Jobs offers at the Finnish Forest Research Institute (notice by onetwo3four

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									Internships with the Finnish Forest Research Institute (notice available in English only)

1) Successful applicants will receive a grant from the Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) of either 670 Euros per month if housing is paid by the
    employer or 840 Euros a month if housing is not paid by the employer.
2) Trainees do not need to speak Finnish.
3) There is no fixed deadline for applying to these positions. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

* Students and recent graduates interested in working in other fields are welcome to submit applications to AUCC. AUCC will forward all eligible
applications to CIMO which will then try to match applicants with suitable placements.


   Ref.     Number
    #                                                                                                     Duration           Additional
                of            Experience/skills                         Tasks offered                                                                 Unit
                                                                                                         of training        information
            trainees
 METLA          2       Studies in biology, forestry or   Working on a large number of wood              6 months       Punkaharju Research      Finnish Forest
 1                      wood technology, and              samples: counting of year-rings from the                      Unit in the middle of    Research
                        experience in experimental        increment core samples and preparation of                     the lake district        Institute,
                        research is required. Spoken      samples for chemical analyses. Assistance                     provides beautiful       Punkaharju
                        and written English required.     in laboratory analyses.                                       landscape and good       Research Unit
                                                          Connected to project: "Environmental                          possibilities i.e. for
                                                          performance of weather and decay resistant                    hiking, skiing,
                                                          timber”.                                                      canoeing etc. Free
                                                                                                                        accommodation (a
                                                                                                                        room with shared
                                                                                                                        kitchen and bath) and
                                                                                                                        a bicycle for your use
                                                                                                                        included.
 METLA         2        Knowledge of basic laboratory     Research on soil N dynamics in peatlands.      3-6 months     Cheap                    Finnish Forest
 2                      work, and of molecular            Analysis of related microbial communities                     accommodation            Research
                        techniques (DNA-extraction,       using molecular tools.                                        available.               Institute,
                        PCR-reaction,                                                                                                            Parkano
                        electrophoresis)                                                                                                         Research Unit




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  Ref.    Number
   #                                                                                                     Duration           Additional
              of           Experience/skills                         Tasks offered                                                                  Unit
                                                                                                        of training        information
          trainees
 METLA        1      Fluent or at least moderate     Wood properties of Norway spruce                   Three         Capital area, good      Finnish Forest
 3                   English, basic knowledge of     Aim of the project:                                months or     connections by local    Research
                     wood structure and chemistry,   Analysis of the effect of forest management        more          trains to downtown,     Institute,
                     laboratory techniques           and growth rate on wood properties of the                        accommodation           Vantaa
                                                     Norway spruce.                                                   available.              Research Unit

                                                     Laboratory work including preparation and
                                                     maceration of wood samples collected from
                                                     the field experiments for measuring the
                                                     dimensions of fibers, wood density
                                                     measurements, and statistical analysis of
                                                     the data.
 METLA         1     Fluent or at least moderate     Wood properties of Scots pine                      Three         Capital area, good      Finnish Forest
 4                   English, basic knowledge of     Aim of the project:                                months or     connections by local    Research
                     wood structure and chemistry,   Analysing the effects of forest management         more          trains to downtown,     Institute,
                     laboratory techniques           on wood production and properties of Scots                       accommodation           Vantaa
                                                     pine.                                                            available.              Research Unit

                                                     Laboratory work including preparation and
                                                     maceration of wood samples collected from
                                                     the field experiments for measuring the
                                                     dimensions of fibers, wood density
                                                     measurements, and statistical analysis of
                                                     the data.
 METLA         3     Basic knowledge of plant        Pre-treatment of the soil core samples.            At least 3    Rural area in Finnish   Finnish Forest
 5                   biology or forest ecology.      Includes:                                          months        Lapland (Salla), good   Research
                                                     1) Separation of the soil and fine roots with                    possibilities for       Institute, Salla
                                                     aid of the water.                                                activities in nature,   Research Unit
                                                     2) Identification of the fine roots of different                 free lodging.
                                                     tree species and undergrowth plants.
                                                     3) Scanning and measurement of fine roots                        At least 2 trainees
                                                     characteristics by computer program.                             together.
                                                     4) Drying and weighting of the scanned fine
                                                     roots.




