Tag-arkiv: University of Helsinki

Postdoctoral researcher in human microbiome research

The Faculty of Medicine promotes scientific research of a high standard and is responsible for providing research-based undergraduate and postgraduate education in medicine, dentistry, psychology and logopedics, as well as for the English-language Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine. In addition to its teaching and research activities, the Faculty serves as a significant expert organisation in the healthcare sector and contributes to the discourse on ethics in the field. In terms of research, the Faculty aims for a place among the best medical faculties in the world, while consolidating and strengthening its status as a top-level institution of medical education.

Together with the Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE), the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, constitutes the Academic Medical Center Helsinki (AMCH). This medical center has been very successful in international comparisons, ranking among the top 10 medical campuses in Europe and among the top 50 globally.

The research group Therapeutic bacteria and Intestinal Health directed by Adj. Prof. Reetta Satokari focuses on human intestinal microbiota and host-microbe interactions. In collaboration with Helsinki University Hospital, her group investigates the therapeutic possibilities of microbiota modulation by using fecal microbiota transplantation and the underlying microbiology (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/intestinal-health-and-therapeu…). We have an open position for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN HUMAN MICROBIOME RESEARCH

in an Academy of Finland funded project on host-microbe interactions in inflammatory bowel diseases.

The appointment is for 2 years, starting from the beginning of January 2020 at the latest. The position will be filled with a 6 months trial period.

We are looking for an applicant with a PhD degree in the field of microbiology, biology, biochemistry or related field and with a strong orientation to bioinformatics and statistics and keen interest in human microbiota research. Also, candidates with a PhD in computationally oriented field, such as computer science, statistics, physics or bioinformatics and with a strong orientation in microbial ecology or metagenomics are considered for the position. The work is primarily analysis of microbial 16S rDNA and metagenomic data as well as immunological, transcriptional and clinical data, but laboratory skills are considered as a benefit.

The successful candidate is expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary research team is also required.

The salary (level 5) is based on the salary system of the Finnish universities for teaching and research personnel. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

The application should include a motivation letter (max 1 page) and a complete CV with:
– education/previous degrees obtained
– prior work/research experience and list of publications
– recommendation letters or names and contact information of two references

The above attachments must be submitted as a single pdf file. Please, submit your application with the attachment file by using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply Link. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for submitting applications is October 31, 2019, but review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For informal inquiries, contact reetta.satokari(at)helsinki.fi

Due date

31.10.2019 23:59 EET

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Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019

Postdoc­toral po­s­i­tion in Fungal Patho­bi­o­logy or Res­ist­ance bio­logy of forest trees

The University of Helsinki in Finland is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students, researchers and staff members. University of Helsinki is also the most important provider of research infrastructures in Finland.

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/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 are food, agricultural, forest and environmental sciences, and economics in relation to these areas. The Faculty has 3,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs 500 experts.

We are looking to recruit highly motivated

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCER

to work on fungal molecular biology or Resistance biology of forest trees.

In this project, the primary objective is to dissect the genetic basis of wood quality traits of one of the most economically important forest trees, Norway spruce through a combination of genetic studies and genome-wide markers associated to its physical and chemical properties, disease and decay resistance. We will search for and identify novel wood property traits vital for adaptation to climate change and resistance against pathogenic fungi. Additional objective is the identification and functional analysis of potential pathogenicity factors of the root and stem rot pathogen (Heterobasidion annosum) of conifer trees.

Location: Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki, Finland. Our laboratory is situated within the Viikki campus of the University of Helsinki (http://blogs.helsinki.fi/forestpathology/). The research group is part of the larger Viikki Biocenter Research Organization with access to state of the art experimental and bioinformatics facilities (http://viikkiresearch.fi/).

Applicants: Interested postdocs with good academic records and strong skills in functional genomics, molecular biology and applied bioinformatics are welcome to apply. Knowledge in plant or forest pathology and mycology are considered as additional merits.

Start date: Immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Duration: Two years with potential for one additional year extension. The salary is based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel of the salary system of the Finnish universities. The starting salary of the postdoctoral researcher will be ca. 3200–3500 euros/month, depending on the appointees’ qualifications and experience. A six-month trial period will be applied.

Application should include the following documents in English as a single PDF file: a cover letter, CV, list of publications and names of three referees.

