Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Senior scientist in population genetics

Tallenna suosikiksi Luo Paikkavahti

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Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services to our customers based on best available scientific knowledge. Our research results and services generate added value and sustainability as well as scientific evidence to support decision making. We carry out research on forestry, agriculture, food, game, and fisheries. As one of its statutory services, Luke is responsible for coordinating and managing the national programme on Forest Genetic resources conservation.
Being open-minded and curious and having a strong will to leave a positive mark to the world binds Luke people together. Together we build a positive working culture where each other’s work is highly respected. In Luke, the work assignments are versatile and employees can influence the content of their work. We work in a mobile work culture which gives you the
possibility to work from wherever it suits you the best. Luke offers a multidisciplinary international research environment with unique research infrastructures, experimental sites and well-equipped laboratories.

Work tasks

Luke is seeking a senior scientist (erikoistutkija) in the field of population genetics for the statutory work on forest genetic resources conservation and management, including also acquiring external funding. The senior scientist is involved in national and international conservation and coordination activities in the field of forest genetic resources, and active in research supporting these activities.

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The senior scientist will participate in the development of the existing forest genetic resources conservation programme, by science based population genetics solutions and practical applications. In practice, success in the position requires doctoral degree on population genetics and at least basic knowledge of forestry. Deeper understanding of forestry and policies that are relevant for forest genetic resources conservation is considered as advantage. Competence in relevant statistical methods (e.g., population genetics and genomics, quantitative data analyses) is required. The position requires good scientific writing skills, and fluent English spoken language. The applicant should possess good co-operational skills, to participate in several ongoing EU projects on forest genetics, and to take an active role in preparing new national and international research projects. Existing international research networks are considered as advantage, as well as a proven track record of successfully acquired external research funding. The successful candidate must comply with Lukes open science and data policy.

Scope of employment

Form of employment: Permanent employment

Scope:   Office work

Commencement:   01/03/2022


Last application date:   31/01/2022 16:00

Reference number:   30-588-2021

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You may also apply for this position by submitting your application to the address below. The job reference of the role must be cited both in the actual application and on the envelope. Applications will not be returned.

Luonnonvarakeskuksen kirjaamo
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki, FINLAND

Please attach your CV and application letter to your application.


 The position is at complexity level 10 in Luke's salary system. Therefore, the position-specific salary component is EUR 4 059.97 per month. In addition to the position-specific salary component, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. It can be at most 50% of the position-specific salary component. The applicant may also present a separate salary request.


Number of positions advertised:   1


Contact persons

Mari RusanenSenior Speialist+358 29 532 5477mari.rusanen@luke.fi

Tuija AronenGroup Manager, Principal Scientist+358 29 532 4233tuija.aronen@luke.fi


Natural Resources Institute Finland
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki


Natural Resources Institute Finland
Vipusenkuja 6
57200 Savonlinna


Please note that the application period expires on January 31, 2022 at 4.00 pm (time in Finland, UTC + 2). Unfortunately, we are unable to consider late applications.


Trial period is 4 months

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Senior scientist in population genetics
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