Doctoral Student Doctoral school in humanities and social sciences

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki invites applications for

4 DOCTORAL STUDENT POSITIONS

in the Doctoral Programme for Language Studies for a 1–4 year period starting from 1 January 2016. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee’s thesis.

The same applications will be considered also in the Research Foundation’s call for doctoral positions.

The Doctoral Programme for Language Studies encompasses all languages taught at the Faculty of Arts. The programme covers a wide range of fields, including various synchronic and diachronic approaches to language, translation studies and language technology. Its focal areas are Language and interaction; Linguistic structures and context; Language contacts, change, variation and multilingualism; Meaning, texts and society; Turning points in translation and interpretation theory and practices; and Language technology and corpus linguistics.

The duties of a doctoral student are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties also include teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

The appointee must have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment. A doctoral student must hold a second-cycle degree and have an approved research proposal. The most important evaluation criteria are the scientific quality and the feasibility of the research proposal. Other requirements include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal.

A successful applicant must have the language skills required for the successful completion of the dissertation research as well as good command of Finnish, Swedish or English.

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and work experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

Application instructions can be found at http://www.helsinki.fi/hum/doctoralprogrammes. Applications are due 30 September, 2015.

For further information on the doctoral schools at the University of Helsinki, please see http://www.helsinki.fi/research/doctoralschools.shtmml. For further information on the doctoral student positions, please contact dp-lang@helsinki.fi.

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Doctoral Student Doctoral school in humanities and social sciences

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki invites applications for

3 DOCTORAL STUDENT POSITIONS

in the Doctoral Programme for History and Cultural Heritage for a 1–4 year period starting from 1 January 2016. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee’s thesis.

The same applications will be considered also in the Research Foundation’s call for doctoral positions.

The Doctoral Programme for History and Cultural Heritage is an interdisciplinary doctoral programme that concentrates on questions of historical change as well as tangible, intangible, visual and auditive culture, and religion from local, regional and global perspectives. The programme covers an extensive time span from pre-historical times and antiquity to the recent past, present and even the future. In the programme a wide array of humanistic perspectives (including archaeology, art history, European ethnology, ethnomusicology, folklore studies, history) are combined with the approaches of theology and law.

The duties of a doctoral student are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties also include teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

The appointee must have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment. A doctoral student must hold a second-cycle degree and have an approved research proposal. The most important evaluation criteria are the high quality and feasibility of the research proposal. Other requirements include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal, as well as the readiness to operate in a multi-disciplinary research environment.

A successful applicant must have the language skills required for the successful completion of the dissertation research as well as good command of Finnish, Swedish or English.

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and work experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

Application instructions can be found at http://www.helsinki.fi/hum/doctoralprogrammes. Applications are due 30 September, 2015.

For information on the doctoral schools at the Unniversity of Helsinki, please see http://www.helsinki.fi/research/doctoralschools.shtml. For further information on the doctoral student positions, please contact dp-histcult@helsinki.fi.

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Doctoral Student Doctoral school in humanities and social sciences

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki invites applications for

3 DOCTORAL STUDENT POSITIONS

in the Doctoral Programme for Philosophy, Art and Society for a 1–4 year period starting from 1 January 2016. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee’s thesis.

The same applications will be considered also in the Research Foundation’s call for doctoral positions.

The Doctoral Programme for Philosophy, Art and Society brings together theoretical philosophy, social and moral philosophy, and philosophy in Swedish with a wide range of research in the arts: aesthetics, art history, comparative literature, Finnish and Scandinavian literature, literary research in the philologies, musicology, theatre research, and film and television studies. The programme addresses key questions of philosophy and contemporary art studies. Its basic themes include questions of knowledge, language, signification, and the representation of reality, as well as issues concerning the nature of human action, social reality, and values. By emphasizing these core philosophical issues, the programme aims to provide a firm theoretical groundwork enabling the successful pursuit of doctoral studies in philosophy and the arts.

The duties of a doctoral student are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties also include teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

The appointee must have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment. A doctoral student must hold a second-cycle degree and have an approved research proposal. The most important evaluation criteria are the high quality and feasibility of the research proposal. Other requirements include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal.

A successful applicant must have the language skills required for the successful completion of the dissertation research as well as good command of Finnish, Swedish or English.

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary will be based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary will be EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and work experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

Application instructions can be found at htttp://www.helsinki.fi/hum/doctoralprogrammes. Applications are due 30 September, 2015.

For information on the doctoral schools at the University of Helsinki, please see http://www.helsinki.fi/research/doctoralschools.shtml. For further information on the doctoral student positions, please contact dp-philartsoc@helsinki.fi.

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Doctoral Student Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

The Department of Biosciences situated at the Viikki science park belongs to the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences of University of Helsinki and is the largest research and teaching unit in biosciences in Finland. The Department of Biosciences is one of the largest departments of Helsinki University with its c. 25 million euro budget and over 400 staff members.

The Department of Biosciences invites applications for a

FOUR-YEAR PHD STUDENT POSITION

in the research group of Adrian Goldman as part of the Academy of Finland funded Ret Tyrosine kinase receptor project. The successful applicant will join the Goldman group at the University of Helsinki.

The PhD project aims to understand the mechanism of action of two different signaling complexes: the canonical GDNF-GFRa-Ret signaling complex, as well as the recently-identified complex involving Ephrin. The goal is to develop the first full-length high-resolution model of any tyrosine receptor, connecting in detail external binding to internal signalling. Some of the work will be carried out on the new state-of-the-art microscopes at the University of Leeds, where Adrian Goldman has a second appointment.  The work will thus be intrinsically international.

In practice, you will express, purify and assay various complexes of Ret and its multiple ligands, using a variety of biochemical and cell biological techniques to determine function with Academy Professor Mart Saarma. You are expected to present your findings in scientific meetings and workshops, as well as prepare publications for international scientific journals.

Motivated students who have either completed or are close to completing an MSc degree in structural biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or neurobiology are encouraged to apply. Prior expertise in working with membrane proteins and/or mammalian proteins and cells will be a major bonus, as is demonstrated numeracy but your most important assets are enthusiasm for research, motivation to learn new things, and ability to work independently while being an active member of a research team.

Please send your application to hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi by September 20th 2015 (15.45 local Helsinki time) with the title PhD RET. Attach a CV (with possible publications included), a copy of your transcript records (printout of the courses you’ve completed), contact details of two references (e.g. MSc thesis supervisor), and a letter (MAX 1 page) with a description of your researcher interests and why you would be a suitable candidate for the project.

The salary will be based on level 2 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 total salarry will be €2290 -€2885 per month or €24,600- €36,000 per year.

The work is scheduled to start by November 2015. The employment contract includes a trial period of 4 months.

