Wanted: Another postdoc researcher (2 years; focus on remote sensing and habitat mapping)

The project “Evolution of landscapes, rivers and biota in Amazonia” seeks a postdoc researcher for a fixed term employment of two years (24 months) at the University of Turku (Department of Biology). The project is funded by the Academy of Finland and is carried out in collaboration with several research institutes in Europe, Brazil and USA.

The overall aim of the project is to integrate landscape history and environmental heterogeneity to derive explicit biogeographical hypotheses about the origin and distribution of taxa across the Amazonian landscape, and to test these by analysing the spatial distributions and genetic structures of several terrestrial and aquatic organism groups in parallel. The postdoc is expected to actively pursue research related to remote sensing, broad-scale habitat mapping and species distribution modelling.

The successful applicant should have a PhD degree in a relevant field of science and should show high motivation, enthusiasm for science and ability to work both independently and as a member of an international research team. Experience with remote sensing, GIS and/or species distribution modelling is essential.

The starting date is 1 November 2022 or according to agreement. Salary is based on job demand level 5 of the university salary chart for teachers and researchers. The task-specific basic salary component is about 3000 euros per month and the additional component determined by personal performance is 6 – 50 % of the basic salary. The position has a probation period of four months.

Application deadline is 28 August 2022. Interviews of the shortlisted candidates will be done (remotely) soon thereafter.

Attach to the application a pdf file with the following information:

  1. Motivation letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for the position
  2. CV and list of publications
  3. Preliminary research plan: outline how you might address the research questions mentioned above (maximum 3 pages)
  4. Name and contact information of two academic referees

Submit your application using the electronic application form of the University of Turku (https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies). Job ID=13710.

For further information, feel free to contact Prof. Hanna Tuomisto (hanna.tuomisto@utu.fi).