A postdoc and Ph.D. student positions open in University of Eastern Finland, in the Latonen group


A postdoctoral position is available in the newly established laboratory of Adj.prof. Leena Latonen in University of Eastern Finland, School of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, Kuopio Campus. Our laboratory studies cancer-associated cellular mechanisms against protein and RNA toxicity.

We are seeking for a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Academy of Finland funded project studying epithelial functions of androgen receptor-linked RNA binding proteins. We are interested in understanding the roles in cellular stress responses of macromolecules aberrated in prostate cancer. We use modern cell and molecular biology techniques ranging from imaging to next generation sequencing. In this project, we focus on interactions between protein and RNA molecules as well as intracellular traffic of macromolecular complexes.

A person to be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher shall hold a suitable doctoral degree (e.g. molecular or cell biology, or alike), a publication record of high quality, fluent written and spoken English, and ability to work both independently as well as a part of a group. Previous experience in RNA biology, mammalian cell culture and/or cellular imaging will be an asset.

The Postdoctoral Researcher position is filled initially for two years starting from 1.11.2018 (or negotiated). More information from: leena.latonen@uef.fi

Information of the application procedure and requirements, and a link to the electronic application system can be found in: http://www.uef.fi/en/uef/en-open-positions.

The deadline for the postdoc applications is 30.9.2018.

The laboratory is also inviting applications for Ph.D. students. For this, send your expression of interest and CV to leena.latonen@uef.fi.