Opportunities

Open PhD student position

We have an opening for a 4-year PhD student position as part of the Swedish Research Council funded project “The role of structural variation for the origin and evolution of a classic supergene”. The project will involve generation of and analyses of comparative genomic and population genetic data sets. The focus will be on the evolution and loss of a supergene that governs mating system in wild Linum (flaxseed) species, with a particular focus on the role of structural variation and introgression.

Full ad and application on Stockholm University’s website here. Deadline to apply was September 28.

If you have questions about this position, feel free to contact Tanja Slotte.

Distyly in Linum tenue: thrum (left) and pin (right) floral morphs. We are studying the supergene governing this floral polymorphism using genomic methods.

Opening for a postdoctoral researcher

We have an open position for a researcher in the Slotte lab. The position is associated with the European Research Council (ERC) funded project “SuperGenE: Supergene evolution in a classic plant system”. The aim of this project is to investigate the genomic architecture underlying the balanced floral polymorphism termed distyly in wild Linum species. Specifically, the project aims to test hypotheses on the evolution of the genomic region (termed supergene) that governs distyly and the genetic causes and population genomic consequences of loss of distyly. 

The researcher will be responsible for comprehensive genomic analyses to address evolutionary genomic questions. The focus of this position is on bioinformatic and evolutionary analyses of large-scale genomic and transcriptomic data sets. 

Full ad and application information on Stockholm University’s website here. Deadline for application was October 12th, 2020 and we are currently evaluating applications.

Linum tenue floral morphs in the field.

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.