Suomen Solubiologit ry

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

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Etätapahtuma yhteistyössä Loimu Pohjois-Savon kanssa: ISLAB laboratoriokeskuksen esittely ja sairaala-alkuisten tutkimushenkilöiden koulutuksesta!

20.11.2023 | Ajankohtaista

Suomen Solubiologit ry:n jäsenille tarjotaan mahdollisuus osallistua Loimu Pohjois-Savon järjestämään etätapahtumaan: ISLAB Kuopion laboratoriokeskuksen esittely ja sairaala-alkuisten tutkimushenkilöiden koulutuksesta, torstaina 30.11.2023 klo 16.00 – 17.30!

Tapahtumassa ISLABin koulutuspäällikkö Ulla Dunder ja ylikemisti Sari Väisänen esittelevät ISLAB laboratoriokeskuksen toimintaa, kertovat korona-ajan haasteista toiminnalle ja esittelevät sairaala-alkuisten tutkimushenkilöiden koulutusta. Saamme myös Puijon sairaalan virtuaaliesittelyn.

Tapahtumaan osallistuminen ei edellytä sinulle SSB:n jäsenenä Loimu P-S:n tai Loimun jäsenyyttä! Muista merkitä lomakkeeseen tieto, että olet Suomen Solubiologit ry:n jäsen! 

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Doctoral and postdoctoral researcher in cancer biology – University of Helsinki

22.11.2023 | Avoimet työpaikat

Doctoral and postdoctoral researcher in cancer biology

The laboratory of Dr. Johanna Englund at Cell tissue dynamics research program at the Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE, University of Helsinki, is looking for 1) a doctoral researcher and 2) a postdoctoral researcher in the field of cancer biology. 

Englund lab ( investigates how the composition and dynamics of extracellular matrix and basement membrane (BM) are regulated during mammary tissue development and tumorigenesis. We are especially interested in understanding the role of BM in breast cancer initiation. We use human and mouse model systems, including patient-derived organoid cultures, imaging and proteomics for these studies. The doctoral and postdoctoral projects will focus on understanding the dynamics of BM in normal and malignant epithelial growth and determining the functional role of BM during breast cancer initiation.

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and creative individuals with good teamwork skills to join our team. The candidate should hold (1) a Masters degree or comparable or (2) a PhD degree in cell biology, cancer biology, genetics or related field. Experience in imaging, image analysis, animal work and histology are considered highly beneficial. Good written and verbal communication skills in English are necessary. 

Further degree requirement for doctoral researcher position: The appointee must apply, and obtain, the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki within the probationary period of 6 months: 

Further degree requirement for postdoctoral position: The degree requirement must be met by the beginning of the employment.

Both positions are initially limited to 2 years, with a possibility for an extension. A trial period of 6 months will be applied, and the salaries will be based on the University salary scheme for teaching and research personnel composed of both task specific and personal performance components. 

The application should consist of a motivation letter stating your research interests, CV and contact information of at least 2 references in a single pdf file and be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system. The deadline for the applications is 15th December 2023, however the positions will be filled once suitable candidates have been identified. For further information and questions, please email Johanna Englund (johanna.englund @ ).

The position can be started in 1.1.2024 or as agreed.

About HiLIFE and University of Helsinki

Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) is a new institute established in 2017 that supports high quality life science research across the University campuses and faculties. HiLIFE builds on existing strengths and new recruits and partnerships to create an attractive international environment for researchers to solve grand challenges in health, food, and environment. HiLIFE coordinates research infrastructures in life sciences and provides research-based interdisciplinary training.

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and professional development opportunities. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

Doctoral Researcher – The Faculty of Health Sciences, A.I. Virtanen Institute

20.11.2023 | Avoimet työpaikat

Doctoral Researcher

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for two Doctoral Researcher (PhD student) positions in Air Pollution Health Effects at the A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences and the Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, on the Kuopio campus. The Doctoral Researcher positions will be filled for a fixed term from 15 December 2023 onwards (or as agreed). Please find more information below and submit your application by 1 December 2023.

