Showing posts with label Postdoctoral. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Postdoctoral. Show all posts

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Postdoctoral researcher on the Social Impact of Art

 

Are you interested in developing your research skills on the social impact of art?

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate for a postdoctoral position on the social psychology of aesthetics, which is part of the ARTIS project (Art and Research on Transformation of Individuals and Societies) funded by a Horizon 2020 consortium grant.

ARTIS will address the need to capture, assess, and harness the societal impact of the arts by providing novel methodological tools, and building bridges among scientists and artists. Within the project, you will have the opportunity to work closely together with other consortium members and other collaborators of the PI, including the University of Vienna, Humboldt University of Berlin, Royal Holloway University of London, University of Oxford, and University of California Berkeley.

You will be embedded in the Social Psychology programme group at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the discipline of Psychology offers a range of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes, while its research is carried out at the Psychology Research Institute (Psyres). The successful candidate will be part of the Social Psychology programme group.

What are you going to do

The current project is about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their role as social actors or agents of social change. Some of the questions we are asking are: Does art influence the way we think and feel about current societal issues (e.g., inequality, prejudice, environmental crisis)? Through what phycological mechanisms can art induce social and cultural change? What contextual factors may contribute or act as barriers to art’s transformative potential? You are expected to build on your own strengths and methodological expertise to investigate the societal impact of the arts.

You will work with Dr Eftychia Stamkou at the Department of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam, which is ranked 15th in the QS World University Rankings. The University of Amsterdam has access to state-of-the-art research facilities to implement and coordinate the proposed research. You will report the research results at project meetings, conferences, and in international journals.

What do we require

To be able to perform this position successfully, you have:

  • a PhD in Social Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Neuroscience, or equivalent programme;
  • a research profile fitting the research project described above;
  • high-quality publications in international, peer-reviewed academic journals;
  • passion for research and a demonstrable interest in the topic of the project;
  • strong methodological and statistical skills;
  • strong writing skills;
  • excellent English proficiency.

Experience with novel methods, such as assessment of biomarkers, network analyses, or use of “big data”, which will be considered an advantage but not an essential requirement.

Our offer

The position concerns temporary employment of 38 hours per week for a term of initially one year. If the candidate proves suitable, barring unforeseen developments, we intend to extend the term for another 14 to 18 months.

The gross monthly salary depends on past education and relevant work experience, with a minimum of €3,746 and a maximum of €5,127 per month based on full-time employment for a 38 hour work week (scale 11). We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

What else do we offer

A motivating work environment with a variety of duties and sufficient scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. We cherish inquisitive minds and persevering spirits, and allow you the opportunity to dig deeper with your questions. Diverse, unique, dynamic, internationally oriented and ambitious: these are all characteristics which typify UvA staff. Strongly committed to the city of Amsterdam and the international society of which it is part, the UvA stands for independence, creativity, innovation, an international perspective and a critical yet open mindset.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is an active participant in a diverse, international community. Our goal is for you to feel at home here, regardless of your background, race, orientation and/or beliefs. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Further information

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

Would you like to learn more about working at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)? Visit our website.

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Does this profile sound like you? If so, we look forward to receiving:

  1. your CV;
  2. a letter explaining your motivation and qualifications;
  3. two recent publications that are representative of your research;
  4. and contact details of two referees.

The deadline for applications is 24 May 2021. The intended start date of the position is 1 September 2021.

You can apply online by clicking on the link below.



Postdoctoral GIS Researcher in Environmental, Housing and Health Inequalities

 

Are you interested in researching inequality from a multi-dimensional perspective (environment, housing and health)? Are you an expert in spatial and statistical analyses and are you able to translate research findings to a broad audience? We’re looking for a postdoctoral researcher with experience in spatial analysis to join our multi-disciplinary team and work on an exciting study on environmental justice in Amsterdam.

Within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, you will be part of the Urban Geographies programme group at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), and working together with team members from Urban Planning and Amsterdam UMC.

What will you be doing?

This postdoctoral position is funded through a research grant awarded by Kenniscentrum Ongelijkheid to study the linkages between housing market change, environmental inequalities and health outcomes in the Amsterdam metropolitan region. The project includes an interdisciplinary research team of scholars from Urban Geography, Environmental Planning and Public Health (Amsterdam UMC) as well as representatives from the Municipality of Amsterdam, GGD, AFWC, and De Gezonde Stad. The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with the research team in developing multi-dimensional indices of environmental exposure at lower levels of scale, and conducting data analysis with the use of advanced GIS techniques. Secondly, the researcher will also be involved in more detailed public health analyses.

