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Turku, Finland: Postdoc: genetics of life-history traits in salmon PDF Tisk Email
A 3 year post-doctoral position, including a 25% teaching component, is 
available at the University of Turku, Finland to work in Prof. Craig 
Primmer's research group (http://users.utu.fi/primmer). The research 
component of the position is a part of a research consortium that aims 
at integrating evolutionary genetics, ecological modelling and 
environmental sociology to understand the external drivers of life 
history changes in a heavily fished Atlantic salmon population
and to advance sustainable use of these aquatic natural resources. This 
project has been recently funded as a part of the Finnish Academy Arctic 
Research program (http://www.aka.fi/arktiko)
The post-doc will be responsible for conducting and co-supervising 
research investigating the genetic basis of life-history traits such as 
age at maturity (e.g. Johnston et al. 2014) and repeat spawning, as well 
as conducting genome scans for identifying genes involved in adaptation 
to local environmental conditions. Teaching will involve giving lectures 
and computer classes on topics related to the position.
Suitable candidates will have a strong background in evolutionary 
genetics/genomics and/or quantitative genetics research (in any 
species). Experience with the methodologies for analysis of large-scale 
SNP and high-throughput sequencing data is an advantage, as is an 
interest in conservation genetics and fisheries management. 
Undergraduate teaching experience is also advantageous.
Informal inquiries should be directed to Prof. Craig Primmer 
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 ). Formal applications should include a CV (with 
names and contact details of at least two referees), a publication list, 
an academic portfolio and a max. 2 page letter of motivation and can be 
submitted at 
The deadline for applications is August 3, with the preferred starting 
date being January 2016 or earlier. The position is available until the 
end of 2018. The starting salary is approx. 3140 - 3500 EUR per month, 
depending on the previous relevant research and teaching experience of 
the candidate.
Turku, Finland's 5th largest city (176 000 people), is located in the 
southwestern Finland. It has a rich cultural history and is the gateway 
to a beautiful archipelago. The University of Turku is one of the major 
multidisciplinary universities in Finland and is ranked in the top 5% of 
universities in the world.
Johnston et al. (2014) Genome-wide SNP analysis reveals a genetic basis 
for sea-age variation in a wild population of Atlantic salmon (Salmo 
salar). Molecular Ecology 23: 3452-3468
Craig Primmer, Academy Professor
Division of Genetics and Physiology
Department of Biology,
University of Turku, FINLAND
Room 7004, 7th floor, Pharmacity
Itäinen pitkäkatu 4, 20520 Turku
Office +358 2 333 5571
Mobile +358 40 1560 365

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