Doctoral Student

The University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. 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 is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 17 other locations.

A new doctoral training system of four doctoral schools and 32 doctoral programmes was introduced in the University of Helsinki at the beginning of 2014. Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences (HYMY) is one of the four doctoral schools established at the University of Helsinki. The doctoral school is multidisciplinary by nature and consists of eleven internationally and nationally networked doctoral programmes, including the doctoral programme of School, Education, Society and Culture (SEDUCE).

The Institute of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Helsinki invites applications to the Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘Justice through education in the Nordic Countries’ for a

DOCTORAL STUDENT POSITION

full-time for 1-2 years fixed time period starting from 1.1.2016

The appointed doctoral student’s research project will be carried out as part of the Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘Justice through education in the Nordic Countries’ (JustEd), funded by NordForsk, and especially as part of the research on marginalization of students (Team 5 research). The aim of JustEd is to understand how education works to further or hinder justice in the Nordic states against the background of current political, economic and cultural transformation. Through multilevel, comparative, cross-cultural and cross-border collaborative research, JustEd aims at offering insight in the understanding and re-thinking of the meaning of the project of democratic, inclusive education for justice. For further information about JustEd, please see: www.helsinki.fi/justed. The doctoral student will be included in the Doctoral Programme ’School, Education, Society and Culture’ (SEDUCE). For further information on the programme, please see http://www.helsinki.fi/behav/seduce/index.htm.

The duties of a doctoral student are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. In addition, the doctoral student will contribute to teaching and other academic activities.

A doctoral student must hold a Master’s/second-cycle degree and have an approved research proposal. Research plan should relate to the objectives of JustEd and especially to the research on marginalization in team 5. Other requirements include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated in previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal. If the appointee has not yet been granted the right to pursue a postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, he or she must receive this right before being able to accept the position.

To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee should have fluent spoken and written English.

Applications received in time and fulfilling the general application requirements are evaluated according to the following criteria:
• Quality of the research plan and its connection to the profile of the Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘Justice through education in the Nordic Countries’ and to Team 5 research.
• Success in previous master-level studies.

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 appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

Application period and submission of applications:

The application period starts on 1 July 2015 and closes on 15 July 2015. Only applications received by this deadline are considered, given that they meet the requirements set for the applications.

Applicants are requested to submit an application including the following English-language supplementary documents:
• Curriculum vitae
• A list of possible scientific publications
• Research plan (max. 5 pages), in which the applicant describes his or her proposed research project and how it relates to the marginalization theme in Team 5 and the objectives of the Centre of Excellence.
• Abstract of the research proposal (max. 400 words)
• Signed supervision contract by two supervisors or in case you do not yet have a right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki, your main supervisor’s agreement for supervision. The main supervisor has to be from the Institute of Behavioural Sciences at the University of Helsinki. It is recommended that the second supervisor comes from another JustEd partner institution. Please see the website for potential advisors www.helsinki.fi/justed.
• A copy of your Master's degree diploma/certificate or equivalent.

Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment management system: https://rekry.helsinki.fi/start.

Current employees of University of Helsinki are asked to apply via the SAP HR portal:
https://saphr.it.helsinki.fi/irj/portal/rekry/haku.

Further information:
For more information on the NCoE JustEd and the doctoral student's position, please contact the NCoE Director Gunilla Holm (gunilla.holm@helsinki.fi).

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Postdoctoral Researcher Independent institutes

Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP, www.hip.fi) is a joint research institute of five universities – University of Helsinki, Aalto University, University of Jyväskylä, Lappeenranta University of Technology, and Tampere University of Technology – which operates under the auspices of University of Helsinki. HIP has a national mandate to practise and promote basic research at international accelerator centra, to facilitate applied research and development, and to participate in graduate education in physics. HIP coordinates Finnish research at CERN and at FAIR GmbH.

The CMS research programme of Helsinki Institute of Physics is responsible for the Finnish participation in the CMS experiment at CERN.

