Suomen Solubiologit ry

Yhdistys edistää solubiologian tutkimusta, koulutusta, tiedotusta ja työpaikkojen perustamista solubiologeille harjoittaen koulutus- ja tiedotustoimintaa.

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12.8.2019 | Ajankohtaista

Suomen Solubiologit ry myöntää joka toinen vuosi parhaalle solu- ja molekyylibiologian alan pro gradu -työlle tunnustuspalkinnon. Tunnustus myönnetään innovatiiviselle ja korkeatasoiselle tutkielmalle, joka edistää alan tutkimusta.

Palkinnon arvo on 200€, ja se myönnetään marraskuussa 2019 Jyväskylän yliopistolla järjestettävässä seminaarissa. Voittajalle ilmoitetaan palkinnosta etukäteen. Pro gradu -työn tulee olla hyväksytty 1.1.2018-31.8.2019 välisenä aikana. Hakijan tulee olla Suomen Solubiologit ry:n jäsen. Palkintoa voi hakea, vaikka maisterintutkinto ei olisi vielä kokonaisuudessaan valmis. Tutkielma voi olla hyväksytty missä tahansa Suomen yliopistossa.

Lähetä pro gradusi pdf-tiedostona osoitteeseen viimeistään 1.10.2019. Liitä mukaan tutkielmasi arvostelulausunto sekä lyhyt (max. 1 sivun mittainen) motivaatiokirje, jossa kerrot, miksi sinun gradusi kuuluisi palkita, ja mikä on mielestäsi pro gradu -työsi merkitys solu- ja molekyylibiologian alan tutkimukselle. Lisätietoja apurahasta ja hakemisesta antavat Elina Siljamäki (, Johanna Matilainen ( sekä Jenni Tuominen (

Yhdeksän tutkijan toimea haettavina – Suomen Syöpäinstituutti

11.9.2019 | Avoimet työpaikat

Suomen Syöpäinstituutin Säätiö • Stiftelsen för Finlands Cancerinstitut, Foundation for the Finnish Cancer Institute

The Finnish Cancer Institute invites applications for nine research positions to carry out high level epidemiological, clinical, or experimental cancer research. Our aim is to contribute to high quality cancer research in Finland by providing attractive research positions enabling full focusing on an exciting topic for a fixed duration.

Research Professor, EUR 6,500 a month;

3-or 5-year positions commencing on 1 January 2020 at the earliest; aiming to enable cancer researchers to fully focus on a significant independent research topic building on applicant’s recent accomplishments as described in the research plan

  • K. ALBIN JOHANSSON RESEARCH PROFESSOR, a 5-year professorship (one post)
  • FICAN RESEARCH PROFESSOR, a3-year professorship (two posts )

Cancer Research Fellow, EUR 5,000 month;

3-year positions commencing on 1 November 2019 at the earliest; Aiming to support early-stage independent cancer researchers as evidenced by accomplishments corresponding to a docent and demonstration of an independent line of investigation in the proposal;


Postdoctoral Cancer Researcher, EUR 3,500 month;

2-year positions commencing on 1 November 2019 at the earliest; aiming to support exciting and timely post-doctoral research in a high quality environment;


Instructions for applications.

Eligible applicants include cancer researchers with recent interesting observations and an exciting plan mostly in Finland for the duration of the position. The applications in English are to contain the following three parts not exceeding 9 pages:

  • Cover & short CV not exceeding two pages with the following parts: i) Applicant’s name, current job (and its duration if fixed-term), affiliation & contact information; ii) short (max 200 words) motivation to apply for the FCI position; iii) short CV information taking note not to exceed 2 pages for this part as a whole
  • Research plan for the duration of the applied position not exceeding 5 pages including relevant permits and an estimated budget at the end with existing or anticipated other funding sources (for PI salary or for other parts)
  • A list of not more than 20 publications including number of citations received and a comment on the journal for at least recent publications. The comment can be the rank of the journal in a specified field or e.g. impact factor. This part is not to exceed 2 pages.

