Stockholm University is inviting applications for a PhD position in Systematic Zoology to take part of the research project on Diversity of Scandinavian Empidoidea. The project aims to examine a large material of flies in the super family Empidoidea collected in Sweden and surrounding areas. The PhD studies include 48 months of full-time studies with employment as PhD student. Among qualified applicants, selection is made according to the ability to profit from studies. The application deadline is February 15, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Position is available in the area of Systematic Zoology to take part of the research project “Systematic and taxonomic revision of Scandinavian Empidoidea (Insecta, Diptera), with emphasis on the Swedish diversity of Empididae and Hybotidae”.
Course Level: Position is open for PhD research programme.
Scholarship Provider: Stockholm University, Sweden
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden
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Eligibility: To be qualified for research in zoological systematics the applicant must have completed a research degree (e.g. Master’s), or have passed at least 120 hp (2 years) of biological studies, including an approved independent project of at least 30 hp at advanced level (“examensarbete”) within ecology or a related subject. Applicants, who have in principle acquired the corresponding competence in Sweden, or abroad, are also qualified.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Swedish applicants are eligible to apply for this PhD position.
Scholarship Description: Stockholm University is seeking a highly motivated PhD student with an interest in zoological systematics to take part of the research project “Systematic and taxonomic revision of Scandinavian Empidoidea (Insecta, Diptera), with emphasis on the Swedish diversity of Empididae and Hybotidae”, with financial support from the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative, The Swedish Species Information Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The project aims to examine a large material of flies in the super family Empidoidea collected in Sweden and surrounding areas. They will combine morphological and DNA sequence data to formulate hypotheses about the phylogenetic relationship among families, genera and species groups, as well as discover cryptic species. Central parts in the research will be identification of material already available, collecting new material, preserving, databasing, generating DNA sequence data at molecular laboratory, analyzing morphological and sequence data within an evolutionary perspective, and documentations of the diversity in text and picture.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The PhD studies include 48 months of full-time studies with employment as PhD student.
What does it cover? Stockholm University strives to be a workplace, which is free from discrimination and offers equal opportunities to everyone.
Selection Criteria: Among qualified applicants, selection is made according to the ability to profit from studies. The criteria to be used are properly documented competence within the described research area, capabilities with regards to speaking and writing in English, analytical thinking, creativity, initiative, independence, and team work performance, and experience from phylogenetic analyses. The applicant’s earlier experience within the field of research can be of relevance especially when further documented by university courses, independent research works, personal references, interview and an application indicating the applicant’s motivations in written form.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applications by e-mail should be in Word or PDF format. Note! State the reference number SU FV-0146-15 also in the subject line of your e-mail. The application should contain:
-maximum one A4-page of personal presentation and letter of intent/motivation,
-CV (including methodological skills),
-copy of independent project thesis,
-copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (attested),
-contact details for two academic referees.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 15, 2015.