Research and education at Stockholm University at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP) is located in the Arrhenius Laboratories, situated at the University Campus at Frescati. Research spans across a broad range of biology subject areas including Ecology and Evolution, Ecotoxicology, Marine Biology, Plant Physiology and Plant Systematics. Presently around 140 people are working at DEEP using state-of-the art methodologies in an international research environment characterized by world-recognized researchers and a high level of professionalism.
The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences invites applications for a four-year PhD position part of the project Evolution and species diversity in the coffee family based on target captured genomic data.
The proposed project will focus on evolution and species diversity in selected clades of the coffee family, using dense taxon sampling and massive amounts of genomic data produced by target capture techniques. The project is part of an ongoing research program, conducted in collaboration with national and international colleagues. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to substantially influence the project plan and its primary focus. Among interesting research questions to address are phylogeny and species diversity in the target group, and to what extent processes that lead to apparent reticulate patterns and/or cytonuclear discordance have influenced the evolutionary history of the group. Additional possibilities are studies of divergence times of clades and historical biogeography, and/or reproductive biology in the group. Field work outside of Sweden would be advantageous and may be included if possible, but ample plant material is already available, and more can be obtained via established collaboration.
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.
In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Plant Systematics stipulates that applicants must have completed at least 60 higher education credits in the second cycle, of which 15 credits must be from a course in Plant Systematics, and 30 credits from a project in Plant Systematics. Applicants may also have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.
The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.
The criteria used in the selection for admittance to research training in Plant Systematics are knowledge of theory and applications in the research field, ability to communicate orally and in writing, knowledge of English, creativity, ability to take initiatives, independence and collaboration ability. Social skills and the ability to perform well independently as well as in collaboration with others is an absolute requirement, as are excellent analytical skills. Proficiency in English (written and spoken), knowledge of bioinformatics, experience of working with massive amounts of genetic data and/or data driven research is a strong advantage, as are ability to communicate science and a strong interest in the research subject.
Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.
Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.
The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20% of a full-time position.
Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.
For more information, please contact the Subject Representative and project leader Professor Catarina Rydin, telephone: +46 8 161215, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, email@example.com, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (SEKO), and PhD student representative, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system by clicking the “Apply” button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. We recommend that you hand in your application, including necessary documents, in English.
Please include the following information with your application
- Your contact details and personal data
- Your highest university degree
- Your language skills
- Contact details for 2–3 reference persons
and, in addition, please include the following documents
- Cover letter (2-3 pages), containing
– Your expectations from, and intentions with the education
– Why you are interested in the specific project
– What makes you suitable for the specific project
- CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
- Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
- Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).
The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.
You are welcome to apply!