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Lab manager/Research engineer

Full ad at Stockholm University website – Application deadline March 7th, 2019.

We are recruiting a lab manager to run our molecular genetics lab and contribute to our research on plant evolutionary genomics. The person should be responsible and well-organised with solid experience and interest in molecular genetic lab work and a commitment to lab safety. Tasks will include molecular genetic lab work (DNA and RNA extractions, PCR, qRT-PCR, next generation sequencing library production), ordering and organisation of chemicals, and management of lab safety. A capability to optimise and troubleshoot protocols is required. Experience of optimisation of extractions of high molecular weight DNA for long-read sequencing is especially beneficial. We are looking for an individual who will contribute to our group long-term – the position will be for 2 years initially, with potential for extension. Please contact Tanja Slotte for more information about the position.

General information on opportunities for PhD students and post-docs

If you find our research topics interesting and would like to join the lab, you are welcome to contact Tanja Slotte directly. For prospective postdocs, there is an opportunity to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship from the Wenner-Gren foundation (deadline in October) and from the Carl Tryggers foundation (deadline in May) every year. Other funding sources for postdocs include EMBO LTF fellowships (evaluated twice a year) and Marie-Curie fellowships. PhD student positions will be officially announced through Stockholm University.

Undergraduate students and master students

If you are interested in evolutionary genomics and want to develop your skills in population genetic analyses, then we may have a project for you! Please contact Tanja Slotte if you find our research interesting and would like to discuss opportunities for a Master/degree project.