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.

Deadline for applications is 30 October 2019, but review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For further information about this position, please contact: Professor Fred O. Asiegbu, Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Tel: +358 2941 58109, e-mail: fred.asiegbu(at)helsinki.fi.

In case you need technical support with the recruitment system, please contact: recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.

Due date

30.10.2019 23:59 EET

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Post expires on Wednesday October 30th, 2019

Doc­toral stu­dent, De­part­ment of Ag­ri­cul­tural Sci­ences

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. 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.

The internationally competitive research of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-agriculture-and-forestry/research) provides science-based perspectives and methods for responding to future challenges in agriculture, food production and forestry in Finland as well as globally.

The Department of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for

DOCTORAL STUDENT

with an interest in performing research in the area of
autonomous agricultural vehicles. The employment is scheduled to commence in January 2020 and will last three years. The work will be conducted in the Agrotechnology research group (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/agrotechnology). The purpose of the doctoral research is to design and build an agricultural robot for automated measurement of soil and crop conditions. The robot will be able to independently make measurements under different conditions in the field, according to predefined instructions. The robot should be able to identify different terrains, measure soil properties, and recognize arable crops. Measurements are made by various methods and their suitability and effectiveness are evaluated.

Depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience, the salary is 2200–3000 euros/month. A trial period of 6 months will be applied.

Requirements:
• Applicant should have a strong academic record with a background in electrical and mechanical engineering, computation, sensor processing (e.g. computer vision), and machine learning.
• Good programming skills are expected, for example, MATLAB, ROS and Python.
• Applicant is expected to be able to act independently as well as to collaborate effectively with members of a larger team.
• Eligibility for doctoral studies. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

Applications for the position should include:
1) A cover letter (max 1 page) potentially including a brief description of previous research experience, outline of research skills, and a description how these skills support the project focus areas.
2) A CV including possible list of publications, as well as full contact information for at least two references (max 2 pages).
3) A copy of M.Sc. diploma (or equivalent) and a transcript of completed credits.

Please compile all documents into a single PDF file in the above-specified order. Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for submitting the application is 20 October, 2019.

For more information, please contact Assistant Professor Antti Lajunen by email: antti.lajunen(at)helsinki.fi.

In case you need technical support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.

Due date

20.10.2019 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Sunday October 20th, 2019

Postdoc­toral re­searcher in algorithms and com­pu­ta­tional bio­logy

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.

The Department of Computer Science (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/computer-science), which is part of the Faculty of Science, is a leading Computer Science research and teaching unit in Finland. The research themes of the Department cover machine learning and algorithms, computer networks and distributed systems, software systems and bioinformatics.

The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki invites applications for a

Postdoctoral researcher in algorithms and computational biology

Position description

A fixed-term postdoctoral researcher position for 24 months is available in the research group of Academy Research Fellow Dr. Leena Salmela at the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki. The research group closely collaborates with the Genome Scale Algorithmics group lead by Prof. Veli Mäkinen. The research group develops algorithms and data structures for high throughput sequencing data with a main emphasis on genome assembly. As a postdoctoral researcher you will work on developing novel variants of de Bruijn graphs suitable e.g. to noisy data and on developing methods using de Bruijn graphs for processing high throughput sequencing data. You are expected to publish your findings in international scientific journals and international scientific conferences. Your work may also include supervision of students and teaching duties (at most 5-10% of annual working time). The starting date in the position is negotiable.

Requirements

Candidates must hold a PhD degree in computer science or bioinformatics (or related fields) and have experience in algorithm development. Experience in processing of high-throughput sequencing data is an advantage. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are needed. You should have a strong motivation for research in this field and possess the ability to carry out independent research.

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 3400–3800 €/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

Please submit as a single pdf file:

• CV with a list of publications
• A description of research experience (1-2 pages)
• Two reference letters and/or contact details of two potential referees who agreed to provide letters of recommendation
• Copy of 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 September 30th, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Additional information

For more information on the position, please contact the leader of the group Leena Salmela (leena.salmela@cs.helsinki.fi).

For more information on the research group and publications, see
https://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/lmsalmel/
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/genome-scale-algorithmics

Due date

30.09.2019 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Monday September 30th, 2019