i Lund

Museet i Lund söker en botaniskt kunnig person till en visstidsanställning som museiassistent under hösten. Om du är intresserad finns mer information om man följer länken https://lu.mynetworkglobal.com/se/what:job/jobID:163740/ Senaste ansökningsdag är 4 sept.

Ulf Arup, museichef

Biologiska museet i Lund

Research Director at the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo

The Natural History Museum is looking for a new research director. The
Natural History Museum’s tasks include research, collection
management, teaching and public outreach in the fields of botany,
zoology, palaeontology and geology. The museum has about 150 employees,
organized in 5 sections, and for 2017 had a total budget of 160 million
NOK. Approx. 40 million NOK are related to research projects. The research
section consists of 7 research groups.

The museum is in the middle of an exciting process where a new strategy
is being developed, and action plans and sub-strategies will be
prepared in the coming years. The research director shall have overall
responsibility and the responsibility to follow-up the museum’s research
and education strategy. It is a stated goal that a larger part of the
research will be conducted in cooperation with external partners at
home and abroad. Research in the museum today is focused specifically at
systematic biology, palaeontology and geology. Once the strategy processes
have been completed, there may be a need to adjust today’s organization
chart. The position is with a fixed-term of 6 years, with the possibility
of a second term after public announcement and general competition.

Responsibilities:
– Lead the research section and be responsible for initiating,
coordinating and developing the museum’s research efforts.
– Motivate and ensure good cooperative relationships internally at the
museum and at UiO elsewhere, nationally and internationally.
– Encourage increased research efforts, increased acquisition of
external funds, increased innovation, and strengthen the international
profile of NHM.
– Be a strategic driver of research at the museum and help develop the
work in these areas.
– Be the deputy director of the museum in matters that include the
museum’s scientific activities.
– Ensure maintenance and strengthening of contacts with the museum’s
partners in the field of research.

We want a strong and clear leader who will contribute with leadership
skills in a strong research environment. The research director reports
to the museum director and is part of the museum’s management team. The
research director has financial and budgetary responsibility and daily
staff responsibility for, among other things, the research group leaders.

Qualifications:
– Has excellent leadership skills with experience from similar
activities in the higher education sector and / or the research
sector, which can document previous results.
– Has solid experience in human resource management, and task and
financial management.
– Has skills in strategic and overall thinking.
– Has a PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject.
– Is result-oriented and skilled in implementation.
– Can motivate and inspire its employees
– Is a skilled team player and network developer
– Has a good and relevant network of contacts with research environments
at home and abroad, and broad knowledge of research policy
– Has good communication skills in written and oral in English and a
Scandinavian language.

Individual suitability for the position will be emphasized in the final recruitment.

We offer:
A professionally stimulating working environment.
Salary (position code 1111, Research director): NOK 769 100 – 938 700
per year, depending on qualifications.

Pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (SPK)
Attractive welfare benefits
The application must be sent via Jobbnorge and contain:
– An application letter
– CV with complete overview of education, experience and professional
work. References should be given.

Application deadline Sept 17, 2017:
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/139659/research-director

Hugo de Boer

Natural History Museum
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1172 Blindern
0318 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 22851875

Leader of ForBio – the Scandinavian Research School in Biosystematics
www.nhm.uio.no/english/about/organization/research-collections/people/hugode/
www.forbio.uio.no/