Postdoc position at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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A two-year full-time position is available for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for research on honeybee tolerance and resistance to virus infections. The position will be with the bee research group at the Department of Ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden.

Duties: The researcher will comprehensively characterize the molecular adaptations of tolerance and resistance to virus infections in naturally-adapted honeybee populations using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies. The work will therefore involve bioinformatics and analysis of large sequencing datasets and writing scientific articles.

Qualifications: A PhD degree with a research focus on genomics, transcriptomics, small RNAs or similar is required. Proven experience with organizing and managing large and complex databases; with a range of statistical and bioinformatic techniques to analyze these data; be competent in writing code in at least R, with Pearl and other computer languages is a significant advantage. Much emphasis in our recruitment will be placed on soft skills, e.g. the ability to work tidily, effectively, responsibly and congenially in a group context with shared facilities, the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English and ability to work independently and effectively towards clear goals. You will be highly interested in honeybee virology, virus interactions and insect immunity.

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