Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

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Subject description
The research group of Dr. Feiner ( is recruiting a researcher in evolutionary developmental biology. The position is fully-funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The project aims to unravel the developmental basis of parallel evolution of a suite of exaggerated colors, morphologies, and behaviors - a syndrome – in wall lizards (genus Podarcis). The successful applicant will focus on studies of neural crest cell biology in a comparative context. The project includes a number of different methodologies, including scRNA-seq and other omics approaches. A central aim is to apply gene editing (CRISPR-Cas9) to functionally validate candidate genes. The exact project plan will be adjusted based on the background and interest of the applicant. The starting date is negotiable and funding is available for three years.

Work duties

  • Active participation in the scientific design of the project
  • Carrying out developmental biology research on lizards
  • Development of new methodologies and transfer of existing methodologies to lizards
  • Dissemination of the acquired insights, including writing of scientific publications

Qualification requirements
Applicants must have:

  • a PhD, within the subject of the position
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Expertise in developmental biology, gene editing or molecular biology
  • Documented ability to develop and complete high-quality research
  • High intellectual capacity and problem-solving ability
  • Technical and analytical know-how, organization skills
  • Enthusiasm, dedication and an ability to work both independently and in a team


  • Background in herpetology is advantageous

Terms of employment
This is a permanent employment full-time. A probationary period may be applicable. Start date is 2021-01-01 or according to agreement. For more information about the position please contact Nathalie Feiner,

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • Motivation letter describing past research and future research interests (max. 2 pages)
  • Résumé/CV, including a list of publications
  • Names, relation to and contact information of 2 professional references
  • Copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered
Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2022-01-01 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/2764
  • My Geborek, personalsamordnare, +46462224853,
  • Dr, Nathalie Feiner, Forskare,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 09.Sep.2021
Last application date 09.Nov.2021 11:59 PM CET

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