A PhD student position is available with a continuing project to study natural hybridization and introgression between Populus trichocarpa and Populus fremontii in California and Nevada. Next-generation sequencing and genotyping approaches will be used to investigate the causes and consequences of gene flow between the two species. Collaborative opportunities exist with the Canadian Forest Service for comparative analyses with the P. balsamifera and P. deltoides hybrid system, as well as other established research groups that work on Populus here in Umeå.
Knowledge of population genetics, evolutionary analyses, molecular methods and bioinformatics is highly desirable. Experience with fieldwork is an asset, but not a requirement. The successful applicant should possess creativity, autonomy and a dedicated team spirit. Excellent proficiency in English is required, as English is the working language in the research group and at the department. The anticipated start date is January 2012, although alternative dates can be negotiated.
A complete version of this announcement is available at http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/313-767-11.html#eng
Your application should include a short description of your research interests and why you are interested in the position, CV, certificates from higher education, copies of Bachelors/Masters thesis, and contact information for 3 references.
For more information, contact Stacey Lee Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Your complete application, marked with reference number 313-767-11, should be sent to email@example.com (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive September 30, 2011 at the latest.