You will:

  • be responsible for geocoded-data manipulation, remote sensing, and Spatial Analysis techniques;
  • work closely with the project researchers on analyses and academic publications;
  • draw up a project report and publish public data on dedicated websites;
  • organise knowledge-exchange meetings with the policy and practice partners, including an urban lab.

The research tasks cover 70% of a full-time position for 17 months. Depending on department needs and candidate preferences, there may be a possibility to extend the terms of the contract to include teaching responsibilities.

What do we require of you?

You have:

  • a doctorate title;
  • demonstrable experience in working with large-N data sets, quantitative data-analysis and advanced GIS techniques;
  • published in (at least one of) the academic subfields of environmental justice, housing and urban inequality, and/or public health.

You are:

  • proficient in working with large-N datasets and advanced GIS techniques;         
  • proficient in English, proficiency in Dutch is preferable, given communication with policy and practice project partners;
  • able to work in an interdisciplinary project with many co-researchers and stakeholders.

Our offer 

The position concerns a temporary appointment of 26,6 hours per week for a term of 17 months.

Salary depends on past education and relevant work experience, with a minimum salary of €3,746 and a maximum salary of €4,402 gross per month based on a full-time employment contract of 38 hours per week (in keeping with scale 11, as per the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary employee benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and year-end bonus. Because we value your continued personal development and professionalisation, we also offer excellent opportunities for study and development. 

What else can we offer you?

A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organisation. The social and behavioural sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is an active participant in a diverse, international community. Our goal is for you to feel at home here, regardless of your background, race, orientation and/or beliefs.

Questions?

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

Would you like to learn more about working at the University of Amsterdam? Visit our website.

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Does this profile sound like you? If so, we are eager to receive your CV and cover letter. You can apply online by clicking on the link below. 

The deadline for applications is 21 April 2021. Interviews will take place on 4 and 6 May.



Friday, April 16, 2021

Postdoctoral research position in Chemical simulations based on Quantum Computing

 


Are you a highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher with excellent skills for performing Chemical simulations based on Quantum Computing? Then you could be the candidate we are looking for.

We have a two year postdoctoral position available in a joint research initiative (started by TOYOTA, QuSoft, UvA and VU) that is aimed at exploring potential usage of quantum computing for research and development. You will be employed at the Institute of Physics (IoP) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The main research environments will be the QuSoft Center (housed by CWI) and the Theoretical Chemistry group at the Vrije Universiteit (VU).

What are you going to do?

Focus of the project will be the study of photocatalytic systems on quantum computers. Stationary molecules or chemical reactions pertaining to heterogenous photocatalysis systems will be analyzed with the help of quantum computing and quantum simulation techniques. The goal is to identify pathways from exploratory simulations on simulators or NISQ type devices towards the goal of accurate calculations on realistic model systems. Important aspect of the project is algorithmic development: case-specific improving, tweaking and optimizing of approaches, such as those based on a Variational Quantum Eigensolver (VQE) or on Hamiltonian simulation in combination with Quantum Phase Estimation (QPE).

The project will be supervised by:

  • dr Sachin Kinge for TOYOTA
  • prof Kareljan Schoutens for QuSoft, UvA
  • prof Lucas Visscher for VU

The results of the research will be published in the open literature. At the same time, the results will be shared within the collaboration through regular updates, progress meetings and internal reports.

What do we require?

The successful candidate should have:

  • a completed PhD in (Computational) Chemistry, Theoretical Physics or Computer Science;
  • expertise in and affinity for computational approaches to chemistry, materials or condensed matter systems;
  • strong motivation to work in a cross-disciplinary environment at the interface of academic and corporate research.

Our offer 

We offer a two-year contract for 38 hours a week, preferably starting on 1 June or 1 July 2021.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,790 to €4,402 (scale 10) gross per month, based on a fulltime contract (38 hours a week). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.

Questions?

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:

About the Faculty of Science and the Institute of Physics

The UvA’s Faculty of Science has a student body of around 700, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

In the area of quantum computing and quantum simulation, four research institutes of the Faculty of Science, including the Institute of Physics (IoP) , work together in QuSoft , a research center for quantum software. The mission of QuSoft is to develop new protocols, algorithms and applications that can be run on small and medium-sized prototypes of a quantum computer.