Role and salary 

We are seeking a highly motivated Doctoral Researcher with good basic laboratory skills. The person to be appointed to this position will work either at the A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences or the Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences. (PI: Katja Kanninen, co-PI Pasi Jalava). The position is located in Kuopio, Finland.  The project focuses on understanding how particulate air pollution affects respiratory and cardiovascular cells, and how ageing impacts on the responses.

The work planned for these Doctoral Researcher positions is experimental and uses human cell culture models. We offer the Doctoral Researchers the opportunity to work on their doctoral dissertation, and the positions allow the Doctoral Researchers to take part in scientific writing, grant applications, scientific collaborations, and supervising Bachelor´s and Master’s degree students.

The positions will be filled for a 2-year term from 15 December 2023 onwards (or as agreed). The positions will be filled for a fixed term due to the duration of this specific project. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff. The Doctoral Researchers must be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Eastern Finland by having enrolled in a doctoral programme.

As our new Doctoral Researcher, your main responsibilities will include: 

• conducting research in accordance with your research proposal,
• participating in the preparation of research projects in your field,
• reporting and creating high-quality scientific publications,
• planning and conducting studies, and
• taking part in courses, seminars and conferences.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job-related salary element and a personal salary element. In this position, the job- related salary element is € 2182,19 /month, based on level 2 (levels 2–4) of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff. The personal salary element can be a minimum of 6 % and a maximum of 50 % of the above-mentioned sum. At the beginning of the employment, the salary of the Doctoral Researcher will be approximately € 2444–2662/month, depending on the job-related salary element and the personal salary element.

Our requirements and expectations 


• A Master’s degree in biomedicine, cell biology or other relevant field. A person to be appointed as a Doctoral Researcher must be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies.
• Potential Doctoral Researchers should have a good command of the English language.


• Experience in basic laboratory tasks.
• Experience in cell culture is not necessary but will be considered an advantage.
• Experience in omics technologies and data analyses will be considered an advantage.
• Good communication and presentation skills.
• The ability to work in international and  multidisciplinary research teams.

Your benefits 

• You will have access to the university’s staff benefits, including the  
opportunity for flexible multi-location work
• Comprehensive occupational health care 
• Broad selection of staff training
• Staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants, as well as on a range of other services 
• Affordable sports services and a tax-free bike benefit 

Please read more in the Work at UEF section on our website.

You will have an opportunity to work in an interesting, meaningful and diverse role as part of our international, creative, participatory and inclusive academic community. 

Enjoy your life in Finland! Known for its cleanliness, welfare know-how, modern technology and superb education system, Finland is an exotic and safe country to work in. Please visit the Life in Finland section on our website to learn more. 

How to apply? 

Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 1 December 2023 by 24:00 (midnight) Finnish time (UTC+2).

Please note that you must include the following appendices in your application: 

• A CV (; also other styles will be accepted). 
• A list of publications (  for- funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines2/list-of-publications/)
• Copies of your academic degree certificates / diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to your language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
• A motivation letter, other task-specific attachments, e.g., a research proposal
• Names and contact details of 1-2 referees
• Other documents to demonstrate the applicant’s merits for the position.


For further information on the position, please contact Professor Katja Kanninen, tel. +358 29 445 4202, e-mail: or Professor Pasi Jalava, tel. +358 29 445 3735, e-mail:

For further information on the application procedure, please contact Human Resources Secretary Sanna Partanen, tel. +358 29 445 8002, e-mail:

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 3 090 degree students and about 580 PhD students in the Faculty. The faculty has 800 staff members.

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We have a staff of 3,200 members, and our academic community comprises around 16,000 degree students. Our campuses are located in Joensuu and in Kuopio. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. To learn more about our university please visit our website at On our website, you’ll also find information about the university as a work community and as an employer (, as well as our employees’ career stories (

Type of employmentTemporary position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment15.12.2023
SalaryGeneral collective agreement for universities
Number of positions2
Full-time equivalent100
Reference number4235/01.01.03/2023
ContactSanna Partanen
Last application date01.Dec.2023



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