For more information, please contact Professor Adrian Goldman (adrian.goldman@helsinki.fi) or visit the website at http://www.helsinki.fi/goldman/

For information on the University of Helsinki, please visit: http://www.helsinki.fi/university/index.html

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Postdoctoral Researcher Independent institutes

Postdoctoral research fellow position at the forefront of digital health revolution

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available from September 2015 in the laboratory of prof. Liisa Holm at the University of Helsinki to develop algorithms for sequence analysis and their application to microbial community transcriptomic data from clinical samples. The position is suitable for an experienced and highly motivated computational research scientist and provides an opportunity to work as part of a collaborative team of top Finnish clinicians, geneticists, translational medicine experts, next-generation sequencing specialists, and microbiologists aiming to revolutionize infection control and develop a clinically relevant next-generation sequencing-based solution for the early recognition and personalized treatment of hospital acquired infections.

Our preferred candidate has a strong background in computer science, systems biology, or bioinformatics. Strong programming skills and experience with Linux, statistical analysis, and software development are essential. The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English, be able to communicate efficiently in an interdisciplinary team, and have excellent communication and presentation skills. A background in microbiology or experience in sequence analysis is an advantage.

                     

The research takes place at the Institute of Biotechnology (BI), an independent research institute of University of Helsinki located at the Viikki campus 10 km east from the center of Helsinki, and involves frequent visits to the University of Helsinki Meilahti campus in western Helsinki.

The position is funded by a grant from the Academy of Finland and initially for 2 years with an option for continuation, depending on performance. The salary for this post is based on level 5 of the job requirement level chart for research staff in the University Salary System. In addition to the requirement level component, the successful applicant will be paid a personal work performance component. The post will have a trial period of three months.

For more information, please contact prof. Holm (liisa.holm@helsinki.fi) or Dr. Kankainen (matti.kankainen@helsinki.fi). To apply for the position, please send your motivation letter and CV, including list of publications and contact information for two references, to prof. Holm.

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Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

The Department of Biosciences situated at the Viikki science park belongs to the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences of University of Helsinki and is the largest research and teaching unit in biosciences in Finland. The Department of Biosciences is one of the largest departments of Helsinki University with its c. 25 million euro budget and over 400 staff members.

The Department of Biosciences invites applications for a

TWO-YEAR POST DOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION

funded by the Norwegian Research Council is available in the research group of Assistant Professor Arild Husby. The successful applicant will be part of the Centre of Excellence in Metapopulation Research at the Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki.

The main goal of the post doc project is to examine the (epi)genetic basis of avian timing of breeding using the great tit (Parus major) as a model species. The successful candidate will examine DNA methylation patterns using targeted bisulphite sequencing of previously identified candidate genes. DNA methylation levels will be compared among two groups of extreme phenotypes using blood samples already collected. In addition, the candidate will be involved in some field work to collect additional data to examine trans-generational DNA methylation patterns. The work will be performed in close collaboration with Prof. Marcel Visser and Dr Kees van Oers at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (https://nioo.knaw.nl/en/department-animal-ecology). Fieldwork will be carried out in the Hoge Veluwe national park near Wageningen, The Netherlands and close to Viikki campus, Helsinki, Finland.

The successful candidate should have PhD / postdoctoral experience within the fields of evolutionary genetics/genomics with previous experience in sequence based analysis of DNA methylation data. Previous experience working on birds is not necessary. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required and you must also demonstrate ability to work as part of a team.

The position will have a probationary period of four months. The starting date is flexible, but at the earliest 1st November 2015.

The salary 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 work performance. The total minimum salary at the beginning of the employment is 3311,17 €/month.

To apply, please send, in a single pdf file, your CV with publications included and a letter (max 2 pages) with a description of your research interests and, in particular, why you would be a suitable candidate for the project. The application letter should also contain possible starting dates and contact details of three references. The applicatiions are to be addressed to Dr Arild Husby and submitted to biotiede-mrg@helsinki.fi by 1st October 2015 at 15.45 local Helsinki time.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr Arild Husby (arild.husby@helsinki.fi), see also our lab website: blogs.helsinki.fi/husby

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University Lecturer in Meat Technology

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, located on the Viikki Campus, promotes the sustainable use of natural resources and human wellbeing through scientific research and research-based teaching. The Faculty’s key areas of education and research are food, agricultural, forest and environmental sciences, economics and biotechnology. The Faculty has 3,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs 500 experts.

The Department of Food and Environmental Sciences is the biggest department of the faculty with its 200 employees and 500 BSc and MSc students as well as 100 doctoral students. Major subjects are biotechnology, food chemistry, food technology, environmental soil science, microbiology and nutrition. The department is also responsible for international Master’s Degree Programme in Food Science (MScFood) and basic teaching of chemistry and biochemistry at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.

The Department of Food and Environmental Sciences invites applications for a position of

UNIVERSITY LECTURER IN MEAT TECHNOLOGY

starting on 1st of January 2016 or according to a mutual agreement. The position is situated in the division of food technology.

The duties of the university lecturer include giving lectures and laboratory instruction on Bachelor and Master level in the field of position as well as supervising theses, and developing the teaching of meat technology together with the other teachers in food technology. To successfully attend to the duties of the position the appointee shall be active in one of the department’s key research areas (http://www.helsinki.fi/food-and-environment/research/) and have experience in research, teaching, product development and/or acting as expert in the field of the position.

According to the University of Helsinki Regulations, holders of university lectureships are required to possess an applicable doctoral degree, to have the ability to provide high quality research-based teaching and to supervise theses and dissertations.

When considering the qualifications of the applicants, attention will be paid to scientific publications in the fields in question and other research results of scientific value. In addition, teaching and supervising experience, pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning materials and other teaching merits will be evaluated. If necessary, a teaching demonstration will be considered.

According to the Universities Decree, university lecturers must be fluent in the Finnish language. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish language may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application. However, the appointee to this position is required to reach level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages within 4 years from the appointment (http://www.helsinki.fi/kksc/language.services/ELPTemplate-English.pdf). Support for language studies is offered.

To successfully attend to the duties of the position, appointees must also have good English skills.

The salary will be based on levels 5-7 of the requirements 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 work performance. There is a four-month trial period for the position.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications a CV, a certificate of language skills, a list of publications (for instructions, see http://www.helsinki.fi/af-faculty/administration/teaching_research_posit...) and a brief English-language report of the following:
- research and scientific experience,
- involvement in administrative duties,
- other activities which the applicant wishes to bring to the Faculty’s attention,
and a description of teaching qualifications (for instructions, see http://www.helsinki.fi/af-faculty/administration/mmtdk%20description%20o...).
or, alternatively, an academic portfolio containing the above documents (for instructions, see http://www.helsinki.fi/recruitment/academicportfolio.html).

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The dead line for applications is September 14th, 2015.

Further information is available from professor Marina Heinonen (email marina.heinonen@helsinki.fi, tel. +358 2941 58224). Information about the salary is available from the head of the department, professor Maija Tenkanen (email maija.tenkanen@helsinki.fi, tel. +358 2941 58410).

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Doctoral Student Doctoral school in natural sciences

The University of Helsinki – Among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilization in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki Doctoral Programme in Atmospheric Sciences (ATM-DP) invites applications for two

DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS

for a 1–4 year period starting from 1.1.2016. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee´s thesis.

