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Doctoral AND postdoctoral researcher positions: maternal microbial metabolites and extracellular vesicles in fetal development – University of Helsinki

2.8.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

We are looking for

  • a doctoral researcher (PhD / postgraduate student) with life science background
  • a postdoc with metabolomics expertise

to join our Academy of Finland research project studying the impacts of maternal microbial metabolites and extracellular vesicles on the fetal immune system development, in humans and other mammals.

For more details, see:

Doctoral researcher (DL 14th August): https://jobs.helsinki.fi/job/Helsinki/749850102/
(or in Finnish: https://jobs.helsinki.fi/job/Helsinki/749850202/)

Postdoc (DL 31st August): https://jobs.helsinki.fi/job/Helsinki/749908502/

Väitöskirjatutkijan ja postdocin pestit: emän/äidin mikrobiston metaboliitit ja solunulkoiset vesikkelit sikiönkehityksessä

Etsimme Akatemia-hankkeeseemme

  • väitöskirjatutkijaa, jolla on biotieteellinen koulutus
  • metabolomiikka-alan postdoc-tutkijaa

tutkimaan kanssamme emän/äidin mikrobiston metaboliittien ja solunulkoisten vesikkelien vaikutuksia immuunijärjestelmän kehitykseen sikiöaikana, ihmisillä ja muilla nisäkkäillä.


Väitöskirjatutkija (haku päättyy 14.8.): https://jobs.helsinki.fi/job/Helsinki/749850202/)

Postdoc (haku päättyy 31.8.):https://jobs.helsinki.fi/job/Helsinki/749908502/

In-vivo Research Scientist / Senior Scientist – Orion, Turku

2.8.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat


Orion’s Immuno-Oncology (IO) research team is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated in-vivo Research Scientist/Senior Scientist to join the IO team on permanent basis in Turku, Finland.

Description of position

In this role you will contribute to the in-vivo studies and unit’s technical excellence. You will be responsible for supporting IO drug discovery projects and ensuring the highest standard of testing environment. In this role you will have an unique opportunity to work with a range of treatment modalities ranging from small molecules to biologics such as bispecific antibodies and CAR-T cells. In addition, you will also participate in supporting other in-vivo studies performed within the Oncology Research department. 

Main responsibilities;

  • Complying with the local Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act and the associated Codes of Practice for the Housing and Care of the Animals used in Scientific Procedures.
  • Design, setup and implement IO tumor models in conjunction with internal project teams and in line with the regulations.
  • Establish and run in-vivo efficacy, PK/PD and mechanism of action studies to test novel IO and other oncology drugs in tumor and non-tumor bearing rodents.
  • Establish and validate human and mouse ex vivo primary immune cells assays to study the mechanism of action of IO drugs.
  • Provide immunology expertise for the project teams and act as an in-vivo project lead within the IO team.
  • Co-ordinate with the line-manager and project team to ensure timely delivery of data and provide reports and presentations as required.
  • Provide expert knowledge of tumor immunology, cancer Immunotherapy and tumor biology to the project team.
  • Maintaining high quality and accurate records in accordance with the appropriate regulatory standards.
  • Working in close collaboration with in-vitro scientists, in-vivo technicians and animal welfare unit.
  • Supporting in-vivo needs across the Oncology research organization where necessary

Description of Unit

Immuno-Oncology (IO) is one of four Research teams in Orion’s Oncology R&D. IO team is accountable for novel drug discovery projects, identification and validation of potential IO drug targets within state-of-the-art laboratories and tech­no­lo­gies.

We Offer

We offer you the opportunity to show your talent in one of the most innovative companies in Finland. You get a chance to work in a challenging field of work with excellent colleagues. You will also have the chance to do meaningful work and build the future of Orion. We are striving for excellence in everything we do. We succeed, learn together and appreciate each other. You’ll be empowered to deliver value. Read more about our values!


