Postdoctoral Researcher position in Marine Biodiversity – Deadline 31 May 2023

The Department of Geosciences and Geography and the Tvärminne Zoological Station of the University of Helsinki invites applications for a 3-year Postdoctoral Researcher position in marine biodiversity.

The position is shared between the Aquatic Community Ecology Group of Janne Soininen and the Plankton Biodiversity Group of Aleksandra Lewandowska biodiversity and is a part of the EU funded project ACTNOW: Advancing understanding of Cumulative Impacts on European marine biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services for human wellbeing

Qualification and experience

The main task for the Post doctoral Researcher will be assessment of large scale marine biodiversity patterns and community responses to multiple drivers. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in aquatic ecology or related fields. The successful candidate should have a strong background in ecological data analysis or species distribution modelling and interest in developing novel metrics of community stability. Excellent writing and communication skills in English are essential for this position.

Salary and benefits

The Post doctoral Researcher will receive a salary according to the University’s salary system for teaching and research personnel ( 3200
3800 €/ The University offers comprehensive services, including occupational health care, access to high quality research and sport facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to work the first 20 months in The Department of Geosciences and Geography and the rest of the working contract i n Tvärminne, but the exact working periods are negotiable.

Finland is a member of EU, has high quality free schooling (also in English), generous family benefits and healthcare, and was recently ranked as the happiest country in the world. 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.

How to Apply?

Please submit your application, which includes the following documents in English:

  • a letter of interest
  • CV including publication record contact details for two references

External applicants, please submit your application to the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply Now button.

Applicants who have a username and a valid employment/grant/visitor contract at the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the Employee login button.

We welcome applicants with a variety of gender identities, and linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

For further information regarding this position, please contact: Janne Soininen ( or Aleksandra Lewandowska (aleksandra.lewandowska@

Deadline for the applications is 31 May 2023.

Further information about this opportunity can be found here.

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