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 15 May2021. You may apply online by using the link below.

Applications in a single.pdf (please upload in the field marked CV) should include:

  • a cover letter where you will present yourself briefly;
  • a personal statement where your general research interests, past research and research plans are described;
  • a CV including publication list, list of talks and contact details of three referees.

Please mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience.


Postdoctoral researcher at the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies

 

The Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH) currently has a vacant postdoctoral position as part of the NWO-funded VIDI Project The Female Impact. Women, the Art Market and Household Consumption in the Dutch Republic, 1580-1720, led by Principal investigator (PI) Judith Noorman. ASH is one of the six research schools under the aegis of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research.

What are you going to do

This postdoctoral project is one of three closely-related projects, which together aim to map, measure and analyse the impact of women on the Dutch art market in the (long) seventeenth century by studying the household as an economic site. Funded through a VIDI-grant of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to study women in the art market via three inter-related avenues:

  1. to collect and analyse diverse archival documents bearing witness to women’s household possessions and purchasing power;
  2. to study women’s tastes and preferences as consumers;
  3. to study the household as a space of consumption within which women found employment relating to the art market.

The postdoctoral researcher will study objective 2 by examining a specific set of art consumers: the so-called 'Elderly Daughters' (Bejaerde dochters). This demographic group of women who have never married, will be examined in order to establish how active these women were on the contemporary art market and whether or not they exhibited distinctive tastes when buying and owning works of art. The successful applicant will work closely with the PhD and the PI. A detailed research outline on the project may be obtained from the PI Judith Noorman.

Tasks of the postdoctoral researcher will include:

  • conducting research, presenting intermediate research results at workshops and conferences and publishing two single-authored, peer reviewed articles, as well as an essay for the compendium mentioned below;
  • participating in meetings of the project research group and developing a shared database;
  • co-organizing knowledge dissemination activities;
  • co-organizing an international conference on women's impact on the early modern art market and (co-)editing a collection of essays;
  • contributing to teaching courses in early modern art history (0,2 FTE per year).

What do we require

As successful applicant you must have:

  • a PhD in Early Modern (Art) History;
  • excellent research skills demonstrated by a track record of publishing in high-ranking journals and/or with leading presses or a demonstrable capacity to develop such a record;
  • a strong cooperative attitude and willingness to engage in collaborative research;
  • enthusiasm for communicating academic research to non-academic audiences;
  • excellent command of Dutch and English.

Our offer

You will be appointed at the Department of Arts and Culture of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam and will conduct the research in ASH.

The employment contract will be for 36 months, with 30,4 hours per week dedicated to research (0,8 FTE) and 7,6 hours per week dedicated to teaching (0,2 FTE). This is under the terms of employment currently valid for the Faculty. The initial contract will be for 12 months, with an extension for the following 24 months, contingent on a positive performance evaluation within the first 9 months. The intended starting date is 1 September 2021.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week, will range from €3,491 during the first year to €4,012 in the third year, depending on experience and qualifications, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities

Questions

For further information, please contact:

About the Faculty of Humanities and the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies

The Faculty of Humanities offers a range of BA and MA programmes with a strong international profile and a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. Its research covers all important subdisciplines of the Humanities.

ASH is one of the six research schools/institutes under the aegis of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. Each research school/institute covers an important research area within the faculty and has its own research programme. Research schools/institute are also the home base for PhD candidates, who interact with each other and with senior members in the research groups that make up the research school.

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Applications should include the following information, in a single PDF file (not zipped):

  • a letter of motivation;
  • a research proposal of 800-1000 words, showing how the candidate would approach the project;
  • a full academic CV, including a list of publications;
  • the names and contact details of two referees who may be approached by the selection committee.

Please submit your application by means of the link below (use the obliged field ‘CV’ in the application form) no later than 26 April 2021.

Only complete applications submitted as one PDF file will be considered.

Interviews will take place between 17 - 20 May 2021. All interviews will be held via Zoom.




Postdoctoral position Enzymatic Depolymerization and characterization of synthetic Polymers

 


The Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has a postdoctoral position available for 12 months to explore research at the forefront of biocatalysis and analytical chemistry in the area of enzymatic depolymerization and analytical characterization of synthetic polymers. The project was funded by Holland Chemistry and is a public-private partnership with companies DSM and Innosyn. The high multidisciplinary and the feasibility of the project will be assured by the close collaboration between the Biocatalysis group (which is part of Synthesis & Catalysis theme) and the Analytical Chemistry group of our institute.