To be a successful in-vivo Research Scientist/Senior Scientist ideally you should have the following educational and professional work experiences:

  • PhD degree in Immunology, cancer biology or Immuno-Oncology with 3+ years of Industry or academic experience.
  • Strong understanding of Immuno-Oncology, cancer immunotherapy, immune cell signalling as evidenced by high impact journal publications or poster presentation at IO conferences.
  • Previous experience with bispecific antibodies and CAR-T cells is a plus.
  • Strong in-vivo research experience especially using mouse syngeneic, humanised mouse tumor models and xenograft tumor models
  • Demonstrate ability to independently design, conduct and interpret the data from in-vivo mouse tumor studies.
  • Proven experience using standard immunology techniques to support in-vivo and ex-vivo analysis.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing tissues harvest and processing samples for multi-colour flow cytometry, multiplex ELISA, IHC, single cell RNA sequencing and gene expression analysis.
  • Sound technical competence that includes rodent handling, injections (IV, IP, SC, and PO), palpation, bleeding, and tissue harvest and ex-vivo analysis methods.
  • Competency in using GraphPad Prism, flowjo, nSolver software and other standard office software.
  • Excellent attention to details with strong communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new techniques and take additional responsibilities as a member of the research team.

Additional information

Please send your application with a latest CV, cover letter and salary request in English by 31st August 2022 at the latest. We may start interviewing candidates before application period closes. 

For further information, please contact Dr Anil Thotakura, Head of Immuno-oncology, +358 50 966 7229, during the following times: July 29th from 3.00 to 5.00 pm, August 4th, 19th & 26th from 3.00 to 5.00 pm.


Approved medical examination which also includes drug testing is required prior to the employment. We will also carry out a security clearance prior to the employment for the selected person.

Orion Corporation operates in more than 30 countries, where we Orionees, 3300 in total, work in all kinds of positions. Among us there are Research Scientists, Laboratory Technicians, Engineers and IT Specialists as well as people working in Production, just to mention some examples. We offer diverse and responsible jobs to our personnel in a truly multi-disciplinary work environment. We encourage people to develop their competences and offer opportunities to affect the job description and creating their own career path at Orion. We are searching for top talents who are ready to share our passion for the work that we do.

Laboratory technician, manufacturing science

17.7.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com. 

About Finland

Our Finland locations include Vantaa and Joensuu, employing over 1,000 professionals supporting functions such as production, instrument and reagent manufacturing, R&D, marketing, sales, quality, administrative support and supply chain. We hire experts in different fields including engineering, chemistry, microbiology and bioinformatics. Our Vantaa site develops pipettes and microplate instruments as well as clinical chemistry and industrial chemistry analyzers, laboratory automation solutions and food safety kits. It is conveniently located close to the Vantaankoski railway station. Please read more about Finnish sites, innovative work and collaborative colleagues at https://jobs.thermofisher.com/global/en/finland.

Take a look how our software professionals in Finland are enjoying our innovative work atmosphere and the role they are playing in helping humankind: https://youtu.be/wDm4NLxq3nI

How will you make an impact?

We are looking for a proactive and self-driven Laboratory Technician for a fixed term position for the period 15.8.2022-31.12.2023 with potential to a permanent position in Production after 1.1.2024. You enjoy working with high technology products and driving multiple initiatives at the same time. You want to develop yourself and the way of working. We offer motivating tasks in an innovative and international working environment.

What will you do?

You will be part of the Molecular Food Protection team, with up to 35 other members, responsible for designing and developing new molecular diagnostic products to complement the current microbiology product range, and production and support of these products.

Your work will include manufacturing and quality control of Food Protection molecular products (reagents related to DNA extraction and qPCR) and conducting molecular experiment work on the enhancement of Molecular Food Protection manufacturing processes. You will conduct molecular and microbial methods such as sample preparation, real-time PCR experiments, analyze results and maintain instruments and laboratory. You are expected to contribute by thinking through issues related to laboratory work. You are well-organized and able to maintain formal laboratory and manufacturing records. You enjoy working with high technology products and want to develop yourself and the way of working.

How will you get here?

  • >1 years relevant experience of working in laboratory and/or production environment
  • Solid knowledge of real-time PCR and molecular methods
  • Knowledge of basic microbiological techniques and methods
  • Good computer skills and experience in MS Office package
  • Good written and spoken Finnish, and preferably English
  • Strong teamwork capabilities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of lyophilization and enzyme technology is preferred

Please send in your application, including a cover letter, CV and salary request in English. Please apply via http://jobs.thermofisher.com/ by 22nd of July 2022. Reference: 210717BR. Please apply as soon as possible, the position will be filled as soon as suitable candidate is found.

