Postdoctoral Researcher in Evolutionary Biology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Postdoc in Finland

Postdoctoral Researcher in Evolutionary Biology: Join our team at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Work with Dr. Liisa Hämäläinen on a project fun

Postdoctoral Researcher in Ecology and Evolutionary Biologyded by the Academy of Finland, exploring the interplay between predator gut microbiome, diet, and behavior in avian predators.

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher
Research Area: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Location: University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Eligibility/Qualification: PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, evolutionary biology, or related fields. Strong background in microbiome research, laboratory analysis, bioinformatics, and interest in species interactions and predator-prey coevolution required. Fluent in English.

Job Description: The Postdoctoral Researcher will develop an in vitro microcosm system using the great tit gut microbiome, conduct controlled experiments to study the impact of prey toxins on gut microbiome composition, perform bioinformatics analyses of 16s rRNA sequencing data, contribute to manuscript preparation, and supervise students.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit the following documents in PDF format via the online application form:

  1. Curriculum vitae (2 pages)
  2. Cover letter with statement of research interests
  3. Numbered list of publications (if any)
  4. Relevant certificates/diplomas (or date of PhD completion) *Note: Submit a blank file for the research plan.

Last Date for Apply: July 31st, 2024, 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)


  • Funding for 2 years
  • Travel support for conferences
  • Opportunity to enhance skills in laboratory analyses and bioinformatics
  • International and collaborative research environment
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources

About University of Jyväskylä: Located in the Finnish lakeland, Jyväskylä offers a vibrant cultural scene and excellent outdoor activities. Enjoy a high standard of living with free schooling, affordable childcare, and comprehensive healthcare. The University of Jyväskylä promotes a human-centered environment and offers a supportive community for international researchers.

For more details, contact Academy Research Fellow Liisa Hämäläinen at or visit the University’s International Staff Guide.



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