Professor Faculty of Social Sciences

The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. Some 36,000 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University.

The Department of Political and Economic Studies (www.helsinki.fi/politicsandeconomy) is a multidisciplinary unit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, and comprises the disciplines of development studies, economics, political science, social and moral philosophy as well as social science history (political history and economic and social history). The Department also accommodates the Network for European Studies, the Helsinki Center of Economic Research (HECER) and the Consumer Society Research Centre. The Department is the largest Finnish unit in its field and is at the national forefront of research and education in the social sciences. It has a staff of 165. Each year an average of 200 Bachelor’s degrees, 130 Master’s degrees and 15 doctorates are completed at the Department.

The Department of Political and Economic Studies invites applications for the position of

FULL PROFESSOR

to be employed on a full-time contract as of 1 January 2016. The field of the position is Development Studies.

The discipline of Development Studies has a permanent academic staff of: two professors (including the advertised post), two university lecturers and two other teachers. In addition, about a dozen researchers with external funding are working at the discipline and form an integral part of its active research community. In addition to carrying out research and teaching, the academic staff members are also involved in consultancies and participate in debates in the media and other public fora.

Development Studies deals primarily with countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America and maintains wide networks with academic institutions in these areas. Development Studies research and teaching draws upon theories and methodologies from a range of social sciences (e.g. anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, history, and political economy). Within the Faculty of Social Science, Development Studies is distinguished by its multi-disciplinarity and its focus on analysis of complex processes of social transformation in relation to development policy and practice. The research community in Development Studies endeavors to produce and disseminate knowledge that reflects a meaningful engagement with people, movements, everyday lives and concrete situations in the Global South.  

According to Section 33 of the Universities Act (No 558/2009), a professor shall carry out and supervise scientific work, provide teaching based on it, follow developments in science as well as participate in societal interaction and international cooperation in the field.

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to a professorship shall hold a doctoral degree and have top-level scholarly qualifications, experience in the supervision of scientific research, the ability to provide top-level teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations as well as documentation of international cooperation in tthe research field that the appointee represents.

When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention shall be given to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching material, participation in doctoral education, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills. The applicant’s activity in the scientific community, success in obtaining external research funding, international research networks and elected positions as well as leadership and interaction skills shall also be taken into account. When making the selection, diverse expertise in multidisciplinary Development Studies shall be considered an asset.

According to the Government Decree on Universities, professors are required to be competent in the language in which they provide instruction, in other words, Finnish. Ability to teach and do administration in Finnish will be considered an advantage. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application. In order to successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must also have good English skills. A foreign citizen, non-native Finnish citizen or citizen who has not been educated in Finnish or Swedish is encouraged to acquire sufficient proficiency in Finnish. The employer will support the appointee’s language studies.

The salary shall be based on levels 8–10 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. Depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience, the salary will range from €€71,995 to €96,418 per annum. All professors recruited from abroad on full-time contracts will receive financial support as part of a new professor’s package from the University’s central funds for three years. This will include funding to appoint a post-doctoral researcher to work with the professor for up to three years. For further information about other benefits, see: http://www.helsinki.fi/intstaff/index.html.

The application should include the following documents in English:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A numbered list of publications
  • An informal report of no more than three pages presenting the applicant’s scientific activity
  • A plan of maximum three pages on how the applicant intends to carry out the duties of the position and develop the field
  • A report of no more than three pages on teaching qualifications (an academic portfolio, for instance)
  • A report on external funding acquired

Applicants are kindly asked to prepare for a situation in which, after the closing of the application period, the Faculty might request them to submit 10 publications of their choice to be sent to the assessors. The publications must be submitted as PDF attachments. Applicants should indicate these documents on their list of publications.

The application must be addressed to the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Faculty requests that the application and its enclosures be emailed to the Registry of the University of Helsinki at hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi. Applications may also be sent to the following postal address: Registry of the University of Helsinki, PO Box 33 (Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, Finland. The closing date for applications is 1 June 2015. (The Registry closes at 15.45 local time.)

For more information, please contact Professor Barry Gills, tel. +358 2 941 24571, barry.gills@helsinki.fi , or Professor Jussi Pakkasvirta, Head of the Department of Political and Economic Studies, tel. +358 2941 23795, jussi.pakkasvirta@helsinki.fi.

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Specialist Faculty of Behavioural Sciences

The University of Helsinki is one of the leading research universities in the world today, as well as the oldest and most diversified university in Finland. It consists of a total of 11 faculties spread over 4 campuses. The university has 36,200 degree students and 8,400 employees. Annually, 5,800 degrees are completed at the university; 430 of them are Doctoral degrees.                                                                             

The Institute of Behavioural Sciences is a multidisciplinary institute that conducts high-quality basic and applied research in the educational sciences, cognitive science, psychology and the speech sciences. The Institute is responsible for undergraduate, postgraduate and specialist education in the above fields as well as for several Master’s degree programmes. The Institute has approximately 1,700 under- and postgraduate students and a staff of 240.The Institute is also home to the Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘Justice through Education in the Nordic Countries’ (http://blogs.helsinki.fi/just-ed/). 

