Postdoc in conservation genetics (Finland) ~

25 de julio de 2012

Postdoc in conservation genetics (Finland)

A post-doctoral position is available in Craig Primmer’s research group
(see for more details) at the University of
Turku, Finland.

The successful applicant will be expected to have the skill and
enthusiasm to contribute to evolutionary and conservation genetic
aspects of a project aimed at identifying the genetic basis of
ecologically relevant traits in wild Atlantic salmon populations using
approaches including hitch-hiking, association and linkage mapping in
wild population pedigrees (see background publications below).

Suitable candidate should have a strong background in evolutionary or
conservation genetics (in any species) and a good knowledge of
quantitative genetic and genetic mapping methodologies. Experience in
analysis of SNP and next-generation sequencing data is also an advantage.

Informal inquires and applications (preferably as a single pdf file)
should be addressed to Prof. Craig Primmer (
Applications should include a full academic CV, a statement of previous
research and supervision experience as well as current research
interests and names and contact details of at least two referees. Review
of applications will commence on September 3rd with the preferred
starting date being January 2013 or earlier. The position is available
until the end of 2015. The salary range is 3000 - 4100 EUR per month,
depending on the previous post-doctoral experience of the candidate.

Turku, Finland’s 5th largest city (178 000 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.

Vähä et al. (2011) Temporally stable population-specific differences in
run timing of one-sea-winter Atlantic salmon returning to a large river
system. Evolutionary Applications 4:39-53

McGinnity et al. (2009) Impact of naturally spawning captive-bred
Atlantic salmon on wild populations: depressed recruitment and increased
risk of climate-mediated extinction. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. Biol. Sci.
276: 3601–3610

Vähä et al. (2008) Retrospective genetic monitoring of Atlantic salmon
populations within a river system over two decades –implications for
management. Evolutionary Applications 1: 137–154.

Vähä et al. (2007) Life-history and habitat features influence the
within-river genetic structure of Atlantic salmon. Molecular Ecology 16:

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