3 Doctoral Researchers, Biological and Environmental Science (# of pos: 3)

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 Aug 2021

The Department of Biological and Environmental Science  is currently seeking to recruit candidates to the positions of


The positions start on January 3, 2022 or as agreed, for a maximum of four years, with an inital contract of 12 months.

Qualifications we are looking for

The Doctoral Programme in Biological and Environmental Science  at Jyväskylä University offers doctoral education in Aquatic Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology and Environmental Science. Doctoral Researchers work in the department's research groups. The three PhD thesis projects at this call are:

  • Sexual selection from first principles (Main supervisor: Jussi Lehtonen)
  • Eco-evolutionary feedbacks via anthropogenetic change (Main supervisor: Katja Räsänen)
  • Filamin mechanosensor in muscle development and disease (Main supervisor: Jari Ylänne)
  • More detailed information is available on the web page Open Doctoral Researcher positions .

    You are the person we are looking for if you have a Master’s degree, or be about to obtain a Master’s degree, in a relevant discipline and have a strong interest in the offered research projects.

    The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a Doctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines . The Master’s degree must have been completed before starting the position. A good command of English is required. Doctoral Researcher needs to be also enrolled in the doctoral programme which can be applied from the Faculty of Mathematics and Science after selection for the position.

    What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

    At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to influence international research. You get to participate in our international and multidisciplinary community where the welfare of each individual is important. At the University of Jyväskylä, we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

    Finland has a high standard of living, with free schooling (also in English), affordable childcare, good family benefits, and healthcare. Jyväskylä is located in central Finland in the Finnish Lake District having excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. The City of Jyväskylä is a major educational center with a large student population and a vibrant cultural atmosphere. For more information regarding the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide .

    The annual salary range will be approximately 28,500 EUR (gross income, including a holiday bonus). With progress of the thesis work, the salary will be revised in accordance with the Collective Agreement of Finnish Universities. A trial period of six months will be used in the beginning of the employment.

    How to apply?

    The application documents that should be included in PDF format:

  • Motivation letter including statement of research interests. It should be clearly identified the project which is applied for.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including contact information of two academics who can provide reference letters
  • Relevant certificates / diplomas (or the date of completion the MSC)
  • English language test record (case dependent)
  • Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by August 22, 2021

    For further details, please contact

  • Academy Research Fellow Jussi Lehtonen, jussi.lehtonen@iki.fi
  • Associate Professor Katja Räsänen, katja.j.rasanen@jyu.fi
  • Professor Jari Ylänne, jari.p.ylanne@jyu.fi
  • The research in the Department focuses on three core areas: evolutionary biology, natural resources and environment, and biological nanoscience. The Department building, Ambiotica, is an integral part of the University of Jyväskylä's Ylistönrinne Mathematics and Science Research Complex, which also includes the buildings of chemistry, physics and nanoscience. Ambiotica houses high quality laboratories for ecology and environmental science, molecular bioscience and experimental facilities for a wide range of biological and chemical analyses as well as highly motivated laboratory personnel.

    The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU's naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

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