POSITION AS RESEARCH FELLOW (post doc) in biology (molecular evolution)
is available at
The Centre of Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Dept. of
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo
The position is on the project ”Evolution of chloroplast replacements”
(Norwegian Research Council). Attempts will be made to prolong the
period. The aim of the project is to unravel the biological processes
leading to the diversity of plastids in photosynthetic protists.
Central issues are serial endosymbiosises, evolutionary origin of genes
with a symbiosis-derived genome, and transport of proteins into the
plastid. In addition, the evolutionary history of chromoalveolates will
be addresses. Dinoflagellates, haptophytes and related species (within
the chromists and alveolata) are among the groups to be investigated.
The methods employed include screening/sequencing of genomic libraries
(BAC- and plastid) and EST/cDNA libraries, ultrastructural studies,
bioinformatic techniques and phylogenetic/phylogenomic analyses.
The applicant should have a background in either genomics, molecular
biology/genetics, molecular evolution or algal/protist biology. Hands
on experience in genomics and gene analysis (or RNA experience) will be
required. Knowledge of bioinformatics, phylogenetic methods, experience
with algal or protist systems and culturing of algae will be useful,
but it is not a prerequisite for the position.
The succesful candidate will work in an active group of researchers,
post docs, PhD candidates, engineers and master students. The position
is associated with the Centre for Ecology and Evolutionary Synthesis
(CEES). CEES represents a leading research environment in evolutionary
biology in Norway and has recently built new molecular biology
The succesful applicant will also collaborate with participants in a
newly initiated ”Triple alliance” project (UiO, The Veterinary School
and the University of Environment and Biosciences) on haptophytes and
dinoflagellates. Resources such as culture facilities, gene libraries
and knowledge of biological systems will be parts of mutual
The letter of application should include a curriculum vitae, with a
list of published and unpublished works, a statement summarizing the
applicant’s scientific work and interests, one set of certified copies
of certificates, and four copies of publications.
The requirement for a postdoctoral position is an obtained doctoral
degree (PhD or similar). Candidates who have submitted their thesis,
but not yet defended it, may apply but can eventually be employed only
after the PhD is acquired.
For more information about post doc positions at the University of Oslo
The University would like to see more women in scientific positions -
women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.
For further information please contact:
professor Kjetill Jakobsen, tlf. 22 85 46 02, e-mail:
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post doctor Kamran Schalchian-Tabrizi, e-mail:
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Information about the centre and the project can be found at:
Pay grade: 51 – 53 (depending on qualifications)
Deadline for application: April, 15.
REF. NR.: 05/7345
Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, a list of
published and unpublished works and
four copies of published papers. One set of certified copies of
certificates should also be submitted.
Applications (marked with the REF. NR.) should be sent to the Faculty
of Mathematics and Natural Sciences,
att. Senior Executive Officer Bente Schjoldager, P. O. Box 1032, 0315
The position is available for a period of two years.
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