|Postdoctoral researcher, environmental microbiology|
The University of Oulu is an international scientific community, with 15,000 students and approximately 3,000 employees. By combining multidisciplinary research and education, high-level infrastructure and wide cooperation with international research and educational institutes, companies and the public sector, it has created a significant research and innovation hub of “Science with an Arctic Attitude”. More information https://www.oulu.fi/university/.
The Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit (www.oulu.fi/water) research cover a broad area of expertise including applied and environmental microbiology. Our research unit is a multinational group working in a modern, up-to-date research environment.
Postdoctoral researcher position in environmental microbiology (metagenomics/metatranscriptomics of peat microorganisms)
The Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu, is opening a 2-year position for a Postdoctoral Researcher for research on metagenomics and metatranscriptomics of microorganisms involved in arsenic and antimony turnover in peatlands. We are looking for a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Researcher aspiring to become a world-leading scientist. The selected applicant will work on research tasks in a project funded by the Academy of Finland (“Capturing the unknown microbial players and genes involved in the cycling of arsenic and antimony in Northern peatland soils”; PI Dr. Katharina Kujala). The tasks include fieldwork, metagenomic and -transcriptomic sequencing as well as bioinformatics. Further information about the project can be found on the project’s webpage: https://www.oulu.fi/water/node/63340
The salary is in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel) level 5 of the demand level chart. In addition to the basic salary, supplementary salary will be given for personal achievement and performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 50 % of the basic salary level for the post. Typical salary for a starting postdoctoral fellow is 3,300 €/month.
How to apply
Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted electronically (not via email) by December 31st, 2019. The eligible applicants fitting best in the expected research profile may be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.
The following documents must be attached to the application:
The duration of the position is 2 years, beginning on 1st of April 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter). A six-month trial period will be effective in the beginning of the contract.
Further details are available from
Dr. Katharina Kujala (katharina.kujala[at]oulu.fi)
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