Ph.D. Position Sweden Plant Science Centre

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Ph.D. Position at Umeå Plant Science Centre, Umeå University, Sweden

I am seeking a motivated and independent student to study the molecular
evolution of plant defense genes in Populus tremula.  This work involves
a combination of lab and field studies, and is part of a study funded by
the Swedish Research Council.The position require a B.Sc. degree (or
equivalent) in Biology or another relevant area of science, and
preferentially experience in, and enthusiasm for, population genetics
and evolutionary biology. Knowledge of standard molecular techniques
(PCR, DNA sequencing), and/or mathematics/statistics is considered
highly advantageous.

The positions carry a salary according to a current levels for graduate
students at the University of Umeå. Entry level salary is currently c.
20k SEK per month (equivalent to approx. 2100 Euro). Applications should
contain a CV, a cover letter with a brief statement of research
interest, and contact details (names, e-mail and postal addresses) of
two professional references. Review of applications will start October
15, and will continue until the position is filled. For further
information please contact Dr. Pär Ingvarsson (

Umeå Plant Science Centre is one of the world leading centers for
research in forest biotechnology/genetics with a lot of international
collaborators and offers technical platforms of international top-class
quality. For more information please


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