We are looking for a highly motivated researcher for an 18 month postdoctoral position collaborating in an exciting project on comparative genomics of marine fish and shellfish species. In the project, we use genome resequencing data from a range of species to reconstruct the demographic history and characterize genomic signals associated with population divergence and local adaptation in high gene flow scenarios. The work will improve our understanding of interacting evolutionary processes and provide valuable data for securing sustainable management and conservation of exploited resources. Applicants are encouraged to develop their own research ideas within this framework.

The fellowship is part of a larger Nordic collaborative project, MarGen_II, financed by the EU Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak Programme, the Danish Rod and Net License Funds and the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua). The project will primarily be carried out in the population genetics group, Section for Marine Living Resources, situated in Silkeborg, Denmark. DTU Aqua is an institute at the Technical University of Denmark. In addition, the position offers many opportunities for collaborating with Nordic and other European colleagues in the field.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The position involves bioinformatic analyses of already available genome resequencing data from a range of species with high quality reference genomes. The overall aims are to combine information about demographic history with genome scans to understand the interacting effects of demographic and evolutionary processes during population divergence, with a particular focus on populations in the environmental transition zone between the marine North Sea and the brackish Baltic Sea. As such, a strong background in evolutionary biology, population genetics and bioinformatics is important.  

In addition, we are looking for candidates who have

  • Keen interest in research and the field of marine and aquatic sciences
  • Good collaborative skills
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 18 months.

Further information  
Further information may be obtained from senior researchers Jakob Hemmer-Hansen, jhh@aqua.dtu.dk, and Dorte Bekkevold, db@aqua.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Aqua at www.aqua.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 4 January 2021.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) conducts research, provides advice, educates at university level and contributes to innovation in sustainable exploitation and management of aquatic resources. We investigate the biology and population ecology of aquatic organisms, aquatic physical and chemical processes and ecosystem structure and dynamics, taking account of all relevant natural and anthropogenic drivers.

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DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.



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