The Institute of Behavioural Sciences at the University of Helsinki invites applications for a

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

for the Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘Justice through Education in the Nordic Countries’ and NordForsk’s “Education for tomorrow” programme between 1 June 2015 and 30 June 2018, until the end of the project period. The contract will begin with a probationary period of 4 months.

NordForsk’s ‘Education for tomorrow’ programme aims at generating new knowledge about the Nordic educational systems (www.nordforsk.org/en/programmes/programmer/education-for-tomorrow-1). The programme funds several interdisciplinary research projects and a Nordic Centre of Excellence. The Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) Justice through Education (JustEd) is a multidisciplinary, cross-national research network of 14 partners, and approximately 130 members. The centre is coordinated by the Institute of Behavioural Sciences at the University of Helsinki.

The communications specialist will work in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence and the other projects in the programme. The communications specialist will be placed at the NCoE JustEd office in Helsinki, in the Institute of Behavioural Sciences at the University of Helsinki.

The communications specialist will work in close cooperation with the projects within the ‘Education for tomorrow’ programme and the NCoE. The duties of the communications specialist include developing the ties between the projects within ‘Education for tomorrow’ programme, and contribute to the communication and dissemination across the various projects and across the research teams in different countries. The communications specialist will identify the essential stakeholders in all Nordic countries and facilitate the communication and dissemination of research results to these stakeholders, including pollicy makers and practitioners. The communications specialist’s duties also include developing, managing and creating content for the web and social media.

The communications specialist must have excellent communications and managing skills as well as experience in communications and working with the media. In addition, the communications specialist should have a basic knowledge of the educational systems in the Nordic countries and be familiar with research related to education and social justice. The position requires occasional travelling. The communications specialist is required to hold a master’s degree in a relevant field. In addition, excellent skills in spoken and written English and a good command of at least one Scandinavian language (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian) are required. Knowledge of other Nordic languages as well as social media and webpage construction and managing skills are considered an asset.

The salary for the position will be based on level 9 in the job requirement scheme for other staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. 

Applications must be accompanied by a CV and any other relevant documents. 

Applications should be addressed to Jussi Saarinen, Head of the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, and sent with its attachments via email to hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi. The application period ends on 18 May 2015.

Further information on the position may be obtained from Professor Gunilla Holm, director of the Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘Justice through Education in the Nordic Countries’, gunilla.holm@helsinki.fi, tel +358 50 327 59 07 and

Senior Adviser Kaisa Vaahtera, NordForsk, Education for Tomorrow Programme, kaisa.vaahtera@nordforsk.org, tel. +47 91 14 86 94

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Professor Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki conducts high-quality research and provides research-based basic and post-graduate education in medicine and dentistry. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki is located in the Meilahti-Ruskeasuo Campus, offering excellent opportunities for close collaboration with both the University Hospital and public sector research institutes (the National Institute of Health and Welfare, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health). In addi tion to teaching and research, the Faculty serves as an important authority in the field of health care and actively participates in ethical discourse. The Faculty aims to become one of the most highly reputed medical faculties in the world as well as to maintain and to strengthen its position as a Centre of Excellence in teaching.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, together with Helsinki University Central hospital (HUCH) and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) form the Academic Medical Center Helsinki. This medical unit has done very well in international evaluations: we rank among the 10 best medical centers at European level and the 50 best centers in the world (http://www.med.helsinki.fi/english/research/index.html).

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of a part-time (35 %)

PROFESSOR OF CARDIOLOGY

The professorship in Cardiology is connected to the position of head of department at the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUCH). Separate applications must be submitted for the professorship and the position of head of department.

The professor of cardiology is responsible for undergraduate, postgraduate and  continuing education in the field. The professor participates in teaching in internal medicine, including practical small-group teaching and lecture-based teaching.

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to a professorship shall hold a doctoral degree and have top level scholarly qualifications, experience in the supervision of scientific research, the ability to provide top level teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations as well as documentation of international cooperation in the research field that the appointee represents.   

According to the Government Decree on Universities, professors are required to be competent in the language in which they provide instruction, in other words, Finnish. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application.

When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention shall be given to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills as well as the applicant’s participation in doctoral education. Account shall also be taken of the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience and international elected positions as well as leadership and interaction skills.

The apppointee must have practical knowledge of the field, which can be demonstrated through a specialist degree or qualification as a licensed specialist in the field.

The salary will be based on levels 8-10 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary compo- nent based on personal work performance. 

The position overview, instructions for filling the position as well as instructions and models for drafting the list of publications are available on the Faculty’s website at

http://www.med.helsinki.fi/hallinto/professorin%20tehtavan%20taytto.html

Applications addressed to the Faculty of Medicine must be delivered, together with the required enclosures, to the following address: University of Helsinki / Registry and Central Archives, P.O. Box 3 (Fabianinkatu 33), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. Email applications should be sent to hy-kirjaamo(at)helsinki.fi. The closing date for applications is May 6, 2015 at 15.45 local Helsinki time.

