Post-doctoral researcher Lichens

A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Botany, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm. The position is placed within professor Mats Wedin’s research group and is a part of the project “Collemataceae and Placynthiaceae in Sweden” funded by the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative. The research group has several additional projects funded by the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative and the Swedish Research Council, focussing on taxonomic and phylogenetic biodiversity questions in lichens and associated organisms.

Collemataceae and Placynthiaceae in Sweden

Collemataceae and Placynthiaceae together form a strongly supported clade within the major group of Ascomycota that form lichen symbioses with cyanobacteria (Peltigerales). Until very recently, the generic classification of the Collemataceae s. str. was based solely on one character, presence (Leptogium) or absence (Collema) of a cellular cortex. Collema and Leptogium were recently confirmed as highly non-monophyletic, and a new classification was suggested accepting ten mostly well supported groups as genera. There are a couple of generic delimitation problem remaining, but most of the problems in Sweden are species delimitation issues. The sister-group of Collemataceae is Placynthiaceae, a group of comparatively small saxicolous lichens, which is a poorly understood and understudied group. Collemataceae and Placynthiaceae include numerous species delimitation problems. The current species taxonomies in the Nordic countries are based on morphological investigations from the pre-molecular era. The present project aims at resolving species delimitations and remaining generic delimitation questions in these groups, in Sweden and neighbouring areas.

Qualifications 

Candidates have a recent PhD in systematics/evolutionary biology or similar, with experience in lichenology and/or mycology. A demonstrated publication record and excellent English communication and writing skills are expected. Good knowledge in molecular lab work, phylogenetics and light microscopy are required, as is experience with independent field work. Knowledge with the groups under study is a strong advantage, as is experience in phylogenetic and coalescent-based species-delimitation studies. A valid driving licence is also an advantage. The successful candidate will mainly pursue own research, but is expected to participate also in other collaborations and undertake some administration (lab management duties) subject to discussion.

The preferred starting date is April 1st 2017, but can be discussed. The appointment is for two years.

For more information please contact professor Mats Wedin (mats.wedin@nrm.se). Union representative is Johannes Lundberg, SACO-S. Both can be reached at telephone number + 46 8 519 540 00.

Mark your application, including a cover letter outlining relevant background, experience and motivation, your CV including a list of publications, contact information for two references, and copies of educational certificates, with dnr 2.3.1-777-2016, and send it as a single pdf document to rekrytering@nrm.se (copy to mats.wedin@nrm.se) or to the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden, no later than January 28th, 2017.

Scientific Project Coordinator

We are looking for a Scientific Project Coordinator for the newly established Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre (GGBC) and our own research group.

GGBC has two main goals: to further develop biodiversity research, and to bridge the gap between scientists, the public and industry through various outreach activities. The Centre represents a long-term collaboration among the following institutions at the University of Gothenburg: the Department of Marine Sciences, the Department of Biological and Environmental Science, the Department of Geosciences, Herbarium GB, the Centre for Sea and Society, and the Linnaeus Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology. Moreover, it comprises the following organisations: Department of Energy & Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Havets Hus, Maritime Museum and Aquarium, Nordens Ark, The Gothenburg Museum of Natural History, and Universeum Science Centre.

Please spread the word to potentially suitable candidates. For more information please visit:

In English: http://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/aktuellt/ledigaanstallningar/?id=19144&Dnr=814992&Type=E

In Swedish: http://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/aktuellt/ledigaanstallningar/?id=19144&Dnr=814992&Type=S

PhD position; plant systematics (grass evolution); Stockholm University

A PhD position is available in plant systematics, focussing on the evolution of grasses (Poaceae) in the context of cold tolerance evolution, distribution patterns and biogeographical history. Closing date 21 Nov 2016.

For more information please see the full ad under Stockholm University vacancies: http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/vacancies-new-list?rmpage=job&rmjob=2102&rmlang=UK
/Aelys Humphreys

Universitet i Oslo, Naturhistorisk museum: Seksjonssjef i Botanisk hage

Stillingen som Hagesjef (seksjonsleder stillingskode 1211) i Botanisk hage ved Naturhistorisk museum, Universitetet i Oslo er ledig.

