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Helsinki, Finland: Postdoc, genetics of phenotypic plasticity PDF Tisk Email
The Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki invites applications
for a
in the research group of Dr Arild Husby.
Our lab is part of the Department of Biosciences with its vibrant and
collaborative research community of experimental, computational, and
theoretical labs that all share a common interested in Evolutionary
Biology. Cutting edge infrastructure is available at all levels,
including high-performance computer clusters, a next-gen sequencing
facility, as well as molecular labs. We collaborate with research groups
at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Uppsala University,
Stockholm University, and the University of Bielefeld among others.
The main goal of the post doc project is to examine the genetics of
phenotypic plasticity in life history traits using quantitative genetic
and genomic approaches. The postdoc's main responsibility will be to
analyse existing data and lead hypothesis-driven genomic analyses in an
evolutionary context. This includes large-scale Ilumina genotype data. In
addition the candidate will also be involved in some field/lab work to
collect additional data to examine DNA methylation patterns. Specific
projects within the scheme of the lab are flexible and can be tailored
to skills and interest of the successful candidate. Part of the work
will be performed in collaboration with the lab of Henrik Jensen, NTNU
The successful candidate should have PhD / postdoctoral experience within
the fields of evolutionary genetics/genomics or evolutionary biology
and a strong interest in the use of large genetic datasets to address
important questions in evolutionary biology. Excellent written and verbal
communication skills in English are required and you must also demonstrate
ability to work as part of a team. Experience with R is a plus.
The position will have a probationary period of four months. The starting
date is flexible, however, at the earliest 1st March 2015.
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. The total minimum salary at the
beginning of the employment is 3127,54 euro /month.
To apply, please send, in a single pdf file, your CV with publications
included, contact details of three references, and a letter (max 2 pages)
with a description of your research interests and, in particular, why
you would be a suitable candidate for the project. The applications
are to be addressed to Arild Husby and submitted to the Registry of the
University of Helsinki, 
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  by 1st January 2015 at
15:45 local Helsinki time.
For more information about this position, please contact Arild
Husby (
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 ) or please visit our website:
Arild Husby, Assistant Professor
Department of Biosciences (Biocenter 3, office 5415), 
University of Helsinki
PO box 65, 
FI-00014 Helsinki,
web: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/husby/
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