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Postdoc­toral Re­searcher Po­s­i­tion in Ig­neous Geo­chem­istry

The University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary research university that ranks among the best in the world and the top ten among European universities. The university has some 36,000 degree students.

The Department of Geosciences and Geography (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-science/faculty/geosciences-and-ge…) at the Faculty of Science is the leading research and education unit in its field in Finland. In addition to research in geology, geophysics and geography, research into seismology and official duties in the field of seismology is carried out at the department. The staff at the department numbers some 100.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION IN IGNEOUS GEOCHEMISTRY

The Geochemistry group in the Department of Geosciences and Geography at the Faculty of Science of the University of Helsinki, situated on the Kumpula Science Campus, is seeking applicants for a two-year fixed-term Postdoctoral Researcher position in Igneous Geochemistry starting in January 2020. A six-month trial period will be applied.

The successful applicant is expected to conduct research in high-temperature, igneous geochemistry facilitating and expanding the current in-situ analytical facilities available in the Geochemistry group at the University of Helsinki. Expertise in Laser Ablation ICP-MS of minerals, glass and/or fluid inclusions is strongly desired. To be successful in the position, the candidate is encouraged to establish a strong network of international collaboration and demonstrate the ability to conduct fundamental research on an internationally high level. In addition, the appointee must take advantage of national and international research funding opportunities.

The starting salary of the postdoctoral candidate will be ca. 3300–3700 euros/month, depending on the appointees’ qualifications and experience. Furthermore, 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 (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university).

How to apply
Please submit your application consisting of (1 ) a letter of application, (2) a statement of current and future research plans, (3) a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of two referees in a single pdf file using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply for the position link below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The application deadline is 15 September 2019.

Additional information
For more information on the position please contact Professor Christoph Beier, christoph.beier@helsinki.fi.

Due date

15.09.2019 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

2–3 Postdoc­toral Re­search­ers in the pro­ject The Sep­tuagint and Its An­cient Ver­sions

The University of Helsinki – Among the best in the world
The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University is an international scholarly community of 40,000 students and staff, which operates on four Helsinki campuses and in 15 other localities in Finland. High-quality research at the University generates new knowledge that serves as a basis for educating diverse experts in a variety of fields and benefits public decision-making as well as business and industry.
The Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-theology) is the largest of the three academic theology units in Finland. In addition, it is one of Europe’s largest units in the field of theology and religious studies in terms of student numbers. The Faculty is a non-denominational academic community.
The Faculty of Theology invites applications for

2–3 Postdoctoral Researchers in the project The Septuagint and Its Ancient Versions

The Faculty of Theology in the University of Helsinki is searching for 2–3 Postdoctoral Researchers for a period of 2–3 years for the Academy of Finland funded research project The Septuagint and Its Ancient Versions (PI: Dr. Tuukka Kauhanen) to carry out research connected to:
• Textual criticism of the Septuagint version of 2 Samuel (2 Kingdoms)
• The ancient translations of the Septuagint
The research will be related to Kauhanen’s project on the critical edition of 2 Samuel (2 Kingdoms) for the series Septuaginta: Vetus Testamentum Graecum of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences. (See https://blogs.helsinki.fi/tekauhan/the-septuagint-of-2-samuel/) The project aims at establishing the closest-to-original text of the ancient Greek translation of that book. The research group includes computer experts and has a wide range of international collaboration partners. Researchers in The Septuagint and Its Ancient Versions will work in close collaboration with the PI and his associates. Their duties include:

• Collation and text-critical analysis of an ancient translation of the Greek 2 Samuel,
• OR text-critical analysis of portions of the Greek 2 Samuel utilizing at least one ancient translation.
• Sharing and processing the textual data on an electronic platform.
• Publishing their analytical findings on the text(s) they study in first-rate journals.
• Teaching and related duties in the Faculty of Theology (5–10%).

