Post-doc: Wing Development in the Center of Excellence in Experimental and Computational Developmental Biology, University of Helsinki

Posted 1/10/2019

The research will involve using and existing mathematical model of wing morphogenesis to explore whether it can be used to predict how wing morphology changes over generations in an artificial selection experiment. These predictions would be contrasted with predictions stemming from a quantitative genetics analysis of fly populations.

The research will take place in the Center of Excellence in Experimental and computational developmental biology of the Biotechnology Institute of the University of Helsinki, Finland.

For a full description of the project, check the modeling in part of this funded project: and

The job is for 1.5 years.


  1. PhD in either evolutionary biology, developmental biology or, preferably, in evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo).
  2. Programming skills or a willingness to acquire them is required.

The application must include:

  • Motivation letter including a statement of interests
  • CV (summarizing degrees obtained, subjects included in degree and grades, average grade)
  • Summary of PhD project, its main conclusions and its underlying motivation

Application should be sent to:

There is no specific deadline but the position will start in July 2019.

Interested candidates should check the centres page:

Last Updated 01/10/2019