Post-doctoral Research Associate in Molecular Evolutionary biology ...


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doctoral Research Associate in Molecular Evolutionary

We seek a post
doctoral researcher with training/experience in
bioinformatics and large
scale sequencing to conduct research in two
projects based on 454
sequencing and re
lated to population dynamics and
molecular evolution. The post doc will work in a large international
research group.

One project is concerned with a highly variable gene (Pgi) with strong
association with individual performance and fitness in the Glanvi
fritillary butterfly, which has been the focus of large
scale research
since 1991. The research involves sequencing and analysis of large
population samples. The second project is concerned with the
identification and quantitative measurement of the ab
undances of fungal
species in decomposing tree trunks. This project is related to an ERC
funded project on metacommunity dynamics of polyporous fungi. In both
projects the sequencing will be carried out at the nearby high
throughput laboratory of the Insti
tute of biotechnology, University of
Helsinki using massive parallel sequencing methods.

PhD and prior experience with bioinformatics and molecular biology
methods is required. Strong candidates would additionally have interest
in molecular evolution and
/or population genetics. The position is
available for two years with possible extension for up to two more

We offer a highly international research environment with excellent
possibilities to interact with researchers in ecology and evolutionary
biology, molecular biology, mathematics and statistics. Salary and
social benefits according to the University of Helsinki Salary Scale,
around 3,100 ?/month (negotiable based on experience).

Applications including a short CV (max 3 pages), list of publi
and the e
mail addresses of two researchers willing to write a letter
of reference should be sent to (cc; write "mol ecol post doc position" on the
subject line). For more details on the research g
roup see
. Consideration of application
will begin immediately and continues until the position is filled.