Two postdoc positions at the Swedish Museum of Natural History

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1 month ago


The Insect Biome Atlas ( at the Swedish Museum of Natural History ( is advertising two postdoc positions. IBA is a five-year international project aimed at characterizing the diversity of insects in Sweden and Madagascar. The project uses metabarcoding of thousands of Malaise trap and soil samples to study the size, origins, structure and function of the insect biomes and associated microbiomes.

We are looking for:

1)      An applied statistician / quantitative ecologist with a keen interest in ecology, to work on joint species distribution models, community structure and species richness estimators using large datasets of insect community composition. 

2)      A community ecologist with a firm grip on quantitative methods, to work on phenological patterns of insect species and address questions related to spatial variation in ecosystem functions.

The postdocs will have access to unprecedented datasets on insect community composition compiled through the metabarcoding of >8000 insect community samples collected over 12 months sampling in Sweden and Madagascar. The positions will be associated with the Swedish Museum of Natural History, in close collaboration with Tomas Roslin at SLU Uppsala and Ayco Tack at Stockholm University.

For enquiries, please contact Fredrik Ronquist (; Andreia Miraldo (; Tomas Roslin ( and/or Ayco Tack (

You can apply for the positions at

Deadline for both applications is 22 Sept 2021.