Helsinki Institute of Physics has open positions as

POST-DOCTORAL AND SENIOR SCIENTISTS

in two projects of the CMS research programme: the CMS experiment project, and the CMS upgrade project. The positions are fixed term, three years, starting 1.1.2016. The positions will be filled as post-doctoral positions or as senior scientists, depending on the research experience and merits of the candidates. The positions will be based in Helsinki, with occasional travel to CERN.

The CMS experiment project participates in the analysis of the data from the CMS experiment, development of analysis tools and software, and CMS tracker alignment. The CMS upgrade project participates in the CMS pixel detector upgrade, and develops new radiation-hard tracking sensors. In addition, the project researchers participate in the CMS experimental service work.

General requirements and skills:

·         A PhD degree and experience in experimental particle physics research is required. Applicants who will obtain a PhD degree before 31.12.2015 can be considered.

·         A good command of English is required, as well as good interpersonal and communication skills.

The hired researchers are expected to:

·         take an active role in the research areas in the HIP CMS experiment project (http://www.hip.fi/cmsexp/) or the HIP CMS upgrade project (http://www.hip.fi/cmsupg/),

·         coordinate research work in the international context of the CMS collaboration and collaborate with groups from other CMS institutes,

·         prepare research results for publication and for presentation at scientific meetings,

·         supervise undergraduate and doctoral students,

·         participate in service tasks of the CMS experiment,

·         take part in teaching at the University of Helsinki,

·         contribute to outreach projects for general public, and learn and share knowledge.

Experience and competence specific for the CMS experiment project:

·         demonstrated expertise in the various aspects of physics analysis in a high-energy physics experiment,

·   &nnbsp;     experience in detector operations and/or construction,

·         familiarity with C++, and proficiency in the use of ROOT and Monte Carlo simulations and other relevant computing and software tools.

Experience and competence specific for the CMS upgrade project:

·         demonstrated expertise in instrumentation for high-energy physics experiments, in particular with semiconductor detectors,

·         experience with detector operations and data-analysis,  

·         familiarity with relevant computing and software tools.

The salary will be based on the universities teaching and research personnel’s requirement levels 5 (post-doc) or 6 (senior researchers). In addition, part of the salary will be based on the personal performance.

Applicants should provide a short outline of their knowledge and experience, a statement of their research interest and preferred project, a curriculum vitae, and a publication list highlighting their own contributions. The applications and the required enclosures should be submitted through the electronic application system. The link to the e-form can be found in www.hip.fi/cms-application-2015. Applications may also be sent to the following postal address: Director, Helsinki Institute of Physics, and sent, including all attachments, to: Helsinki Institute of Physics, Box 64 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2), FI-00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, FINLAND.  Deadline for applications is 26 August 2015.

More information can be obtained from the CMS research programme director, professor Paula Eerola, +358 29 41 50140, paula.eerola [at] helsinki.fi

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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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Postdoctoral Researcher Independent institutes

Postdoctoral research fellow position at the Institute of Biotechnology, Developmental Biology Program, University of Helsinki

Imaging cellular mechanisms of embryonic hair and tooth development

We use a combination of transgenic mouse models and organ culture methods together with confocal fluorescence imaging to investigate the molecular and cellular basis of epithelial morphogenesis (see e.g. Ahtiainen et al., Developmental Cell 2014, 28:588-602). The project aims to continue this research on the cellular aspects of embryonic hair development and also, using similar tissue imaging based approaches, understand the cellular basis of the early development of the tooth.

Desired skills and experience:

·         Doctoral degree (PhD) in cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, biochemistry, or related field

·         A strong background in cell and molecular biology and/or developmental biology

·         Skills in hands-on mouse work, transgenic/knockout mouse models

·         Previous experience in advanced fluorescence, confocal or 2-photon imaging and developmental imaging would be a strong advantage

·         Good written and spoken English as well as the desire to work in a team-oriented environment

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 north from the center of Helsinki. We offer a position in an internationally renowned multidisciplinary research environment. The group is a part of Academy of Finland funded Center of Excellence in Experimental and Computational Developmental Biology. You will have the opportunity to learn and be a part of research using utilizing leading edge imaging methodologies.