The professorship in Cardiology is connected to the position of head of department at the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). A separate application must be submitted for the position of head of department at HUS according to the application instructions provided by HUS

https://hus.taleo.net/careersection/hus1_external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=fi&portal=8170432029

Should the appointment procedure be terminated at HUS or should the proposals of the search committees of the Faculty of Medicine and HUS differ from each other, the appointment procedure for the professorship at the Faculty of Medicine will be terminated. 

Further information about the position may be obtained from  Professor Martti Färkkilä, martti.farkkila(at)hus.fi, 09 47172418 and Professor Klaus Olkkola, klaus.olkkola(at) helsinki.fi, 040 7583655. 

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University Lecturer Faculty of Behavioural Sciences

The University of Helsinki is one of the leading research universities in the world today, as well as the oldest and most diversified university in Finland. It consists of a total of 11 faculties spread over 4 campuses. The university has 36,200 degree students and 8,400 employees. Annually, 5,800 degrees are completed at the university; 430 of them are Doctoral degrees.

The Institute of Behavioural Sciences is a multidisciplinary institute that conducts high-quality basic and applied research in the educational sciences, cognitive science, psychology and the speech sciences. The Institute is responsible for undergraduate, postgraduate and specialist education in the above fields as well as for several Master’s degree programmes. The Institute is also home to the Centre for Research and Development of Higher Education.   The Institute has approximately 1,700 under- and postgraduate students and a staff of 240.

The Institute of Behavioural Sciences invites applications for the position of

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

for a fixed-term appointment from 1 August 2015 to 31 December 2017 (locum position).

The field of the position is educational sciences, and the position falls within the focus area of education, society and culture at the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences.

The duties of the university lecturer include planning, providing and developing teaching in the discipline of educational sciences, supervising theses and dissertations at all levels of studies in educational sciences, and conducting independent research, particularly in the focus area of education, society and culture.

The university lecturer’s research is expected to fall within the focus area of education, society and culture at the Faculty, and he or she must participate in the activities of research groups at the Institute. The university lecturer’s duties also include participation in the general planning and development of teaching as well as in the Institute’s administrative duties.

The Regulations of the University of Helsinki stipulate that an appointee to the position of university lecturer must hold an applicable doctoral degree and be able to provide high-quality teaching based on research as well as supervise theses and dissertations in the field of the position. Completion of the university lecturer’s duties also requires experience in university-level seminar and lecture teaching in educational sciences.

When assessing the qualifications of applicants, attention shall be paid to scientific publications and other academic activities, teaching experience and pedagogical training, participation in projects that develop teaching, the ability to produce learning material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a teaching demonstration. Teaching experience related to social justice and equality in education will be an asset. 

According to the Government Decree on Universities, university lecturers must be proficient in the language in which they provide instruction – in other words, Finnish or Swedish. They must also have at least satisfactory oral and written skills in both languages. However, foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must also have good English skills.

The salary will be based on levels 5−7 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

Applications must be accompanied by a CV, a list of publications, and a report of practical experience and qualifications relevant to the assessment of teaching skills, as well as other documents that may be relevant to the selection; or alternatively, an academic portfolio containing the above-mentioned documents and information (see http://www.helsinki.fi/recruitment/academicportfolio.html).

Applications must be addressed to Jussi Saarinen, Head of the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, and sent with its enclosures via email to hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi. The application period ends on 20 May 2015.

Further information on the position may be obtained from Fritjof Sahlström, Deputy Head of Institute, tel. +358 2941 20551, fritjof.sahlstrom@helsinki.

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Doctoral Student Faculty of Arts

In 2015 language researchers from the University of Helsinki and Stockholm University launched a two-year cooperation project on languages and language contacts. Based at the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, the project focuses on language encounters now and in the past. The project will produce new cross-disciplinary information about the coexistence of minority and majority languages in Finland, Sweden and the broader Baltic Sea region as well as about what such coexistence has meant from the language perspective and how it has been maintained in practice.  The aim is to study multilingualism and its impact by generating understanding of the management of language encounters now and in the future. The cross-disciplinary research also aims to increase cooperation between language scholars and to develop inter-university collaboration in doctoral education. The Doctoral Programme for Language Studies at the Faculty of Arts also participates in the cooperation. The project is coordinated by the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies.

The Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies (http://www.helsinki.fi/fus/) is Finland’s largest and most diverse centre of research and academic education in Finnish, Swedish and related languages as well as literature written in them. The Department is an internationally renowned centre of learning in Finno-Ugrian and Nordic languages as well as home to the world’s largest concentration of Finnish language and literature research and academic teaching. The Department offers eight disciplines.

The Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies invites applications for the position of

DOCTORAL STUDENT

to write his or her doctoral dissertation in language studies within the project on languages and language contacts. The appointment will be for a fixed term from 15 June 2015 to 14 June 2017. The field of the position will be research on languages and language contacts. 

The duties of the doctoral student will include full-time research in the cooperation project on languages and language contacts. In addition to conducting his or her own research, the doctoral student will assist the project’s postdoctoral researcher in coordination tasks and, for example, the organisation of international summer schools. When deciding on applicants, priority will be given to doctoral students in the University of Helsinki’s Doctoral Programme for Language Studies who are midway through their studies and whose doctoral dissertation has progressed according to their study plan. The doctoral student is expected to have good cooperation skills and be able to take an active and independent role.

