Postdoctoral Researcher in the Amazon Research Team

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Aug 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Amazon Research Team

The project "Evolution of landscapes, rivers and biota in Amazonia" seeks a post doctoral researcher for a fixed term employment of two years (24 months) at the University of Turku, Department of Biology. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland and is carried out in collaboration with several research institutes in Europe, Brazil and USA.

The overall aim of the project is to integrate landscape history and environmental heterogeneity to derive explicit biogeographical hypotheses about the origin and distribution of taxa across the non-inundated Amazonian landscape, and then to test these by analysing the spatial distributions and genetic structures of several terrestrial and aquatic organism groups in parallel. The post doctoral researcher is expected to actively pursue research related to remote sensing, broad-scale habitat mapping and species distribution modelling.

The successful applicant should have a PhD degree in a relevant field of science and should show high motivation, enthusiasm for science and ability to work both independently and as a member of an international research team. Experience with remote sensing, GIS and/or species distribution modelling is essential.

The ideal starting date is 1 November 2022, but this is to some degree negotiable. The salary of the post doctoral researcher will be based on job demand level 5 of the university salary chart for teachers and researchers. The task-specific basic salary component is 3044,00 euros per month and the additional component determined by personal performance is 6 - 50 % of the basic salary.

The position has a probation period of four months.

Applications should be submitted at the latest on Sunday 14th August 2022 (by 23:59) using the electronic application form of the University of Turku ( ). The link to the application system is at the beginning of this announcement (“Apply for the job”).

Attach to the application pdf files with the following information:

1. Motivation letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for the position

2. CV and list of publications

3. Preliminary research plan: outline how you might address the research questions mentioned above (maximum 3 pages)

4. Name and contact information of two academic referees

The University is committed to promoting non-discrimination, equality and diversity in our community. All interested applicants, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply.

For further information, please contact Prof. Hanna Tuomisto ( ).

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