If you have questions about the position and/or Thermo Fisher Scientific – please contact Pauliina Heikkinen, Manufacturing Science Supervisor, +358503581432 (on Monday 18.7. at 13:00-14:00 or Tuesday 19.7. at 10:30-11:30).

About us:

Each one of our 100,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. It’s not just a career, it’s a chance to realise your best – professionally and personally.

Join us and contribute to our mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer: http://jobs.thermofisher.com


17.7.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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Are you an expert in human genetics and inherited diseases? Do you have the ambition to utilize your experience in genetic interpretation whilst being among the pioneers of the molecular era of medicine? Are you passionate about helping patients? If you answered “yes,” you might be the person we are looking for! 

Blueprint Genetics is on a mission to bring world-class genetic knowledge to mainstream healthcare. We are a team of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds, who share a passion for helping patients and families affected by inherited disorders. We work with hundreds of clinics around the globe and the quality of our interpretation has been praised by many of the world’s best medical centers. 

To support our rapid growth, we are looking for a Geneticist to join our Helsinki Clinical Interpretation Team. 

Job description 

In this Geneticist position, you will have the opportunity to work with an experienced and motivated geneticist team that places great value in high-class clinical interpretation. We have a diverse genetic testing portfolio, including over 220 panels across 14 medical specialties, whole exome sequencing, approximately 3,900 single genes, and targeted variant analysis 

Your daily work will entail analyzing the genetic data with our in-house developed interpretation tool and writing the test results into high-quality written statements. Interpretation of the data requires the use of several databases, genetic tools, and understanding of how the clinical history of the patient matches with the findings. In more challenging cases, you are supported by a group of clinical consultants in various medical specialties. 

What we expect from you 

We are looking for a person with a patient-first mindset, who is truly motivated to find answers for individuals affected by inherited diseases. You are able to deliver high-quality results independently, and taking responsibility comes naturally to you. At the same time, you are a team player with an eagerness to work towards a common goal. You are enthusiastic about keeping up with the most recent scientific findings and developing your expertise. You work efficiently under pressure in a fast-paced production environment and you adjust effortlessly to evolving situations. 

Our ideal candidate has: 

  • PhD in Genetics or Molecular Medicine (or equivalent), or Clinical Laboratory Geneticist degree in Clinical Molecular Genetics / Laboratory Genetics and Genomics 
  • Excellent understanding of human genetics, inheritance models and inherited human diseases, and the ability to understand medical terminology and learn clinical aspects of the diseases 
  • Uncompromised attention to detail. In practice this means that an analytical, critical and systemic approach, as well as ability to follow rules, is needed to maintain coherent variant classifications throughout the team and the high quality of the reports.  
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English are a necessity

    Additional valued assets:  
  • Knowledge of current genomic information and variant databases, in addition to experience in NGS methods 
  • Research or clinical experience in interpreting genetic test results utilizing NGS, Sanger sequencing and other methods 
  • Experience in whole exome analysis  
  • Verbal and written skills in Finnish 

What we offer 

At Blueprint Genetics, the work you do has a real impact on patients’ lives, and this commitment is something our team takes great pride in. 

Our global and multidisciplinary team of geneticists is a unique group of more than 50 PhD level scientists and Clinical Laboratory Geneticists. Our team members have an average of more than 13 years of previous scientific experience, several years in clinical diagnostics (per person), and altogether approximately 500 peer-reviewed scientific articles published. Thus, you will be supported by a group with extensive experience in the field. 

In this role, you get to utilize your skills and experience in an environment that is unlike anything you have experienced before. Our working culture is open, positive and low-hierarchy. We offer you a rapidly evolving working environment, where you can learn and grow together with great colleagues! 

If you are up for the challenge, please submit your application and CV at the latest by August 14, 2022 with your salary request. 

This position is preferably based out of our office in Espoo, but there is also a possibility to work remotely from other parts of Finland. 

In case of any questions, you may send a message to Clinical Interpretation team manager lotta.koskinen@blueprintgenetics.com 

Field Service Specialist – Molecular Diagnostics and Life Science

17.7.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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At the heart of QIAGEN’s business is a vision to make improvements in life possible.