What are you going to do?

You will work on the important problem on the accumulation of plastic materials in the environment and the necessity to: (i) analytically characterize the process of plastic degradation and (ii) to develop efficient depolymerization and recycling strategies. Although academia and industry have invested significant efforts in the development of new plastic materials that are inherently degradable in the environment, the replacement of traditional plastic materials with new generation biodegradable alternatives is not always possible for technical reasons. However, it appears that the degradability of the traditional polymers can also be tuned because it is linked to their particular physicochemical and structural properties. Notably, these polymers’ properties of performance vs. degradability have not been fully elucidated until to date. Therefore, this project aims at: (i) discovering, characterizing and engineering biocatalysts for the selective degradation of synthetic polymeric materials; (ii) developing advanced analytical techniques to elucidate the process of depolymerization and determine the key factors that influence the polymer degradability.

The project has already started, and significant advancements have been achieved. In the area of biocatalysis, depolymerizing enzymes have been identified and new variants have been preliminary obtained by introducing mutations through structural, in silico studies. In the area of analytical chemistry, analytical methods have been developed for the mass characterization of partially digested polymers and oligomers.

The continuation of the research project will be focused on two complementary work-packages:

  1. development of enzymatic and analytical tools for the characterization of the microstructure of synthetic polymer nanoparticles;
  2. the engineering of enzymes to enable the chemo selective degradation of polymer nanoparticles to oligomers as well as degradation of selected polymers back to monomers.

What do we require?

A PhD degree in chemistry is required. Due to the high multidisciplinary nature of the project, applicants with a focus and/or previous research experience in the following sub-disciplines will have a clear advantage: knowledge in biocatalysis (including in silico analysis of enzymes’ structures, enzyme engineering) and analytical chemistry (i.e., characterization of (bio)molecules through HPLC chromatography and mass spectrometric approaches).

The ability to collaborate and adapt in an international team is required and candidates must possess good communication skills in oral and written English.

Due to limitations in recruitment budget we will preferably consider candidates that are currently in Europe.

Our offer

We offer a temporary contract for 38 hours a week, preferably starting on 1 June 2021 for the duration of 12 months.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,790 to €4,402 (scale 10) gross per month, based on a fulltime contract (38 hours a week). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.

    About the Faculty of Science and the Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Science

    The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

    The Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is one of eight institutes of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) Faculty of Science. HIMS performs internationally recognized chemistry and molecular research, curiosity driven as well as application driven. This is done in close cooperation with the chemical, flavor & food, medical and high-tech industries. Research is organized into four themes: Synthesis & Catalysis, Analytical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry and Molecular Photonics.

    The Biocatalysis group is headed by Dr Francesco Mutti. In general, the Biocatalysis group carries out cutting-edge research at the interface between chemical and biological sciences. The research mainly focuses on the development of novel biocatalysts for the sustainable synthesis of high-value chemical products as well as for the degradation and recycling of waste materials. Complementary research lines are either the identification and characterization, or the engineering of novel enzymes, application of enzymes in cascades reactions in vitro (in batch or in flow) and in vivo.

    Dr Andrea Gargano’s team is part of the Analytical Chemistry group. His research focuses on the development and implementation of analytical approaches to characterize the molecular complexity of bio- and synthetic polymers. This is pursued by exploring new sample preparation, liquid separation and mass spectrometric analysis of macromolecules such as biotechnological products and synthetic polymers.

    Questions?

    Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:

    Job application

    The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

    Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 15 May 2021. You can apply online by using the link below.

    Applications in .pdf should include a motivation letter and CV, including a list of publications.

    The selection process commences immediately, and it will close when a suitable candidate has been found, even if this is prior to the final date of the application window.




    POSTDOC­TORAL RE­SEARCHER IN AR­CHAE­OLO­GICAL NET­WORK ANALYSIS

     

    The Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires or ANEE (https://www.helsinki.fi/anee) at the University of Helsinki is a cross-disciplinary research centre that focuses on how changing imperial dynamics impact social group identities and lifeways during the first millennium BCE.

    Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki (www.helsinki.fi/en) is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity.

    With almost 40 current members, ANEE offers a dynamic and stimulating research community on the Ancient Near East, with specialists in Near Eastern and Classical archaeology, Assyriology, ancient history, archaeological sciences, heritage studies, Biblical studies, museum studies, and language technology. In terms of empires, our researchers cover the Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, and Parthian Empires. ANEE engages with methodologically varied yet integrated research on the long-term processes by which social group identities and lifeways were negotiated. Taken together, the innovations of ANEE are the integrated longue durée approach and the methodological innovativeness of each team (both separately and in collaboration).

