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PhD Scholarship on The Project 'changes in Species Communities Role of Climate Change Human Land Use and Community Complexity'

University of Helsinki, Finland is offering PhD position in conservation biology. The funds for this fellowship are available for 4 years. Applicants should apply before July 15, 2019.

The Finnish Museum of Natural History, Luomus, (www.luomus.fi/en) is an independent institute of the University of Helsinki, which is constituted to keep, augment, and display the national natural history collections, and to carry out research and teaching related to these. The Zoology Unit of Luomus is responsible for the zoological collections and long-term biodiversity monitoring data. The Unit carries out research in systematics, biogeography, and conservation biology, and has c. 40 employed staff members.

The Zoology Unit of the Finnish Museum of Natural History is inviting applications for a

DOCTORAL STUDENT (fixed term of 4 years) on the project 'Changes in species communities: role of climate change, human land use and community complexity'.

The preferred starting time is 1 September 2019. Deadline for applications: 15 July 2019.

The Zoology Unit of the Finnish Museum of Natural History is inviting applications for a position of a PhD student (fixed term of 4 years) on the project 'Changes in species communities: role of climate change, human land use and community complexity' using birds as a study taxon. One post-doc researcher will be also recruited to the project.

The PhD student will be working in study group of the Helsinki Lab of Ornithology, which is part of the Monitoring Team of the Zoology Unit. There is a six-month trial period for the position.

The applicants must hold a MSc degree in biology including studies in ecology. Experience in working with large datasets, distribution shift modelling, knowledge on community and bird ecology as well as conservation biology and inclination to team work are considered further assets. Proficiency in English is essential.

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

The salary will be based on level 2-4 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. The total monthly salary is EUR 2 200-2 700 depending on the qualifications and experience.

Further information about the duties and salary can be obtained from Dr Aleksi Lehikoinen, group leader of the Helsinki Lab of Ornithology (aleksi.lehikoinen(at)helsinki.fi).

Applicants should enclose with their applications (as one single pdf-file) a CV in English and a list of publications, and optionally other documents that demonstrate their merits, or an academic portfolio containing the same information.

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 15 July 2019.

In case you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.


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