Applicants must have completed a second-cycle (Master’s) degree, prepared a research proposal that has been approved, and hold a valid right to complete postgraduate studies. Other requirements include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated in previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal.

Doctoral students must be proficient in Finnish or Swedish. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in the other national language of Finland. The Regulations of the University of Heelsinki stipulate that foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must also be proficient in English.

The salary will be based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

The application must be accompanied by the following enclosures:

-        A curriculum vitae

-        A research proposal and a study plan including a preliminary timetable for when the doctoral dissertation is to be completed

-        Other documents that may be relevant to the selection

Applications addressed to Hanna Lehti-Eklund, Head of the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, must be delivered, together with the required enclosures, by email to hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi

The deadline for applications is 20 May 2015.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Hanna Lehti-Eklund, tel. +358 2941 23368, hanna.lehti-eklund@helsinki.fi.

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Professor of Neurosurgery

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki conducts high-quality research and provides research-based basic and post-graduate education in medicine and dentistry. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki is located in the Meilahti-Ruskeasuo Campus, offering excellent opportunities for close collaboration with both the University Hospital and public sector research institutes (the National Institute of Health and Welfare, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health). In addition to teaching and research, the Faculty serves as an important authority in the field of health care and actively participates in ethical discourse. The Faculty aims to become one of the most highly reputed medical faculties in the world as well as to maintain and to strengthen its position as a Centre of Excellence in teaching.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, together with Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) form the Academic Medical Center Helsinki. This medical unit has done very well in international evaluations: we rank among the 10 best medical centers at European level and the 50 best centers in the world (http://www.med.helsinki.fi/english/research/index.html).

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of a part-time (35%)

PROFESSOR OF NEUROSURGERY

The professorship in Neurosurgery is connected to the position of head of department at the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). Separate applications must be submitted for the professorship and the position of head of department.

The professor of Neurosurgery is responsible for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education in the field. The professor participates in teaching in practical small groups and in lecture-based teaching.

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to a professorship shall hold a doctoral degree and have top level scholarly qualifications, experience in the supervision of scientific research, the ability to provide top level teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations as well as documentation of international cooperation in the research field that the appointee represents.

Requirements for language skills are defined in the description of the operating environment.

When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention shall be given to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills as well as the applicant’s participation in doctoral education. Account shall also be taken of the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience and international elected positions as well as leadership and interaction skills.

The appointee must have practical knowledge of the field, which can be demonstrated through a specialist degree or qualification as a licensed specialist in the field.

The salary will be based on levels 8-10 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

The position overview, instructions for filling the position as well as instructions and models for drafting the list of publications are available on the Faculty’s website at http://www.med.helsinki.fi/hallinto/professorin%20tehtavan%20taytto.html.

The closing date for applications is June 1, 2015. Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment management system.

The professorship in Neurosurgery is connected to the position of head of department at the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). A separate application must be submitted for the position of head of department at HUS according to the application instructions provided by HUS (https://hus.taleo.net/careersection/hus1_external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=fi&...).

Should the appointment procedure be terminated at HUS or should the proposals of the search committees of the Faculty of Medicine and HUS differ from each other, the appointment procedure for the professorship at the Faculty of Medicine will be terminated.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Professor Timo Erkinjuntti, timo.erkinjuntti(at)hus.fi, 09 471722793 and Professor Klaus Olkkola, klaus.olkkola(at) helsinki.fi, 040 7583655.

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University Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry

The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University of Helsinki includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. Some 36,500 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Helsinki.

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, located on the Viikki Campus, promotes the sustainable use of natural resources and human wellbeing through scientific research and research-based teaching. The Faculty’s key areas of education and research are food, agricultural, forest and environmental sciences, economics and biotechnology. The Faculty has 3,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs 500 experts.

The mission of the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Helsinki is to promote the sustainable use of natural resources, the development of rural areas, agriculture and the food systems as well as consumer wellbeing through high-quality, topical research and research- based teaching.

The Department of Economics and Management at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Helsinki invites applications for the permanent position of a

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

in the field of Consumer Economics, especially food-related consumer issues, starting on 1st of August 2015 or according to a mutual agreement.

According to the University of Helsinki Regulations, holders of university lectureships are required to possess an applicable doctoral degree, to have the ability to provide high quality research-based teaching and to supervise theses and dissertations in the fields of consumer economics and food economics.

When considering the qualifications of the applicants, attention will be paid to scientific publications in the fields in question and other research results of scientific value. In addition, teaching and supervising experience, pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning materials and other teaching merits will be evaluated. If necessary, a teaching demonstration will be required.

According to the Universities Decree, university lecturers must be fluent in the Finnish language. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish language may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, appointees must also have good skills in English language.

