The Department of Biological and Environmental Science is currently seeking to recruit candidates to the position of
DOCTORAL RESEARCHER in AQUATIC SCIENCES
for a fixed-term from March 1, 2023, or as agreed, until December 31, 2025.
Within the Academy of Finland research project 'Next level process integration in microalgae biotechnology with digital applications' we are looking for a highly motivated doctoral researcher to pursue their doctoral studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The project will explore methods for microalgae cultivation, carbon dioxide and nutrient capture from recirculating aquaculture to support implementation of circular economy in Finland. The project is part of a larger consortium that develops optimization methods for algae cultivation and processing via advanced spectroscopy based monitoring and dynamic process modeling, promoting green and digital transition in economy.
The Doctoral candidate will perform laboratory studies to develop strategies to enhance microalgal growth via recovery of CO2 produced in respiration of fish and bacteria in recirculating aquaculture. Basic skills in working in laboratory are required. During the project, the Doctoral Researcher will acquire comprehensive knowledge and experience in algal culturing methods, as well as dissemination of research findings e.g. in the form of scientific publications and seminar presentations.
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The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a Doctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The MSc degree required for the position must have been completed before starting the position. Doctoral Researcher needs to be also enrolled in the doctoral programme which can be applied from the Faculty of Mathematics and Science after selection for the position.
What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?
At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a recognized member of our community with an ample opportunity to be drawn into international research. You get to participate in our international and multidisciplinary community, where everybody's welfare is essential. You will work in an inspiring and lively campus area and an environment that supports a healthy and active lifestyle.
Finland has a high standard of living with healthcare, free schooling (also in English), affordable childcare, and good family benefits. The city of Jyväskylä is located in central Finland amidst Finnish lakes and has excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. It is a major educational center, whose large student population is responsible for a vibrant cultural scene. To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä, and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.
The initial annual salary will be approximately 28,000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus). With progress of the thesis work, the salary will be revised in accordance with the Collective Agreement of Finnish Universities. The employment starts with a trial period of six months.
How to apply
The application documents that should be included in PDF format:
Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by 15 February 2023.
For further details, please contact Senior Lecturer Katja Pulkkinen, [email protected]
The research in the Department focuses on three core areas: evolutionary biology, natural resources and environment, and biological nanoscience. The Department building, Ambiotica, is an integral part of the University of Jyväskylä's Ylistönrinne Mathematics and Science Research Complex, which includes buildings of chemistry, physics and nanoscience. Ambiotica houses high quality laboratories for bioscience and experimental facilities for a wide range of biological and chemical analyses as well as highly motivated laboratory personnel.
The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU's naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.