PhD position: Genetic population structure of Baltic Sea eelgrass

University of Gothenburg
Full Time
3 weeks ago

We have a PhD position available at the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg, to work on the new research project funded by the research council FORMAS “Genetic population structure of Baltic Sea eelgrass - urgent information for conservation of a foundation species under climate change”.

We are seeking an independent and collaborative person with a background in population genetics/genomics to pursue PhD studies in Marine Sciences. The PhD project will focus on population genomic assessments of a seagrass in the Baltic Sea to provide a baseline for future temporal conservation genetic monitoring of eelgrass in Sweden. Investigating into local adaptation, genetic demographic modelling and species distribution modelling can then help to address persistence and adaptation potential under predicted climate change. The research project itself is very collaborative and will involve collaboration with international and Swedish researchers.

This position is placed at the Tjärnö Marine Laboratory, a stimulating work place on an island on the Swedish west coast, ca 2hrs North of Gothenburg (

Closing date 2021-05-09

Dr Marlene Jahnke (Supervisor)

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