The salary will be based on levels 5-7 of the requirements level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. There is a four-month trial period for the position.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications a CV, a ccertificate of language skills, a list of publications (for instructions, see link) and a brief English-language report of the following:

-       research and scientific experience,

-       involvement in administrative duties,

-       other activities which the applicant wishes to bring to the Faculty’s attention,

and a description of teaching qualifications (for instructions, see link).

or, alternatively, an academic portfolio containing the above documents (for instructions, see link).

Applications addressed to the Department of Economics and Management, together with the required enclosures, must be delivered to the following postal address: Registry of the University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 3 (Fabianinkatu 33), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland, or emailed to hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi. The deadline for applications is May 21st, 2015 (the Registry closes at 15.45. local Helsinki time). The application documents will not be returned.

For more information about the position and for queries about the application procedure, please contact university lecturer Petri Ollila at the Department of Economics and Management, +358 2941 58625, petri.ollila@helsinki.fi and university lecturer Sari Ollila 02941 58510, sari.ollila@helsinki.fi .

Helsinki 23 April 2015

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University Lecturer Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences

The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world and the most versatile institution of scholarship, education and intellectual stimulation in Finland. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. Some 35,000 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Helsinki.

The Department of Biosciences in the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, is Finland’s largest and most prominent institution engaged in biosciences research and teaching . The Department of Biosciences, based in the Viikki Science Park, is among the largest departments of the University. Its budget is approximately €25 million, and it employs nearly 400 people. The Department is divided into six divisions, namely biochemistry, ecology and evolutionary biology, physiology and neuroscience, plant biology, genetics, and general microbiology. The Department coordinates the administration and basic teaching for all students during the first few years of study, but each of the above divisions are independently responsible for their teaching and research. The Department also offers a degree programme that provides students with the qualification of a biology teacher.

Department of Biosciences invites applications for two

University lecturers in Microbiology

specialising in the biology of prokaryotic viruses and molecular virology of prokaryotes.

The positions are filled until further notice. Applicants are expected to be active in research and successful in raising external research funding exposed to competition. The duties of a university lecturer include in addition to research and teaching limited participation in administrative duties. University lecturers are required to have experience in providing university level teaching. In this position, applicants are expected to be actively involved in research on molecular biology of prokaryotic viruses, which is expected to strengthen the ongoing teaching and research activities at the division of general microbiology.

The university lecturers will be based at the division of general microbiology of the Department of Biosciences. The division has professors in microbiology and virology, as well as lecturers in microbial immunology and molecular microbiology. The education in microbiology on the Viikki campus is undergoing a reform in collaboration with the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, where there are professors in applied microbiology and food microbiology. The Faculty of Pharmacy and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, where there are part-time professors in zoonotic virology and animal disease virology, are also involved in the development of the education in microbiology. The university lecturers will actively participate in the development of education in microbiology. The goal is to offer a collaborative and comprehensive teaching program which will serve the entire Viikki campus.

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to a university lectureship shall hold a doctoral degree in the field of the position and shall have the ability to provide top-level teaching based on research, as well as to supervise theses. When assessing the qualifications of the applicants, attention shall be paidd to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning material, other teaching merits, and, if necessary, a teaching demonstration.

According to the Government Decree on Universities, university lecturers are required to be proficient in the language in which they provide instruction, in other words, Finnish. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, appointees must also have good English skills.

The salary for the position will be based on the demands level chart for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. The demands level for university lecturers is 5–7. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The salary for the university lecturer is 3200–5600 euros per month, depending on the appointee's qualifications and experience.

The English-language application must be accompanied by:

• a CV

• a list of publications

• a brief report of the following qualifications: research and scientific activities, description of teaching qualifications, participation in administrative duties 

• a report on other activities of which the applicant wishes to inform the Faculty

or, alternatively, an academic portfolio containing the above documents (see instructions at www.helsinki.fi/bio/faculty/materials/portfolio-ohjeet_eng.pdf) The application must be submitted as a single PDF file.

Applications addressed to the Head of Department of Biosciences, together with the required enclosures, must be delivered to the Registry of the University of Helsinki as PDF files to the address hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi. The application may also be submitted to the address Registry of the University of Helsinki, PO Box 3 (Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 University of Helsinki. Deadline for applications is 5th June, 2015 (The Registry will be closed at 15.45).

More information can be requested from Prof.  Benita Westerlund-Wikström, head of division of general microbiology, +358-2941 59251, email: benita.westerlund@helsinki.fi or the head of Department of Biosciences Prof. Kurt Fagerstedt, +358-2941 59438, email: kurt.fagerstedt(at)helsinki.fi.

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Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty of Arts

The Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies is nationally the largest and most versatile provider of research and university education in Finnish and Swedish and related languages as well as literature written in these languages. The department is an internationally significant centre of Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian studies and the largest provider of research and university education in Finnish language and literature in the world.

The most important focus areas of the department in the field of Finno-Ugrian studies are language typology, historical linguistics, minority languages, language contacts, multilingualism, variation and language policies and the emerging field of toponymic studies.

The Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies invites applications for

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION

for a fixed term from August 1st, 2015 to July 31st, 2018. The field of the position is Finno-Ugrian (Uralic) studies.