Doing research in The Septuagint and Its Ancient Versions will offer a chance for inspiring, creative team-work in a modern, research-oriented institution in the heart of Helsinki. The researchers will develop their expertise in the field of textual studies of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament. In addition, they will acquire (basic) skills needed in the ever-growing field of Digital Humanities.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. degree in biblical studies or a related field in ancient/classical philology. The following skills are necessary:
• Excellent skills in Greek (koine or Classical) and in Biblical Hebrew
• Good command of at least one other ancient language related to the research project: Latin, Coptic, Ethiopic, Syriac/Aramaic, Armenian, Georgian
• Experience in the study of the Septuagint or in textual criticism / textual history of the Hebrew Bible
• Good English language written and oral communication skills.
Skills or experience in any of the following is considered an advantage: knowledge of the textual history of the Septuagint, especially of the Historical Books; experience in text-critical work on any ancient document; and experience in Computer Science or Digital Humanities.
The positions will be filled for 2–3 years, starting November 2019 at the earliest, and September 2020 at the latest. The salary will be based on the Finnish university salary system (YPJ), 3300–3800 €/month (40,000–46,000 €/year) depending on the merits and experience of the appointee. The appointment starts with a probationary period of six months.

Application (in a single pdf-file) must contain:
• motivation letter, describing the previous research experience (1 page max.)
• CV incl. list of publications (2 p. max.)
• certificate of Ph.D. degree
• names and contact details for two references
• proposal for a research topic in the project (1 p. max.), naming the ancient translation(s) and/or 2 Samuel passage(s) to be investigated and the most important primary sources and research literature
The closing date for applications is 1 September. Please submit your application through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply for the position link below. Applicants employed by the University of Helsinki must submit their application through the SAP HR portal (https://saphr.it.helsinki.fi/irj/portal).
For more information, please contact Dr. Tuukka Kauhanen tuukka.kauhanen(at)helsinki.fi
Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi(at)helsinki.fi.

Due date

01.09.2019 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

Postdoc in Stat­ist­ical / Com­pu­ta­tional Ge­n­om­ics

The University of Helsinki is a leading Nordic university with a strong life science research. An international academic community with a critical outlook and a creative attitude is aiming to build a better future together.

Helsinki Institute of Life Science, HiLIFE, is a new life science institute at the University of Helsinki established in 2017 supporting high quality research across campuses and life science faculties. HiLIFE builds on existing strengths, new recruits and partnerships to create an attractive international environment for solving grand challenges in health, food, and environment. It coordinates research infrastructures in life sciences, provides research-based interdisciplinary training and supports researchers within its units and partner faculties.

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki.

FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, technology centre and biobanking infrastructures under one roof, promoting translational research in grand challenge projects, specifically, the impact of genome information from the Finnish population in personalised health and medicine, individualised cancer medicine, and digital molecular medicine. FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, composed of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the centres for molecular medicine in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and the EU-LIFE Community.

FIMM is currently seeking

Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistical / Computational Genomics at the Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics
for a fixed-term of two years with a possibility of extension for a third year

Description: Revealing the molecular mechanisms underlying common complex diseases holds the promise of improved and targeted prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Building on unique resources and an extensive track record in disease genetic studies in Finland, the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics (CoECDG), hosted at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) at HiLIFE and the Faculty of Medicine, develops and applies a powerful and general strategy for comprehensive identification of risk and protective variants and leads national efforts to implement genomic findings into prevention and personalised treatment of common complex diseases.