Botanisk hage ligger vakkert til på Tøyen og er en del av Naturhistorisk museum og Universitetet i Oslo. Samlingene i Botanisk hage omfatter over 5 500 plantearter fra ulike deler av verden, og brukes i undervisning, formidling og forskning.  Plantene dyrkes i veksthus og i ulike avdelinger på friland.  Botanisk hage formidler kunnskap om mangfoldet i planteriket og betydningen av at dette mangfoldet bevares.  Planter som er truet eller sårbare i norsk natur tas vare på i Botanisk hage.

Hagesjefen vil lede Seksjon for botanisk hage og ha ansvar for strategisk planlegging, videreutvikling og drift av Botanisk hage. Det er ønskelig med omfattende ledererfaring fra tilsvarende virksomhet.

Seksjonslederen i Botanisk hage inngår i museumsdirektørens ledergruppe og har museumsdirektøren som sin nærmeste overordnede. Det tilligger ikke egen forskning til stillingen.

Arbeidsoppgaver/ansvarsområde:

  • Faglig og administrativ ledelse av Botanisk hage
  • Lede, motivere og inspirere seksjonens medarbeidere
  • Målstyring, økonomioppfølging og personalledelse
  • Overordnet ansvar for hagens vitenskapelige samlinger
  • Tverrfaglige samarbeid med øvrige seksjoner ved NHM
  • Videreutvikle forsknings-, forvaltnings og formidlingsaktiviteten
  • Samarbeide med venneforeningen ”Botanisk hages Venner”
  • Samarbeide med botaniske hager nasjonalt og internasjonalt

Kvalifikasjoner:

  • Høyere utdanning på PhD-nivå. Realkompetanse med relevans for de aktuelle oppgavene kan kompensere utdanningskravet
  • God kompetanse i systematisk botanikk og plantekunnskap
  • Kunnskap om nordisk flora
  • Relevant erfaring med tilsvarende arbeidsoppgaver
  • Omfattende ledererfaring, gjerne fra tilsvarende grupper med både vitenskapelige og tekniske stillinger
  • Solid erfaring fra økonomi- og budsjettarbeid
  • Gode kommunikasjonsevner skriftlig og muntlig på et nordisk språk og engelsk

Personlige egenskaper:

I vurderingen vil søkerens personlige egnethet bli vektlagt. Stillingsinnehaver må være en utpreget lagspiller og samtidig kunne arbeide selvstendig, være initiativrik og systematisk, og ha gode samarbeidsevner. Hagesjefen må kunne motivere og inspirere sine medarbeidere.  Den som tilsettes må kunne representere Botanisk hage og NHM på en god måte. Evne til å prioritere i en hektisk hverdag og samtidig jobbe mot overordnede og langsiktige mål.

Vi tilbyr:

  • Et hyggelig og spennende arbeidsmiljø på et museum i omfattende utvikling
  • Lønn etter lønnstrinn 70 – 78 (kr. 617 800 -743 100 per år avhengig av kompetanse)
  • Medlemskap i Statens Pensjonskasse
  • Stilling i en IA-virksomhet
  • Gode velferdsordninger 

Følgende dokumenter skal lastes opp i den elektroniske søknaden:

  • Søknadsbrev
  • CV med navn og kontaktinformasjon på 2-3 referanser (navn, relasjon, e-post adresse og telefonnummer)

UiO har et personalpolitisk mål om å oppnå en balansert kjønnssammensetning og rekruttere personer med innvandrerbakgrunn.  Kvinner oppfordres til å søke.

UiO har en overtakelsesavtale for alle tilsatte med formål å sikre rettighetene til forskningsresultater m.m.

I henhold til offentlighetslova § 25, 2. ledd kan opplysninger om søkeren bli offentliggjort selv om søkeren har anmodet om ikke å bli oppført på søkerlisten.

