[Taxacom] PhD position in Systematic Botany at the University of Bergen, Norway

Jenny Smedmark jenny.smedmark at um.uib.no
Mon Jan 4 06:41:01 CST 2016

We are pleased to announce a PhD position in Systematic Botany, see below for details. To apply, please see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/120496/phd-position-in-systematic-botany-at-university-museum.

Jenny Smedmark

Associate professor
Curator of vascular plants
Herbarium BG
University Museum of Bergen
University of Bergen
P.O. Box 7800
NO-5020 Bergen, Norway

Visiting address: Allégt. 41
Phone: +47 55 58 33 51

PhD position in Systematic Botany at the University of Bergen
At the University Museum of Bergen, Department of Natural History, a temporary position as research fellow is open within the field of systematic botany. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years, of which 25% is work duty in the herbarium.
About the project
The aim of the PhD-project is to improve our understanding of phylogenetic relationships within the species rich Potentilla argentea group. The project will address the role of polyploid and reticulate evolution in the group and clarify species delimitations. The work will include plant collecting in the field, molecular lab work, including the development of new markers, and phylogenetic analysis. The candidate will be a member of the research group Phylogenetic Systematics and Evolution.
Qualifications and personal qualities
• The applicant must hold a master's degree or equivalent in evolutionary biology with relevance to Systematic Botany. Thesis work must be completed and graded before the application deadline.
• Experience with molecular and phylogenetic methods is necessary.
• Experience with plant morphological studies and taxonomic work is desirable.
• Experience with next generation sequencing methods is an advantage.
• Ability to work independently and in a structured manner, and to cooperate with others is expected.
• Proficiency in both written and oral English is required.
About the research training
As a PhD Candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree for a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment
requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen. The PhD fellow will become a member of the Norwegian-Swedish research school in Biosystematics (http://www.forbio.uio.no).
We can offer
• A good and professionally challenging working environment.
• A modern laboratory with diverse research activities.
• Salary at pay grade 50 upon appointment (Code 1017, NOK 430.500). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
• Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
• A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
• Good welfare benefits.
Your application must include
• A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
• The names and contact information for two referees. One of these must be the main advisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis.
• CV.
• Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees.
• Relevant certificates.
• A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
• Any publications in your name .
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.
General information
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Associate Professor Jenny Smedmark, phone +47 55 58 33 51 / e-mail jenny.smedmark at uib.no.

Application deadline 31 jan. 2016

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