Careers

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics

We seek an internationally competitive researcher with a strong academic track-record in ecological and/or evolutionary dynamics to strengthen and expand research in the highly international research environment of the Organismal and Evolutionary Biology research programme (OEB), within the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates that study how ecology influences evolution, and vice versa, in any taxa.

This position is part of Thriving Nature, a new University initiative to understand biological resilience. Therefore, the appointee is expected to engage extensively in collaboration with other staff members to resolve, across biological levels, the mechanisms causing and regulating why some species show resilience to environmental change. Other positions being recruited in this initiative include ecological data sciences, genomics-based plant sciences, translational plant science, and forest genomics and breeding. The selected candidate will join existing research groups in OEB with expertise in ecological statistics and bioinformatics, ecological and evolutionary genomics, evolutionary theory, evolutionary ecology, and behavioural ecology, and who work with a wide range of study systems in natural, semi-natural and laboratory settings. The selected candidate is also expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision.

Applications must be submitted through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2019.

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Genomics-based Plant Sciences

We seek an internationally competitive researcher with a strong academic track-record in plant biology to strengthen and expand research in the highly international research environment of the Organismal and Evolutionary Biology research programme (OEB), within the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates with a foundation at the gene and/or genome level and experience in other omics will be considered favourably. The appointee’s research efforts should focus on gene and genomes in plant individuals, populations or communities and to eventually clarify differences between species and their adaptation mechanisms in the changing environment.

This position is part of Thriving Nature, a new University initiative to understand biological resilience. Therefore, the appointee is expected to engage extensively in collaboration with other staff members to resolve, across biological levels, the mechanisms causing and regulating why some species show resilience to environmental change. Other positions being recruited in this initiative include ecological and evolutionary dynamics, ecological data sciences, translational plant science, and forest genomics and breeding. The selected candidate will join existing research groups in OEB with expertise in ecological statistics and bioinformatics, ecological and evolutionary genomics, evolutionary theory, evolutionary ecology, behavioural ecology, and plant sciences, and who work with a wide range of study animal, plant or fungal systems in natural, semi-natural and laboratory settings. The selected candidate is also expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision.

Applications must be submitted through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2019.

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Ecological Data Sciences

We seek an internationally competitive researcher with a strong academic track-record in ecological data sciences to strengthen and expand research in the highly international research environment of the Organismal and Evolutionary Biology research programme (OEB), within the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences. The selected candidate should have expertise in developing new methods for acquiring ecological data and/or interpreting that data. We are particularly interested in candidates aiming to develop new approaches to understand ecological and/or evolutionary processes and interaction networks between genomes, populations, communities and environments.

This position is part of Thriving Nature, a new University initiative to understand biological resilience. Therefore, the appointee is expected to engage extensively in collaboration with other staff members to resolve, across biological levels, the mechanisms causing and regulating why some species show resilience to environmental change. Other positions being recruited in this initiative include ecological and evolutionary dynamics, genomics-based plant sciences, translational plant science, and forestry genomics and breeding. The selected candidate will join existing research groups in OEB with expertise in ecological statistics and bioinformatics, ecological and evolutionary genomics, evolutionary theory, evolutionary ecology, behavioural ecology and plant sciences, and who work with a wide range of animal, plant or fungal study systems in natural, semi-natural and laboratory settings. The selected candidate is also expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision.

Applications must be submitted through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2019.

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Translational Plant Science

We seek an internationally competitive researcher with a strong academic track-record in translational plant science aimed at increasing the productivity, resilience and quality of food crops in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. The successful candidate will complement the research profile in Organismal and Evolutionary Biology research programme (OEB) at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and form a bridge to the crop science research of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. The candidate should have a strong motivation to develop research and teaching on translational crop science by combining cutting-edge bioscience with innovative agronomy. Experience in crop genetics, genomics or other forms of translational crop science is desirable. The candidate is expected to develop a strong line in research on crop plants. The candidate’s research effort will facilitate breeding more resilient plant species/cultivars of economic value in various future environments, and will provide critical information for practical plant breeding.

This position is part of Thriving Nature, a new University initiative to understand biological resilience. Therefore, the appointee is expected to engage extensively in collaboration with other staff members to resolve, across biological levels, the mechanisms causing and regulating why some species show resilience to environmental change. Other positions being recruited in this initiative include ecological and evolutionary dynamics, ecological data sciences, genomics-based plant science, and forest genomics and breeding. The selected candidate will join existing research groups in the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, working in various fields of ecology and plant sciences with a wide range of study systems in natural, semi-natural, agricultural field and laboratory settings. The selected candidate is also expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.

Applications must be submitted through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2019.

Assistant/ Associate Professor / Full Professor in Forest Genomics and Breeding

We seek an internationally competitive researcher with a strong academic record of accomplishmentsin forest genomics, tree breeding and conservation of genetic resources. The appointee will strengthen and expand research in the highly international research environment of the Department of Forest Sciences in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, in collaboration with the Organismal and Evolutionary Biology research programme (OEB) at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in translational research to develop new and efficient breeding methods to increase the resilience and production of forest raw materials in a sustainable manner. The selected candidate is expected to develop research into the population genetic structure of boreal trees and the evolutionary dynamics that have resulted in that structure. Results will be utilized in designing deployment populations, such as seed orchards and mixtures of selected clones, for sustainable forestry. The candidate will also generate knowledge on the population genetic structure to maintain genetic diversity for species evolution and adaptation and for the development of genetic conservation strategies for forest trees.

This position is part of Thriving Nature, a new University initiative to understand biological resilience. Therefore, the appointee is expected to engage extensively in collaboration with other staff members to resolve, across biological levels, the mechanisms causing and regulating why some species show resilience to environmental change. Other positions being recruited in this initiative include ecological and evolutionary dynamics, ecological data sciences, genomics-based plant science, and translational plant sciences. The selected candidate will join existing research groups in the Department of Forest Sciences in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, and will have opportunities to work with research groups in the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences. The selected candidate is also expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision in forest genetics, tree breeding and gene conservation at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, and to engage in collaboration with other staff members and research organizations.

Applications must be submitted through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2019.