We are on an exciting mission to make a real difference in science and healthcare. We are still the entrepreneurial company we started out as and have today achieved a size where we can bring our full power to many initiatives and to our presence across the globe. 
Our most valuable asset are our employees – more than 5000 in over 35 locations around the world. Our ambition is to ensure we have outstanding and passionate people working in the best teams and we are constantly looking for new talent to join us.  
There are few players who have shaped the world of modern science and healthcare as much as QIAGEN, and we have only just started.
If you are looking to advance your career, are seeking new challenges and opportunities, enjoy working in dynamic and international, diverse teams and want to make a real impact on people’s lives, then QIAGEN is where you need to be.

Join us. At QIAGEN, you make a difference every day.

Your Tasks

  • In your role you are focused on field- and office-based, post-sale technical support to all QIAGEN customers and are responsible for on-site repairs, installations, customer training, education and/or troubleshooting on QIAGEN instrumentation, including consumables and applications in all markets as well as coordinating with other internal departments to optimize protocols or aid in experimental design.
  • You develop and maintain highest possible level of technical knowledge of automation / instrumentation as well as related applications and provide second-tier support for Sales and Technical Support by performing trainings such as train the trainer, seminars for internal and external customers
  • You actively promote QIAGEN products including Service and Support products and assist in exceeding revenue targets, support demonstrations and evaluations if needed and give active feedback to Sales, Marketing, Global Product Support, Global Training and Management
  • You utilize all available tools such as Service Reports, Spare Part & Service Manuals, ISI Notes, and the relevant databases to input information that will increase effectiveness
  • You will be required to work with hazardous substances such as acids and solvents and to work in biological laboratories up to BSL3 #LI-remote

Your Profile

  • You bring a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in molecular biology or genomics
  • You have an extensive practical/laboratory experience of the most frequently used techniques, or at least 2 years as a technical service or field service specialist within a relevant market sector
  • Your are known for your experience with diagnostic equipment technologies and applications; experience with CRM programs and web-based tools to retrieve and analyze data is a plus
  • You are a self-starter with the ability to handle and manage multiple tasks in a result-orientated commercial environment and are fluent in English and Finnish; fluency in another European language is a plus.
  • You like to travel (70%) and bring a valid driver´s license and passport

What we offer

At the heart of QIAGEN are our people who drive our success. We act with passion, always challenging the status quo to drive innovation and continuous improvement. We inspire with our leadership and make an impact with our actions. We create a collaborative, safe and engaging workplace which forms the basis for high performing individuals and teams. We drive accountability and entrepreneurial decision-making and want you to excel your growth and shape the future of QIAGEN.

QIAGEN is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, or disability.

CMC Scientist Early Drug Development

17.7.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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To further strengthen our CMC team, we are looking for a motivated CMC Scientist Early Drug Development. The selected candidate will play a key role in the design and selection of new innovative large molecule drug candidates and will support the development of such candidates towards first in human clinical studies. He/she will work in close concert with internal research teams as well as external development parties. The CMC Scientist brings expertise to drive the development of novel drug candidates and helps to overcome development challenges.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

Supports the early CMC development of drug candidates including:

– Design lead candidates (in collaboration with Discovery);

– Manufacturability assessment of lead candidates;

– Early stage formulation development;

– Early stage productivity assessment;

– Manufacturing process development;

  • Development/selection of appropriate analytical methods including potency assay;
  • Transfers the selected lead candidate to selected third party CDMO;
  • Supports oversight of IND development track at selected CDMO partners by providing CMC development expert input and expert knowledge of the to be developed drug candidate;
  • Technical review of CMC documents (e.g. process development protocols/reports, validation protocols/reports, stability protocols/reports, etc.) and batch manufacturing records with minimal
  • guidance and able to draw appropriate conclusions;
  • Proactively identify and track project critical path items ‐ identify risks, formulate and monitor
  • corrective actions;
  • As a member of the CMC team actively contribute to technical and strategic CMC discussions.

Desired skills & experience:

  • PhD in chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, bio‐engineering, or other discipline within pharmaceutical / biotechnology sciences;
  • Strong technical expertise in the field of biological drug substance and drug product manufacturing, product characterization;
  • Good understanding of antibody engineering and design of complex proteins;
  • Able to analyze and synthetize relevant literature and to transfer knowledge to a broader audience;
  • Good knowledge of ICH and GMP regulations;
  • Ability to work at the interface between research and development;
  • Team player with a can do mentality;
  • Able to operate in a dynamic surrounding of a fast‐growing biotech company with challenging timelines and changing priorities;
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken.


