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Doctoral Candidate/Postdoctoral Researcher in solid-state photosynthetic bioproduction

The Photosynthetic Microbes research group based in the Biochemistry Department of the University of Turku is looking for a PhD student or Postdoc to join our international and dynamic team.

The University of Turku is Finland’s second largest multidisciplinary university, with an active academic community of around 25,000 students and employees working within 7 faculties and 5 independent units.   The Photosynthetic Microbes group is a part of a Nordic Center of Excellence (NordAqua, www.nordaqua.fi). The team focuses on both fundamental aspects of photosynthesis, studying alternative electron transport pathways, and also applied photosynthesis, studying water remediation, biofuels and chemical production from cyanobacteria and microalgae.

Project description

The goal of the project is to design and construct solid-state cell factories consisting of photosynthetic microorganisms (cyanobacteria and microalgae) and lignocellulosic building blocks. Such assemblies will facilitate improved production yields of valuable solar fuels and chemicals. The applicant will: (i) develop strategies for cell immobilization; (ii) apply the state-of the-art techniques to analyze the interactions between cells and the polymeric matrix; (iii) construct photosynthetic production strains using synthetic biology tools; (iv) perform detailed studies of the photosynthetic machinery. The available position is part of an Academy of Finland funded consortium project which will be conducted in close collaboration with Graz University (Austria) and material scientists from Aalto University, VTT Oy.

Job description

A Doctoral Candidate (or Postdoctoral Researcher) position is available from 1.5.2020 (starting date can be negotiated) until 31.08.2023. The doctoral candidate will need to enroll in the PhD program at the University of Turku (https://www.utu.fi/en/research/utugs).

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Requirements

The applicant should hold an MSc (or PhD for the postdoc position) in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, biotechnology or related field. Excellent academic performance and a demonstrated knowledge of written and spoken English are required (PhD candidates should provide a language certificate). Prior experience working with cyanobacteria or algae is desired for PhD applicants. For postdocs, this is an obligatory requirement. The applicant is expected to work independently and to have excellent interpersonal skills.

The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities. The successful applicant will belong to UTU research personnel. The salary for a postdoctoral researcher will average 3100 – 3400 eur/month and for a Doctoral Candidate average 2200 – 2400 eur/month.

Salaried positions in Finland automatically include payments to a pension fund, unemployment funds, and occupational healthcare and include a holiday allowance.  There will be a trial period of 6 months for this position.

The qualification requirements of the position are described in the rules of procedure of the University of Turku:
https://www.utu.fi/sites/default/files/public%3A//media/file/UTU_Rules_of_Procedure.pdf

Please submit your application by the online application system at the latest on 10.4.2020.

You can use the link to the online application system https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies.


In addition, applications must have the following enclosures (in English):


1) motivation letter focusing on your strengths related to our research topic;

2) CV;

3) copy of certificate of degree;

4) contact details for at least three referees (name, working place, e-mail address)

5) a list of publications and other relevant documents on competence and merits that the applicant wishes to be taken into account in the selection process; 

6) English language certificate for a PhD student (https://www.utu.fi/en/research/utugs/how-to-apply/language )

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne, allahve(at)utu.fi .

For practical matters concerning application process please contact HR Specialist Paula Luoma, paula.luoma(at)utu.fi.


Working in Finland

We also welcome you cordially to our multicultural working community. In case you are arriving to Finland for the first time, we are offering you a good orientation support.

Please learn more about the culture and the people:

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Post expires on Friday April 17th, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher at Turku Medical Bioinformatics Centre

Postdoctoral researcher position in computational biomedicine is available at Turku Medical Bioinformatics Centre, University of Turku, Finland, for the period 1.6.2020-31.5.2021. The starting date is negotiable.

Description of recruiting organization

University of Turku is a world-class university, whose operations build on high-quality, multidisciplinary research. The active academic community involves ~20,000 students and ~3,400 staff members, offering an excellent research environment for international research and education. The postdoctoral researcher will become a member of the research group of Prof. Laura Elo, Head of Turku Medical Bioinformatics Centre at Turku Bioscience.