    ANEE invites applications for

    A POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (1)

    in archaeological network analysis and modelling and/or Near Eastern archaeology for a fixed term of 18 months, preferably starting on 1 Sept 2021, with a possibility of up to 12 months extension.

    The successful candidate’s research projects will focus on the tasks and goals of ANEE’s Team 3 “Material Culture and Community Heritage”. The appointed postdoctoral researcher will have proven expertise in at least one of the areas of interest of ANEE, but as the centre is deeply multidisciplinary, competence in more than one field and/or proof of successful scientific collaboration will be considered an advantage. The appointee will focus on analysing archaeological settlement data from the southern Levant through computational approaches, with a focus on the area of northern Jordan and northern Israel, and with an emphasis on Iron Age, Persian and Hellenistic data. Their main duties will include full-time research in collecting and analysing said data in collaboration with other ANEE members, presenting their research in international conferences and peer-reviewed journals, and contributing to organizing of archaeological fieldwork and workshops. Other tasks related to working in a research community, such as teaching or supervising PhD students, are also involved.

    Team 3 “Material Culture and Community Heritage” utilizes a material culture perspective to investigate the dialectics of empire in ancient local communities inhabiting the imperial fringes, and seeks to provide a sustainable future for this heritage through local engagement. The team is led by Dr. Antti Lahelma (antti.lahelma@helsinki.fi). For more information on Team 3, see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/ancient-near-eastern-empires/r.... For more information on the three teams and the work packages, please the ANEE website.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    We are looking for a researcher with strong experience in archaeological network analysis and modelling, preferably using data from the Ancient Near East or similar situations involving complex societies. The selected person should have knowledge of both the sociological tradition of network analysis, as well as computational network science, and this expertise should be demonstrated e.g. in the form of peer-reviewed publications or theses. Proven computer skills, particularly with regard to GIS and analysing remote sensing data, are necessary for the position. Prior knowledge of Near Eastern archaeology is desirable, but not absolutely necessary if the applicant otherwise has excellent skills and has worked with analysing archaeological settlement data.

    An appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field. The year of graduation and previous postdoctoral experience do not exclude the applicant from consideration. The appointee must have the ability to conduct independent scientific research, and possess the teaching skills required for the position. Teaching or teaching-related tasks will form 5-10 % of the position. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. The successful candidates are expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English. For research purposes, skills in Arabic or Hebrew are considered an advantage. Skills in Finnish or Swedish are not required. The candidate is expected to move to Finland for the duration of the post.

    WHAT WE OFFER

    We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits. ANEE is functioning in the Faculty of Arts (Teams 1 and 3) and in the Faculty of Theology (Team 2), both located in the City Centre Campus in the historic centre of Helsinki.

    Finland is a member of the European Union, has high quality free schooling (also in English), generous family benefits and healthcare, and was recently ranked as the best country in the world for expatriate families. Helsinki also constantly ranks among the world’s top ten most livable cities. Finland and the Helsinki region possess top expertise in sciences in terms of a vibrant talent pool, leading research, strong support services and functioning collaboration networks. For more information about working at the University of Helsinki and living in Finland, please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university.

    The starting salary of the postdoctoral researcher will be EUR 3,480–3,660 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. Furthermore, the University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. Relocation costs related to moving to Finland can be negotiated, and ANEE will offer help and information for the practicalities, if needed.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applications should consist of the following English-language documents:

    (1) Motivation letter (max. 1 page) highlighting research accomplishments and including contact information for two referees.
    (2) Select publications or theses (PDF files, max. 3) demonstrating expertise in the field of archaeological network analysis.
    (3) CV (max. 4 pages) and a full list of publications.

    Professional references or recommendations should not be included. Applicants who are selected for an interview may be asked to provide professional references.

    Further information on the position may be obtained from the team leader (antti.lahelma(at)helsinki.fi) or the director Saana Svärd (saana.svard(at)helsinki.fi).

    Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to send their application via the SAP HR portal. Deadline for applications is 30th of April, 2021.

    If you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please contact rosa.beckmann(at)helsinki.fi.