The Doctoral Programme in Atmospheric Sciences aims to educate a next generation of top-level scientists and experts with all the necessary multidisciplinary skills to tackle the future challenges of climate change, air quality matters and biosphere-atmosphere interactions.

The units participating in ATM-DP are:

Faculty of Science:

  •  Department of Physics (Division of
  • Atmospheric Sciences)
  • Department of Chemistry (Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry)
  • Department of Geosciences and Geography

Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry:

  • Department of Forest Sciences

Faculty of Bio- and Environmental Sciences:

  • Department of Environmental Sciences

The research topics of ATM-DP include:

  • Aerosol and environmental physics
  •  Aerosol-cloud-climate interactions
  • Air quality
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  •  Atmospheric modelling
  • Biosphere-atmosphere interactions
  • Carbon, water, nitrogen and aerosol cycles and balances
  •  Climate change effects and mitigation
  • Development of aerosol, remote sensing, radar, and environmental technology
  • Dynamic meteorology
  •  Earth system modelling
  • Hydrology
  • Limnology
  • Oceanography
  • Remote sensing of ecosystem and atmosphere
  • Remote sensing of land cover and land use change
  • Snow and ice studies
  • Urban and indoor aerosols and health effects
  • Urban meteorology

The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties can include also teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

The appointee must hold ability and motivation, as demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal. By the start of the appointment the appointee must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki and must hold a second-cycle degree (e.g. master’s degree or equivalent). To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must also have good communication skills in English.

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement schemee for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

The applications must be submitted electronically by filling in the form, which can be found at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/atm-dp/applying-doctoral-student-postitions-2015/ after the call opens on 1.9.2015. The deadline for submitting the application is 30.9.2015, 16:00 EEST (UTC/GMT +3 hours).

The below listed attachments must be provided in one pdf-file in English, Finnish or Swedish. For the documents in other languages, translation to one of these languages must be included. Attachments required from all applicants:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications (if applicable)
  • Initial research plan (max 3 pages)

Attachments required from applicants who are not currently students of the University of Helsinki:

  • Scanned copy of MSc (or other second-cycle degree) certificate (or confirmation by the degree supervisor for presumably obtaining the degree during year 2015)
  • Scanned copy of transcript of records including all passed course units, their completion date and the grades and credits awarded
  • Motivation letter (max 1 page).

In addition, a recommendation letter from the intended supervisor of applicant’s PhD studies in ATM-DP is needed. The e-form for the recommendation letter will be accessible through the same web page as the application form.

The applications are evaluated based on the applicant’s performance in previous studies, recommendations by the supervisors (and others), previous research and other merits (if such exist), suitability of the research topic within the doctoral programme, and the quality of the research plan. In case of evenly evaluated applicants, they may be interviewed and the balance between ATM-DP subject areas considered for making the final decision.

For further information on the doctoral schools, please see https://university.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-programmes

For further information on the doctoral student positions, please see http://blogs.helsinki.fi/atm-dp/, or contact coordinator Pauli Paasonen (pauli.paasonen(at)helsinki.fi, +358-50-33 05 234) or one of the ATM-DP Steering Committee members / department representatives:

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Doctoral Student Doctoral school in health sciences

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki (UH) is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The UH has an internationally diverse academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations nationally. The high-quality research carried out by the University creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields and for utilization in social decision-making and the business sector.

In the University of Helsinki doctoral training is organized into four doctoral schools and 32 doctoral programmes (https://university.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-programmes) that cover all disciplines and doctoral candidates of the University.

The Doctoral Programmes of the Doctoral School in Health Sciences invite applications for funded

DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS

for a maximum of a 4-year-period starting in 2016:

The duties of a doctoral candidate employed with a funded position consist of research and formal training, with the aim of completing a doctoral degree according to the candidate’s research and study plans. In addition, the duties may include teaching and other tasks.

Applicants are expected to have a relevant academic degree in a field suitable for their thesis project in life sciences and obtained before the starting date of the funded position. A successful applicant is capable of and highly motivated for working towards the doctoral degree in accordance with the proposed research plan, and has good problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills. In addition, the applicant should be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, and be able to work independently as well as within an international team. The successful applicants must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree from a DSHealth-associated faculty at the University of Helsinki faculty before the starting date of the funded position.

For specific eligibility criteria and application information, please visit the web pages of the doctoral programmes of interest (see the links above).

Applications are invited online beeginning September 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015 at 16.00 EEST. Applications are submitted via the e-form directly to and evaluated by the doctoral programmes. A statement from the supervisor of the applicant is required for the processing and evaluation of all applications. All forms needed to complete the application will be available on the doctoral programmes’ web pages when the call opens.

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed. Please see the programmes’ call announcements and web pages for specific information about the processes.

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University lecturer, Environmental Economics

The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University of Helsinki includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. Some 36,500 students are currently pursuing an
undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Helsinki.

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, located on the Viikki Campus, promotes the sustainable use of natural resources and human wellbeing through scientific research and research-based teaching.
The Faculty’s key areas of education and research are food, , agricultural, forest and environmental sciences, economics and biotechnology. The Faculty has 3,200 undergraduate and postgraduate
students and employs 500 experts.

The mission of the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Helsinki is to promote the sustainable use of natural resources, the development of rural areas, agriculture and the food systems as well as consumer wellbeing through high-quality, topical research and researchbased
teaching.
The Department of Economics and Management at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Helsinki invites applications for the permanent position of a

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

in the field of Environmental Economics, starting on 1st of January 2016.

According to the University of Helsinki Regulations, holders of university lectureships are required to possess an applicable doctoral degree, to have the ability to provide high quality
research-based teaching and to supervise theses and dissertations in the field of Environmental Economics.

When considering the qualifications of the applicants, attention will be paid to scientific publications in the fields in question and other research results of scientific value. In addition,
teaching and supervising experience, pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning materials and other teaching merits will be evaluated. If necessary, a teaching demonstration will be required.

According to the Universities Decree, university lecturers must be fluent in the Finnish language. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish.
Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish language may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, appointees must also have
good skills in English language.

The salary will be based on levels 5-7 of the requirements 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 work performance. There is a four-month trial period for the position.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications a CV, a certificate of language skills, a list of publications (for instructions, see http://www.helsinki.fi/af-faculty/administration/teaching_research_posit...) and a brief English-language report of
the following:
- research and scientific experience,
- involvement in administrative duties,
- other activities which the applicant wishes to bring to the Faculty’s attention,
and a description of teaching qualifications (for instructions, see http://www.helsinki.fi/af-faculty/administration/mmtdk%20description%20o...).
or, alternatively, an academic portfolio containing the above documents (for instructions, see
http://www.helsinki.fi/af-faculty/administration/mmtdk%20description%20o...).

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

For more information about the position, please contact professor Markku Ollikainen at Deparment of Economics and Management, +358 294 58065, markku.ollikainen@helsinki.fi
and for queries about the application procedure, please contact university lecturer Chiara Lombardini +358 2941 58066, chiara.lombardini@helsinki.fi.

