Researcher in Yeast Genetics and Evolution
Stockholm University Department of Zoology

Researcher in Yeast Genetics and Evolution

Ref. No. SU FV-4322-20


at the Department of Zoology. Closing date: 15 January 2021.

The Department of Zoology at Stockholm University consists of five divisions: Ecology, Ethology, Functional Zoomorphology, Population Genetics and Systematics & Evolution. The department accommodates 45–50 staff and a similar number of PhD students.

Project description

The advertised researcher position will be placed in the Division of Population Genetics at the Department of Zoology. Candidates will use experimental evolution paired with genome sequencing of the model organism budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (and its relatives) to study evolutionary processes. Current research in the lab focuses on 1) the dynamics of adaptation to stressful environments, and 2) the effects of genetic exchange and hybridization between divergent lineages on adaptive evolution. The researcher is free to design their own projects as long as they overlap conceptually with existing research interests of the lab.

Main responsibilities

This position is 100% research within the project areas described above.

Qualification requirements

Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in evolution, quantitative thinking and a background and population genetics. Ideally, the candidate has experience in experimental evolution, molecular genetics/genomics, and bioinformatics.

Prior training in cultivation and genetic engineering of Saccharomyces is desirable. Applicants should be well-organized, good communicators, and happy to work in a team as well as independently.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension. Start date 2021-04-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Rike Stelkens (host and project leader), telephone: +46 8 16 42 82,

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Copy of PhD diploma

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 15/01/2021


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