PhD Position in Human Population Genetics of African Populations

Uppsala University is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening PhD position in computational biology. Applicants should apply before January 02, 2020.

The position is placed in the Schlebusch research group within the Human Evolution Program at the Department of Organismal Biology (Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University). The Human Evolution Program, has a broad interest in population genetics and human evolution. The Schlebusch group is specifically interested in studying human history on the African continent and uses genetic data from modern day populations and ancient remains as a tool for the inference of African history. The group is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the European Research Council (ERC). The research environment is multidisciplinary with experts in ancient DNA, population genomics and computational biology. The group is international and English is the working language. See Dr. Schlebusch web-page for more information on the research and recent publications ( and Human Evolution web-page for more information on the sub-Department (

Requirements: Completed university education of 240 university points (hgskolepong, hp) out of which 60 hp on advanced level corresponding to master degree in relevant field. The ideal candidate is highly motivated with thorough education and strong interest in evolutionary genetics/genomics, population genetics and human evolution. Good knowledge of English in speech and writing. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities such as planning and organizational skills, accountability and accuracy.

Position: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 7. The PhD position is a 4-year appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to research. Other departmental work, such as teaching and administration, can be part of the position (maximum 20%) which then extends the position with corresponding amount of time. The applicant must be eligible for PhD studies at Uppsala University. Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines More information about research education can be found at the web site of the Faculty of Science and Technology,


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