  • A competitive salary package with extensive benefits
  • Front seat in the development of therapeutic antibodies
  • A work environment in a human‐sized, dynamic and rapidly growing biotech company

Field Application Specialist – Forensics – Russian speaker

17.7.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and join a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of more than $40 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and chances to create significant contributions to the world.

Location/Division Specific Information

Location: – Remote / Field (Europe)

Division: Genetic Sciences Division – Human Identification (HID)

Discover Impactful Work:

Join us as a Field Applications Specialist (FAS) and assist us in our mission to become the world leader in serving science. This multifaceted position involves providing scientific training, guidance, application support and troubleshooting for our customers in Russian-speaking countries.

A day in the Life:

  • Deliver on-site and remote scientific application support & training support to our customers on our HID products.
  • Supporting our customers with the implementation of new products, applications or workflows.
  • Diagnose & resolve product performance problems and customer queries/complaints by phone, email or onsite.
  • Work with sales representatives on sales calls to customer laboratories to provide technical and applications assistance in response to customer inquiries.
  • Assist the regional sales team in the development of accounts by giving technical seminars and presentations that promote the use of our products.
  • Providing pre-sales support activities like product demonstrations, user meetings or seminars.
  • Visit and represent our company on scientific or commercial meetings, conferences, trade shows, congresses, etc.
  • Establish contacts to key opinion leaders in the field and develop local references.
  • Maintain up-to-date technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of our product portfolio and scientific developments in the forensic DNA-identification workflow.
  • Become a strong internal Voice of Customer by providing customer feedback on our products to local and European Sales & Marketing.
  • Build trust with our customers and excel in customer service.

Keys to Success:


  • Degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Sciences, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or similar (Masters or PhD preferred)


  • Extensive technical hands-on experience (5 years minimum) in a forensics lab environment such as data analysis and/or research & development.
  • Previous experience in a support / training-related position or hands-on experience with AB / Thermo Fisher Scientific HID technology is appreciated.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • High degree of technical competence & confidence.
  • Able to connect with and support people optimally with varying levels of technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Customer-centricity with the emotional intelligence to understand customer concerns and aware of markets, trends and competitors.
  • Good computer (especially MS Office) and/or IT skills and have an interest for groundbreaking innovation and technology.
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills.
  • Fluent Russian and English language skills – oral and written.
  • Willingness to travel internationally (mainly Russian-speaking countries / CIS with the exception of Russia and Belarus; and within Europe).
  • Valid driver’s license.

We are offering an employment with an innovative, growing organisation with outstanding career and development prospects and an exciting company culture which stands for integrity, intensity and innovation. The role comes with a competitive salary plan, company pension scheme, bonus plan, company car and further employee benefits.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement – working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Senior Technical Sales Specialist, Protein Biology in Remote / Field, Finland

17.7.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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Location: The candidate can be based in any Nordic country. This role requires travelling, up to 75%.

The job:

We are looking for a Senior Technical Sales Specialist (TSS) to grow our Protein Biology business across Nordic Countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland). As Senior TSS, you will be responsible for maximizing sales of our full Western Workflow (Instruments & Consumables), Secondary Antibodies and Products for Protein Mass Spectrometry, whilst promoting Thermo Fisher Scientific as the technology leader in Protein Biology Solutions.

You will focus your time on building strategic relationships, identifying new sales opportunities and nurturing them to completion. Key duties will include developing strategic business plans, sales and pricing strategy, mid and long-term objectives, territory planning, and customer satisfaction goals. You will conduct sales visits and organise scientific seminars, whilst continuously monitoring sales performance & providing accurate forecasting.

The sales territory for this role covers Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. When safe to do so, regular travel to visit customers across your territory will be required (3 days per week on average), including overnight stays. When not travelling, you will be able to work from home. Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be very limited travel when you first start in role and you will be working from home full time. We are happy to consider qualified candidates based anywhere in northern England or Scotland.

Our Biosciences organization is developing and we guarantee an interesting and challenging position, in an international environment. Join us and develop your career with a global organization which prioritizes career development, allowing you to achieve your best – both personally and professionally.

