The Department of Organismal Biology (IOB) at Uppsala University is offering a PhD position in Fungal Evolutionary Genomics.

About the position:
  • The PhD-position is placed in the Johannesson research group within the Systematic Biology Program at IOB.
  • The Johannesson group uses a combination of genomic and experimental approaches to study eukaryote genome evolution.
  • This PhD project aims to elucidate the determinants of mutation rates in eukaryotes. Mutation is the ultimate source of genetic variation among and within species.
  • The PhD-project will be planned and developed after the interest of the candidate, and may include experimental and/or bioinformatic approaches.


  • Applicant must have completed university education of 240 university points (högskolepoäng, hp) out of which 60 hp on advanced level corresponding to master degree in relevant field.
  • Applicant must be highly motivated with thorough education and strong interest in evolutionary genetics/genomics and population genetics.
  • Good knowledge of English in speech and writing.


Apply online and the application should include:

  1. A letter of intent describing him/herself research interests and motivation of why he/she want to do a PhD
  2. A short description of your education
  3. CV
  4. Copy of master degree and course grades
  5. The names and contact information (address, email address, and phone number) of at least two reference persons
  6. Relevant publications (including master thesis).
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Uppsala University
Country Sweden
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Life Sciences, Biology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31 July 2020

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