  • Søknad: https://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1705103/71922?iso=no
  • Søknadsfrist: 23. oktober 2016
  • Referansenummer:
  • 2016/11522

PhD position in Plant Systematics, University of Gothenburg

http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/announcements-in-the-job-application-portal/?languageId=0&disableRedirect=true&id=19144&Dnr=767692&Type=E

Project description
Species is one of the most fundamental units in biology. Despite this, there is a lot of controversy on how the species category is characterized. Evolutionary biology in particular and biology in general have recently gained enormously from conceptual and empirical developments in our understanding of how species are formed and related. However, much of this has been based on small amounts of information in models that may be statistically misleading. With the increased availability of DNA sequence data at the genomic level, it is time to develop statistical tools and models that make full use of this information. In this project, we will develop and refine statistical methods that are based on the multispecies coalescent to derive species delimitations and assignments. The recently developed methods that infer species trees while taking uncertainty in species delimitation into account offer an excellent baseline.
We will extend these to take morphological and geographical trait data into account, and merge them with species networks in this project, we will make heavy use of the large empirical data sets from projects studying reticulate phylogenetics among ca 750 species of Sileneae.
The student will become a member of the Scandinavian research school in biosystematics, ForBio (http://www.forbio.uio.no).

Job assignments
The main task is to conduct the PhD thesis work under supervision, which includes development of the PhD student’s methodology experience, analytical skills, and theoretical depth and breadth.
Techniques used within the project include preparation of DNA suitable for modern mass sequencing techniques, and bioinformatics handling and analysis of the data. The studies will be conducted mostly as laborative studies. Shorter periods may also be spent as field work. Specific research topics associated with the research project include plant systematics, bioinformatics, and phylogenetics.

Third cycle education
Admission to third cycle education is aiming at a PhD in Natural Science, specialising Biology. The education runs for four years of fulltime studies, containing three years of thesis work, and one year of academic education i.e. course work and literature studies. A selection of courses at the Department/Faculty is available, but national/international courses can also be selected. Some teaching and/or course administration can be included which extends the contract to the same extent.

Eligibility
The qualifications for education on a doctoral level are: degree in advanced level, at least 240 university points, of which 60 are on an advanced level, or in an other way acquired similar knowledge.

Assessment
Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.

We are seeking a highly motivated person for PhD studies in evolutionary plant systematics with emphasis on species tree models
Good communication skills (written and spoken) in English are necessary.

Specialization within bioinformatics and experience of modern mass DNA sequencing protocols is advantageous.

Basic knowledge in computer programming is a merit.

The top ranked candidates will be selected for an interview, which might be held in English and could also be performed by phone /skype.

Additional information
The application must include:

A short cover letter with the applicant’s justification for the application, i.e., that describes how the applicant meets the selection criteria (max. one A4 page)

An attested list of qualifications (CV)

Examination certificates and a transcript of courses with grades

A copy of the Masters thesis (or equivalent)

Employments certificates and other documents deemed important by the applicant

Contact information for at least two referees that are familiar with the applicant’s qualifications

The application should be written in English.

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For further information please contact

Bengt Oxelman, Professor
+46(0)31 768 26 78
bengt.oxelman@gu.se

Henrik Aronsson, Head of Department
+46(0)31-786 48 02
henrik.aronsson@bioenv.gu.se

bioenv.gu.se

Labour union

SACO: Klas Eriksson
+46(0)31-7861989
klas.eriksson@gu.se

OFR/S: Anna Nilsson
+46(0)31-786 43 00
anna.nilsson@globalstudies.gu.se

SEKO: X X
+46(0)31-786 1173
seko@gu.se

Closing date

2016-06-30

Appointment Procedure

Please apply online.

Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent to the following address: University of Gothenburg, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Att: Ingela Lyck, Box 463, 405 30 Gothenburg

Reference number should be clearly stated when sending complementary documents.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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Bengt Oxelman
Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences
Göteborg University
Box 461
SE-40530 Göteborg
Sweden
Tel. +46 31 786 2678

Faktura: Box 1023, 831 29 Östersund. Referens ”3130BOXEBE”

Biodiversitetsinformatiker sökes till ArtDatabanken/Svenska LifeWatch


ArtDatabanken söker en IT-kunnig forskare inom ekologi, systematik eller motsvarande som vill vara med i den fortsatta utvecklingen av SLW-infrastrukturen för svensk biodiversitetsdata och dess användning.