The CoECDG is searching for outstanding postdocoral candidates to work with data-driven computational projects related to the CoE focus areas:

1) Tools for prediction and prevention of complex diseases
2) Tools for personalised management of complex diseases
3) Role of genetics in pathways through major life-course health events

The CoECDG has 10 PIs and builds on unique strengths of Finland: Europe’s largest population isolate, large-scale genomic data, decades of nationwide health register follow -up, EHR with possibility for inbuilt automated decision-support systems – and focuses on three systemic diseases (coronary artery disease, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease), neuropsychiatric disorders and addictions. The successful candidate will work closely with Assist. Prof. Matti Pirinen and interact with other research groups within CoECDG and with national and international collaborators to participate in collaborative research projects such as the FinnGen project. Much of the research at CoECDG is in collaboration with leading global genomics institutions with a possibility for research visits to, for example, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Qualification and experience: The candidate is expected to hold a doctoral degree (or are expected to finish their degree soon), preferably in statistics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, computer science, data science, or in a related field.

Salary and contract: A two-year contract is available for the position, starting in September 2019, with a possibility of extension for a third year. The salary will be based on level 5 of the University salary system for teaching and research personnel and includes a salary component based on personal performance depending on the credentials, previous experience and performance of the postdoctoral researcher.

How to apply: 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 one-page description of the candidate’s main achievements so far 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 the attachments, as a single pdf file, 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 August 16th 2019.

For further information about the position, please visit our website at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/centre-of-excellence-in-comple… or our research group websites or contact Assist. Prof. Matti Pirinen (matti.pirinen(at)helsinki.fi). For the potential correspondence, please use the following topic in your subject field “CoECDG OPEN POSTDOC POSITION”

CoECDG research groups:
Mark Daly (statistical genetics, inflammatory bowel disease and psychiatric disorders)
Martti Färkkilä (inflammatory bowel disease)
Leif Groop (diabetes)
Jaakko Kaprio (behavioural genetics, twin cohort studies)
Benjamin Neale (statistical genetics, psychiatric disorders)
Aarno Palotie (neuropsychiatric disorders)
Matti Pirinen (statistical and population genetics)
Samuli Ripatti (statistical and translational genetics, cardiovascular disease and related risk factors)
Tiinamaija Tuomi (diabetes)
Elisabeth Widén (translational genetics, genetics of puberty)

Due date

16.08.2019 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Friday August 16th, 2019

PhD stu­dent / Postdoc­toral re­searcher, re­ac­tion kin­et­ics and ox­id­a­tion chemistry

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 Department of Chemistry (http://www.helsinki.fi/kemia/english/) at the Faculty of Science carries out research on chemistry and its applications at an international level and provides academic teaching based on high quality research. The department forms accountability unit operating on an annual budget of 19 million euros and reports 200 person-years per annum. There are 14 professors at the Department.

The Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science invites applications for a

PhD student / Postdoctoral researcher

position in the Reaction Kinetics and Oxidation Chemistry -research group led by Academy Research Fellow Arkke Eskola at the Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki. The group has concentrated mainly on experimental research. Current size of the group is two postdoctoral researchers and two PhD students as well as undergraduates.

The research interests of the group focus on reaction kinetics and oxidation chemistry in gas-phase under low-temperature combustion and atmospheric conditions. We perform our research using unique research instruments in our laboratory as well as in cooperating with research groups in Europe and US. This position especially requires frequent traveling to the US, where kinetic experiments will be performed in a synchrotron environment using state-of-the-art mass-spectrometer instruments in cooperation with our local collaborators. Kinetic experiments will also be performed in our own laboratory. Research in this position aims to obtain an accurate understanding of atmospheric gas-phase degradation chemistry of carbon-capture chemicals 2-aminoethanol and piperazine.

The candidate for this challenging position is expected to be highly motivated and have good (PhD student) / in-depth (Postdoctoral researcher) knowledge of reaction kinetics and atmospheric / combustion chemistry with a MSc / PhD degree in chemistry, physics, or related fields. Previous practical experience in experimental research is highly appreciated for a PhD student and required for a postdoctoral researcher. The successful PhD student applicant will enroll in the Doctoral Programme of Chemistry and Molecular Science (CHEMS) at the Doctoral School of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science, the University of Helsinki. Good English language written and oral communication skills are required. The candidate is expected to present findings in scientific meetings and workshops as well as prepare manuscripts for publication in international scientific journals. Postdoctoral researcher may also participate on preparation of funding and beamtime applications.