The position is Academy of Finland funded, full time, starting January 2016 the latest, and for two years with an option for continuation. The salary for this post is based on level 5 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and 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 based on education and experience. The post will have a trial period of four months.

More information:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Laura_Ahtiainen

http://tuhat.halvi.helsinki.fi/portal/en/person/walliand
http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/index.html
http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/evodevo/ECDev.html

To apply for the position, please send your motivation letter and CV, including list of publications, by August 7th, 2015.

Note that the position may be filled as soon as a suitable candidate has been identified. If you have any questions, and to send your application, please contact: Laura Ahtiainen,  laura.ahtiainen-at-helsinki.fi.

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Doctoral Student Independent institutes

PhD student position at the Institute of Biotechnology, Developmental Biology Program, University of Helsinki

Imaging cellular mechanisms of embryonic hair and tooth development

We use a combination of transgenic mouse models and organ culture methods together with confocal fluorescence imaging to investigate the molecular and cellular basis of epithelial morphogenesis (see e.g. Ahtiainen et al., Developmental Cell 2014, 28:588-602). The project aims to continue this research on the cellular aspects of embryonic hair development and also, using similar imaging based approaches, understand the early development of the tooth.

Desired skills and experience:

·         M.Sc. degree in cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, biochemistry, or related field

·         Conceptual knowledge of basic cell and molecular biology methods

·         Prior practical experience in cell biology or developmental biology is appreciated

·         Previous experience in imaging would be a strong 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 north from the center of Helsinki. We offer a position in an internationally renowned multidisciplinary research environment. The group is a part of Academy of Finland funded Center of Excellence in Experimental and Computational Developmental Biology. You will have the opportunity to learn and be a part of research using leading edge imaging methodologies.

The position is Academy of Finland funded, full time, starting immediately or September 2015 the latest, and for three years with an option for continuation. The salary for this post is based on level 2 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and 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 four months.

More information:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Laura_Ahtiainen

http://tuhat.halvi.helsinki.fi/portal/en/person/walliand

http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/index.html
http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/evodevo/ECDev.html

To apply for the position, please send your motivation letter and CV by August 7th, 2015.

Note that the position may be filled as soon as a suitable candidate has been identified. If you have any questions, and to send your application, please contact: Laura Ahtiainen,  laura.ahtiainen-at-helsinki.fi.

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Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty of Medicine

Research Programs Unit of the Faculty of Medicine is a top-quality research environment. Unit’s six research program comprises groups that integrate clinical, translational and biomedical research. Molecular Neurology Research Program’s ambitious goal is to clarify the neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases mechanisms. Molecular Neurology Research Program looks for disease susceptibility genes by using cultured cells, disease models and patient samples. The molecular understanding about the diseases is a prerequisite for the search of potential drugs and therapies. The research program works closely with children's and adult neurology clinics, which enables the efficient use of research findings in the diagnosis, patient treatment and patient counseling. Group Wartiovaara’s mission is to understand the molecular background of mitochondrial disorders, and use that knowledge to develop diagnosis and therapy.

Wartiovaara group invites applications for a position of

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

in a project beginning from 1.9.2015 till 31.8.2018 with a possibility to a two-year extension. Trial period of four months will be applied.

The research aims at understanding the regulation of mitochondrial function by sirtuins, poly (ADP-ribose) polymerases and polyamines in obesity and inherited mitochondrial disorders. The overall aim is to get insights into disease pathophysiology and to develop novel treatments. Both patient material (tissues and cells) and genetically modified model organisms (worms and mice) are used in these studies. The key focus of the project is to investigate the effect of polyamines and polyamine catabolism on mitochondria function in cells, worms and mouse models.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in molecular and cellular biology, and cell culture methods. Prior experience in mitochondrial metabolism and mouse/worm experiments is considered a surplus. Good knowledge of written and spoken English is required.

Salary will be based on the Universities salary scheme for teaching and research personnel composed of both task specific (demand level 5) and personal performance components.

Applications are to be sent as a single pdf-file by 12.7.2015 by e-mail to rpu-office@helsinki.fi (Subject: Postdoc application/Pirinen). The document should include a short cover letter describing your areas of expertise and motivation for the position, CV, list of publications, a letter of motivation, also describing previous experience in methodology and recommendations/ persons available for reference.

