Description of subject area of the employment
In the face of the current global biodiversity crisis, we urgently need accurate predictions of how organisms and ecosystems respond to climatic change. Insights into the genomics of adaptation to climate change forms part of the foundation for making such predictions. For example, there are several knowledge gaps in predicting the potential for temperature tolerance to evolve, including interpretation of signatures left by natural selection on thermal adaptation in the genome, detection of which metabolic pathways are involved, revealing how interactions among genetic loci affect climate adaptation and how eco-evo dynamics affect higher level processes such as carbon cycles at the ecosystem level. By using amenable study systems, next generation sequencing methods and other omics methods, experiments and appropriate modelling, such gaps in knowledge can be filled. We search for an assistant professor with research experience within this field, that can capitalize on the breath of expertice at the department to develop their research profile at the department of Ecology and Genetics.
The position is funded by SciLifeLab and comes with a generous start up package that will allow for the recruitment of a team.
- Research, teaching, and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility and course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students.
- Follow developments within the subject area and the development of society in general that is important for the work at the university.