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Doctoral student, Bodily movement research project

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863 that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.
 

The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences  is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of Doctoral Student, beginning as from 1 October 2019 or according to a separate agreement, for a fixed term of not more than four years.

Education and research in sport sciences in Finland are concentrated at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. Physical activity and health, as well as their relationships and promotion, are explored there from a multidisciplinary perspective, with the improvement of health, functional ability and wellbeing across the human lifespan as the key aim.

There are two main lines of study at the Faculty: Sport Sciences and Health Sciences. There are three disciplinary groups at the Faculty: Biology of Physical Activity, Behavioral and Social Sciences of Sport and Health Sciences. There are also three research centres at the Faculty: the Neuromuscular Research Centre, the Gerontology Research Center and the Research Centre for Health Promotion.

We are looking for a Ph.D. candidate to work in the project “Bodily movement and sustaining quality of life in old age” funded by Academy of Finland. The overall aim of the project is to explore the association between physical activity and the ability to maintain quality of life among older adults. The primary methods used to explore the association are wearable sensors (accelerometer, inertial measurement unit) and questionnaires.

The tasks of the student are to make a research plan for acquiring PhD position in the doctoral school of Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, focus on research concerning doctoral thesis according to this plan, complete doctoral studies and assist in other tasks related to the overall project. The work will be done under the supervision of Dr. Timo Rantalainen. The data available for the doctoral thesis include laboratory-based gait assessments and mobility evaluation based on free-living multiple day accelerometry records.

According to the University of Jyväskylä Regulations the main duties of doctoral students consist of research for the doctoral thesis and reporting the dissertation, postgraduate education, teaching assistance and possible other related tasks.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of doctoral student are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations, Rectors´s decision on personnel matters and language skills guidelines.  The selected person is required to have a full command of Finnish language. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. A good command of English is required.

A prerequisite for the doctoral student position is a suitable Master’s degree and the study right for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä. If the applicant does not already have the right for doctoral studies, it must be applied for by a separate application from the relevant faculty, considering application times.

Candidates for this position are expected to have a relevant Master’s degree and good knowledge in some or all of the following areas: signal analysis, gerontology, biomechanics and gait analysis. Programming skill with Matlab, python or other relevant programming languages are preferred.

The position is located at the Faculty of Sports and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The expected duration of PhD thesis and doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is first made for one year, and the extension is subject to advance of studies and research.

The job-specific salary component of a doctoral student is based on the job demands level 2 – 4 (EUR 2033,29 – 2535,20 /month according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to 6-50% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide .

For further information, please contact:
Dr Timo Rantalainen , email: timo.rantalainen@jyu.fi; tel: +358408053252 or
Head of Administration Heikki Herva, email: heikki.herva@jyu.fi; +358504432400.

Application materials should be submitted in English.

The application should include as PDF files:

·        CV

·        Cover letter (please explain your motivation to apply),

·        Description of previous experience and skills on signal analysis/gerontology/biomechanics/gait analysis and possible experience with Matlab/Python/or other relevant programming.

·        A list of publications,

·        Names and contact details of references.

Please submit your application at the latest on 1 September 2019 using the online application form.

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Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher, Cell and Molecular Biology

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

The Department of Biological and Environmental Science is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cell and Molecular biology starting 1.10.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term of three (3) years. 

Research of the Department of Biological and Environmental Science is renowned in the University’s denoted core research activity fields of basic natural phenomena and mathematical thinking. Areas of research strength in the Department include research evolutionary research and biological nanoscience and research on natural resources and environment. Research in evolutionary ecology and evolutionary genetic is broad-based, with approaches at different levels: from the DNA, through organisms and populations to ecosystems. Researchers working within the field continue a strong tradition of empirical research, using state of the art techniques, to investigate and integrate disparate biological fields.

The postdoctoral researcher will work in the research group of professor Perttu Permi in the Jane and Aatos Erkko foundation funded project “Fight the resistance! Peptidoglycan hydrolases as weapons against resistant Staphylococcus aureus“. The focus of the project is to study S. aureuscell wall degrading enzymes. We use various biochemical and biophysical techniques for characterization of the enzyme–cell wall interaction and tackle enzyme regulation. The project aims to develop these enzymes to a high-potency drug and devise tools to interfere with regulation of cell wall remodeling as alternative means to use them as antibiotics.

The duties and qualification requirements and language skills for the position of the Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have good skills in English language.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic member to our research group. The candidate should have a PhD in molecular microbiology/bacteriology or related fields. The candidate is expected to study the mechanism of peptidoglycan hydrolase regulation and function using advanced genetic approaches. Experience in CRISPR and TraDIS genome editing techniques is considered as an advantage.

