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Evolutionary Ecology Postdoctoral Jobs @ Turku University Finland

Evolutionary Ecology Postdoctoral Jobs @ Turku University Finland

Evolutionary Ecology Postdoctoral Jobs @ Turku University Finland: Finland is a member of the EU, has high quality free schooling (also in English) and healthcare and was recently ranked as the best country in the world for expat families. Turku is Finland’s 5th largest city (183 000 people) and is located in southwestern Finland. It has a rich academic and 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 1.6% of universities in the world.

Evolutionary Ecology Postdoctoral Jobs @ Turku University Finland

Post-doc position in Evolutionary Ecology (3 years)

A 3 year post-doctoral position, is available at the University of Turku, Finland to work in Prof. Craig Primmer’s research group (http://users.utu.fi/primmer). The position is a part of a 5 year research program aimed at understanding the genetic architecture of Atlantic salmon life-history traits (e.g. Barson et al. 2015). (A further 2 year extension possible for the position)

The post-doc will be responsible for conducting and co-supervising the evolutionary ecology research approaches of the project, which will include experiments for studying reaction norms of fitness-related traits in common garden and semi-natural conditions, mate-choice experiments and analysis of long-term life history data series. Spending longer periods at collaborator labs and field sites in Norway and northern Finland may also be required. Experimental design and interpretation of results will be coordinated with a second postdoc project with a functional genomics focus that is being advertised simultaneously.

Suitable applicants will have a strong background in the design and implementation of common garden experiments as well as in statistical analysis and tools (e.g. R software) of evolutionary ecological data, as demonstrated by publications on relevant topics. Experience with the additional approaches noted above is an advantage, as is experience in evolutionary genetics and/or experience with fish husbandry.

The salary is in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel) level 5, where the work specific salary component is 2865,30 €/month. In addition, there is a share increase based on the personal performance, which is, at most, 46.3% of the base salary depending on the previous relevant research experience of the candidate. (The starting salary is likely in the range of 3155 – 3500 €)

The position is subject to a four-month trial period.

Informal inquiries should be directed to Prof. Craig Primmer (craig.primmer@utu.fi). 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. The deadline for applications is October 9, 2016. The link to the electronic application system is found at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job).

Instructions for preparing an academic portfolio:

Barson et al. (2015) Sex-dependent dominance at a single locus maintains variation in age at maturity in salmon. Nature 528:405–408.

See also

Aykanat T et al. 2015. Low but significant genetic differentiation underlies biologically meaningful phenotypic divergence in a large Atlantic salmon population. Molecular Ecology 24, 5158–5174

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.


Evolutionary Ecology Postdoctoral Jobs @ Turku University Finland

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