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  Ref.    Number
   #                                                                                                  Duration           Additional
              of           Experience/skills                        Tasks offered                                                                  Unit
                                                                                                     of training        information
          trainees
 METLA        1      Basic knowledge of               Promotion of the Global Forest Information     3-4 months    Capital area, good         Finnish Forest
 6                   information technology, web      Service (GFIS) gateway www.gfis.net within                   connections by local       Research
                     services and social media        Europe, seeking new information partners,                    trains to Helsinki.        Institute,
                                                      guiding new partners to create RSS feeds                                                Vantaa
                                                      and using social media for information                                                  Research Unit
                                                      promotion.
 METLA         1     Basic knowledge of molecular     Research on ectomycorrhizal fungi: to          3-6 months    Capital area, good         Finnish Forest
 7                   techniques such as DNA-          identify fungi in root tips and/or molecular                 connections by local       Research
                     extraction, PCR.                 identification.                                              trains to Helsinki.        Institute,
                     Experience in microscoping is                                                                                            Vantaa
                     an advantage.                                                                                                            Research Unit


 METLA         1     Knowledge and some               Research on wood-decaying fungi: works in      6 months      Capital area, good         Finnish Forest
 8                   experience of basic molecular    DNA laboratory, sample preparation.                          connections by local       Research
                     techniques, such as DNA-                                                                      trains to Helsinki.        Institute,
                     extraction, PCR-reaction,                                                                     University 10 km           Vantaa
                     electrophoresis.                                                                              away.                      Research Unit


 METLA         1     Basic knowledge of molecular     Research on the evolution and ecology of       6 months      Capital area, good         Finnish Forest
 9                   techniques such as DNA-          fungal viruses - dsRNA-viruses will be                       connections by local       Research
                     extraction, PCR-reaction,        isolated from fungal isolates, and analysed                  trains to Helsinki.        Institute,
                     electrophoresis etc.             by RT-PCR and cDNA-sequencing.                                                          Vantaa
                                                                                                                                              Research Unit

 METLA         1     Courses in plant biology,        Mostly tissue culture and cryopreservation     3-6 months    In the middle of the       Finnish Forest
 10                  genetics, biotechnology,         tasks, potentially combined with some          starting      lake district, provides    Research
                     plant/tree breeding,             molecular lab work and/or greenhouse or        from March    beautiful landscape        Institute,
                     horticulture, plant physiology   nursery experiments in tree species, such      to June       and good possibilities     Punkaharju
                     would be advantageous, some      as spruce, pine and some broadlieves           2010          i.e. for hiking, skiing,   Research Unit
                     lab work experience or           (birch, ash, elm).                                           canoeing. Free
                     courses required. Language                                                                    accommodation, a
                     skills: fluent/good spoken and                                                                bicycle included.
                     written English.




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  Ref.    Number
   #                                                                                                     Duration          Additional
              of           Experience/skills                         Tasks offered                                                                  Unit
                                                                                                        of training       information
          trainees
 METLA        2      Basic knowledge of              The project studies the diversity and              3 months      Work will be done       Finnish Forest
 11                  microbiology or molecular       function of microbial communities in tundra        or more       mostly in Rovaniemi.    Research
                     microbial ecology. Techniques   soil of Finnish Arctic using both, culturing                     Possibly some field     Institute,
                     include cultivation and         and DNA/RNA based methods                                        work in Kilpisjärvi.    Rovaniemi
                     characterization of bacterial                                                                                            Research Unit
                     isolates and/or DNA based
                     methods to study microbial
                     communities in soil.
 METLA         2     Basic knowledge of plant        Pre-treatment of the soil core samples:            At least      Rural area in Finnish   Finnish Forest
 12                  biology or forest ecology. At   1) Separation of the soil and fine roots with      three         Lapland, good           Research
                     least moderate English.         aid of the water.                                  months        possibilities for       Institute, Salla
                                                     2) Identification of the fine roots of different                 activities in nature,   Research Unit
                                                     tree species and undergrowth plants.                             free lodging.
                                                     3) Scanning and measurement of fine root
                                                     characteristics by computer program.
                                                     4) Drying and weighting of the scanned fine
                                                     roots.

 METLA         1     Fluent or at least moderate     Laboratory work on plant litter                    3 months      Capital area, good      Finnish Forest
 13                  English, experience in          decomposition (treating samples recovered                        connections by local    Research
                     recognizing plant species and   from a field experiment).                                        trains to Helsinki.     Institute,
                     plant parts, good sight.                                                                                                 Vantaa
                                                                                                                                              Research Unit




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