Turku Medical Bioinformatics Centre (https://elolab.utu.fi) involves ~30 members with various backgrounds in mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics, and computer science, who develop and apply computational data analysis tools and mathematical modelling methods for biomedical research. The eventual goal is to improve diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of complex diseases, such as diabetes and cancer. A specific focus is on analysing and interpreting data generated by modern high-throughput biotechnologies, such as next-generation sequencing and mass-spectrometry proteomics, together with other health data, such as electronic medical records, medical imaging, sensors and wearable devices, in close collaboration with leading experimental and clinical teams and unique biobanks.

Turku Bioscience (https://bioscience.fi/) provides high-end technologies and expertise to academic and industrial researchers and a stimulating multidisciplinary and international research environment.

Description of the position

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join the ERC project “DynaOmics” of Prof. Elo, which focuses on longitudinal modelling of proteome data with the ultimate goal to enable dynamic individualized diagnostics (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/203223_en.html). Using multi-level longitudinal data and modern statistical and machine learning methods, the aim is to detect clinically feasible disease markers and build computational models that enable predicting the disease risk dynamically. A specific focus is on high-dimensional molecular and clinical data and early detection of Type 1 diabetes. The tasks include, for instance, dimension reduction, feature selection, clustering, discovery of disease subtypes, and prediction of disease onset. The position can involve both applied and methodological topics, depending on the candidate’s expertise and interests, and there is the opportunity to target the research according to candidate’s own research interests.

The position offers a vantage point in the rapidly developing area of biomedical data science, with versatile opportunities for networking with leading experts in the world. Our multicultural, dynamic and highly motivated team provides a working community that fosters creativity and diversity to enable groundbreaking discoveries. Meet our team here:https://elolab.utu.fi/people/.

The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities. The postdoctoral researcher belongs to research personnel and salary will be 3100 – 3600 eur/month on average. There is a trial period of six months.

Qualifications

A successful candidate has:

  • PhD degree in biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, applied mathematics, or a related field
  • Relevant background knowledge in bioinformatics
  • Previous experience in statistical data analysis and machine learning
  • Fluency with at least one programming language (e.g. R, Python)
  • Excellent communication skills in English (both oral and written)
  • High level of motivation, self-initiative and independency

Application

The applications must be submitted at the latest on April 17, 2020 using the electronic system. The application should include a motivation letter (one page), CV (max 2 pages), list of publications, contact information for 2-3 referees, and copies of relevant degree certificates. A link to the electronic application system can be found at www.utu.fi/careers. For further information please contact bioinformatics-coordinator@utu.fi or +358 (0)29 450 3796.

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Postdoctoral Researcher – Department of Accounting and Finance

Postdoctoral Researcher
The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.
Turku School of Economics is known for effective research, inspiring learning experiences, future-oriented thinking, and versatile collaboration with stakeholders. As a recognition of excellence in business education and research, TSE has been rewarded international AACSB-accreditation, read more.
Turku School of Economics, department of Accounting and Finance, opens a position of
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER FOR FIXED-TERM 1.8.2020-31.7.2024
The vacancy is positioned in the Department of Accounting and Finance, in the field of accounting and finance. Research and teaching in accounting and finance covers the areas of management accounting, financial accounting (including auditing) and finance. More information.
The duties of the Postdoctoral Researcher comprise independent scientific research, teaching and supervision according to the degree programs in the field of accounting and finance. The Postdoctoral Researcher participates in the planning of researcher projects in co-operation with other researchers, and takes part in administrative duties.
By opening the position of Postdoctoral Researcher, we aim to promote the research career of persons who have recently completed their doctoral degree. Person selected for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher shall have an appropriate doctoral degree, successfully completed by the end of the application period, but no more than five (5) years having passed since the completion of the degree. While counting the five-year period, maternity/paternal leaves and military service will not be taken into account.
Person selected for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher is required to have ability to independent research and to give research-based teaching in the field of accounting and finance. Successful applicants have strong research orientation and fluency in English. Applicants with good methodological knowledge, previous experience on teaching in methodological courses and experience on supervision are favored.
The salary for the position is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. The task specific salary component for the Postdoctoral Researcher is 2 935,55–3423,25 euros per month (according to level 5–6 of the job demands chart). In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid. The personal work performance component is 6%-50% of the task specific salary component.
The position is subject to a six months trial period.
Applications must be submitted by through the online application system on April 8th 2020 (23:59) at latest. The link to the online application system is in the beginning of this Call for Application (”Apply for the job”).
The application should include CV, publication list, academic portfolio, research plan, motivation letter and copie(s) of degree certificate(s) (if degree(s) are not completed at the University of Turku). The academic portfolio should follow the guidelines of the University of Turku.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Kari Lukka, kari.lukka(at)utu.fi. For practical matters concerning the application process and electronic application system, please contact HR Specialist Taina Karjalainen, taikar(at)utu.fi.
 