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Doctoral Student Doctoral school in natural sciences

The University of Helsinki – Among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilization in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki doctoral programme in chemistry and molecular sciences (CHEMS) invites applications for

DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS

for a 1–4 year period starting from 1.1.2016. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee´s thesis.

The doctoral programme in chemistry and molecular sciences is focused on basic studies in experimental, theoretical and computational chemistry. Research themes range from small molecules to macromolecules and include synthesis, characterization, analytical methods and different types of spectroscopy. The programme provides high quality doctoral education, which prepares for careers in research, expert services and other related tasks, in both academic and business contexts. The programme is organized with collaboration between Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, and Department of Biosciences at the University of Helsinki.

The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties can include also teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

The appointee must hold ability and motivation, as demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal. By the start of the appointment the appointee must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki and must hold a second-cycle degree (e.g. master’s degree or equivalent). To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must also have good communication skills in English.

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

The applications must be submitted electronically by filling in the form, which can be found at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/chems-dp/call-2015/ after the call opens on 1.9.2015. The deadline for submitting the application is 30.9.2015, 16:00 EEST (UTC/GMT +3 hours).

The below listed attachments must be provided in one pdf-file in English, Finnish or Swedish. For the documents in other languages, translation to one of these languages must be included. Attachments required from all applicants:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publicattions (if applicable)
  • Initial research plan (max 5 pages)

Attachments required from applicants who are not currently students of the University of Helsinki:

  1. Scanned copy of MSc certificate
  2.  Scanned copy of transcript of records including all passed course units, their completion date and the grades and credits awarded.

In addition, a recommendation letter from the supervisor of the Ph.D. studies is needed. The supervisor must be attached to the doctoral programme, list of such supervisors is available at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/chems-dp/people/. The e-form for the recommendation letter will be accessible through the same web page as the application form.

The applications are evaluated based on the applicant’s performance in previous studies, previous research, quality of the research plan, a possible interview, recommendations by the supervisor(s), and other merits (if such exist).

For further information on the doctoral schools, please see http://www.helsinki.fi/doctoral-schools/index.html. The web-page of the doctoral programme is located at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/chems-dp/. For further information on the doctoral student positions, please contact the coordinator of the doctoral program: Markus Metsälä (markus.metsala(at)helsinki.fi), p. 0294150302)

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The University of Helsinki – Among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for utilization in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki doctoral programme in mathematics and statistics (Domast) invites applications for

doctoral candidate positions

for a 1–4 year period starting from 1.1.2016. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee´s thesis.

The Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and Statistics offers PhD thesis topics and high-quality supervision in several areas of mathematics. These areas include analysis, inverse problems, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, mathematical logic and statistics. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, where the programme operates, employs roughly 170 researchers with a remarkable scientific track record. The department hosts two Centres of Excellence granted by the Academy of Finland and two Academy Professors. Furthermore, researchers of the department have been granted one Advanced Grant and two Starting Grants of the European Research Council.

The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties can include also teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

The appointee must hold ability and motivation, as demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal. By the start of the appointment the appointee must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki and must hold a second-cycle degree (e.g. master’s degree or equivalent). To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must also have good communication skills in English.

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

Applications are submitted using an electronic form which can be found at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/domast-dp/call-2015/ once the call opens. Prior to applying the applicant must have an agreement on a research project with a supervisor affiliated to the programme. A list of affiliated supervisors can be found at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/domast-dp/contact/.

The application should have the following attachments

  1. Informal application letter,
  2. Curriculum Vittae and list of publications (if applicable),
  3. Copy of your MSc degree certificate or a corresponding degree certificate,
  4. Study transcript that lists studies completed and grades achieved by the end of August 2015 as well as an indication of the grading used,
  5. Research plan that states what the objectives of the research are, a preliminary schedule, the progress of the work so far (if already started) as well as the name of the supervisor. The research plan should not exceed 4 pages.

The attachments must be provided in one pdf-file. The research plan must be submitted in  English, the other attachments in Finnish, Swedish or English. For documents in other languages, translations to one of these languages must be included. The application materials will not be returned.

In addition, recommendation letters by two persons are required, one of which must be the intended supervisor of the applicant in the programme. The recommendation letters are sent using an electronic form that will be published on the same web page as the application form. It is on the responsibility of the applicant to take cre that recommendations are sent by the deadline.

An applicant whose master's degree is soon to be completed can be considered if the degree is completed by December 31th,2015. Should such an applicant be selected but he/she fails to provide his/her master's degree certificate by December 31th, 2015, the position will go to the next applicant.

The application form is open from September 1st and closes on September 30th at 16:00 EEST (GMT+3). Only applications received by the deadline will be considered.

The deadline for receipt of recommendations is October 9th, 2015 at 16:00 EEST (GMT+3).

The applications are evaluated based on the applicant’s performance in the previous studies, recommendations by the supervisor(s), previous research and other merits, suitability of the research topic within the programme, the research plan and the application letter. If necessary, applicants may also be interviewed.

For further information on the doctoral student positions and the application process, please contact the programme coordinator PhD Åsa Hirvonen, asa.hirvonen[at]helsinki.fi.

For further information on the doctoral schools, please see https://university.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-programmes

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The University of Helsinki – Among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilization in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki Doctoral Program in Geosciences (GeoDoc) invites applications for

DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS

for a 1–4 year period starting from 1.1.2016. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee´s thesis.

The Doctoral Program in Geosciences includes geology (all sub-disciplines), geophysics, physical geography, and archaeology. Participating departments in the University of Helsinki are the Department of Geosciences and Geography (geology and physical geography), Department of Physics (geophysics), and Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies (archaeology).The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties can include also teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

The appointee must hold ability and motivation, as demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal. By the start of the appointment the appointee must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki and must hold a second-cycle degree (e.g. master’s degree or equivalent). To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must also have good communication skills in English.

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

The applications must be submitted electronically by filling in a form at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/geo-doc/call-2015/ after the call opens on 1.9.2015. The deadline for submitting the application is 30.9.2015, 16:00 EEST (UTC/GMT +3 hours).

The attachments listed below must be provided in one pdf-file in English, Finnish or Swedish. For the documents in other languages, translation to one of these languages must be included. Attachments are required from all applicants:

  1.  research proposal (max. 6 pages),
  2.  CV and possible publication list,

 and, should the applicant already be in progress with his/her PhD, statement of the progress of the work. 

For the applicants who have not obtained their degree at the University of Helsinki,

  • scanned copy of MSc ccertificate
  • scanned copy of transcript of records including all passed course units, their completion date and the grades and credits awarded

The research proposal may be 6 pages long at maximum and should include

  1. Title and name of the applicant
  2. Rationale
  3. Objectives and expected results
  4. Research methods and material, support from research environment
  5. Time schedule and budget supervision practices
  6. Collaboration and mobility plan.

In addition, a recommendation letter from the intended supervisor of applicant’s PhD studies is needed. The intended supervisor must be attached to the doctoral programme, a list of foregoing supervisors is available at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/geo-doc/home/supervisors/. The e-form for the recommendation letter will be accessible through the same web page as the application form.