The postdoctoral researcher will conduct research in the field of Uralic languages, concentrating mainly on languages other than Finnish, Hungarian or Estonian.  Alongside research the postdoctoral researcher will take part in teaching, supervision and other departmental activities and is also expected to take part in the planning of research projects.

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, the appointee must hold a doctoral degree and have the ability to conduct independent scientific work as well as the teaching skills required by the position. The person we are looking for should have good social skills, and have a pro-active attitude toward his/her work.

According to the Government Decree on Universities, postdoctoral researchers are required to be proficient in Finnish or Swedish. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in the other of these two languages. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application.

The salary will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of the Finnish universities. In addition, the appointees will be paid a salary component based on personal performance.

Letters of application must include the following documents:

-        CV

-        List of publications

-        A description of the connection of the applicant’s own research to the field of research and the duties described on this announcement (max. 2 pages)

-        Other documents relevant to the application

One copy of all documents is requested.

Applications should be addressed to Hanna Lehti-Eklund, Head of the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies. Applications together with the required enclosures must be sent preferably by e-mail to the following address: hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi. The applications can also be sent to the following address: Helsingin yliopiston kirjaamo, PO BOX 3 (Fabianinkatu 33), 00014 University of Helsinki.

The deadline for applications is May 18th 2015 at 15:45.

For fuurther information please contact Professor Riho Grünthal, +358 503102749, riho.grunthal@helsinki.fi .

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Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty of Medicine

Research Programs Unit (RPU) of the Faculty of Medicine is a top-quality research environment. Its five research programs are located in Biomedicum Helsinki of the Academic Medical Center Helsinki (Meilahti Campus), where the research laboratories of the Helsinki University Hospital and Finnish Institute for Molecular Medicine facilitate the integration of biomedical, translational, and clinical research. The goal of the Translational Cancer Biology Research Program (TCB) of the RPU, consisting of excellent investigators from different disciplines, is the discovery and validation of new mechanisms and targets in human cancer, and translation of the results into medical benefits. TCB applies multiple vascular biology, genetic engineering and stem cell methods, including shRNA and CRISPR/Cas9 technologies to investigate tumors in their microenvironment, to identify new therapeutic molecules affecting genetic driver programs in cancer, and to perform systematic analysis of factors contributing to cellular signaling, reprogramming, migration, and invasion. The TCB consists of eleven top quality research groups.

The Alitalo Lab of the Center of Excellence in Translational Cancer Research is looking for outstanding candidates for

A POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION

The open position is in the fields of molecular cell biology and translational cancer research. The project aims to identify key mechanisms and interactions in tumor cells and their microenvironment that underlie invasion, metastasis, and drug resistance, with a special focus on colon cancer. The project integrates unique patient derived and transgenic 3D tumor models with high-throughput screening and hypothesis-driven functional and molecular mechanistic research. State-of-the-art molecular biology and functional genetic approaches including the most relevant cellular, ex vivo and in vivo models, as well as clinical human tissue material and stem-cell based organoids are utilized in the research. The models are analyzed in coordination with the rapidly expanding information available from cancer genomes. Large patient sample sets are available via the clinical members of the TCB Program.

The laboratory is an international multidisciplinary research environment with state-of-the-art facilities and it belongs to the TCB program and to the Center of Excellence on Translational Cancer Biology, headed by Kari Alitalo.

We are looking for ambitious postdoctoral research scientist with strong enthusiasm towards science.  A successful candidate has PhD degree and strong background in molecular and cell biology, cellular biochemistry, genetics and/or cancer biology. Basic understanding of bioinformatics and experience in student training are considered as assets. Good communication, interpersonal, computing and organizational skills are mandatory.

Initial contract of employment will be done for a year and starting date is to be agreed, preferably as soon as possible.  Trial period of four months will be applied. Salary will be based on the Universities salary scheme for teaching and research personnel composed of both task specific (demand level 5) and personal performance components. The task specific salaary component is 2840,64 €/month and the component based on personal work performance is maximally 46 % (making a total of 4155,86 €/month).

To apply, please send your application letter, CV, publication list, study transcripts and names of two references in a single PDF document to rpu-office@helsinki.fi (Subject: Postdoc TCB) by May 15, 2015. For further information please contact: Kari Alitalo, kari.alitalo@helsinki.fi, Tel. +358-(0)2941 25511.

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Professor Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki conducts high-quality research and provides research-based basic and post-graduate education in medicine and dentistry. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki is located in the Meilahti-Ruskeasuo Campus, offering excellent opportunities for close collaboration with both the University Hospital and public sector research institutes (the National Institute of Health and Welfare, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health). In addi- tion to teaching and research, the Faculty serves as an important authority in the field of health care and actively participates in ethical discourse. The Faculty aims to become one of the most highly reputed medical faculties in the world as well as to maintain and to strengthen its position as a Centre of Excellence in teaching.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, together with Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) form the Academic Medical Center Helsinki. This medical unit has done very well in international evaluations: we rank among the 10 best medical centers at European level and the 50 best centers in the world.

 The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of

 PROFESSOR

The position to be filled is a Professorship in Internal medicine and the language of instruction is Swedish.

