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Project and responsibilities
Academy of Finland and Novo Nordisk-funded project involves studying
genetics and molecular biology in bone metabolic diseases.
Please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/metabolic-bone-diseases
for more information. You will study the genetics of skeletal diseases
and molecular biological consequences of skeletal disease in zebrafish
models, primary cultures, and cultured cell lines. You will perform NGS
data analysis and imaging and molecular biology
analysis of the zebrafish and cells. You will also supervise
Master’s/PhD students, prepare and publish scientific manuscripts, and
write grant applications.
successful candidate holds a PhD in life or biomedical sciences.
Experience and qualification in genetics, biochemistry or animal
physiology and working with cell cultures is obligatory. In addition,
knowledge of molecular biology studies and imaging is essential.
Knowledge of NGS data analysis, bone biology, skeletal diseases, and
zebrafish studies will be advantageous.
The salary will be based on the Universities salary scheme for teaching
and research personnel. A successful candidate is expected to start in
May 2019, or according to the agreement.
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Application and questions should be sent to
minna.pekkinen(at)helsinki.fi or outi.makitie(at)helsinki.fi, with the
subject line “open postdoc position.” Applications are invited immediately, and the position will be filled when a suitable candidate is found.
Ph.D. student position is available at the University of Helsinki and
Folkhälsan Research Center, Biomedicum in Meilahti, Helsinki, Finland.
Our research involves the clinical and genetic characteristics
of osteoporosis, skeletal dysplasias, early-onset obesity, and mineral
metabolism. Please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/metabolic-bone-diseases
for more information.
We offer you:
• an opportunity to work in a high-quality group of bone researchers
• a chance to be involved in cross-field science and develop new techniques for the research of
bone diseases in cell biology, molecular biology, clinical medicine, and animal work
• an inspiring research environment on the largest biomedical research campus in Finland
• a chance for completing a Ph.D
• financial support through a grant with the possibility of applying for University Graduate
Schools later on
What is expected of you:
• MSc degree in biological or biomedical sciences field
• high motivation level and work morale
• capability to work both independently and in group
• to manage overlapping projects
• previous experience in genetics, cell biology or molecular biology is required
• experience in laboratory work with cell culture
• Skills and training in working with model animals (zebrafish) are an advantage. The project
will involve animal work
• adequate written and oral skills in the English language
• a possibility of interviewing at Folkhälsan Research Center in person (not via Skype)
The start time is negotiable, but spring 2019 is preferable. Please address your queries and applications in English, with CV, to Minna Pekkinen, minna.pekkinen(at)helsinki.fi, tel. 050 4485670, 31.3.2019 at the latest.