Researcher in Evolutionary Ecology

Lund University
March 15, 2023
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Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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Subject description The “Speciation, Adaptation and Co-Evolution” research group is recruiting a researcher to work on questions at the interface of plant-pollinator interactions and community ecology. The project is led by Dr. Øystein Opedal and will combine new and existing original data with statistical method development to better understand the factors affecting pollinator-mediated plant-plant interactions in co-flowering communities. The successful applicant will be encouraged to help develop the project in new directions in collaboration with the project team, and the exact project plan will be adjusted based on the background and interest of the applicant. The position is for 11 months starting on the 1. June 2023, or as agreed.

Work duties The main duties involved in a researcher position is to conduct research.

Detailed description of the work duties

  • Active participation in the scientific design of the project
  • Contributing to field work, compilation of data from the literature, and statistical method development
  • Analysis of multivariate data including phenotypic-selection analyses
  • Supervision of MSc projects
  • Dissemination of results through presentations and scientific publications
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Qualification requirements

  • A PhD degree in Biology
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Expertise in evolutionary ecology, community ecology and/or development of relevant statistical methods
  • Background in evolutionary botany, especially studies of plant-pollinator interactions
  • Experience with multivariate statistical analyses is advantageous
  • Assessment criteria and other qualifications The assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

    The following merits form assessment criteria for the position:

  • Fulfilment of qualification requirements
  • Documented ability to develop and complete high-quality research
  • High intellectual capacity and problem-solving ability
  • Technical, analytical and organizational skills
  • Enthusiasm, dedication and an ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Terms of employment This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 11 months.

    Instructions on how to apply Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research, future research interests, and motivation for applying (no more than three pages),
  • contact information of, and relation to, at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
  • The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Science. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

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    Type of employment Special fixed-term employment

    Contract type Full time First day of employment 2023-06-01 or according to agreement Salary Monthly salary Number of positions 1 Full-time equivalent 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2023/645 Contact

  • Øystein Opedal, Associate Senior Lecturer, +46768503405,[email protected]
  • Helena Skönvall, HR, +462223139,[email protected]
  • Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, [email protected]
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
  • Published 01.Mar.2023 Last application date 15.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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