Doctoral Degree Positions in Evolutionary Genomics and Plant Genetics, Stockholm University, Sweden

Expires on: 04/23/2024


2 Two PhD Funded Positions in Evolutionary Genomics and Plant Genetics at Stockholm University in Sweden; Interested in evolutionary genomics/population genomics and plant genetics? Want to do your PhD in beautiful Stockholm? We have two 4-year PhD student positions available in my group at Stockholm University.

The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences invites applications for a four-year PhD position part of the project “Convergent evolution and loss of a classic floral polymorphism – genetic basis and genomic consequences” in Prof. Tanja Slotte’s research group. This project will investigate the genetic basis and genomic consequences of convergent evolution and loss of the floral polymorphism distyly in Linum (wild flaxseed species). By combining functional studies and comparative genomics, the project aims to investigate the genetic basis of distyly and the genomic consequences of repeated loss of distyly associated with evolution of higher self-fertilization rates. The results are of broad importance for an improved understanding of the genetic basis of convergent evolution and the genomic consequences of plant mating system evolution. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council.


In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Ecology and Evolution stipulates, that applicants must have completed at least 60 higher education credits in the second cycle, of which 15 credits must be from a course in one of the areas Ecology or Evolution, and 30 credits from a project in one of the areas Ecology or Evolution. Applicants may also have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere. The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: The criteria used in the selection for admittance to research training in Ecology and Evolution are knowledge of theory and applications in the research field, ability to communicate orally and in writing, knowledge of English, creativity, analytic competence, initiative, independence and collaboration ability.

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