Postdoc epigenético de 4 años en Finlandia ~

26 de junio de 2020

Postdoc epigenético de 4 años en Finlandia

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join the group of Ilkka
Kronholm at the department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at
the University of Jyväskylä. Starting 1st of September 2020 or as soon
as possible thereafter, for a fixed term of four years.

Our group studies the properties of spontaneous epigenetic changes,
parental effects, and genetic architecture of complex traits. In addition,
we do some experimental evolution projects. Our research questions are
focused on understanding how different intrinsic and extrinsic factors
affect evolutionary adaptation.

We mainly use the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa as a model system
for empirical work. The main approaches used in the lab are quantitative
genetics, genomics, association mapping, analysis of mutants using the
genetic tools available for Neurospora, etc.

For ideas about epigenetic changes, see: Kronholm &
Collins. 2016. Epigenetic mutations can both help and hinder adaptive
evolution.Molecular Ecology25: 1856-1868

And a recent paper about and quantitative genetics of thermal performance
in Neurospora: Moghadam et al. 2020. Quantitative genetics of temperature
performance curves of Neurospora crassa. Evolution, online early:

Current projects are focused on estimating rates and phenotypic effects
of mutations and epigenetic changes, understanding the mechanisms
parental effects in Neurospora, and mapping the genetic basis of thermal
performance. The postdoc is expected to contribute to these projects,
but the specific project tasks can be tailored according to interests
of the candidate. For example, the postdoc can be more wet-lab based or
more computationally based.

To be eligible, the candidate needs to have a doctoral (PhD) degree in
evolutionary biology, genetics, bioinformatics or a related discipline
with strong interest in evolutionary genetics. Previous experience with
fungal genetics is not required. Experience in analysis of different
types of sequencing (NGS) data, as well as good computational skills
and knowledge about statistics, is considered an advantage. Good written
and oral communication skills in English are required.

The annual salary range will be approximately 38 000 EUR depending on
the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Finland has a high standard of living, with free schooling (also
in English), affordable childcare, good family benefits, and
healthcare. Jyväskylä is located in central Finland in the Finnish
lakeland, and has excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor,
and sports activities. The city of Jyväskylä is a major educational
center and the city has a large student population. As such there is a
vibrant cultural scene in the city.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City
of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the international staff guide:

Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

  1.  Curriculum vitae, including contact information of two people
  willing to provide a reference

  2.  Cover letter explaining your motivation, research interests,
  and career plans

  3.  List of publications

Please submit your application at the latest by 20 July 2020 by using
the link found on page:

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Ilkka Kronholm

email: ilkka.kronholm(at)

lab website:

Ilkka Kronholm

"Kronholm, Ilkka" <>

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