Researcher to the department of Botany

Researcher to the department of Botany


The Swedish Museum of Natural History is a government agency with a mandate to promote knowledge, research and interest in our world. It is a prominent research institution and Sweden's largest museum. For more than 200 years, the museum has been collecting objects and data and conducting research on life on earth. The collections contain more than 11 million plants, animals, fungi, environmental samples, minerals and fossils. All research and knowledge is shared in the exhibitions, Cosmonova and in activities at the museum and digitally.

Investigating and clarifying the earth's biodiversity is more important than ever, because of the ongoing climate change and mass extinction. The knowledge of what species exist is deficient and many of them disappear before we even know they existed. The Swedish Museum of Natural History has long played a significant role in the study of botanical and mycological diversity through its extensive collections, knowledgeable experts and skilled researchers. Making the collections digitally available for research, nature conservation and the public, has high priority.

The Department of Botany is now looking for a well-qualified researcher with experience in the fungal group Mycocaliciales, with focus on diversity, evolution and genetics of fungi (including lichens).

• Conduct research on the fungal group Mycocaliciales
• Participate in other Museum and Department activities.

• A doctoral degree or equivalent in biology, preferably systematics with a focus on lichenology/mycology, is a requirement.
• Excellent taxonomic knowledge in the fungal group Mycocaliciales is a requirement, as is a very good taxonomic knowledge of fungi including lichens generally.
• You have a documented and independent scientific production at an international level in systematic lichenology/mycology.
• Very good knowledge in biodiversity and knowledge and understanding of scientific collections and their significance is also a requirement.
• Very good knowledge of English in both speech and writing is a requirement. Knowledge of other languages, including Swedish, is meritorious.
• As a person, you are responsible and structured.


  • Arbetsplats: Naturhistoriska riksmuseet
  • 1 plats
  • 3 månader – upp till 6 månader
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 13 april 2023
  • Ansök senast: 12 maj 2023

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