POST-DOCTORAL POSITION in Evolutionary Genomics.
The postdoctoral researcher will be a part of the Ecological Genetics Research Unit (EGRU; http://www.helsinki.fi/biosci/egru/index.html) lead by Prof. Juha Merilä. The assignment can start in April 2012 (start date is flexible – early start preferred) and continue until April 2014, possibly longer.
The post-doctoral fellow to be employed is expected work with projects focused on application of next-generation sequencing technologies to address broad and generally interesting problems relating to population differentiation and genetics of adaptation. The model systems in these studies will be the nine-spined (Pungitius pungitius) and three-spined (Gasterosteus aculeatus) sticklebacks. Leeway and funds be will be provided to pursue side-projects as long as the general goals of these are aligned with the general goals of the main project.
An ideal candidate for this position would have a broad interest in evolutionary biology and a background in one or several of the following fields: bioinformatics, evolutionary genomics, statistical or population genetics/genomics, animal or plant breeding sciences.
We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated and can work both independently and in a team. Capacity to face intellectual challenges, willingness to learn new skills, and to explore new intellectual territories are qualities expected from a strong candidate. A demonstrated track-record in research, doctoral degree and experience in bioinformatics analysis of next-generation sequencing data are required.
The working language will be English. An overview of our past and current research can be found at http://www.helsinki.fi/biosci/egru/index.html.
The salary will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish Universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance (total salary will be approximately 3050-3400 EUR per month).
Help will be provided in relocation to Helsinki.
The application should include (i) CV, (ii) Publication list, (iii) statement of research interests and motivation for applying this position not exceeding two pages and (iv) contact information of two reference persons who have agreed to provide a written statement on behalf of the applicant.
Applications should be addressed to the Department of Biological Sciences, P. O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1), FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, and sent to email@example.com. The review of application starts immediately and the position will be filled when a suitable candidate has been found. More information on this position is available from Prof. Juha Merilä (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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http://www.helsinki.fi/intstaff/ (University of Helsinki International Staff Services)