The applications are evaluated based on the applicant’s performance in previous studies and research, quality and content of the research plan and motivation letter, recommendations by the supervisor(s), and on possible interview of the applicants as well as all information provided in the electronic application form and other pertinent merits.

For further information on the doctoral schools, please see http://www.helsinki.fi/doctoral-schools/index.html. The web-page of the doctoral programme is located at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/geo-doc/. For further information on the doctoral student positions, please contact the coordinator of the doctoral program: Seija Kultti (seija.kultti(at)helsinki.fi)

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Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilization in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki doctoral programme Materials Research and Nanosciences (MATRENA) invites applications for doctoral candidate positions for a 1–4 year period starting from 1.1.2016. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee´s thesis.

The University of Helsinki doctoral programme in Materials Research and Nanoscience (MATRENA) offers a high-level PhD student education in materials physics, materials chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, nanosciences, molecular spectroscopy, biophysics, medical physics, computational physics and computational chemistry. MATRENA is formed by several world-class research groups with major activities and project funding in these fields. MATRENA is a joint programme of the Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Helsinki Institute of Physics. The students in MATRENA benefit from the broad range of graduate courses arranged by MATRENA and the departments forming it.The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties can include also teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

The appointee must hold ability and motivation, as demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal. By the start of the appointment the appointee must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki and must hold a second-cycle degree (e.g. master’s degree or equivalent). The main working language within MATRENA is English and the applicant must have Academic Level English skills (AL).

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

The applications must be submitted electronically by filling in the form, which can be found at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/matrena-dp/call-2015/ after the call opens on 1.9.2015. The deadline for submitting the application is 30.9.2015, 16:00 EEST (UTC/GMT +3 hours). The deadline for receipt a recommendation is 6.10.2015 at 16:00 EEST (GMT+3).

The below listed attachments must be provided in one pdf-file in English, Finnish or Swedish. For the documents in other languages, translation to one of these languages mmust be included. Attachments required from all applicants:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications (if applicable)
  • Initial research plan (max. 2 pages)

Attachments required from applicants who are not currently students of the University of Helsinki:

  1. Scanned copy of MSc certificate
  2. Scanned copy of transcript of records including all passed course units, their completion date and the grades and credits awarded
  3. Motivation letter (max. 1 page)

In addition, a recommendation letter from the intended MATRENA supervisor of applicant’s PhD studies is needed. The e-form for the recommendation letter will be accessible through the same web page as the application form.

For further information on the doctoral schools, please see http://www.helsinki.fi/doctoral-schools/index.html. If you have any questions about doctoral training in the MATRENA, or this application, contact Dr. Sc. (Pharm.) Alma Kartal-Hodzic, doctoral programme coordinator, at alma.kartal[at]helsinki.fi.

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Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki Doctoral Programme in Particle Physics and Universe Sciences (PAPU) invites for applications for

DOCTORAL STUDENT POSITIONS

for a 1–4 year period starting from 1.1.2016. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee’s thesis.

The main subject areas in the PAPU doctoral programme are elementary particle physics, cosmology, astrophysics, space physics, and planetary science, in theoretical and experimental/observational research. More information on the doctoral programme can be found on the homepage: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/papu-dp/ .

The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties can include also teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

The appointee must hold ability and motivation, as demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal. By the start of the appointment, the appointee must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki and must hold a second-cycle degree (e.g. master’s degree or equivalent). To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must also have good communication skills in English. A successful applicant will be assigned to a research supervisor and will join a research group. 

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

Applications and recommendations are to be submitted using electronic forms. Applications must be accompanied by a single pdf file containing:

  • CV
  • a copy of the latest degree
  • a study transcript that lists studies completed and grades achieved by the end of August 2015 as well as an indication of the grading used
  • a short informal application letter (1-2 pages) including a statement of research interests. Should the applicant already be in progress with his/her PhD
  • a statement of the progress of the work may also be included.

The applicants should also arrange two recommendation letters to be submitted. It is on the responsibility of the applicant to take care that recommendations are sent by the deaddline.

An applicant whose master's degree is soon to be completed can be considered if the degree is completed at latest on 31.12.2015. Should such an applicant be selected but he/she fails to provide his/her master's degree certificate by 31.12.2015, the position will go to the next applicant.

The call for applications for all applicants opens on 1.9.2015. The deadline for submitting the applications is 30.9.2015 at 16:00 EEST (GMT+3).

The deadline for receipt of recommendations is 7.10.2015 at 16:00 local time in Helsinki (16:00 EEST, GMT+3).

The online application forms for applications and recommendations will be available at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/papu-dp/how-to-apply/ . Also some further information will be provided there. All materials are to be submitted in English. The application materials will not be returned.

The applications are evaluated based on the applicant’s performance in the previous studies, recommendations by the supervisor(s), previous research and other merits (if such exist), suitability of the research topic within the programme, and on the basis of the informal application letter.

For additional information on the funded positions and the application process, please contact PAPU Coordinator Tapio Lampén (papu-coordinator[at]helsinki.fi).

For further information on the doctoral schools, please see http://www.helsinki.fi/doctoral-schools/index.html.

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Doctoral Student Doctoral school in environmental, food and biological sciences

The University of Helsinki – Among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki doctoral programme in Microbiology and Biotechnology (MBDP) invites applications for doctoral candidate positions for a 1–4 year period starting from 1.1.2016. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee´s thesis.

The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties can include also teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

The appointee must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment. The appointee must hold a second-cycle degree (e.g. master’s degree or equivalent) and have a research proposal approved by the doctoral programme. Other requirements include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal.
The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

Further information about the doctoral programme in Microbiology and Biotechnology as well as the application procedure can be obtained from the programme’s webpage at
(http://blogs.helsinki.fi/mbdp-info/applications/september-call-2015/)
The call will be open from September 1st until September 30th 2015.
For further information on the doctoral schools, please see https://university.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-s...
For further information on the doctoral student positions, please contact the coordinator Kari Steffen (kari.steffen@Helsinki.fi; 0504486166).

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Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki invites applications for

TWO DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS

in the Doctoral Programme in Wildlife Biology Research (LUOVA) for a 1–4 year period starting from 1.1.2016. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee´s thesis.

The Doctoral Programme in Wildlife Biology Research (LUOVA) trains students in the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation, and management of natural populations and communities, as well as in taxonomy and systematics, and computational biology. LUOVA covers both basic and applied research in these fields. The doctoral programme is run by the Department of Biosciences at the University of Helsinki in collaboration with the Departments of Environmental Sciences, Forest Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, and Geosciences and Geography, Finnish Museum of Natural History, Lammi Biological Station and Tvärminne Zoological Station, as well as Finnish Environment Institute, Natural Resources Institute Finland and Metsähallitus.

The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties can include also teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

Applicants to these positions do not have to have a second-cycle degree (e.g. master’s degree or equivalent) at the time of applying but he or she must graduate with a second-cycle degree early enough so that he or she can be granted with the right for postgraduate studies at the University of Helsinki by December 31st, 2015. The appointees must hold the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment.