The professor is responsible for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education in the field and for specialist education as applicable.The professor also participates in practical small-group teaching and lecture-based teaching.

A person selected for the post of professor must possess a doctoral degree, high-quality scientific competence, experience in directing scientific research, the ability to provide high-quality teaching based on research and to supervise dissertations, and evidence of international cooperation in his or her field of study.

According to the Government Decree on Universities, professors are required to be competent in the language in which they provide instruction, in other words, Swedish.

They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Finnish. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempteed from this requirement without a separate application.

When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention shall be given to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills as well as the applicant’s participation in doctoral education. Account shall also be taken of the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience and international elected positions as well as leadership and interaction skills.

The appointee must have practical knowledge of the field, which can be demonstrated through a specialist degree or qualification as a licensed specialist in the field.

The appointee and the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) may negotiate over a suitable secondary position.

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The salary will be based on levels 8-10 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

The position overview, instructions for filling the position as well as instructions and models for drafting the list of publications are available on the Faculty’s website at http://www.med.helsinki.fi/hallinto/professorin%20tehtavan%20taytto.html.

Applications addressed to the Faculty of Medicine must be delivered, together with the required enclosures, to the following address: University of Helsinki / Registry and Central Archives, P.O. Box 3 (Fabianinkatu 33), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. Email applications should be sent to hy-kirjaamo(at)helsinki.fi.

The closing date for applications has been extended to May 4, 2015, at 15.45 local Helsinki time.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Professor Martti Färkkilä, martti.farkkila(at)hus.fi, 09 47172418 and Professor Klaus Olkkola, klaus.olkkola(at) helsinki.fi, 040 7583655.

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Postdoctoral Researcher Independent institutes

2015 CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

FOR MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIPS WITH THE INSTITUTE FOR MOLECULAR MEDICINE FINLAND (FIMM)

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute in Helsinki focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine.  FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, technology center and biobanking infrastructures “under one roof” and thereby promotes translational research and adoption of personalised medicine in health care. FIMM researchers are involved in several grand challenge projects, such as the impact of genome information on personalised health and medical interventions, development of individualised cancer medicine, and novel diagnostics via imaging of tissue and cells. The disease areas of interest for the research groups include cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neurology, and viral infections.

FIMM offers postdoctoral researchers an internationally recognized, unique biomedical research environment with an exciting combination of basic and translational research.  Situated in the Helsinki Academic Medical Center of the University of Helsinki, FIMM operates within and surrounded by national Centres of Excellence of the Academy of Finland, a Nordic Centre of Excellence, research programs of the Faculty of Medicine, as well as numerous ongoing clinical trials.  Researchers at FIMM are able to work closely with the hospital as well as other institutes and departments of the University.

The FIMMPOD Postdoctoral and Senior Researcher Program is a professional developmental program for the postdoctoral and senior researchers within FIMM and aims to enhance research experiences and career opportunities.  FIMMPOD organizes events in career development, mentoring, and networking, as well as facilitates the recruitment of new postdoctoral researchers to FIMM.

Expressions of interest are now invited from potential postdoctoral researchers in applying jointly with a FIMM research team for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship.

Description of the MSCA Fellowship Program

The purpose of the MSCA Individual Fellowship (IF) is to support the mobility of researchers and help attract promising foreign researchers to work in the European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe. The grant typically covers two years' salary, a mobility allowance, research costs and overheads for the host institution. Individual researchers prepare and submit proposals for funding together with their planned supervisor/host organization. Proposals are judged on their research quality, impact and implementation, the researcher's future career prospects, and the support offered by the host organization. More information about MSCA Individual Fellowships is available here.


Research Areas of Interest

We welcome expressions of interest in any research area(s) in which FIMM is involved.  The specific research topic for an MSCA IF application will be designed together with the FIMM research group.

Eligibility and Requirements

Candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree in biology,, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, computer science, genetics, mathematics, medicine, or other related fields, obtained before the MSCA IF deadline of 10 September 2015. Candidates are also expected to have good problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills, be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, and be able to work independently as well as within an international team.

Candidates are required to read carefully the MSCA IF Guide for Applicants to ascertain eligibility, especially with regard to the mobility rules for each scheme, and learn about what will be required of them if selected to apply with a FIMM research group host. 

Applications

Candidates are invited to express their interest in a host group at FIMM no later than 15 May 2015 at 17.00 EEST by completing the online application form at:  https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/59405/

Expression of interest is not a promise of funding or position. 

Review of expressions of interest will begin after 15 May 2015.  Proposals will be evaluated based on research quality, the researcher's future career prospects and the availability of suitable supervision.  The strongest proposals will be selected for continuation, with a FIMM research group host, to the MSCA IF application (deadline 10 September 2015). The FIMMPOD Postdoctoral and Senior Researcher Program will provide application preparation support for the potential fellow-group leader teams.

