Luke is seeking a senior scientist 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. The task is primarily located in a statutory project.
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 European 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.