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Postdoctoral researcher fixed-term position at the Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO

Postdoctoral researcher fixed-term position






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The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.
 
Postdoctoral researcher fixed-term position at the Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position at the Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO (FINCA). FINCA is a national research institute that takes care of Finnish co-operation with the European Southern Observatory (ESO); practises and co-ordinates high quality astronomical research, and technological development work related to ESO; participates in researcher training; and promotes co-operation of Finnish universities in astronomy.

The successful applicant will join the Academy of Finland -funded project lead by Dr. Talvikki Hovatta on studying magnetic fields in active galactic nuclei jets. The project aims at resolving the magnetic field structure and primary particle acceleration mechanism of active galactic nuclei jets using radio and millimeter-band polarization observations.
The start of the employment is negotiable, but preferably by September 1st, 2020. The appointment is for a period of two years, with a trial period of six months.
Job description:
You will participate in preparatory work for enabling polarimetric observations with the 14-m telescope at Aalto University Metsähovi Radio Observatory. Main part of the project is to characterize the instrumental polarization due to the protecting radome of the telescope. This will involve analyzing archival (polarimetric) very long baseline interferometry data. Additionally, you may participate in developing the continuum backend for a new receiver. You are also encouraged to pursue research topics of your own choice, in one of the areas related to the extragalactic research at FINCA or the radio astronomy group at Metsähovi Radio Observatory. The main focus areas are studies of relativistic jets of active galactic nuclei, multiwavelength observations of blazars, and AGN population studies. The PI’s group is active in several international research collaborations such as MOJAVE monitoring program of AGN jets and the Cherenkov Telescope Array consortium.
You may choose to work either at Aalto University Metsähovi Radio Observatory (greater Helsinki area) or at University of Turku.
Requirements:
– PhD in astronomy or a closely related field (Postdoctoral Researcher candidates must hold a doctoral degree in astronomy or related fields by the end of the application period)
– Strong background in radio interferometry, preferably very long baseline interferometry
– A track record of scientific publications in high-quality peer reviewed journals
– Good communication skills in English
– Experience in polarimetric VLBI observations, instrumentation, or signal processing is considered an advantage.
Salary:
The salary is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. For a postdoctoral researcher, the salary is at levels 4-6 on the job demands chart, where the task specific salary component is 2535,20-3423,25 EUR/month. In addition, a personal work performance component at a maximum 50 % of the task specific salary will be paid. Depending on qualifications, the starting gross salary is typically within the range of 3111,68-3229,11 € per month.
Included Benefits:
The contract includes a paid annual leave, occupational health care coverage, retirement and social security benefits. Support for participation in conferences and research visits is available.

Applying:
Applications must be submitted by 15 April 2020 (23:59) at the latest via the electronic application form of the University of Turku. The link to the electronic application system can be found at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job). This job announcement can be found from the University of Turku recruitment page: https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies

Applications in English must include as attachments a CV, a list of publications, and a short research statement (max. 4 pages), which should be uploaded via the electronic application system. Letters of recommendation from at least two referees familiar with the applicant’s work must be arranged to be sent directly to Antti Fjällström: ajfjal at utu.fi.  We encourage applications from candidates irrespective of nationality, gender, or background.
For more information on the position, contact Dr. Talvikki Hovatta: talvikki.hovatta at utu.fi
For more information on the application process, contact HR-specialist Antti Fjällström: ajfjal at utu.fi

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Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020