ArtDatabanken är ett kunskapscentrum för Sveriges arter och naturtyper. Vi bidrar till en hållbar förvaltning av naturresurser genom att samla in, analysera och tillgängliggöra data samt beskriva och presentera fakta om biologisk mångfald. Vi samverkar nationellt och internationellt med naturvårdsnyttan i fokus.

Svenska LifeWatch (www.svenskalifewatch.se) bygger en nationell e-infrastruktur för data och forskning om biologisk mångfald. Data om artobservationer, miljö och klimat från en mängd olika databaser länkas samman och erbjuder verktyg för analys, visualisering och nedladdning.

Arbetsuppgifter: Du kommer att vara en brygga mellan forskare och IT-utvecklare. Det innebär bl.a. att vara systemansvarig för Svenska LifeWatch Analysportal (www.Analysisportal.se) och planera och formulera krav på vilka funktionaliteter som ska utvecklas. Du kommer också att ansvara för att samordna utvecklingen med andra parter inom och utanför SLW-konsortiet. I dina arbetsuppgifter ingår att följa den internationella utvecklingen av biodiversitetsinformatiken och representera ArtDatabanken internationellt på konferenser och i workshops. Du kommer att driva och delta i analyser åt ArtDatabanken och ha mycket kontakt med forskare som använder LifeWatch e-Infrastruktur. På sikt kan det finnas möjlighet till ett utökat ansvar inom Svenska LifeWatch.

Kvalifikationer: Du är disputerad inom ekologi, sytematik eller motsvarande. Du har erfarenhet av biodiversitets- eller bioinformatik och hantering av artinformation i databaser. God förståelse av IT-utveckling och kunskaper om analytiska och statistiska metoder är ett krav. Som person är du strukturerad, analytisk, drivande och idérik samt har mycket god förmåga att uttrycka dig i tal och skrift på svenska och engelska. Stor vikt kommer att läggas vid personliga egenskaper.

Meriterande: Intresse för och erfarenhet av samordning och nätverksbyggande är meriterande liksom god kommunikativ förmåga. Erfarenhet av modellering, egen programmering samt erfarenhet av kravställning är önskvärd. Vi uppskattar även om du har goda artkunskaper, samt erfarenhet av att arbeta med naturvårdsfrågor eller miljöövervakning. Ledarerfarenhet eller ledarutbildning är även det meriterande.

Placering: Uppsala

Anställningsform: Tills vidare.
SLU tillämpar provanställning.

Omfattning: 100%

Ansökan: Välkommen med din ansökan märkt med Ref nr: SLU ua 1896/2016.

Ansökan ska ha inkommit till Registrator, SLU, Box 7070,750 07 Uppsala
eller registrator@slu.se senast den 2 juni 2016.

SLU eftersträvar mångfald och jämn könsfördelning.

Mer information:

Ulf Gärdenfors
Föreståndare SLW
018-672623
ulf.gardenfors@slu.se

Anna Maria Wremp
Projektsekreterare och kommunikatör SLW
018-671394
anna-maria.wremp@slu.se

Fackliga företrädare:

Wenche Eide
SACO
018-672495
wenche.eide@slu.se

Artur Larsson
ST
018-672218
artur.larsson@slu.se

http://www.slu.se/sv/For-dig-som/lediga-anstallningar/

Jobb som svampintendent på Evolutionsmuseet

100% visstidsanställning som intendent med ansvar för svampsamlingen vid Evolutionsmuseet, Uppsala universitet. Tillträde: snarast, efter överenskommelse. Tidsbegränsning: i första hand t o m 2016-12-31 men kan med all sannolikhet förlängas till totalt 9 månaders tjänstgöring.

