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 investigate the genomic region (termed supergene) that governs distyly and test whether this supergene exhibits evolutionary genetic similarities to sex chromosomes. For this purpose, we are conducting evolutionary genetic analyses of cutting-edge genomic data to comprehensively investigate the tempo and mode of recombination suppression, the impact of natural selection, and regulatory evolution at the supergene in several distylous species. Within the project we are generating several new high-quality de novo genome assemblies for wild Linum species, as well as large population genomics and expression data sets.
The position involves research in the ERC project SuperGenE. The researcher will be responsible for comprehensive genomic analyses to address evolutionary genomic questions. The focus of this position is on bioinformatic and evolutionary genetic/population genetic analyses of large-scale genomic and transcriptomic data sets.
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country, preferably in Genetics, Genomics, Evolution, Bioinformatics, or a closely related area.