What will you do?

  • Achieve or exceed sales quota and objectives, while maintaining profitability and ensuring 100% customer satisfaction
  • Promote full portfolio of Protein Biology products and services within assigned territory
  • Sell directly to selected accounts under supervision of the TSS Senior Manager
  • Develop and execute strategic account plans with third party local sales representative, employing multi-level selling to sell top-down and bottom-up, and drive penetration of the assigned product portfolio
  • Maintain contact with existing customers to promote new products, close deals, and grow sales, as well as develop new prospects
  • Support service to customers by developing a strong working relationship with Marketing, Technical Support, Customer Support and Production to ensure that a teamwork environment is established and optimal technical and customer service support is guaranteed

Who we are looking for:

  • Degree in a Life Science, ideally Biochemistry, Genetics, Protein or Cellular Biology
  • In-depth understanding of commonly-used protein biology techniques (either as a user, or a salesperson) (essential)
  • Prior sales experience within the Life Sciences (essential)
  • A sales hunter with an aptitude for business development and capable of influencing at all levels of seniority
  • Commercial awareness and the ability to work in line with the goals of a commercial organisation
  • Self-motivated and well organized, with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of using a CRM system such as Salesforce.com an advantage
  • Fluent in English (verbal & written)
  • Willing and able to travel extensively on a weekly basis across the region (3 to 4 days per week), including overnight stays
  • Valid Driving Licence

What’s in it for you:

  • Excellent career progression opportunities with a large and growing global employer
  • Competitive salary, plus sales bonus
  • Company car
  • Full benefits package

About us:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.

With Thermo Fisher Scientific, it’s not just a career. It’s a chance to realise your best – professionally and personally.

Apply today!

Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher, Mechanisms of Cryptic Female Choice in Humans – University of Eastern Finland

21.6.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat



The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher (Mechanisms of cryptic female choice in humans) position. The position will be filled for a fixed term from 1.9.2022 (or as agreed, but at the latest 1.11.2022). Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 4.8.2022.

Role and salary

We are seeking a motivated Postdoctoral/Project Researcher to work in our project “Towards molecular-level understanding of fertilization and sexual selection” (funded by the Academy of Finland, more information from research: https://gamcomgroup.wordpress.com). As our new researcher, you will be working in the Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences of Faculty of Science and Forestry. The position is located in Joensuu and/or Kuopio campus, Finland. 

The Postdoctoral/Project Researcher will participate in experimental research that aims to clarify the mechanisms of cryptic female choice in humans. Depending on the expertise of the researcher your main responsibilities can include e.g.:

  • Clarifying molecular (RNA, DNA, or protein) level mechanisms of cryptic female choice,
  • Conducting sperm chemotaxis/selection (cryptic female choice) assays,
  • Phenotypic measurements (e.g. motility, morphology and DNA integrity) of ‘selected’ and ‘non-selected’ sperm, or
  • Identification of candidate genes for male female reproductive incompatibility and cryptic female choice from genomic databases.

Fertilization is one of the most complex and enigmatic biological processes, which severely hinders our understanding about reproduction, evolution and beginning of life. It has traditionally been assumed that fertilization is a completely unbiased process, leading to random fusion of gametes. Against this assumption, our recent findings have indicated that gametes often combine non-randomly, which bias fertilization towards particular (compatible) reproductive partners (see e.g. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.0836 and https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.1682). However, the molecular-level mechanisms of such gamete-level sexual selection have remained unclear. The primary aim of our research is to clarify these mechanisms in humans and this way also gain better understanding of the mechanistic basis of fertilization and infertility (see https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deab221).

The position will be filled until 31 December 2023, starting from 1 September 2022 (or as agreed, but at the latest 1.11.2022). The position will be filled for a fixed term due to it pertaining to a specific projectA probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.  

