Tag-arkiv: University of Helsinki

Postdoc­toral Re­searcher in Materials 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.

Materials Chemistry is an interdisciplinary research program of the Department of Chemistry compiling research on organic, inorganic, polymer and structural chemistry. The research in the department of chemistry covers all aspects from basic chemistry research (synthesis, understanding and characterization) to material applications (utilization in electronics, functional materials and everyday consumables).

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

in Materials Chemistry under the mentorship of Prof. Pedro Camargo. The successful applicant will join the Nanomaterials for Plasmonics and Nanocatalysis research group at the Department of Chemistry. The position is fixed-term for 24 months including a trial period of 6 months. Possible continuation in the project for one additional year is negotiable. Employment starts in September 2020.

Position description
The postdoctoral project funded by the Academy of Finland as part of a project consortium on Solar-driven Chemistry aims to develop controlled nanoparticles for applications in photocatalysis for methane conversion. In this project, your tasks will include the synthetic development of photocatalytic nanoparticles by solution phase methods, advanced characterization, photocatalytic assessment, and investigations/optimization on the synthesis and performances. Your work will also comprise help in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. You are expected to present your findings in scientific meetings and workshops, prepare funding applications for travel and research grants, as well as prepare manuscripts for publication in international scientific journals.

Requirements
Motivated candidates with a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (chemistry or related) are encouraged to apply. Experience in the fields of nanomaterials synthesis, characterization, nanocatalysis, and photocatalysis are advantageous. Most importantly, you should have a strong motivation for research in a highly multidisciplinary topic, enthusiasm to learn new things and contribute ideas, and possess the ability to conduct your research independently while being an active member of an international research team. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English will be needed. We will offer a meaningful, original and ambitious scientific project in an international, top-level research environment. From the applicant we expect high motivation to conduct demanding experimental work, as well as a curiosity driven science-enthusiastic mindset.

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

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 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 via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the Apply for the position button below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for applications is May 10th, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Additional information
For further inquiries regarding the position, please contact Prof. Pedro Camargo (pedro.camargo@helsinki.fi)

For more information on the research group and publications, see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/nanomaterials-for-plasmonics-a… , https://pedrocamargo.weebly.com/ and @CamargoLab

Due date

10.05.2020 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Sunday May 10th, 2020

Postdoc­toral re­searcher, con­ser­va­tion geo­graphy

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 CONSERVATION GEOGRAPHY

The Helsinki Lab of Interdisciplinary Conservation Science (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/helsinki-lab-of-interdisciplin…) at 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 Conservation Geography starting in July 2020. A six-month trial period will be applied.

The postdoc will work on tasks related to performing spatial and spatio-temporal analyses focusing on the links between people and nature, by combining biodiversity and conservation knowledge, socio-economic and digital data. The successful applicant is expected to have strong statistical programming and analytical skills. An interdisciplinary background in conservation or sustainability science and knowledge of global conservation policies would be beneficial, but not mandatory.

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. University 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 cover letter, (2) a statement of previous research and programming experience, (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 by clicking the Apply for the position button below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki must submit their application via the SAP HR portal.

The application deadline is 30 April 2020.

For more information on the position please contact Associate Professor Enrico Di Minin, enrico.di.minin@helsinki.fi.

Due date

30.04.2020 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Postdoc­toral and/​or PhD po­s­i­tions in cell biology of the en­do­cytic cyto­skel­eton

Helsinki Institute of Life Science, HiLIFE (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-life-science), 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. In 2019 HiLIFE has a staff of 600 and budget of 59 M€.

Our lab is located within the HiLIFE unit Institute of Biotechnology, Viikki campus. The Institute of Biotechnology (BI) (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/hilife-institute-of-biotechnology) is an international research unit within the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki. Research groups at BI conduct research and develop infrastructures in biotechnology and modern biosciences at the highest international level, actively applying the results for the benefit of society.

The Almeida-Souza Lab at HiLIFE invites applications for

Post-doctoral researcher and/or PhD student in cell biology of the endocytic cytoskeleton

We offer you a highly collaborative, supportive and international research environment. The working language of the institute is English. Our research goal is to understand the molecular logic behind the dynamics of the actin cytoskeleton at endocytic sites and how disturbances in this process affect physiology and disease progression.

Projects in the lab involve Super-resolution imaging and analysis, protein biochemistry, CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering and drug screens. Please look at our webpage for more details (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/endocytic-cytoskeleton-biology). Successful candidates will be able to decide which projects suit best their interests and expertise.

Our lab offers a 3-year fixed-term contract for postdocs and a 4-year fixed-term contract for PhD students. Candidates will be encouraged to apply for their own funding.

We seek motivated individuals willing to contribute positively to the research team and the HiLIFE community at large. Our lab is committed to build an environment where everyone is respected and valued. Importantly, we believe that science should be fun and exciting.

The successful Doctoral and/or Postdoctoral candidates will hold an excellent Master Degree (or equivalent) and/or PhD in Biology with a specialization in Cell Biology and/or Biochemistry. In addition, the Postdoctoral candidate will have a proven record of excellence in the above-mentioned research areas, whereas the Doctoral candidate will have a strong potential for excellence in research. Previous experience with cellular and molecular biology techniques is essential. Experience with super-resolution microscopy and/or protein purification using multiple expression systems is definite plus.

To apply, please submit your application using the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal. Upload a single pdf-file containing a one-page cover letter outlining your relevant work experience and motivation to work on our research group, your CV and contact information for 2-3 referees. Please indicate whether you are applying for the PhD student or Postdoc position.

The application deadline is January 6th, 2020, but review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For informal enquiries, contact leonardo.almeida-souza@helsinki.fi. In case you need technical support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. It is currently investing heavily in life sciences research. The University of Helsinki has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members, and it offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.

Due date

06.01.2020 23:59 EET

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Post expires on Monday January 6th, 2020

Postdoc­toral Re­search­ers in mathematical phys­ics/​prob­ab­il­ity

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-science/faculty/mathematics-and-st…) at the Faculty of Science, is the largest department of mathematical sciences in Finland. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is the largest university department for mathematical sciences in Finland. The multifaceted research carried out at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has received the highest points in several evaluations.

The Mathematical Physics research (http://mathstat.helsinki.fi/mathphys/) group led by Professor Antti Kupiainen at the University of Helsinki invites applications for

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITIONS IN MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS /PROBABILITY

Postdoctoral Researchers are sought in the following fields:

-Rigorous Statistical Mechanics and Renormalization Group
-Singular Stochastic PDE’s
-Conformal Field Theory and Liouville Quantum Gravity

The position are available from September 2020 on or earlier if needed.

The positions are funded through the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant
“Quantum Fields and Probability”.

Salary
The overall starting salary will be ca. 3300-3800 €/month, depending on the previous relevant research experience of the candidate.

How to apply
Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the Apply for the position button below.

Please attach the following documents as a single pdf file: motivational letter (max 1 page), CV (max 2 pages) and a publication list. Include also contact information of two persons who can provide a reference letter on request.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Additional information
For more information, please contact Professor Antti Kupiainen by email: antti.kupiainen@helsinki.fi.

Due date

31.05.2020 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Sunday May 31st, 2020