Further information is available from Eija Pirinen, PhD, tel. +358947171958 or eija.pirinen(a)helsinki.fi.

www.helsinki.fi/university/

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Professor Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry

The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. Some 35,000 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 include agriculture, food science, consumer science, forestry, environmental sciences and biotechnology. The faculty is comprised of four departments and one independent institute. The Faculty has 3,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs 500 experts in the field.

The Department of Forest Sciences of the University of Helsinki conducts research of a high international standard in forest sciences and provides academic teaching based on this research. Its multidisciplinary activities aim to promote the ecologically, economically and socially sustainable use of forests and peatland. Some 360 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the Department, which employs a research and teaching staff of 140.

The Department of Forest Sciences at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki, invites applications for the position of 

PROFESSOR IN INTERNATIONAL FOREST POLICY

The professorship is within the major of Forest Economics and Marketing. The international research orientation includes analysis and evaluation of processes, programs, instruments and impacts of international forest and related policies. The position also focuses on enhancing the interaction between research, policy and decision-making. A significant share of the students is from abroad and they study in the English-language Master’s Degree Programme of the Department.

According to Section 33 of the Universities Act (No 558/2009), a professor shall carry out and supervise scientific work, provide education based on it, follow developments in research, and participate in societal interaction and international cooperation in her or his field.

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to a professorship shall hold a doctoral degree and have distinguished scholarly qualifications, experience in the supervision of scientific research, the ability to provide high level teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations, as well as documentation of international cooperation in the research field that the appointee represents. Holders of professorships are also required to have the skills necessary for serving as academic leaders.

When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention shall be given to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills, as well as the applicant’s participation in doctoral education. Account shall also be taken of the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience and international elected positions as well as leadership and interaction skills.

According to the Government Decree on Universities, professors are required to be competent in the language in which they provide instruction, normally Finnish or Swedish. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Finnish and Swedish. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from these requirements without a separate application. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, appointees must have good English skills.

The position overview can be found at
http://www.helsinki.fi/af-faculty/administration/open_positions.html

The salary will be based on levels 8-10 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.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their English-language applications a CV, a certificate of language skills, a list of publications (for instructions, see link) and brief reports of the following:

-          research and scientific experience, and a scientific work plan

-          involvement in administrative duties

-          extension and outreach

-          other activities that the applicant wishes to bring to the Faculty’s attention

and a description of teaching qualifications (for instructions, see link),

or, alternatively, an academic portfolio containing the above documents (for instructions, see link).

Applicants are kindly asked to prepare for the possibility that, after the closing of the application period, the Faculty might request them to submit 10 most important publications of their choice to be sent to the assessors. The publications must be submitted via email as PDF files.

Applications addressed to the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, together with the required enclosures (as PDF files), must be delivered to the Registry of the University of Helsinki to the address hy-kirjaamo(at)helsinki.fi. The application may also be sent to the address Registry of the University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 3 (Fabianinkatu 33), FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland.

The deadline for applications is 17 August, 2015 (the Registry closes at 15.45 local Helsinki time).

Further information:
Prof. Pasi Puttonen, Head of the Department of Forest Sciences, pasi.puttonen@helsinki.fi
Prof. Lauri Valsta, Chair of the search committee, lauri.valsta@helsinki.fi.

www.helsinki.fi/en

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Doctoral Student Faculty of Science

University of Helsinki is one of the leading universities in the Nordic countries. It

has repeatedly been ranked among the world's top universities.

PHD POSITION IN IMPACT MODELING

A 4-year PhD position in impact modeling is open at the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland as a part of the Academy of Finland funded project entitled: “Composition of dark asteroids – are asteroid collisions responsible for observed compositional mismatch in main asteroid belt?”

Background

Asteroid collisions can cause partial material melting. This can be seen in meteorites as “shock darkening”. Reflectance spectra of shock-darkened meteorites resemble that of dark C/X type asteroids. In this project we will study shock darkening through numerical simulations and shock experiments and compare spectral changes in shocked samples to spectra of dark asteroids. The PhD candidate will be responsible for the shock modeling part.