The annual salary range will be approximately 38,000 – 55,000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

For further information, please contact: Professor Perttu Permi, perttu.permi@jyu.fi, tel. +358 40 508 4288.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide

Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for a researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. A list of two referees and their contact information must also be included in the CV
  2. Short application / motivation letter, including research interests and plan
  3. List of publications covering all the scientific and other publications of the applicant
  4. Relevant certificates/diplomas

Please submit your application at the latest by 15 September 2019 using the online application form.

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Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

Department of Language and Communication Studies is currently is currently seeking to recruit 

A Post-doctoral Researcher starting January 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed-term period of 36 months.

The advertised position is linked to the research project “Negotiating International Criminal Law: A courtroom ethnography of trial performance at the International Criminal Court,” financed by the Academy of Finland (2020-2023). The project analyzes how ICC trial actors, in their situated courtroom conduct, navigate the multiple tensions which this emergent form of global criminal adjudication is facing.

The candidate will be responsible for a sub-project that focuses on witness interrogations and the discursive mechanisms by which everyday experiences are transformed into legal realities. The candidate is expected to conduct high quality research, publish in international refereed scientific journals, and be active in international research networks. The candidate is required to hold A PhD degree in language studies or in another area that is relevant to the project. A strong background in international law, socio-legal studies and forensic linguistics, and good knowledge of French will be considered an asset.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills for the position of the Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines.

The annual salary range will be approximately 38.800 – 55.700 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Six month trial period is applied to the filling the position.

For more information, please contact Associate professor Sigurd D’hondt (PI of the project),  e-mail: sigurd.a.dhondt@jyu.fi, tel. +358 40 8055071 or Head of the Department of Language and Communication Studies, Professor Mika Lähteenmäki, e-mail: mika.k.lahteenmaki@jyu.fi,   tel. +358 40 805 3206.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide

The application must include the following documents in English (the name of the applicant must be mentioned in the file name):

  1. A CV composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK);
  2. A numbered list of publications covering the applicant’s the scientific and other publications according to the instructions of the Academy of Finland – with which the candidate wishes to demonstrate his or her eligibility an merits for the post
  3. Research plan (max. 1-2 pages) of how the applicant intends to carry out the research activities during the post doc period.

Please submit your application at the latest on Monday, September 30th 2019 using the online application form. 

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Post expires on Monday September 30th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecology and Evolutionary biology

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

The Department of Biological and Environmental Science is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of

Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecology and Evolutionary biology for a fixed period of 1.10.2019-31.7.2021.

Research of the Department of Biological and Environmental Science is renowned in the University’s denoted core research activity fields of basic natural phenomena and mathematical thinking. Areas of research strength in the Department include research evolutionary research and biological nanoscience and research on natural resources and environment. Research in evolutionary ecology and evolutionary genetic is broad-based, with approaches at different levels: from the DNA, through organisms and populations to ecosystems. Researchers working within the field continue a strong tradition of empirical research, using state of the art techniques, to investigate and integrate disparate biological fields.

The postdoctoral researcher will work in the research group of professor Leena Lindström in the Finnish Academy funded project “Human induced trans-generational stress tolerance and invasion success”. The main aim of the project is to assess the human contribution for the development of stress resistance particularly on a pest species the Colorado potato beetle. We are going to estimate the relative roles of genetic background, trans-generational effects and human induced selection on stress tolerance. Our results will serve both basic research and improve sustainable implementation of invasive species strategy. 

The duties and qualification requirements and language skills for the position of the Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have good skills in English language.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic member to our research group. Candidates should have a PhD or be about to obtain a PhD in ecology, evolutionary biology, agriculture, entomology or another relevant discipline. A successful candidate will have good expertise in genetic and epigenetic research methods, good communication skills and ability to supervised bachelor and master’s level students. Previous experience with experimental work and genomic analyzing methods are considered beneficial.

The annual salary range will be approximately  38,000 – 55,000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

For further information: Professor Leena Lindström, +358 40 842 7228, leena.m.lindstrom@jyu.fi.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide.

Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for a researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity.
  2. Short application / motivation letter, including research interests and plan.
  3. List of publications covering all the scientific and other publications of the applicant.
  4. Relevant certificates / diplomas
  5. Two reference letters from people who can be contacted by telephone or e-mail before or after the interview.

Please submit your application at the latest by 9 September 2019 using the online application form.

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Post expires on Monday September 9th, 2019