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of the Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job requirement component and a personal performance component. In this position, the job requirement component is 3,044.00 €/month, based on level 5 of the job requirement chart for teaching and research staff. The personal performance component can be a minimum of 6 % and a maximum of 50 % of the above-mentioned sum. Depending on the personal performance component, the salary will be approximately 3534 – 3717 €/month at the beginning of the employment relationship.
Our requirements and expectations   


  • The person to be appointed as Postdoctoral/Project Researcher is expected to hold a doctoral degree from an applicable field. If the employee has been awarded his or her doctoral degree less than five years ago, the post will be one of a Postdoctoral Researcher. If the doctoral degree has been awarded more than five years ago, the post will be one of a Project Researcher. In this context, the five years refer to a net period of time, which does not include maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service, etc.
  • Good skills in oral and written English. English is used as the language of instruction and supervision in this position.


  • Earlier experience in laboratory work, relevant methods in molecular biology and bioinformatics (e.g. RNA seq, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism microarrays, next-generation sequencing methods, or proteomics) or cell biology (e.g. sperm motility, chemotaxis and viability analyses or flow cytometry) will be considered a benefit for the applicant. If you have any of these skills, please indicate that in the accompanying CV and/or motivation letter (see below).

Your benefits   

You will have access to the university’s staff benefits, including  

  • Extensive occupational health care  
  • Staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants, as well as on a range of other services  
  • Affordable sports services

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

You will have an opportunity to work 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 4.8.2022 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time).     

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


For further information on the position, please contact: Associate professor Jukka Kekäläinen, email: jukka.s.kekalainen[a]uef.fi, tel. +358 50 467 4487.

For further information on the application procedure, please contact: Human Resources Secretary Noora Hämäläinen, email: noora.hamalainen[a]uef.fi, tel. +358 29 445 8302. (Out of office 11.7.-10.8.2022. During 1.-10.8. please contact Executive Assistant Satu Turunen, email: satu.turunen@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 445 3031).

University of Eastern Finland and the Faculty of Science and Forestry in brief   

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland, offering education in nearly 100 major subjects. We have a staff of 2,750 members, and our academic community comprises around 16,000 degree students and more than 27,000 adult education 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. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at  www.uef.fi/en.

The Faculty of Science and Forestry operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences and forest sciences. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The faculty’s environments for research and learning are international, modern and multidisciplinary. The faculty has approximately 4,400 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and some 460 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 560. For more information, see: http://www.uef.fi/en/lumet/etusivu

Haemme Itä-Suomen yliopistoon Tutkijatohtoria/Projektitutkijaa naaraan piilovalinnan (cryptic female choice) mekanismeja ihmisellä käsittelevään tutkimushankkeeseen. Paikka täytetään  määräajalle 1.9.2022 alkaen (tai sopimuksen mukaan, kuitenkin viimeistään 1.11.2022). Lue lisää alta, ja hae viimeistään viimeistään 4.8.2022.

Tehtävä ja palkkaus  

Haemme motivoitunutta tutkijatohtoria/projektitutkijaa Suomen Akatemian rahoittamaan hankkeeseen ”Kohti hedelmöittymisen ja seksuaalivalinnan molekyylitason ymmärtämistä” (lisätietoja tutkimuksesta ja tutkimusryhmästä: https://gamcomgroup.wordpress.com/). Tehtävä sijoittuu Luonnontieteiden ja Metsätieteiden tiedekunnan Ympäristö- ja Biotieteiden laitokselle Joensuun ja/tai Kuopion kampukselle.

Tutkijatohtori/projektitutkija osallistuu kokeelliseen tutkimukseen, jonka tavoitteena on selkiyttää naaraan piilovalinnan mekanismeja ihmisellä. Riippuen tutkijan aiemmasta työkokemuksesta, työhön voi kuulua mm. seuraavia tehtäviä:

  • Naaraan piilovalinnan molekyylitason (RNA, DNA tai proteiini) mekanismien havainnollistaminen,
  • Siittiöiden kemotaksia (naaraan piilovalinta) -kokeiden suorittaminen,
  • ’Valittujen’ ja ’ei-valittujen’ siittiöiden fenotyyppiset mittaukset (esim. liikkuvuus, morfologia ja DNA fragmentaatio), tai
  • Naisten ja miesten sukusolujen geneettistä yhteensopivuutta välittävien kandidaattigeenien identifiointi genomisista tietokannoista

