3 year post-doc position: experimental evolution in algae

Lund University
Full Time
1 month ago


The research groups of Tobias Uller feiner-uller-group.se | and Charlie Cornwallis (charliecornwallis.org) are recruiting a fully-funded researcher in evolutionary biology. The project aims to use microalgae and experimental evolution to study evolvability. Theory predicts that selection in variable environments can modify gene regulatory networks to make new genetic mutants with desirable trait combinations appear more frequently. This, in turn, could potentially facilitate the response to selection in more extreme environments. This project will test this theory using a combination of experimental evolution, phenotypic and genetic engineering, and analyses of metabolic, transcriptomic and genomic data. The project is part of an international research programme that provides opportunities for career development. The starting date is negotiable and funding is available for three years.

This is a full-time, permanent employment. A probationary period of six months may be applicable. The starting date is 2022-02-01 or according to agreement. For more information about the position please contact Professor Tobias Uller, tobias.uller@biol.lu.se.

The full job description can be found here: https://lu.varbi.com/what:job/jobID:441336/?lang=en.

Application deadline is 13 December 2021.