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Postdoctoral researcher, Wood formation and wood characteristics

8 days ago | Closing on Jun 11
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
Postdoctoral researcher, Wood formation and wood characteristics
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
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Published: 8 days ago
Application deadline: Jun 11
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Postdoctoral researcher, Wood formation and wood characteristics

About the workplace

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services based on best available scientific knowledge to our customers. 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. Natural Resources Institute Finland is one of the four Statistical Authorities in Finland.

Work tasks

The postdoctoral researcher will focus on wood formation processes and genetics of chemical and physical characteristics of wood. She/he is expected to analyse existing data (quantitative genetics of wood characteristics and wood formation processes), and take part in ongoing genetic studies on wood formation and biosynthesis of value added biochemical compounds.

Qualifications

Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent degree in a suitable field (forest science/ biology/statistics). Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, tree physiology, molecular and quantitative genetics and statistics. Candidates should have demonstrable knowledge of experimental design and of physical, chemical and morphological wood properties and their analysis methods. 

We expect the candidate to be highly committed to science and capable of conducting independent research in the appropriate field of the position. The candidate should also be skilled in writing scientific publications and communicating the research results. In addition, the successful candidate should have good spoken and written skills in English. We appreciate a demonstrated ability to solve problems in planning and executing research in controlled greenhouse and field environments, experience in building grant-funded research projects, as well as the ability to work independently, as a multidisciplinary team member and in active collaborative networking. 

The person to be appointed to the postdoctoral researcher position should have completed his/her doctoral degree within the past four years (excluding maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service). A doctoral degree must be completed at the time of accepting the position. The vacancy is initially for 2 years with a possibility of 1 year continuation (2+1).

Scope of employment

Form of employment: Temporary employment

Scope:   Office work

Commencement:   1.9.2018

Time-limited to:   31.8.2021Nature of the work

Application

Last application date:   11.6.2018 16:00

Reference number:   30-275-2018

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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 kirjaamo
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

The following documents should be attached to the application: 
- Letter of motivation where the applicant is asked to describe her/his scientific background and research interests 
- CV 
- Publication list 
- Contact details of at least two senior academics for references

Salary

 Salary will be defined when selecting the new employee.

Employment

Number of positions advertised:   1

Contact

Contact persons

Tuula JyskeSenior Scientist+358 29 532 5588tuula.jyske@luke.fi

Katri KärkkäinenResearch Professor+358 29 532 3767katri.karkkainen@luke.fi

Harri MäkinenPrincipal Scientist+358 29 532 5265harri.makinen@luke.fi

Placement

Luonnonvarakeskus
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

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Luonnonvarakeskus
Maarintie 6
02150 Espoo

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