The Finnish Museum of Natural History LUOMUS ( is an independent institute of the University of Helsinki and the national museum in the field of natural history in Finland. The museum’s duties are to amass, maintain and display its collections, and to conduct related research, particularly in the field of species-level biodiversity. The collections serve research, teaching, and public education in biology, geology, and biodiversity, and form part of the international network of natural history repositories. The Finnish Museum of Natural History, established in 1988, has four units: Botany, Zoology, Natural Sciences, and Biodiversity Informatics. The Botany Unit has a permanent staff of 35 (10 of them in research positions) and 10–30 temporary employees.

The Finnish Museum of Natural History invites applications for a position of


The postdoctoral researcher will be a part of one of the scientific teams of the Botany Unit. The assignment can start in April 2018 (date is negotiable) and continue for two years from the start date. There is an option for 1-2 years’ extension after the initial period.

The postdoctoral researcher to be employed is expected to work with projects addressing scientific questions in the fields of systematics, taxonomy, conservation biology or biogeography of plants and/or fungi and his/her work should be closely related to that carried out by at least one of the PIs of the Unit; please see

We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated and can work both independently and in a team. A successful candidate should have a demonstrated track record in research and experience in modern research methods. Capacity to face intellectual challenges, and willingness to learn new skills and to explore new intellectual territories are qualities expected from a strong candidate. An appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher shall hold a recent (less than 3 years) doctoral degree (or have the public examination date for a PhD before the onset of the period).

The working language will be Finnish or English.

The salary will be based on level five 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 (total salary will be approximately 3300–3500 EUR per month). A four-month trial period will be applied.

The application should include (i) CV, (ii) a publication list, (iii) a one-page statement of research interests and motivation for applying for this position, (iv) a research plan (not exceeding three pages) and (v) contact information of two reference persons who have agreed to provide a written statement on behalf of the applicant.

Please submit your application, together with attachments, through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. Apply at the latest on 12 March 2018.

Further information on the post is given by Unit Director Marko Hyvärinen (marko.hyvarinen(at)

Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi(at)

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