For detailed information on application documents and procedure, please refer to LUOVA's website at http://www.helsinki.fi/luova/application/call2015.html. The deadline for applications is Wednesday the 30th of September, 2015 at 16:00 o'clock. Late applications will not be considered.

For further information about the call please contact doctoral programme coordinator Dr. Anni Tonteri, tel. +358 50 448 4434, e-mail luova-info(at)helsinki.fi. For further informatiion on the University of Helsinki doctoral education system, please see https://university.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-programmes.

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The University of Helsinki – Among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki invites applications for

TWO DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS

in the Doctoral Programme in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences (DENVI) for a 1–4 year period starting from January 1st, 2016. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee´s thesis.

Thesis topics on environmental change and sustainable development with an interdisciplinary focus are suitable for DENVI. More specifically, DENVI focuses on climate change, land use change, and the Baltic Sea and its catchment area by organizing interdisciplinary workshops that integrate natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Candidates from natural sciences as well as from social science and humanities are encouraged to apply to DENVI.

A successful applicant should a have the willingness and skills to operate in a multidisciplinary and networked research environment. Previous experience on multi/interdisciplinary research is considered an asset. Excellent skills in written and spoken English are required. Other requirements include a high quality research proposal as well as the ability and motivation, as demonstrated in previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree.

The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties can include also teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

Applicants to these positions do not have to hold a right for postgraduate studies at the time of applying. However, the appointees must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment on January 1st, 2016. The appointees must hold a second-cycle degree (e.g. master’s degree or equivalent).

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.


For detailed information on the application documents and procedure, please refer to DENVI’s website at http://www.helsinki.fi/henvi/denvi/call_2015.html. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 16:00 o'clock.

For further information about the call please contact doctoral programme coordinattor Dr. Anni Tonteri, tel. +358 50 448 4434, e-mail denvi-info@helsinki.fi. For further information on the University of Helsinki doctoral education system, please see https://university.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-programmes

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Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki Doctoral Programme in Food Chain and Health invites applications for doctoral candidate positions for a 1–4 year period starting from 1.1.2016.

The Doctoral Programme in Food Chain and Health is one of the doctoral programmes in the Doctoral School in Environmental, Food and Biological Sciences. Its scientific research and education focus is in food sciences, covering food science and food safety research for the whole food chain. The multidisciplinary doctoral programme allows for the examination of food from several complementary perspectives, as well as co-operation with the whole food sector.

The doctoral programme has attracted researchers and doctoral candidates from the Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health, the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and the Department of Production Animal Medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, from the Department of Food and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Economics and Management at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry and from the Institute of Biotechnology. The doctoral programme has close co-operation with the Swedish LiFT Graduate School and the Dutch VLAG Graduate School.

The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties can include also teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

The appointee must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment. The appointee must hold a second-cycle degree (e.g. master’s degree, veterinary degree or equivalent). Other requirements include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal.

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

Applications are invited online from September 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015 4:00 p.m. EEST. Application instructions and the link to the application form are available on the website the Doctoral Programme in Food Chain and Health at
http://www.vetmed.helsinki.fi/fh/News/doctoral_candidate_positions.html. The link to the application form will open on September 1, 2015.

For further information on the doctoral student positions, please contact Coordinator Laila Huumonen (email address: laila.huumonen@helsinki.fi, tel. +358 2941 58213 and +358 50 448 6601.

For further information on the doctoral schools, please see https://university.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-s...

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Doctoral Student Doctoral school in environmental, food and biological sciences

The University of Helsinki – Among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki doctoral programme in plant sciences invites applications for doctoral candidate positions for a 1–4 year period starting from 1.1.2016. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee´s thesis.

The Doctoral Programme in Plant Sciences is one of the programs in the Doctoral School in Environmental, Food and Biological Sciences (YEB). The director of the doctoral programme is Jaakko Kangasjärvi from the Department of Biosciences. The doctoral programme aims to train scientific researchers in the following themes: molecular plant biology; genetics, genomics and breeding; physiology and biochemistry; developmental biology; pathology and biotechnology; plant production; ecophysiology; systematics and bioenergy. Doctoral training includes a varied international teaching program, participation in courses and meetings within and outside Finland and networking opportunities.

The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties also include teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can make up 5 % of the annual working time.

The appointee must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment. The appointee must hold a second-cycle degree (e.g. master’s degree or equivalent) and have a research proposal approved by the doctoral programme. Other requirements include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal.

The applicant must be able to provide evidence of language proficiency in English, Finnish or Swedish according to the University of Helsinki admissions requirements.

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

Application for doctoral student positions within the DPPS will be open from 1-30th September 2015. Applications must be completed using the online DPPS application form. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. The DPPS board will select an evaluation panel to review and rate all applications. Interviews for some applicants will be held on Wednesday 4th November in room 3106, Viikki Biocentre 1, Viikinkaari 5 from 1000 by an interview panel selected by the DPPS board. Decisions will be made at the end of November 2015 following the interviews and evaluations.

For further information on the doctoral schools, please see https://university.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-programmes

For further information on the doctoral student positions, please contact either Jaakko Kangasjärvi (029 41 59444) or Karen Sims-Huopaniemi (029 41 59105).

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Clinical Instructor Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

CLINICAL LECTURER POSITION IN ANAESTHESIA

AT THE FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

FINLAND

Starting January 1, 2016

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Helsinki is the only institute in Finland educating veterinarians. We have 390 staff members and 70 new students each year. Our curriculum has been approved by the EAEVE/FVE. We have excellent facilities for research in our modern hospital built in 2006 and our research is at high international level.

Finland has four beautiful seasons to enjoy and wonderful opportunities for winter sports and outdoor life. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, with 600 000 inhabitants provides a great variety of cultural and recreational activities.

Job Description:

We offer a permanent position as a clinical lecturer in anaesthesia at the Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine starting in January 2016.

Requirements for the position are a degree in veterinary medicine and board certified or board eligible ECVAA or ACVAA or a PhD degree. Duties include mainly clinical anaesthesia service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital including small animals and horses and supervision of veterinary students and specializing veterinarians during their clinical rotation. Two weeks of anaesthesia lectures to the veterinary students is also included. Opportunity to do research is possible. Time allocation between clinical and off-clinics time is negotiated annually. Proficiency in Finnish language is not a requirement.

Salary will depend on the qualification and experience and it will be around 3 800 – 4 400 €/month.

To apply:

The applications must include CV and other documents that might be beneficial in the selection. The applications should be addressed to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and sent with the email address el-hallinto@helsinki.fi. The submission deadline for all application documents is September 25, 2015.

For additional information about the position, as well as general information, please contact Professor Outi Vapaavuori (outi.vapaavuori@helsinki.fi). For information regarding applications, please contact the office manager Ms. Anne Neva (anne.neva@helsinki.fi).

Website of the Faculty: http://www.vetmed.helsinki.fi/english/

General collective agreements for universities link: http://www.sivistystyonantajat.fi/tyomarkkinat/tyoehtosopimukset_kaannokset.html

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

University of Helsinki

City of Helsinki

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Postdoctoral Researcher Independent institutes

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM, http://www.fimm.fi), part of the University of Helsinki and the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, is an international research institute in Helsinki  focusing on human genomics and personalized medicine. FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, technology center and biobanking infrastructures "under one roof" and thereby promotes translational research and adoption of personalized medicine in health care.

