The University of Helsinki is one of the leading universities in the world. By working at the University of Helsinki you can contribute to science, teaching, learning and society. The University of Helsinki is a responsible employer and offers a variety of beneftis to its staff. It constitutes an international academic community of 40,000 members, with 32,000 degree students and 60,000 mature students enrolled annually.

University of Helsinki offers a Trainee Programme for our international master students. You are eligible to apply if you are an international student enrolled in a University of Helsinki master programme.

We are now looking for a TRAINEE for Biodiversity Informatics Unit at Finnish Museum of Natural History.

Your main task as a trainee is to participate in the digitization of the national natural history collections of Finnish Museum of Natural history by using different digitizing methods.

We expect you to have experience using Microsoft Excel and handling of the scientific specimens (e.g. pinned insects, herbarium sheets) is considered as an advantage.

Understanding of biodiversity occurrence and collection data helps the candidate to get quickly familiar with the work. The trainee must be fluent in English; no knowledge of Finnish is required.

We offer you an excellent opportunity to see beyond the museum exhibitions and get a deep understanding of the natural history collections, their curation, digitization and what it takes to be able to share the data as open data following FAIR-principles.

Our unit has wide range expertise in ICT development, biodiversity information and digitization of data. This provides the trainee an overview on how Research Infrastructures function.

The duration of a traineeship is from September 1st to December 31st, 2021 (four months) of part-time (50%) work, leaving time for studies as well. The salary of a trainee is €700 per month for a part-time (50%) trainee.

The application period is from 6th to 25th April, 2021.

For more details about the position, please contact: Anne Koivunen,, +358407716739.

Please submit your application through the University’s recruitment system by clicking on the Apply link. Please note that each trainee position has a separate Apply link.

You will be asked to register into the system before you get to apply. Please use any other than your account to register. You will receive a message from the recruitment system once your application has been registered. In need of assistance, please contact:

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Due date

25.04.2021 23:59 EEST