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Helsinki, Finland: Postdoc in Evolutionary Genomics PDF Tisk Email
A 1-year post-doctoral position is available at the University of
Helsinki, Finland to work in Prof. Juha Merila's research group
(Ecological Genetics Research Unit; www.helsinki.fi/biosci/egru). The
research component of the position is focused on genetic
differentiation in time and space using two model systems: sticklebacks
and European flounders.
 The stickleback research aims to detect genetic
responses to environmental changes in the Baltic Sea. Historical
samples from museum collections will be analyzed in order to identify
adaptive evolutionary changes in response to the natural and
human-induced alteration of environmental conditions in the Baltic Sea.
Although the three-spined stickleback is the main model, a comparative
angle can be incorporated by integrating analyses of the closely
related nine-spined stickleback. The flounder research aims to identify
the presence and prevalence of genes associated with life history
differences between the two types of flounder "demersal and pelagic"
using high-throughput approaches.  The work will be co-funded by
Maj & Tor Nessling foundation and the University of Helsinki.
Suitable candidates are independent, adaptable and strongly committed
to science. A strong background in evolutionary genetics or genomics is
required. Experience with genomic methodologies (both wet-lab and
bioinformatic in particular) is an advantage, as is experience with DNA
extraction from museum collections.
Informal inquiries can be directed to Prof. Juha Merila
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 ). Formal applications including a CV,
publication list and names (and contact details) of at least two
referees, together with a letter of motivation (max. 2 pages) can be
submitted to:
The deadline for applications is August 1 2015, with the preferred
starting date being September 2015. The position is available for one
year from the starting date. The salary is approx. 2800-3000 EUR per
month. Most of the salary is provided by the Maj & Tor Nessling
.More information about Helsinki, University of Helsinki, and
Department Biosciences can be found from the following links:
http://www.helsinki.fi/en/index.html (city)
http://www.helsinki.fi/university/ (university)
http://www.helsinki.fi/biosciences/ (department)
http://www.helsinki.fi/intstaff/ (University of Helsinki International
Staff Services)
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