We are looking for a postdoc researcher for a project focusing on the role of microbiome in formation of necrosis caused by pathogens in woody tissues. The work consists of research tasks within the project "Evaluation of necrosis formation as a robust tool in forest tree resistance breeding". You will be responsible for laboratory and greenhouse studies aimed at increasing understanding of the role of endophytic fungal and bacterial communities in necrosis formation in forest trees. You will design and optimize experimental protocols and use metagenomics and advanced microscopy to produce data that is then reported in scientific and popular science publications. The practical relevance of the findings will be evaluated together with the stakeholders. You are expected to participate in joint tasks in the laboratory, including assistance in teaching at the advanced level and in postgraduate education, which may also include supervision of student projects.
Qualified for the position is a person who holds a doctoral degree in biology, microbiology, ecology, forest sciences or a related subject, or has a foreign degree that corresponds to a doctoral degree. Because postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most. Eligibility for this employment also requires knowledge and demonstrated skills in molecular techniques and laboratory methods. Proficiency in English (both spoken and written) is required. Experience in forest pathology or mycology is merit. Applicants must not have previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one year in the same or related subject area at Linnaeus University.
Last day to apply is 14th October 2022. Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad in the application portal.
Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents on our website. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.