Further information:

·         FIMM

·         FIMMPOD

·         FIMM research areas

·         University of Helsinki International Staff Services

·         Helsinki Academic Medical Center

·         MSCA Individual Fellowships

FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, composed of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the centers for molecular medicine in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. At the national level, FIMM is a joint research institute of the University of Helsinki (primary host), the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, the National Institute for Health and Welfare, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

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Doctoral Student Independent institutes

The Institute of Biotechnology is a leading European research institute within the University of Helsinki (UH) with a mission to increase knowledge in cross‐disciplinary biology and biotechnology. The Institute has state‐of-the‐art facilities in imaging, model organisms, proteomics, genomics, crystallography and NMR.

We seek an outstanding candidate for

DOCTORAL STUDENT

in zoology. Working period is up to 4 years. The purpose of the position is research and training leading to a PhD degree. The selected doctoral student will apply for a right to conduct graduate studies and register at a relevant Graduate Program at UH.

The main objectives of the research project is to: a) Compare morphological disparity and diversity across metazoans with quantitative methods. The aim is not so much to find right phylogenies or describe diversity patterns within groups but to measure in a quantitative manner how disparate are the phenotypes of species within a group. This is how different they are from one another at different levels of the phenotype (in our case morphology). The aim is then to uncover the main patterns of disparity change between the major animal groups. b) Develop mathematical methods for non-landmark morphometrics of whole adult bodies. c) Gather specimens from the field and from museums and analyze existing data from morphology databases.

The research will take place in the Center of Excellence in Experimental and computational developmental biology, at Biotechnology Institute of the University of Helsinki

The supervisor of the theoretical aspects will be Dr. Isaac Salazar-Ciudad but the PhD student include also close collaboration with academy professor Jukka Jernvall group. This includes collaboration with developmental biologists, bioinformaticians, paleontologists and other evolutionary and systems biologists.

Qualifications and experience:  Background in biology, preferably with zoology or in evolutionary biology, developmental biology or theoretical biology. The most important requirement is a strong interest and motivation on science, morphological evolution and development. A capacity for creative and critical thinking is also desirable.

Starting salary according to demand level 2 of the teaching and research staff (app. 2000- 2400 EUR/month). Salary evolves according to gained experience.

The application: The application letter (addressed to Isaac Salazar-Ciudad) including a statement of interests - CV (summarizing degrees obtained, subjects included in degree and grades, average grade) should be send as a single pdf-file to: bi-recruit@helsinki.fi. The applications are to be sent by 15.5.2015. Starting as agreed.

Applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English, Swedish or Finnish. Examples of recent publications (Isaac Salazar-Ciudad team): Salazar-Ciudad I1, Marín-Riera M. Adaptive dynamics under development-based genotype-phenotype maps. Nature. 2013. Salazar-Ciudad I, Jernvall J. A computational model of teeth and the developmental origins of morphological variation. Nature, 2010.

Team webpage: http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/salazar/index.html

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Doctoral Student Independent institutes

The Institute of Biotechnology is a leading European research institute within the University of Helsinki with a mission to increase knowledge in cross‐disciplinary biology and biotechnology. The Institute has state‐of-the‐art facilities in imaging, model organisms, proteomics, genomics, crystallography and NMR.

We seek an outstanding candidate for

DOCTORAL STUDENT

in systems and developmental biology (gene networks evolution).

Working period is up to 4 years. The purpose of the position is research and training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The selected doctoral student will apply for a right to conduct graduate studies at the University of Helsinki (UH) and register at a relevant Graduate Program at UH.

The main objectives of the research project: a) Develop computational models of organ development (morphogenesis and pattern formation) and their evolution in mammalian teeth, hair, Drosophila wing, and/or b) Develop models about the evolution of gene networks and embryonic development in general.

The research will take place in the Center of Excellence in Experimental and computational developmental biology, at Biotechnology Institute of the University of Helsinki. The project would involve collecting data with a CT-scanner and analyzing already existing data. The supervisor of the theoretical aspects will be Dr. Isaac Salazar-Ciudad but the PhD student include also close collaboration with academy professor Jukka Jernvall group. This includes collaboration with developmental biologists, bioinformaticians, paleontologists and other evolutionary and systems biologists.

Qualifications and experience:  Background in biology, preferably with zoology or in evolutionary biology, developmental biology or theoretical biology. The most important requirement is a strong interest and motivation on science, morphological evolution and development. A capacity for creative and critical thinking is also desirable.

Starting salary: According to demand level 2 of the teaching and research staff (app. 2000-2400 EUR/month). Salary evolves according to gained experience.

The application: The application letter (addressed to Isaac Salazar-Ciudad) including a statement of interests - CV (summarizing degrees obtained, subjects included in degree and grades, average grade) should be send as a single pdf-file to: bi-recruit@helsinki.fi. The applications are to be sent by 15.5.2015. Starting as agreed.

Applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English, Swedish or Finnish.

Examples of recent publications (Isaac Salazar-Ciudad team): Salazar-Ciudad I1, Marín-Riera M. Adaptive dynamics under development-based genotype-phenotype maps. Nature. 2013 Salazar-Ciudad I, Jernvall J. A computational model of teeth and the developmental origins of morphological variation. Nature. 2010.

Group webpage: http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/salazar/index.html

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