Requirements

· MSc or equivalent in geology, (geo)physics, or planetary science no later than September 1, 2015

· Fluent English

· Previous numerical modeling experience

· Experience with impact modeling and knowledge of iSALE code is an advantage

Benefits

· Work in a young enthusiastic team at one of the leading Nordic universities

· Opportunity to conduct state-of-art research in planetary science

· Full social benefits according to the Finnish social care system

· Salary in the range of EUR 2500 – 2900

How to apply

Send the following items to PI Tomas Kohout (tomas.kohout@helsinki.fi) no later than August 2, 2015:

· Motivation letter describing your research interests and previous study/research history

· CV and publication list

· Copy of MSc thesis and MSc diploma

Successful candidate will be informed latest August 6. The appointment will start on September 1, 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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Postdoctoral Researcher Independent institutes

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, FIMM, (www.fimm.fi) is a partner institution of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (www.embl.org) together with Nordic nodes for molecular medicine in Norway (NCMM), Sweden (MIMS) and Denmark (DANDRITE). FIMM is a joint venture of the University of Helsinki, the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. FIMM is located on the Meilahti medical campus in Helsinki.

FIMM is currently seeking qualified and motivated candidates for the position of

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN COMPUTATIONAL GENOMICS

for NIASC (The Nordic Information for Action eScience Center of Excellence) and SISu (Sequencing Initiative Suomi) research project.

NIASC is a Nordic Center of Excellence research project which NordForsk has appointed. The objective of the Nordic Information for Action eScience Center is to develop computer-based tools that allow easier tracking of Nordic biobank samples and data and enhance the capability to use data from national health registries and biobanks in the health care sector (http://nordicehealth.se/).

SISu is an international, collaborative project aiming at cataloguing the near complete sequence information of Finns for genomic studies of health and disease. Collaborative Institutions include FIMM, THL (Institute for Health and Welfare), UCLA, University of Michigan, The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Oxford University and Lund University (http://sisu.fimm.fi).

The successful candidate is expected to develop and improve imputation pipelines and construct genome variant data information in GWAS data at FIMM and at the Estonian Genome Center (EGC) and perform association analyses for genotype and phenotype data. The successful candidate will interact with national and international collaborators and participate in collaborative research projects. The work includes harmonising and imputing the genomic variant data as well as conducting and replicating association analyses using data primarily from the Finnish and Estonian population studies. There’s also a possibility for participating in extended analysis combining registry data and reporting.

Qualification and requirements: The successful candidate should hold a doctoral degree or soon to receive one in the field of life science or computational sciences and a strong track record in statistical genetics of common diseases.  The candidate should have fluency in written and spoken English, excellent organizational, communication and problem solving skills, strong capability to work independently as well as cooperate harmoniously with other scientists.

Salary and Contract: The salary will be commensurate with qualifications based on the University salary system and is expected to be in the range of 3297 - 4156 €/month depending on the credentials, previous experience and performance of the postdoctoral researcher. A two-year contract is available for the position, starting on 1.9.2015.

Application should be written in English and include a one-two page cover letter summarizing the applicant’s career plans and CV with a list of publications and contact information for two refeerees. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file by email fimm-email@helsinki.fi with a headline “APPLICATION:  FIMM NIASC OPEN POSTDOC POSITION” no later than August 3, 2015. 

For further information please visit our website at www.fimm.fi and/or contact professors Aarno Palotie, aarno.palotie@helsinki.fi ), Samuli Ripatti (samuli.ripatti@helsinki.fi or project coordinator Sari Kivikko, sari.kivikko@fimm.fi, (+358 40 567 0826). For the potential correspondence please use the following topic in your subject field “FIMM NIASC OPEN POSTDOC POSITION”

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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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Postdoctoral Researcher Independent institutes

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute in Helsinki focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine. FIMM is a partner institution of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, technology centre and biobanking infrastructures and thereby promotes translational research and adoption of personalised medicine in health care.

