jueves, septiembre 27, 2018

Plaza de paleontólogo en la Universidad de Helsinki

The University of Helsinki https://www.helsinki.fi/en is a leading Nordic life science university and an international academic community comprising 40,000 students and staff. With a critical outlook and a creative attitude, we are building a better future. 

Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-life-science is a new life science research institute forming an attractive international environment for researchers, and facilitating national and international partnerships in areas of research, infrastructures, and innovations. The university life science research institutes - Institute of Biotechnology, Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, and Neuroscience Center - are included in HiLIFE as operative units. HiLIFE has joint Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professors and HiLIFE Fellows with life science faculties on Viikki, Meilahti and Kumpula campuses.
We are now recruiting

starting June 2019 at the earliest. The HiLIFE Tenure Track positions are initially for three to five years with a possibility for extension or tenuring following successful evaluation. 

The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent externally funded line of research in current or emerging areas of life sciences. The following fields have been identified by the participating faculties: forest sciences, food and nutrition sciences, agricultural sciences, microbial biotechnology (Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry); molecular and integrative biosciences, ecosystems and environment, organismal and evolutionary biology (Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences); clinical medicine (Faculty of Medicine); pharmacology and therapeutics, pharmaceutical chemistry and technology, pharmaceutical biosciences (Faculty of Pharmacy); physical biochemistry modelling, x-ray bionanoimaging, integrative paleontology, global biodiversity and ecosystem change, biosphere-atmosphere interactions and climate change (Faculty of Science).
Finalists must successfully complete an interview process that includes a research seminar and teaching demonstration. The positions come with an attractive negotiable startup package, and are initially for three to five years with a possibility for extension or tenuring following successful evaluation. All positions are shared between HiLIFE and one of the participating faculties where contracts during the tenure-track are with HiLIFE and following tenuring at the faculty. The salary is negotiable within the framework of the University of Helsinki regulations.
We seek candidates with a doctorate degree and significant post-doctoral experience and recent demonstration of excellence in research in life sciences according to career stage. Early stage independent researchers are especially encouraged to apply. The formal qualifications required for the positions are indicated in the general qualification requirements of the University of Helsinki (level 3) https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/open-positions/qualification-requi...

Applications are submitted via the link at the bottom of the page, (employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal), and include limited information on a form and a single pdf attached to the form. On the form the applicant includes personal information, a short motivation letter, a list of five selected publications describing the key finding and applicants contribution, and contacts for referees. In a separate attached pdf the applicant includes a curriculum vitae including teaching experience (2 pages); a list of not more than 20 publications, and a research plan (2 pages).

Applications are submitted by October 31, 2018. 

Evaluation of applications is carried out by an Appointment Committee and includes external referee statements and interviews of shortlisted applicants. The interviews are expected to take place in early February, and the recruitment to be completed by the end of May 2019.

Further information:
HiLIFE director, Professor Tomi P Mäkelä tel:+358 2941 25500, e-mail: hilife-recruit@helsinki.fi


Funding applications to visit and study the collections of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Dear students (and advisors)

We invite funding applications for undergraduate and graduate students
to visit and study the collections of the Natural History Museum of Los
Angeles County and the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. THE DEADLINE IS


Details about the collections study grants and links to application
forms can be found here:
https://nhm.org/site/research-collections/opportunities [1]
We encourage prospective applicants to contact the relevant curator and
collections manager of the collections they wish to visit before
assembling proposal materials (see below). Applications should include
information on the objectives and significance of the proposed research,
the relevance of NHMLA collections to the project, any collaboration
with NHMLA curators (if applicable), and the methods used in the
research.Awards are made in either partial or full support of travel,
lodging, and incidental costs while visiting the NHMLA collections.
Individual award amounts can vary, but typically range from
$500–$1000, with a maximum of $1500.


The INVERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY collection is among the largest in North
America, with particular strengths in Cretaceous and Cenozoic mollusks
from the Eastern Pacific. For more information:
https://research.nhm.org/ip/ [2] Please contact Austin Hendy at
ahendy@nhm.org for further information about the collection.

The VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY collection is the fifth largest in the
country, with strengths in California, the southwestern portion of the
United States, and the northwestern portion of Mexico, and in particular
terrestrial mammals, whales, pinnipeds, fishes, sharks and other marine
vertebrates from the Cenozoic. Please contact Sam McLeod
(smcleod@nhm.org) regarding collection availability. For more

The LA BREA TAR PITS & MUSEUM contains collections from one of the
world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the
largest and most diverse assemblage of late Pleistocene plants and
animals in the world. The collections document the Los Angeles biota
over the last 50,000 years and include some 3.5 million specimens
representing over 600 species of plants and animals. Please contact
Aisling Farrell (afarrell@tarpits.org) regarding collection
availability. For more information:

The DINOSAUR INSTITUTE houses a world-class collection of Mesozoic
tetrapods, including dinosaurs, pterosaurs, crocodiles, turtles,
mammals, skin impressions, and eggs. Please contact Maureen Walsh
(mwalsh@nhm.org) regarding collection availability. For more

Get applying!