Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

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Subject description
The research group of Dr. Feiner ( is recruiting a fully-funded postdoctoral researcher to investigate the evolutionary and developmental consequences of transposable elements (TEs) in the Hox gene clusters of Anolis lizards. The usually tightly organised Hox clusters of Anolis have been invaded by TEs. Our previous work has shown that this invasion is associated with changes in rates of diversification (Feiner, 2016, ProcB) and altered expression profiles of Hox genes (Feiner, 2019, Evol Lett). The successful applicant is expected to participate in a project that investigates functional genomic aspects of disrupted Hox gene clusters, using ATAC-seq, scRNA-seq or other omics approaches. The project plan will be adjusted based on the background and interest of the applicant.

Work duties

  • Active participation in the scientific design of the project
  • Carrying out developmental biology research on lizards
  • Analysis of omics datasets with a special emphasis on transposable elements
  • Development of new methodologies and transfer of existing methodologies to lizards
  • Dissemination of the acquired insights, including writing of scientific publications

Qualification requirements
Appointment to this postdoc position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Expertise in developmental biology, analysis of transposable elements or comparative genomics
  • Background in herpetology is advantageous

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

The following merits form assessment criteria for the position:

  • Fulfilment of qualification requirements
  • 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

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of two years according to postdoctor fellow agreement. Start date is 2022-01-01 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 Temporary 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 PA2021/2766
  • My Geborek, personalsamordnare, +46462224853,
  • D.R 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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