    Due date

    30.04.2021 23:59 EEST


    POSTDOC­TORAL RE­SEARCHER, PI­ETILÄINEN GROUP, NEUROSCIENCE CEN­TER

     

    The position is part of research program that aims to discover biological mechanisms of schizophrenia and related neuropsychiatric disorders. The Pietiläinen group combines functional genomic and experimental approaches in human stem cell derived neuronal models to discover how genetic variation impacts cellular processes and differential disease risk. The goal is to convert genetic discoveries into biological function that could be translated into improved treatments of the disorders of the brain.

    The Pietiläinen group at the HiLIFE-NC is located at the Meilahti biomedical campus in Helsinki and is closely linked with research groups at the HiLIFE Institute for Molecular Medicine https://www.helsinki.fi/en/hilife-fimm (HiLIFE-FIMM) and the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-biological-and-environmental-sciences. HiLIFE-NC offers an inspiring environment to solve fundamental challenges of brain functions as part of the multidisciplinary HiLIFE infrastructure https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-life-science at the university of Helsinki. In Pietiläinen group you will be part of a striving scientific community utilizing state of the art technologies in genomics and cell biology for scientific discoveries of the brain.

    Role description:
    We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a multidisciplinary project that utilizes human induce pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) to model cellular processes involved in neuropsychiatric disorders. The primary goal is to use known genetic risk variants to identify intermediate cellular phenotypes that underlie neuropsychiatric disorders. To this end we apply high-throughput genome-wide omics approaches, such as RNA sequencing, and proteomics to identify differences in cellular process between cell lines from carrier patients and controls. The genomic analyses are complemented by targeted experiments, cellular assays and gene editing techniques in isogenic cell lines. In addition, we will combine different experimental in vitro settings with the omics approaches to understand molecular pathways involved in neuronal maturation, synapse development, and function. We are looking for a person for planning, conducting, and co-supervising wet-lab experiments and research in iPSC derived neuronal models in the Pietiläinen group.

    Key requirements:
    We are looking for a highly motivated and creative person with a primary interest in experimental laboratory research work in iPSC derived model systems. Candidates should have a PhD in cell biology, neurobiology, molecular biology or other related disciplines. The ideal candidate will have experience in at least one of the aforementioned areas, and a strong interest in the others. Expertise in stem cell biology, cell culture, neuronal differentiations, neurobiology, and/or genomic experiments is considered an advantage.
    The position is available from June 2021 onwards, or as agreed. It is a one-year fixed-term position, with a possibility of extension. Trial period of 6 months will be applied. Multiple candidates may be recruited.

    The salary will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance with the overall starting salary amounting to approximately 3443-3621 EUR per month, depending on the qualifications and previous relevant research experience of the candidate.

    Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the ‘Apply for the position button’ below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) should submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. If you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment@helsinki.fi.

    Please attach the following documents to your application as a single PDF file:
    - CV (including publications)
    - cover letter (maximum 1 page) that details your past experience and motivation for applying to the post.
    - contact details of at least two references

    The deadline for applications is May 31st, 2021.
    Interviews will be conducted either in person or online.
    For more information on the position, please contact Dr. Olli Pietiläinen (olli.pietilainen@helsinki.fi).

    University of Helsinki
    The University of Helsinki (UH), founded in 1640, is a vibrant scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. It is currently investing heavily in life sciences research. UH offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.

    Helsinki Institute of Life Science
    Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) is a new institute established in 2017 that supports high quality life science research across the University campuses and faculties. HiLIFE builds on existing strengths and new recruits and partnerships to create an attractive international environment for researchers to solve grand challenges in health, food, and environment. HiLIFE coordinates research infrastructures in life sciences and provides research-based interdisciplinary training.

    HiLIFE -Neuroscience Center
    The Neuroscience Center is an international research unit within Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki, a leading Nordic university with a strong commitment to life science research. The research focus of NC is on translational brain plasticity. We carry out research relevant for the human brain both in health and disease, and during development and aging, by applying versatile approaches and modern technology platforms. NC aims at making fundamental discoveries about brain functions and especially translate research findings into improvements in the treatment, prevention and diagnosis of psychiatric and neurological disorders. The research in NC spans across several scales from stem cell research and molecular neuroscience to systems and cognitive neuroscience in both animal and human models.The research groups of NC conduct research in neuroscience at the highest international level and actively apply the results for the benefit of the society. NC collaborates actively with other units of HiLIFE and faculties of the University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Central Hospital, and Neurocenter Finland.

    Due date

    31.05.2021 23:59 EEST