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Researcher, postdoc – evolutionary fish physiology

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Job title: Researcher, postdoc – evolutionary fish physiology

Company: Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Job description: About the workplaceNatural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services to our customers based on best available scientific knowledge. Our research results and services generate added value and sustainability as well as scientific evidence to support decision making. We carry out research on forestry, agriculture, food, game, and fisheries. We also perform statutory services.Being open-minded and curious and having a strong will to leave a positive mark to the world binds Luke people together. Together we build a positive working culture where each other’s work is highly respected. In Luke, the work assignments are versatile and employees can influence the content of their work. We work in a mobile work culture which gives you the possibility to work from wherever in Finland it suits you the best. Luke offers a multidisciplinary international research environment with unique research infrastructures, experimental sites and well-equipped laboratories.As a postdoctoral researcher in Luke you are one of our future makers. Luke’s postdoc policy ensures that everyone gets the same support and position like a right to scientific supervising and equal career development possibilities. Our Early Career Community and Intercultural Community offer possibilities to share experiences and competence as well as everyday joys and griefs. As an employer Luke offers relocation packages for those, who have been recruited from abroad. This support means a remarkable help in immigration and settling in Finland. Work tasksThe postdoc will be employed in the project Evolutionary physiology of thermal performance in Atlantic salmon: genetic vulnerability and physiological trade-offs, funded by the Academy of Finland. The aim of the project is to understand how heatwaves are affecting Atlantic salmon physiologically and how (genetic) life-history traits are reflected on those effects.The postdoc will be involved in the entire research process from designing and conducting experiments on Atlantic salmon to statistically analysing the data and writing peer-reviewed publications with the project leader Jenni Prokkola and other collaborators. The research project consists of empirical studies, in which salmon carrying different genotypes related to life-history variation are exposed to increased temperatures and their physiological responses, including metabolic rates and heat stress, are measured. The duties also include collaboration at both national and international levels, networking, and opportunities for collaboration in projects related to anadromous fishes at Luke.The duration of the position is 2-2.5 years.What we offerIn the group Migratory fish and regulated rivers of approximately 30 staff you will learn about fisheries management and research outside the academic sector. Additionally, you will be able to expand your academic network through collaborations (Prof. Craig Primmer and Dr. Tutku Aykanat, University of Helsinki, and Prof. Fredrik Jutfelt, NTNU) and through presenting your research at international conferences. You will be supported in developing your expertise in required areas. You will have access to a recently renovated office space at Luke Oulu. A personnel security clearance may be obtained for a person chosen for an office or a post with his or her consent (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the security clearance procedure and the rights of the person subject to clearance, visit QualificationsThe applicant is required to have doctoral degree in a suitable field, such as animal physiology, ecology or biology (at most 5 years since the completion of the degree, excluding career breaks). To be successful in this position, the applicant is required to have prior experience on fish handling and experimental biology, and expertise on metabolism in fishes (such as measuring standard and maximum metabolic rates). In addition, the ability and willingness to adopt new skills and to work independently, as well as excellent collaboration skills, are required. At least basic skills in handling and analysis of datasets in R environment is needed. The ability to communicate scientific findings to a broad audience is beneficial.The position requires excellent oral and written English skills. Finnish skills are not required. Demonstration of experience in preparing peer-reviewed publications, and a completed animal experimentation course, as well as work experience on Atlantic salmon is beneficial.The position entails several weeks -long mobility periods at Luke Laukaa (approx. 4h from Oulu). The mobility is taking place mostly during summer months. The employer will offer housing during the mobility periods. Having a valid driving licence is required, but owning a car is not required in this position. Scope of employmentForm of employment: Temporary employmentScope: Office workCommencement: 1.1.2023or as agreedTime-limited to: 31.12.2024Type of work ApplicationLast application date: 26.9.2022 16:00Reference number: 30-290-2022You can apply for this job via:Send a digital application via this link. You may also apply for this position by submitting your application to the address below. The job reference of the role must be cited both in the actual application and on the envelope. Applications will not be returned.Luonnonvarakeskuksen kirjaamoLatokartanonkaari 900790 Helsinki, FINLANDThe following documents should be attached to the application:· A one-page motivation letter· CV· List of publications· Names and contact information of two referees Salary The position is at complexity level 8 in Luke’s salary system and the position-specific salary is EUR 3.310,60 per month. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid (max. 50% of the position-specific salary). A new employee’s personal performance component depends on competence and experience and generally falls in the range of 15-20%. The applicant may also present a separate salary request. BenefitsOur mobile work model allows you to work in Finland in the location most appropriate for your work. In addition, we provide flexible hours, and as your employment with us continues, long vacations. We offer lunch benefits, as well as sports, culture or commuting support.For international recruits, we provide a relocation package, which includes concrete support for coming to Finland and Luke (eg. residence permit, various registration procedures, banking and taxation, finding an apartment).EmploymentNumber of positions advertised: 1 ContactContact persons Jenni ProkkolaPrincipal Scientist+358 50 528 0739jenni.prokkola@luke.fiAri LeskeläGroup Manager, Principal Scientist+358 29 532 Office Natural Resources Institute FinlandPaavo Havaksen tie 390570 Oulu OtherPlease note that the application period expires on 26 September 2022 at 4.00 pm Finnish time (EEST). Unfortunately, we are unable to consider late applications.Read more: Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)A trial period is 4 months.

Expected salary: €3310.6 per month

Location: Helsinki

Job date: Sun, 04 Sep 2022 22:59:33 GMT

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