New vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher in Population Genetics at the Center for the Human Past


We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher in population genetics who will contribute to the center’s overarching goal to illuminate and understand various aspects of human development over the past 10,000 years.

The postdoctoral researcher will work with computer-based analysis methods and large databases to develop theory and method for using aggregated data from genetics, archaeology and linguistics, thereby developing innovative interdisciplinary research on human history. Based on population genetic perspectives, the proposed postdoctoral project should be able to illuminate various aspects of human history, at the interface between questions of genetic, culture and language evolution. We welcome project proposals based on research involving Africa, Oceania, and Eurasia, or based on a combination of case studies from these areas.

Qualification requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in population genetics, bioinformatics, archaeogenetics or a related area or a foreign degree assessed as equivalent to a doctoral degree.
  • Proven experience and ability to work with computer-based analysis methods and information in large databases with complex aggregated data is a requirement.
  • The applicant should have demonstrated independence and high research quality through high-quality research publications.
  • Very good oral and written skills in English are required.
  • Being able to work independently as well as in collaboration with others is necessary.
  • Great emphasis will be placed on personal characteristics, hence interviews and reference checking may be included in the selection process.

Location: Uppsala

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