Assistant Professor (Stockholm)

Stockholm University is looking to recruit an Assistant Professor in the field of Data-Driven Evolution and Biodiversity. The position is part of the Data-Drive Life Science (DDLS) programme and comes with a generous startup package. The DDLS programme is a “big data” initiative, committed to recruiting and training the next generation of data-driven life science leaders and creating globally leading computational and data science capabilities within the life sciences in Sweden. 

Further information about the position can be found here:

Further information about the DDLS programme can be found here:

Application closing date: 25 October 2023.

Researcher, Biodiversity Impact Analysis

The Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics at the Swedish Museum of Natural History is looking for a researcher focused on biodiversity impact analysis. The position will be placed in the Ronquist lab.

You will work within the MISTRA-funded research project Finance to Revive Biodiversity, led by Stockholm Resilience Centre. You will be developing and evaluating different methods of assessing and analyzing the impact of private corporations and government agencies on biodiversity. The project runs until 2026-12-13, and if successful can be extended for four years after that.

Questions about the position can be directed to Fredrik Ronquist (, Mats Töpel ( or FinBio Program Director Garry Peterson ( More info and application here. Application deadline June 19.

2 year post on Madagascar grass taxonomy (Kew)

I am advertising for a 2 year position at the Kew herbarium to complete our taxonomic work on Malagasy Digitaria grasses, and compile our new guidebook to the common Malagasy highland grasses. Someone familiar with taxonomic literature and guidebooks, someone who likes grasses, and someone good at international comms and keen to work in Madagascar would be perfect.

Closing date 31 December 2022.

Best wishes


Dr Maria (Bat) S. Vorontsova

PhD Position (Munich): From humid tropics into the arid zones: phylogenomics of Amaranthaceae sensu stricto (Caryophyllales)

The Prinzessin Therese von Bayern Chair of Systematics, Biodiversity & Evolution of Plants at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich led by Prof. Gudrun Kadereit is offering a PhD position in the framework of the DFG-SPP1991 TaxonOMICS, supervised by Dr. Anze Zerdoner Calasan.

Announcement (pdf)

Onsager-fellow in integrative taxonomy and phylogenetics

The NTNU University Museum is seeking a highly qualified and motivated candidate for an associate professor position in integrative taxonomy and phylogenetics. The position is part of NTNUs ambitious Onsager program and includes substantial research funding with the goal of qualifying for full professor and receive tenure within 6 years.

The position is central to improve the knowledge of species and their evolutionary relationships in taxon rich organism groups and important for strengthening collection-based research at the Department of Natural History. More specifically, the successful candidate will carry out cutting-edge research within the field of taxonomy and phylogenetics using a combination of tools and data (morphological, molecular, ecological, symbiome, etc.) to analyse biodiversity at the species-level.

For more information please see:

Please spread the word!

Best wishes


Torbjørn Ekrem, PhD
Professor of biosystematics

NTNU University Museum, Department of Natural History

Scientist’s Position – Head of Research Group ”Plants” at the Botanic Garden Berlin

the Botanic Garden Berlin looks for an experienced plant taxonomist/systematist to lead the research group ”plants” at the Botanic Garden Berlin.
You’ll find the job announcement here (in German only):—Leitung-Pflanzen.html

Position as Professor Bergianus in Botany open

One of the oldest endowed Chairs in Sweden, and at the same time one of the most well-funded, is currently open – Professor Bergianus, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

The position as Professor Bergianus is broadly defined as in botany. This may include, but is not limited to, research directions in systematics, biogeography, ecology, evolution, population genetics, and paleobotany. The successful candidate should have a very strong research profile within the field of botany, defined as above. The position will be placed at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm University.

Please see for the full advertisement as well as the attached file. 

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Deadline for application is June 21, 2021.
Hans Ellegren