FIMM is currently seeking outstanding candidates for the positions of

one PhD student and one Postdoctoral researcher

with interest in bioinformatics and biostatistics and their application to molecular medicine and translational research. We are interested in applicants with a background in any quantitative subjects, such as bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, physics, statistics, engineering or the like.

Description: The positions will be in the new research group of Dr. Simon Anders. The group's research will focus on developing statistical methods and bioinformatics tools to analyse and integrate heterogeneous high-dimensional data as found in multi-omics biomedical research projects, especially in cancer studies. In close collaboration with biologists and clinicians, we will adapt approaches from multi-dimensional statistics and design interactive exploratory data analysis tools to give clinical researchers the tools they need to work with big data and derive treatment strategies for individual patients. For further details, please see the group web page (https://www.fimm.fi/en/research/groups/anders) or contact Dr. Anders (simon.anders@fimm.fi).

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has knowledge and experience in at least some of the following areas: statistics, data analysis, machine learning and/or software development. She or he has a strong interest and willingness to learn about both statistical and bio-medical topics, is fluent in written and spoken English and able to communicate efficiently in an interdisciplinary team. For the PhD student’s position, a qualifying secondary degree, for the post-doctoral position, a PhD degree in a relevant subject is required.

We offer a productive, interdisciplinary and extremely collaborative work environment, excellent technical facilities, strong ties to clinical research, and internationally competitive salaries and benefits, both for PhD students and post-docs. PhD students typically join the University of Helsinki Doctoral School in Health Sciences (http://www.helsinki.fi/health/) and doctoral programs to provide excellent research training and courses aimed at a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki. Post-docs benefit from the FIMMPOD Postdoctoral and Senior Researcher Program for career development.

To apply, please send a cover letter (1‒3 pages) and CV (1‒2 pages), both in English, as a single PDF file to fimm-email@helsinki.fi with the subject "Application (Anders group)" no later than 31 August 2015. Please describe your research interests and previous reesearch ex­pe­rience and your relevant skills and also contact information for 2‒3 references. For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Anders. The anticipated starting date is in autumn 2015.

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Doctoral Student Independent institutes

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM, http://www.fimm.fi), part of the University of Helsinki and the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, is an international research institute in Helsinki  focusing on human genomics and personalized medicine. FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, technology center and biobanking infrastructures "under one roof" and thereby promotes translational research and adoption of personalized medicine in health care.

FIMM is currently seeking outstanding candidates for the positions of

one PhD student and one Postdoctoral researcher

with interest in bioinformatics and biostatistics and their application to molecular medicine and translational research. We are interested in applicants with a background in any quantitative subjects, such as bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, physics, statistics, engineering or the like.

Description: The positions will be in the new research group of Dr. Simon Anders. The group's research will focus on developing statistical methods and bioinformatics tools to analyse and integrate heterogeneous high-dimensional data as found in multi-omics biomedical research projects, especially in cancer studies. In close collaboration with biologists and clinicians, we will adapt approaches from multi-dimensional statistics and design interactive exploratory data analysis tools to give clinical researchers the tools they need to work with big data and derive treatment strategies for individual patients. For further details, please see the group web page (https://www.fimm.fi/en/research/groups/anders) or contact Dr. Anders (simon.anders@fimm.fi).

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has knowledge and experience in at least some of the following areas: statistics, data analysis, machine learning and/or software development. She or he has a strong interest and willingness to learn about both statistical and bio-medical topics, is fluent in written and spoken English and able to communicate efficiently in an interdisciplinary team. For the PhD student’s position, a qualifying secondary degree, for the post-doctoral position, a PhD degree in a relevant subject is required.

We offer a productive, interdisciplinary and extremely collaborative work environment, excellent technical facilities, strong ties to clinical research, and internationally competitive salaries and benefits, both for PhD students and post-docs. PhD students typically join the University of Helsinki Doctoral School in Health Sciences (http://www.helsinki.fi/health/) and doctoral programs to provide excellent research training and courses aimed at a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki. Post-docs benefit from the FIMMPOD Postdoctoral and Senior Researcher Program for career development.

To apply, please send a cover letter (1‒3 pages) and CV (1‒2 pages), both in English, as a single PDF file to fimm-email@helsinki.fi with the subject "Application (Anders group)" no later than 31 August 2015. Please describe your research interests aand previous research ex­pe­rience and your relevant skills and also contact information for 2‒3 references. For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Anders. The anticipated starting date is in autumn 2015.

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Doctoral Student Faculty of Science

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world!

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki Doctoral Programme in Computer Science (DoCS) invites applications for

DOCTORAL STUDENT POSITIONS

for a 1–4-year period starting on 1.1.2016. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee’s thesis.

The general theme of the DoCS doctoral programme is computer science. The focal areas are the same as those of the Department of Computer Science: Algorithmic bioinformatics, Algorithms and machine learning, Networks and services, and Software systems. These also correspond to the four specialization areas or sub-programmes of the Department. At the university level, the programme directly supports the strategic focus area “Exact Thinking” (Precise Reasoning). The DoCS programme collaborates actively with Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, EIT ICT Labs, and computer science related departments at Aalto University via, for example, the joint doctoral education network HICT.

The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties can include also teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

The appointee must be able and motivated, as demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal. By the start of the appointment, the appointee must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki and must hold a second-cycle degree (e.g. master’s degree or equivalent). To successfully carry out the duties of the position, the appointee must also have good communication skills in English.

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

The admission for the funded positions in DoCS is organised together with the doctoral education network HICT. The admission consists of two phases: a call for preliminary applications and a call for full applications. The preliminary call for those applicants that do not yet have a supervisor in DoCS opens in late June 2015, and the deadline for the submission of the preliminary applications is at 12:00 (noon) EEST (GMT+3) on 6.8.2015.

The call for full applications for all applicants with a supervisor in DoCS opens on 1.9.20015. The deadline for submitting the full applications is at 12:00 (noon) EEST (GMT+3) on 30.9.2015.

The application guide and online application form are available at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/docs-dp/. The application guide includes a list of the documents that should be attached to the online application.  All materials are to be submitted in English. The application materials will not be returned.

The applications will be evaluated based on the applicant’s performance in their previous studies, recommendations by the supervisor(s), research achievements and publications (if such exist), suitability of the research topic within the programme, and the quality of the research and study plan.

For additional information on the funded positions and the application process, please contact Research Coordinator Pirjo Moen, researchcoordinator@cs.helsinki.fi or phone  +358 2941 51389.

For further information on the doctoral schools, please see http://www.helsinki.fi/doctoral-schools/index.html.

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Research Director Independent institutes

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is an independent institute of the University of Helsinki. The purpose of the Collegium is to enhance scholarly excellence in the human and social
sciences (including law, behavioural sciences and theology), to promote interaction between different fields of academic research and to further international cooperation.

