The Uppsala University is inviting applications PhD Position in Ecology from highly motivated candidates. The project consists of fieldwork as well as laboratory experiments. The Swedish Research Council finances the project.
|Scholarship Sponsor||Uppsala University|
|Scholarships level||PhD Position|
|Fellowship Period||Four years|
|Study area||Ecology and Genetics, Limnology|
|Opening date||February 23, 2021|
|Closing date||April 01, 2021|
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.
The Department of Ecology and Genetics is an international environment with staff and students worldwide. Our research spans from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of ecosystems. For more information, see www.ieg.uu.se. A PhD student position in Microbial community ecology is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Limnology.
The limnology programme includes three primaries, highly interactive and collaborative research groups: microbial ecology, population and community ecology and biogeochemistry. See https://www.ieg.uu.se/limnology/
It is well known that different ecosystems are connected to each other through the transport of energy and matter, which affects the functioning of ecosystems. It is, however, less investigated is how the dispersal of living organisms affects ecosystems, not primarily due to their functions but rather because of the matter they transport between ecosystems.
This project focuses on distributing bacteria between ecosystems and their importance as a food source for higher trophic levels. One hypothesis to be tested is that the volume of bacteria as a food source depends on their food quality, for instance, related to their elemental stoichiometry.
The deadline for applications is April 01, 2021
To be eligible for a PhD-student position, the applicant must hold a master degree (or equivalent) in Limnology, Ecology, Microbial ecology or something similar. To be qualified, candidates should have knowledge and experience in community ecology and/or microbial ecology. Emphasis will be placed on the candidates’ suitability, including independence and teamwork skills. Candidates must be able to express themselves very well in spoken as well as written English.
Previous experience from practical work in lab and field, including experimental and microbiology methods such as microscopy, flow cytometry, cultivation, stoichiometric analyses, and microbial communities’ molecular characterisation. Theoretical knowledge of metacommunity and metaecosystem ecology. Knowledge and experience of statistical methods such as multivariate methods and bioinformatics.
According to local agreement for PhD students
Type of employment
Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7 The graduate program covers four years of full-time study. The work can be combined with teaching or other duties at the department (maximum 20%), which prolongs the employment with the corresponding time. The salary will be set according to local agreements. Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and Uppsala university’s regulations and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English. More information about postgraduate studies at Uppsala University is available at http://www.teknat.uu.se/education/postgraduate/.
The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to do a PhD, and why you are suitable for the position, 2) your CV, 3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your master degree, your course grades and a copy of your master thesis, 5) the names and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.), and 6) publications produced The application should be written in English.