3-year Postdoc fellowship in experimental marine plankton ecology

The Tvärminne Zoological Station of the University of Helsinki and the Centre for Coastal Ecosystem and Climate Change Research invite applications for a 3-year Postdoc fellowship in experimental marine plankton ecology.

The position is based within the Plankton Biodiversity group of Aleksandra Lewandowska (https:// www2.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/plankton-biodiversity) and is a part of the project “Effects of phytoplankton dominance on marine coastal ecosystem processes” funded by the Kone Foundation. The project aims at quantifying the effects of shifting phytoplankton dominance on carbon sequestration and the emission of greenhouse gases.

Applicants should hold doctoral degree in aquatic biology, ecology or related fields. The successful candidate should have a strong background in plankton ecology or physiology, experience in experimental work, and excellent statistical skills. Applicants interested in mesocosm-based research and experimental applications of greenhouse gas measurements are especially encouraged to apply.

The postdoctoral researcher will receive a personal monthly grant of 3,000 € and work at the Tvärminne Zoological Station on the southern coast of Finland. Research at the station focuses on the biodiversity and functioning of marine coastal ecosystems and the effects of climate change. The station has a vibrant international research community and offers access to the state of the art research facilities, including phytoplankton culture collection, indoor and outdoor mesocosms, modern research vessels, atmospheric research platform, and scientific diving training.

For further information regrading this position, please contact Aleksandra Lewandowska (aleksandra.lewandowska@helsinki.fi). Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV including publication record, and contact details for two references in a single pdf file to Aleksandra Lewandowska (aleksandra.lewandowska@helsinki.fi) by 30.04.2022