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies invites applications for 8–12 POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS/UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS/ RESEARCH DIRECTORS

for fixed terms ranging from one to three years, to begin on 1 September 2016. The director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies will determine the number and length of the appointments on the basis of the applicants’ research proposals and the financial situation of the Collegium.

Appointees shall hold a doctoral degree, have evidence of scholarly research work as well as the ability to lead a research group and obtain supplementary research funding. When selecting the appointees, international scholarly work and evidence of international cooperation shall be given particular consideration. An appointee to the position of research director shall hold equivalent qualifications as an appointee to a professorship, but when considering the qualifications, special attention shall be paid to scholarly work,

and evidence of international research cooperation.
Successful applicants will have research experience in the human and social sciences as well as evidence of their ability to work in an international research environment of a high standard. Applicants must also demonstrate in their application how they plan to engage
in the inter- and multidisciplinary cooperation conducted at the Collegium. The working language of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is English. The salary will be based on both the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities, and on the employee’s personal work performance. The appointees to the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies are academics at different stages of their careers.

The application must be submitted electronically. Detailed instructions for applicants will be posted on 10 June 2015 and a link to the application form on 5 August 2015 on the website of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The website can be found at http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium/english/fellowships/core.htm. The application period will begin on 5 August 2015 at 9.00 am and end on 2 September 2015 at 3.45 pm local Helsinki time. The decision on the appointments will be announced on 2 February 2016 in the afternoon. We kindly ask that you submit any questions to the email address collegium-office@helsinki.fi.
 

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University Researcher Independent institutes

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is an independent institute of the University of Helsinki. The purpose of the Collegium is to enhance scholarly excellence in the human and social
sciences (including law, behavioural sciences and theology), to promote interaction between different fields of academic research and to further international cooperation.

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies invites applications for 8–12 POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS/UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS/ RESEARCH DIRECTORS

for fixed terms ranging from one to three years, to begin on 1 September 2016. The director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies will determine the number and length of the appointments on the basis of the applicants’ research proposals and the financial situation of the Collegium.

Appointees shall hold a doctoral degree, have evidence of scholarly research work as well as the ability to lead a research group and obtain supplementary research funding. When selecting the appointees, international scholarly work and evidence of international cooperation shall be given particular consideration. An appointee to the position of research director shall hold equivalent qualifications as an appointee to a professorship,
but when considering the qualifications, special attention shall be paid to scholarly work, and evidence of international research cooperation.

Successful applicants will have research experience in the human and social sciences as well as evidence of their ability to work in an international research environment of a high standard. Applicants must also demonstrate in their application how they plan to engage
in the inter- and multidisciplinary cooperation conducted at the Collegium. The working language of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is English.

The salary will be based on both the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities, and on the employee’s personal work performance. The appointees to the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies are
academics at different stages of their careers.

The application must be submitted electronically. Detailed instructions for applicants will be posted on 10 June 2015 and a link to the application form on 5 August 2015 on the
website of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The website can be found at http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium/english/fellowships/core.htm. The application period will begin on 5 August 2015 at 9.00 am and end on 2 September 2015 at 3.45 pm local Helsinki time. The decision on the appointments will be announced on 2 February 2016 in the afternoon. We kindly ask that you submit any questions to the email address collegium-office@helsinki.fi.
 

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Postdoctoral Researcher Independent institutes

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is an independent institute of the University of Helsinki. The purpose of the Collegium is to enhance scholarly excellence in the human and social sciences (including law, behavioural sciences and theology), to promote interaction between different fields of academic research and to further international cooperation.

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies invites applications for 8–12 POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS/UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS/ RESEARCH DIRECTORS

for fixed terms ranging from one to three years, to begin on 1 September 2016. The director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies will determine the number and length of the appointments on the basis of the applicants’ research proposals and the financial situation of the Collegium.

Appointees shall hold a doctoral degree, have evidence of scholarly research work as well as the ability to lead a research group and obtain supplementary research funding. When selecting the appointees, international scholarly work and evidence of international cooperation shall be given particular consideration. An appointee to the position of research director shall hold equivalent qualifications as an appointee to a professorship, but when considering the qualifications, special attention shall be paid to scholarly work, and evidence of international research cooperation.

Successful applicants will have research experience in the human and social sciences as well as evidence of their ability to work in an international research environment of a high standard. Applicants must also demonstrate in their application how they plan to engage
in the inter- and multidisciplinary cooperation conducted at the Collegium. The working language of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is English.

The salary will be based on both the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities, and on the employee’s personal work performance. The appointees to the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies are
academics at different stages of their careers.

The application must be submitted electronically. Detailed  instructions for applicants will be posted on 10 June 2015 and a link to the application form on 5 August 2015 on the website of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The website can be found at http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium/english/fellowships/core.htm. The application period will begin on 5 August 2015 at 9.00 am and end on 2 September 2015 at 3.45 pm local Helsinki time. The decision on the appointments will be announced on 2 February 2016 in the afternoon. We kindly ask that you submit any questions to the email address collegium-office@helsinki.fi.
 

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Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

The Department of Biosciences situated at the Viikki science park belongs to the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences of University of Helsinki and is the largest research and teaching unit in biosciences in Finland. The Department of Biosciences is one of the largest departments of Helsinki University with its c. 25 million euro budget and over 400 staff members.

The Department of Biosciences invites applications for a

TWO-YEAR POST DOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION

in the research group of Lasse Ruokolainen.

Our lab is part of the Department of Biosciences with its vibrant and collaborative research community of experimental, computational, and theoretical labs that all share a common interested in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Cutting edge infrastructure is available at all levels, including high-performance computer clusters. We collaborate with research groups at Bucknell University, Linköping & Lund University, and Max Planck Institute among others.

The postdoc will participate in the project “Dynamics, ecology & emergence of environmental, opportunistic pathogens”, funded by the Academy of Finland. This project aims at integrating microcosm experiments and theoretical modeling to gain a better understanding of the eco-epidemiology of environmental pathogens. The primary role of the postdoc is to concentrate on modeling host-pathogen dynamics in spatial landscapes.

The postdoc´s main responsibility will be to develop new theory on environmental pathogens, focusing on the role of spatial processes—such as dispersal and heterogeneity. Also, the postdoc will participate in integrating microcosm experiments mathematical modeling. Specific projects within the project are flexible and can be tailored to skills and interest of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate should have PhD / post doctoral experience within the fields of mathematical biology, theoretical ecology, or ecology. A successful applicant should also be fluent in scientific programming (R, Matlab, Python, etc.). Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required and you must also demonstrate ability to work as part of a team.

The starting date is 1st of November 2015 and the ending date is 31st of October 2017. The employment contract includes a trial period of 4 months.

The salary 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 work performance. The minimum salary is 2840€/month plus a maximum of 46% personal share.

To apply, please send your CV with publications included, contact details of three references, and a letter (max 1 page) with a description of youur research interests and, in particular, why you would be a suitable candidate for the project as a single pdf file to hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi by 1st of September 2015 (15.45 local Helsinki time). For more information, please contact Dr Lasse Ruokolainen (lasse.ruokolainen@helsinki.fi).

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