Applications are submitted as a single PDF file by email to FCI Secretary-General Tuula Helander Deadline for submissions: September 12, 3 pm (EET). The e-mail subject line and the PDF attachment both are named with applicant’s surname and the post (surname_Professor/Fellow/Postdoc)

Evaluation and decisions:

Applications are evaluated according to scientific quality and potential impact based on both plans and recen ttrack record and according to career stage. Decisions are made by the FCI Board based on evaluation by the Scientific Advisory Board (postdocs and fellows) or following shortlisting of research professor applicants by the Scientific Advisory Board and international expert evaluation and ranking. Decisions are expected in October (postdocs and fellows) and December (research professors) at which time all applicants are informed. The FCI positions can be renewed at most once

Further information & submission of applications by September 12, 3 pm EET:

FCI Secretary-General Tuula Helander, email: firstname.lastname@helsinki.f

Early Stage Researcher (PhD Student), the biophysical and biological correlates of pain and dysfunction in osteoarthritis – Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

29.8.2019 | Avoimet työpaikat

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,500 members of staff. We operate in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The Faculty of Health Sciences operates at the Kuopio Campus of the University of Eastern Finland. The Faculty offers education in medicine, dentistry, nutrition and pharmacy, as well as in some other central fields of the health care sector. The Faculty is research-intensive, and its internationally recognised research activities are closely linked to the strategic research areas of the University. There are approximately 2 500 degree students and about 450 PhD students in the Faculty. The faculty has 680 staff members. 

We are now inviting applications for

an Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) in cell biology/translational medicine, position, School of Medicine, Institute of biomedicine, Kuopio Campus Academy of Finland funded position is available in the laboratory of Professor Petteri Nieminen. The research project is a part of the Biology and Physics of Pain in Knee Osteoarthritis (BP-PAIN) Consortium that aims to study in detail the biophysical and biological correlates of pain and dysfunction in osteoarthritis. The project employs multi-disciplinary approaches including cell cultures, high-content cellular imaging and metabolomics, as well as gene expression studies, medical imaging and neurophysiological analyses.   

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with experience in cell cultures, biochemical analyses, molecular biology and data processing. The position aims at the PhD student completing a PhD degree within four years and enables the PhD student to take part in supervising MSc students, scientific writing, grant applications, scientific collaborations and teaching in suitable areas. Good communication and writing skills in English are required.

A person to be appointed as an early stage researcher shall be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies, i.e. he or she is required to have completed a suitable higher university degree or an equivalent education abroad which in the country in question would qualify the person for similar academic studies. Positions of early stage researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

The position is initially filled for a fixed-term of four years. The full-time position will start in November 2019, or later by agreement.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on levels 2-4 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€2,033.29 – 2,535.20/month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 50 % of the job requirement component.

For further information on the position, please contact Professor Petteri Nieminen, email:, phone +358 29 4454248. For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR Secretary Tellervo Rajanto, email:, phone +358 29 4454278. 

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
a résumé or CV
– a list of publications 
– copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
– motivation letter

The application needs to be submitted no later than 9.9.2019 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER – The research group of Prof. Kirsi Pietiläinen at the Obesity Research Unit, University of Helsinki

15.8.2019 | Avoimet työpaikat

The research group of Prof. Kirsi Pietiläinen at the Obesity Research Unit, University of Helsinki, located at Biomedicum Helsinki, is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist.

The translational lab Pietiläinen is focused on global metabolic profiling of obesity by systems biology methods, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and epigenomics, especially concentrating on mitochondrial function in obesity in adipose tissue and muscle. The clinical studies and sample collections include twin studies and weight loss interventions. The group is part of the Center of Excellence for Research on Mitochondria, Metabolism and Disease (FinMIT) .

Pietiläinen group invites applications for a position of


beginning from 1.10.2019 till 31.12.2020.

Your Tasks

·         developing an advanced computational framework for comprehensive multiomics (transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, lipidomics, microbiota), multitissue (adipose tissue, muscle, serum, urine, faeces, saliva) analyses

·         designing single cell RNA sequencing analytics

·         exploiting innovative concepts for data visualization 

·         developing machine learning methods, especially for predicting longitudinal models 

·         active participation in research projects 

·         writing of manuscripts and project proposals 

·         participation in mentoring of students 

You have

·         PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science or a related Life Science discipline (with strong background in Bioinformatics) 

·         advanced programming skills

·         strong background in statistical methods 

·         experience in the analysis of large-scale omics data

·         excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills 

·         strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build scientific relationships.

·         highly self-motivated and enthusiastic for cross-scaling omics research 

We Offer

·         an interdisciplinary and supportive team 

·         a lab with excellent multiomics, multitissue human materials 

·         innovative projects in mitochondrial metabolism and obesity

·         an excellent scientific environment in an international research community 

Your application should include a CV, publication list, motivation letter and contact details for referees (referee letters are considered a surplus).

Salary will be based on the Universities salary scheme for teaching and research personnel composed of both task specific (demand level 5) and personal performance components. Trial period will be applied.

Please submit your application to professor Kirsi Pietiläinen: , tel. +358505992295 by 30.8.2019.