The position is fixed-term for 4 years (PhD student, within this period a PhD student has to defend his/her thesis) / up to 3 years (Postdoctoral researcher) including a trial period of 6 months, and the work is scheduled to commence in September 2019.

Salary and benefits
The salary will be in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel, starting level 2 for a PhD student and level 5 for a Postdoctoral researcher). In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be approximately 2200–2500 €/month (PhD student) / 3300–3800 €/month (Postdoctoral researcher).

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 (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university) assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

How to apply
Applications for a PhD student position should include (1) a CV (with possible list of publications included), (2) a copy of your transcript records (the courses completed during your MSc program), (3) contact details of two references (e.g. MSc thesis or internship supervisor), (4) and a letter (maximum 1 page) with a description of your research experience (if any) and interests and why you would be a suitable candidate for the project.

Applications for a Postdoctoral researcher position should include (1) a CV with a list of publications, (2) contact details for two references, (3) a brief description of research experience (1–2 pages) with clear indication on the motivation to apply for this position, (4) a copy of a PhD degree certificate.

Please submit your application with the attachments via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the Apply for the position button below.

The deadline for applications is July 30, 2019.

Additional information
For further inquiries regarding the position, please contact Dr. Arkke Eskola (arkke.eskola@helsinki.fi).

For more information on the research group and publications, see
http://www.helsinki.fi/kemia/fysikaalinen/index.html

Due date

30.07.2019 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Tuesday July 30th, 2019

Two Postdoc­toral po­s­i­tions at the labor­at­ory of Syn­aptic Plas­ti­city and Neur­onal Syn­chron­iz­a­tion, Neuroscience Cen­ter

Two postdoctoral positions at the laboratory of Synaptic Plasticity and Neuronal Synchronization, Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-life-science/units/neur…

Research groups of Prof. Tomi Taira and Dr. Svetlana Molchanova are looking for two postdocs to study the development of synaptic networks. We are working in close collaboration to study how functional brain networks are formed and matured during development. Positions are founded by the Academy of Finland research grants. The first project (TT) is focused on the role of kainate-type glutamate receptors and synaptic transmission in the early-life oscillatory activity of the neuronal networks and activity-dependent maturation of synaptic connectivity in hippocampus. The second one (SM) deals with maturation of cortico-striatal connections and the role of developmental disturbances in striatal connections in pathogenesis of the hyperactivity and repetitive behaviour disorders. Projects will employ in vivo and in vitro electrophysiological techniques (field recordings, whole-cell patch-clamp and multi-electrode array), immunocytochemistry, small animal surgery (brain microinjections), behavioural tests and work with transgenic mouse lines.

Applicants are expected to be researchers at the post-doctoral level, with background in neuroscience, physiology, genetics or biochemistry (preferably circuit, behavioural or developmental neuroscience). Experience in electrophysiological techniques and data analyses are required for the TT project applicants. For the second position (SM), the previous knowledge of whole-cell patch clamp is not necessary, but the strong motivation to learn this technique is a must. Previous experience in work with transgenic mouse lines, immunohistochemistry and behavioural tests will be an asset.

Positions are initially available for two years with possible continuation. The salary will be based on the Finnish university salary system (YPJ), between 3100 – 3400 euros/month, depending on qualifications and performance levels. A six-month trial period will be applied.

Application (preferable in a single pdf-file) must contain 2-page CV with ResearcherID or ORCID and contact details of at least two references; and motivation letter, describing the previous research experience and expectations from the future work.

Application deadline is 31st of July, and positions are available from 1st of September, 2019. Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

For further information, please contact Prof. Tomi Taira tomi.taira@helsinki.fi or Dr. Svetlana Molchanova svetlana.molchanova@helsinki.fi

Due date

31.07.2019 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019