Post-Doctoral Research in Microbiome Research – University of Helsinki



The Insect Symbiosis Ecology and Evolution (ISEE) Research Group at the Organismal and Evolutionary Research Program, the University of Helsinki, Finland invites applications for a


in Microbiome research

The project is a comprehensive study of how resilient or eco-responsive host-microbiome interactions are to changing environments. Both biotic and abiotic factors can influence the bond between hosts and their associated microbes, and create an imbalance that may be linked to decrease in the host fitness and population dynamics in the field. The postdoc will have access to long-term data and yearly field samples to tackle related to microbiota / microbiome community change through space and time. The tasks of the postdoc will include field work, molecular work, and community analyses, and writing of manuscripts; and the details of the project will be adjusted to fit the research interests of both the PI and the postdoc.

For this position experience in analyses of meta-barcoding or metagenomic data is necessary. Experience with phylosymbiosis studies is not required but will be valued. Candidate with degrees in Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Bioinformatics or similar with experience in the above-mentioned research area are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position is available in the ISEE research group of Dr. Anne DUPLOUY, starting as soon as possible, no later than June 2023. Please see here for further information about

the hosting research group:  www.anneduplouy.net  

and the PI: https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/persons/anne-duplouy

The salary is defined in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel (ca. 3200-3600 euros/month, depending on the appointee s qualifications and experience). The position is for a fixed-term of 2 years. A trial period of six months will be applied. The position will be filled as soon as possible, or as agreed with the selected candidate. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care, supported access to high quality sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. There are also several funding opportunities that the candidate may consider to acquire their own funding with full support from the PI.

The application should include the following attachments as a single pdf-file (in English):
1) Statement on your background and motivations to join the research group (eg. How do you fit?, what would you bring?, what do you seek?) (max. 1 page)
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) List of publications (preprints included, and quick description of your contributions to the works)
4) Names and contact details of two references

To apply, please submit the application through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply button for the position. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal.

The closing date is March 15th, 2023but review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information: Dr. Anne Duplouy, anne.duplouy(at)helsinki.fi

The University of Helsinki and the ISEE research group are strongly committed to diversity and equity, and welcome applications from persons of any background, who will contribute to the further diversification of ideas.