A postdoctoral researcher position is available for 2 years (an extension may be possible) in Tutku Aykanat’s research group at the University of Helsinki, Finland. The position is available starting from Jan 2020. The position is funded by Finnish Academy Researcher Fellowship for the project entitled “Adaptive genetic variation of energy utilization in wild Atlantic salmon: an integrative quantitative genetics approach.”
Building on the group’s previous research (e.g. Barson et al. 2015; Czorlich et al. 2018, Aykanat et al 2019), the postdoctoral researcher will conduct and co-supervise research to understand the physiological and ecological basis of energy use in Atlantic salmon, and its role in shaping life history variation and age structure by linking genetic and physiological variation to life history variation in experimental and wild settings. The appointee to the position will contribute to developing specific research questions, as well as designing and conducting behavioral and physiological research on common garden salmon stocks to identify phenotypic trait variation linked to sea-age at maturity and the gene(s) controlling this trait.
Research will be conducted in collaboration with Prof. Craig Primmer’s group in Helsinki University and Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), using already established state-of-the-art infrastructure for salmon common garden experiments.
Suitable applicants will ideally have a strong background in evolutionary physiology as demonstrated by publications in relevant fields. Previous research experience in ecophysiology, fish (in particular salmonid) husbandry, as well as demonstrated statistical proficiency is advantageous, as is familiarity with molecular biology methods (e.g. gene expression and protein activity assays and histology), behavioral experimentation, and/or quantitative genetics. Enthusiasm and ability to work as a part of a larger international research team addressing related questions is also important.
The salary will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance with the overall starting salary amounting to c. 3100-3500 EUR per month (before taxes), depending on the previous relevant research experience of the candidate. The appointment starts with a probationary period of six months.
Formal applications should include as a single pdf file:
- a CV including a list of publications and with names and contact details of at least two referees
- a max. 1 page letter of motivation.
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. The deadline for applications is Monday 15 July 2019, with the preferred starting date being January 2020.
Informal inquiries can be directed to Tutku Aykanat (tutku.aykanat(at)helsinki.fi).
In case you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.
Finland is a member of the EU, has high quality free schooling (also in English), very affordable childcare, generous family benefits and healthcare, and was recently ranked as the best country in the world for expat families and in the world’s top ten most livable cities. The University of Helsinki is a
top 100 ranked university in most ranking lists, and is currently investing heavily in life sciences research (see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-life-science).
1. Aykanat T, Ozerov M, Vaha JP, Orell P, Niemela E, et al. Co-inheritance of sea age at maturity and iteroparity in the Atlantic salmon vgll3 genomic region. J Evol Biol. 2019.
2. Czorlich Y, Aykanat T, Erkinaro J, Orell P, Primmer CR. Rapid sex-specific evolution of age at maturity is shaped by genetic architecture in Atlantic salmon. Nat Ecol Evol. 2018.
3. Barson NJ*, Aykanat T*, Hindar K, Baranski M, Bolstad GH, et al. Sex-dependent dominance at a single locus maintains variation in age at maturity in salmon. Nature. 2015. (*= equal share)
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|Intitulé||Postdoctoral Researcher, Evolutionary Physiology in Salmon|
|Employer||University of Helsinki|
|Job location||Yliopistonkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki|
|Publié||juin 19, 2019|
|Date limite d'inscription||juillet 15, 2019|
|Types d'emploi||Post doc  |
|Domaines de recherche :||Écologie,   Physiologie,   Biologie moléculaire,   Génétique,   Biologie évolutionniste,   Histologie  |