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We are seeking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to study the interactions between the tick-borne Borrelia, the tick and the hosts.

We are seeking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher in Infection Ecology. The postdoctoral researcher will work in the research group Dr Eva Kallio in the Academy of Finland funded project “Drivers of zoonotic tick-borne pathogens in natural populations” ( The focus of the project is on interactions between the tick-borne Borrelia pathogen and its tick vector and the main rodent reservoir and other mammalian hosts. The project will utilise both existing data and collect novel data from the field. The field work is conducted in Central Finland and in Finnish Archipelago.

The candidate should have a PhD in ecology, infection ecology, epidemiology or related fields. The candidate is expected to be well organized and responsible for good communication and team working. The following experience are considered as an advantage: experience in field work, planning and executing innovative research, managing and analyzing large datasets, statistical or mathematical modelling (e.g. in R, MATLAB), experience in applying GIS-data on biological systems, animal handling and/or molecular methods (e.g. DNA extraction, qPCR).

The project is a collaboration with Dr Tapio Mappes (University of Jyväskylä), Dr Otso Huitu (Natural Resources Institute Finland) and Prof. Andy Fenton (University of Liverpool).

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Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyvaskyla
Closing date
March 31st, 2019
Posted on
March 13th, 2019 07:04
Last updated
March 13th, 2019 07:04