UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

Postdoc­toral Re­searcher, Insect Symbiosis Ecology and Evolution Research Group

Location
Helsinki, Finland
Posted
Jan 20, 2021
End of advertisement period
Feb 15, 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Insect Symbiosis Ecology and Evolution Research Group at the Organismal and Evolutionary Research Program, the University of Helsinki, Finland invites applications for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

in Comparative genomics, Bioinformatics, Symbiosis, Microbiome, Insects

The project is in collaboration with Uppsala University, Sweden and it is a fully funded 2-year postdoc position.

The aim of the project is to investigate genomic patterns of evolution in maternally inherited symbionts that have transferred horizontally, and showed the ability to established in naive hosts.

The postdoc will utilize genomic assemblies of diverse microbial endosymbionts of Lepidoptera to conduct comparative genomic studies. The tasks of the postdoc will include
bioinformatic analysis of DNA and RNA-seq data and writing of manuscripts. Additional duties such as preparing DNA extractions for additional sequencing from available material, microinjection, microscopy, cell culture and insect rearing, might also be completed depending on the interests of the chosen candidate. For this position experience in analyses of next-generation sequencing data is necessary. We are thus seeking a candidate with a PhD degree in evolutionary biology, genetics/genomics or bioinformatics.

The position is available in the group of Dr. Anne DUPLOUY, starting as soon as possible, no later than May 2021.

Position is currently funded for 2 years, with potential extension for up to an extra year. There are also several funding opportunities that the candidate may consider acquiring their own funding (from at least both Finnish and European funding agencies).

Please see here for further information about the hosting research group: https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/organisations/wwwanneduplouynet
Collaborators include Dr. Lisa Klasson from Uppsala University, Sweden: https://katalog.uu.se/profile/?id=N0-409.

The salary of the postdoctoral researcher 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 performance. The starting gross salary of the postdoctoral researcher will be ca. 3200–3500 euros/month, depending on the appointees’ qualifications and experience

The application should include the following attachments as a single pdf-file (in English):

  1. a short statement on your background and motivation to join the research group,
  2. CV,
  3. list of publications (preprints included and quick description of your contributions to the works), and
  4. the names and contact details of at least two references.

To apply, please submit the application through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for the position. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal. The closing date is February 15th, 2021 but review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information: Anne Duplouy, anne.duplouy(at)helsinki.fi

The University of Helsinki and the ISEE research group are strongly committed to diversity and equity, and welcome applications from persons of any background, who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Due date

15.02.2021 23:59 EET

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