Sista ansökningsdag: 8 april 2016

Fullständig utlysning:

http://uu.se/jobb/detaljsida/?positionId=95842

 

Utlysning i sammanfattning nedan:

Arbetsuppgifter: Anställningen innebär ett övergripande ansvar för, i första hand, Evolutionsmuseets samling av svampar (exklusive lavar) och i andra hand moss- och algsamlingarna. Primära arbetsuppgifter är generell samlingsvård och -organisering, service till forskarsamhället (inklusive lånehantering), digitalisering, artbestämning samt att aktivt verka för samlingarnas tillväxt genom egen insamling och kontakt med potentiella donatorer. Forskning inom svamparnas taxonomi kan ingå i arbetsuppgifterna under förutsättning att särskilt avtal sluts om omfattning och inriktning. I anställningen ingår att hålla sig informerad om pågående forskning och nya forskningsrön inom systematisk botanik, särskilt svamparnas systematik och fylogeni. Dessutom ingår utåtriktad verksamhet, inkluderande förmedling av forsknings- och samlingsinformation till forskare, lärare, studenter och allmänhet. I samband med detta kan arbete under helger och kvällar förekomma i samband med museets utställningsverksamhet och utåtriktade arrangemang.

Kvalifikationskrav: Vi söker kandidater med doktorsexamen i systematisk eller ekologisk botanik och med dokumenterat djupa kunskaper om svamparnas taxonomi och nomenklatur. Avancerad artkunskap om svampar och betydande erfarenhet av bestämningsarbete med svampar är också krav. Goda kunskaper i ett skandinaviskt språk och engelska (muntlig och skriftlig) förutsätts. Initiativförmåga, god organisations- och samarbetsförmåga och personlig lämplighet kommer att beaktas vid tillsättningen.

Önskvärt/meriterande i övrigt: Erfarenhet av arbete vid ett naturhistoriskt museum, särskilt hantering av botaniska samlingar, är en fördel, likaså erfarenhet av utåtriktad verksamhet.

 

The Tromsø University Museum, University of Tromsø (UiT), is recruiting a ForBio coordinator/researcher in Biosystematics

This is a four year research position that includes 50% research and 50% coordination of ForBio.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and active researcher willing to organize ForBio courses and meetings and participate in teaching activities. The role of ForBio coordinators is to continue, expand and improve the work that ForBio has done during the last five years, by training the next generation of biosystematist in Scandinavia, strengthen their networks and improve the quality of the scientific outcomes. The full announcement with requirements and specifications is here: http://www.jobbnorge.no/nn-no/ledige-stillingar/stilling/119862/researcher-in-biosystematics-at-tromsoe-university-museum
Application deadline is January 3rd 2016.

The position’s affiliation
This position is attached to the Department of Natural Sciences, which is responsible for developing and maintaining scientific collections of objects (animals, plants, fossils and minerals) as well as public outreach including Tromsø Arctic Alpine Botanical Garden. The department has a permanent staff of 16, of which 9 are in academic positions. The department includes a research group in taxonomy and biodiversity, which focuses on diversity, phylogeography and taxonomy of northern organism using molecular as well as traditional methods. The department has laboratories for modern and ancient DNA analyses, and is currently involved in two large project: ”Ancient DNA of Norwest Europe” and ”Norwegian Barcode of Life”. The latter includes full genome sequencing of the entire Norwegian flora. For more information about the Department of Natural Sciences, visit: https://en.uit.no/om/enhet/tmu

The position’s field of research and other duties
The position is funded the Nordic Research School in Biosystematics, ForBio (http://www.forbio.uio.no/). ForBio is a teaching and research initiative coordinated by the Natural History Museum (University of Oslo), with Bergen Museum (University of Bergen), Tromsø University Museum (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) and the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) as collaborators. ForBio is funded by the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Taxonomy Initiative/Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre. Most students at our courses are postgraduate students (PhD or post doc students), but some are graduate students and professionals.

For further information, please contact Prof. Inger Greve Alsos, e-mail inger.g.alsos@uit.no<mailto:inger.g.alsos@uit.no>, tel +47 77 62 07 96, head of Department of Natural Sciences, Karl Frafjord, e-mail karl.frafjord@uit.no<mailto:karl.frafjord@uit.no>, tel + 47 77 64 57 25, or Museum Director Marit Anne Hauan, e-mail marit.hauan@uit.no<mailto:marit.hauan@uit.no>,  tel. + 47 77 64 50 30. For further information about the work for ForBio, contact ForBio leader Hugo de Boer, hugo.deboer@nhm.uio.no<mailto:hugo.deboer@nhm.uio.no>, tel +47 98 12 60 30.

Please forward to relevant candidates!

Best, Hugo