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

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


  • 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!


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 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.

– 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.

– 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:

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

Inga Systematikdagar men Systematikmöte 2017!

Systematikmöte 2017

Datum/Tid Datum 2017-10-23 10:00 – 16:30

Eftersom Systematikföreningen är med och arrangerar den stora systematikkonferensen BioSyst.EU i Göteborg den 15-18 augusti, blir det inga vanliga Systematikdagar 2017. Istället blir det ett kortare evenemang i samband med föreningens årsmöte den 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)

Welcome to an inspiration day!

Besides performing the yearly meeting for Svenska Systematikföreningen we invite you to discuss the future and strategies for systematists. The idea is to focus on possible career steps and, in a positive sense, how Systematics can meet future needs.

This day is of course open for all members of Svenska Systematikföreningen in addition to scientists and researchers working within the fields of Systematics (or adjacent fields) as well as biology students, master students, PhD students and postdocs interested in these subjects. The meeting is arranged by the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative (STI) / Svenska artprojektet and Svenska Systematikföreningen in collaboration with the Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM).

Preliminary content and sessions:

  1. Strategies for an academic career in Systematics and Taxonomy. 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).
  2. Non-academic career – does it exist? Invited speaker/s on subjects like: Are systematics and taxonomy needed outside the universities and museums? How can our capabilities or competences be used and utilized in Swedish governmental conservation work? Can citizen associations and environmental protection agencies use systematists and taxonomists?
  3. Advice and strategies for research applications. Invited speaker/s on questions like: How is the reasoning and thoughts in an application board? What is a good application? Why are applications rejected?
  4. Future research areas – e.g. priorities within artprojektet/artprojekten. Invited speaker/s and panel discussion on the future for systematists, and how to modernize and take these scientific fields to the next era.
  5. Annual meeting – årsmöte Svenska Systematikföreningen. In Swedish.

Registration and more information

 Registration fee 200 SEK. A modest lunch and fika are included. Please register at Note: If you have an account on log in before filling out the registration form!

For more information, please contact, Secretary Svenska Systematikföreningen or, Scientific Coordinator Svenska artprojektet.

Postdoctoral position: Building the tree of life from molecular sequences

Dear colleagues,
A fully funded post-doc position is now available in our research group to work further with our tree-building platform SUPERSMART ( Please spread the ad to potential candidates!

Best wishes and happy summer!
Alexandre Antonelli, PhD
Professor in Systematics and Biodiversity
Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B, Göteborg, Sweden

Vill du bli chef för norska Artsdatabanken?

Spännande jobb inom biologisk mångfald ledigt!

Ur annonsen:

Vår nåværende direktør skal skifte jobb. Vi søker derfor etter ny direktør som kan lede og utvikle virksomheten videre. Direktøren rapporterer til Artsdatabankens styre.

Direktørens hovedoppgave er å ha det løpende ansvaret for at Artsdatabanken er en uavhengig, troverdig, godt synlig og leveringsdyktig institusjon, som har faglig tyngde og autoritet i bredest mulige kretser. Herunder skal direktøren arbeide med relasjons- og nettverksbygging i forhold til relevante kunnskapsprodusenter og brukere. Direktøren har videre ansvar for at Artsdatabankens leveranser har høy kvalitet og relevans.

Vi søker etter en person som har:

  • Lederfaring og gode lederegenskaper
  • Solid faglig kompetanse innen biologi eller annen relevant utdanning fra universitet/høyskole
  • God samfunns- og rolleforståelse
  • Gode kommunikasjonsevner
  • Et godt og relevant nettverk
  • Tydelig og strukturert arbeidsform
  • Gode evner til å ta initiativ, skape samarbeid og fatte beslutninger

Det vil bli lagt særlig stor vekt på at søkeren har gode lederegenskaper, herunder god evne til å samarbeide med andre. Videre er det viktig at direktøren har evne til å profilere Artsdatabanken utad, samtidig som han/hun har innsikt i de drivende samfunnskrefter som berører Artsdatabankens virksomhet. Det legges vekt på sterk, bred og relevant naturfaglig kompetanse. Erfaring og kjennskap knyttet til forvaltning, forskning og organisasjoner er en fordel. Vi legger avgjørende vekt på personlige egenskaper.

Ansök senast 13 augusti. Läs mer här.


Göteborgs naturhistoriska museum söker ny museichef

Se annons på Arbetsförmedlingen. Sista ansökningsdag: 23 augusti.

Ur annonsen: Vi söker nu dig, som tillsammans med den mycket engagerade och kunniga personalgruppen på ca 30 personer, vill ta nästa steg i utvecklingen av museets verksamhet, tillgänglighet och attraktivitet.

Som ansvarig för Göteborgs Naturhistoriska museum leder och utvecklar du museets samlade verksamhet i dialog med omvärlden och främjar människors engagemang i samhällsfrågor med naturanknytning.Du ansvarar också för museets ekonomi, arbetsmiljö och medarbetare.

Som chef för Göteborgs naturhistoriska museum ingår du i Västarvets publika område där vi tillsammans driver verksamhetsutvecklingen vid våra museer och besöksmål. Du ingår också i Västarvets chefsgrupp där förvaltningsgemensamma frågor av såväl strategiska som operativ art diskuteras.

Postdoctoral fellowships at Stockholm University

Three postdoctoral fellowships are available at the Department of Ecology and Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University. Candidates are free to develop their own projects but need to make to contact with the person who’s group they want to join in advance. Application deadline: 31 Aug 2017.

For further information see: