Postdoc genético en Finlandia ~

16 de noviembre de 2019

Postdoc genético en Finlandia

Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecology and Genetics

The University of Oulu is one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary
universities in Finland. We are an international science community
working in close cooperation with research institutes, companies, and
the public sector. Together we form a globally significant research hub,
relentlessly pushing the boundaries of known for a more sustainable and
intelligent future.

The Department of Ecology and Genetics has strong expertise and
tradition in plant population genetics. Current research topics include
population and evolutionary genomics of forest trees, quantitative
genetics, biodiversity genomics, conservation genetics and molecular
evolution. We offer a scientific environment that is enthusiastic about
plant evolutionary genetics, a possibility to develop your genomics and
bioinformatics skills and initiate international collaboration. The
postdoctoral researcher will be part of Pyhäjärvi Lab working on
various aspects of Scots pine genetics, evolutionary genomics of
haploid and diploid life cycle states, patterns of gene expression,
developing genomic tools for various forest tree species and applying
genomic selection for trees. Pyhäjärvi Lab (
collaborates closely with other European forest geneticists via the
Horizon 2020 projects GenTree and B4EST.

The applicant should have a doctoral degree, recorded scientific
expertise and interest in population, evolutionary and quantitative
genomics. Experience in bioinformatics and gene expression analysis is
an advantage. The successful applicant will contribute to evolutionary
focused combined analysis of gene expression and nucleotide diversity
data of Scots pine and analysing the performance and data from recently
developed SNP chips for multiple European tree species in B4EST project
( in collaboration with French National Institute for
Agricultural Research (INRA). The exact duties will depend on the persons
skills and interests. The duties also include a small amount of teaching
and supervising students.

The salary will be based on the level 5 of the demand level chart for
teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary
component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50
% of the job-specific component). The successful candidate will receive
the benefits provided by the University of Oulu to university employees,
including free occupational health care services, and obtain access to
high-quality public affordable childcare services.

Applications and further information

Apply online latest on Friday, 29 November 2019 at 23:59 (Finnish local
time). Please include the following attachments in your application:

- CV according to guideline of the Finnish Board on
Research Integrity (
- list of publications according to the guidelines of the
Academy of Finland (
- contact details of at least two referees
- a motivation letter (max 1 page)
The position is filled for 24 months as of 1 January 2020 or as soon
as possible thereafter. A trial period of 6 months is applied in the

Further details are available from Academy Research Fellow Tanja
Pyhäjärvi, tanja.pyhajarvi[at]

About Oulu and Finland

Finland is one of the most livable countries in the world, with a high
quality of life, equality, safety and excellent education system. The City
of Oulu is Northern Finland’s largest city, with a population of over
200,000. Located in the Gulf of Bothnia in the Oulu River delta, the city
has good access from anywhere (one hour flight from Helsinki). Oulu is a
very easy-going and family friendly community with plenty of cultural
activities as well as opportunities for exploring the beautiful,
northern nature. As the world’s northernmost tech hub, Oulu has
a highly educated and innovative workforce and the University has a
strong role in the community. Oulu is a marvelous place to live, work
and enjoy a vibrant academic community. Welcome to the home of
science with Arctic Attitude!

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