FIMM is currently seeking outstanding candidates for the position of

Postdoctoral Researcher in Breast Cancer Predisposition

Description:

The open position is in the field of breast cancer predisposition. We recently discovered that an orphan G protein-coupled receptor GPRC5A is a likely genetic modifier of breast cancer risk mediated by inherited mutation in BRCA1 gene (PMID: 24470238). The project aims to understand the role of GPRC5A in breast cancer and its mode of interaction with BRCA1. Our latest data indicate that GPRC5A regulates cell adhesion and migration (Bulanova et al., submitted) suggesting a possible role in tumor metastases.

Qualification and experience:

A successful candidate is expected to have a doctoral degree in a suitable field (cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, biotechnology or other relevant field), and excellent skills in molecular cloning, cell culture, microscopy and protein biochemistry. Demonstrated research work in cell cycle analysis, signal transduction, and/or cell-ECM interaction is an asset. The candidate should be fluent in English and have verifiable writing and presentation skills.

Salary & contract:

A one-year contract is initially available for the position, starting on 1.9.2015. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications based on the University salary system and is expected to be in the range of 3274 - 4021 €/month depending on the credentials, previous experience and performance of the postdoctoral researcher.

Applications:

The application deadline is 15.7.2015 at 17.00 EEST. Please send the standard application material (cover letter, CV, list of publications, and contacts for at least two referees) as a single PDF file to Sergey Kuznetsov (sergey.kuznetsov@helsinki.fi). The review of applications will begin as soon as the applications arrive and applicants will be notified of the results of the preliminary review by 4.8.2015.

Other relevant links:

Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM): https://www.fimm.fi/

Group Kuznetsov home page: https://www.fimm.fi/en/research/groups/kuznetsov

FIMMPOD Postdoctoral and Senior Researcher Program: https://www.fimm.fi/en/training/fimmpod

University of Helsinki Research: http://www.helsinki.fi/research/

The International Staff Office of the University of Helsinki: http://www.helsinki.fi/intstaff/

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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 Ecological Genetics Research Unit, headed by Prof. Juha Merilä.

The Ecological Genetics Research Unit is part of the Department of Biosciences which hosts research community of experimental, computational, and theoretical labs with common interest in Evolutionary Biology. Cutting edge infrastructure is available at all levels, including high-performance computer clusters, access to next-generation sequencing facilities, molecular biology labs and animal breeding facilities.

The main goal of this Academy of Finland funded post-doctoral project is to address questions about the genetic underpinnings of quantitative trait variation within and among different populations of stickleback fishes. Large datasets (SNPs and full genome sequences) will be analysed with QTL- and association mapping, along with other population genomic approaches. Questions relating to phylogeographical relationships among different populations and species of sticklebacks, as well as the relative roles of selective and neutral processes underlying the inferred relationships, are also to be addressed within this project. Opportunities for collaborative projects with other unit members and research associates are possible. The candidate would be given freedom to pursue their own ideas and research interests within the general framework of the main project.

We are looking for an ambitious postdoctoral researcher with strong enthusiasm towards science. The successful candidate should have PhD / post doctoral experience within the fields of evolutionary genetics/genomics, bioinformatics and/or animal breeding, with genuine interest towards addressing problems at the population level (rather than comparative genomics). Excellent bioinformatics skills and experience in handling both large marker datasets and full-genome sequence analyses (e.g. programming

in C, or scripting language Python and/or Perl), as well as good written and verbal communication skills in English are required. The preferred starting date is 1st January 2016, but an earlier start date is negotiable (earliest possible start date: 1st October 2015). 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 total minimum salary at the beginning of the employment is 3127,54 €/month.

To apply, please send your CV with publication list and contact details of two references, and a letter (max 2 pages) with a description of your research interests and career goals. In particular, please provide clear motivation for your suitability as a candidate for this position. Send these documents as a single pdf-file to hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi.

Apply at latest 31 July 2015 by 15.45 local Helsinki time.

For more information, please contact Prof. Juha Merilä (juha.merila@helsinki.fi), Tel: +358-40-8374165.

More information about host groups research profile, please consult e.g. http://www.helsinki.fi/biosci/egru/publications/publications.html

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