Hedelmöittyminen on eräs monimutkaisimmista ja arvoituksellisimmista biologisista prosesseista, mikä vaikeuttaa lisääntymisen, evoluution ja elämän syntyhetken tapahtumien syvällistä ymmärtämistä. Hedelmöittymisen on perinteisesti ajateltu johtavan sukusolujen satunnaiseen pariutumiseen. Viimeaikaiset tutkimuksemme kuitenkin viittaavat siihen, että sukusolut usein pariutuvat ei-satunnaisesti, niiden keskinäisen geneettisen yhteensopivuuden perusteella (ks. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.0836 ja http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.1682). Sukusolujen ei-satunnaisen pariutumisen mekanistinen tausta on kuitenkin jäänyt epäselväksi. Tutkimuksemme tavoitteena on havainnollistaa näitä mekanismeja ihmisellä ja siten parantaa ymmärrystämme myös hedelmöittymisen ja hedelmättömyyden mekanismeista (ks. https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deab221).

Tehtävä täytetään määräajalle 1.9.2022 – 31.12.2023 (tai aloitus sopimuksen mukaan, kuitenkin viimeistään 1.11.2022). Määräaikaisuuden perusteena on määräaikainen hanketehtävä. Uuden työntekijän tullessa yliopiston palvelukseen sovelletaan koeaikaa.

Tehtävän palkkaus määräytyy yliopistojen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön palkkausjärjestelmän mukaisesti. Palkka koostuu tehtäväkohtaisesta palkanosasta ja henkilökohtaiseen suoriutumiseen perustuvasta palkanosasta. Tässä tehtävässä tehtäväkohtainen palkanosa on vaativuustasoluokittelussa tasolla 5 (3044 €/kk). Lisäksi maksetaan henkilökohtaiseen suoriutumiseen perustuvaa palkanosaa, joka on 6 – 50 % tehtäväkohtaisesta palkanosasta. Vaativuustasosta ja henkilökohtaisesta palkanosasta riippuen palkka työsuhteen alkaessa on noin 3534 – 3717 €/kk.

Mitä edellytämme ja toivomme sinulta  

Edellytämme sinulta

  • Tutkijatohtorilta edellytetään soveltuvaa tohtorin tutkintoa, joka on suoritettu enintään viisi vuotta ennen tutkijatohtorin tehtävän vastaanottamista. Mikäli tohtorin tutkinto on suoritettu yli viisi vuotta tehtävän aloittamisajankohtaa aiemmin, hänet otetaan projektitutkijan tehtävään. Aikaraja tarkoittaa tässä yhteydessä nettoaikaa, johon ei lasketa esim. äitiys- tai vanhempainlomaa tai asevelvollisuuden suorittamista,
  • Hyvää englannin kielen kirjallista ja suullista taitoa.

Katsomme eduksi

  • Aiemman kokemuksen laboratoriotyöskentelystä, tutkimusaiheeseen liittyvistä molekyylibiologisista (esim. RNA sekvensointi, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism – mikrosiruanalyysit, uuden sukupolven sekvensointimenetelmät tai proteomiikka) ja bioinformaattisista tai solubiologisista menetelmistä (esim. siittiöiden liikkuvuus-, kemotaksia- ja elinkykyanalyysit tai virtaussytometria). Jos sinulla on jokin/joitakin näistä taidoista, pyydämme kertomaan siitä ansioluettelossa ja/tai motivaatiokirjeessä (ks. alla).

Tarjoamme sinulle  

  • Mielenkiintoisen ja merkityksellisen työtehtävän osana kansainvälistä ja luovaa yliopistoyhteisöä
  • Kattavan työterveyshuollon
  • Muut Itä-Suomen yliopiston henkilöstöedut, joihin kuuluvat muun muassa laaja henkilöstökoulutustarjonta, edulliset kampusravintolalounaat ja Sykettä-liikuntapalvelut. 

Hae näin  

Jätä hakemus viimeistään 4.8.2022 klo 24 mennessä sähköisellä hakulomakkeella. 

 Huomioi, että hakemukseen tulee liittää mukaan:  

  • Ansioluettelo (http://www.tenk.fi/fi/tutkijan-ansioluettelomalli), 
  • Julkaisuluettelo (https://www.aka.fi/julkaisuluettelo/),
  • Kopiot tutkintotodistuksista ja kielitaitoa osoittavista todistuksista, ellei kielitaito ilmene tutkintotodistuksista  
  • Motivaatiokirje (englanninkielinen, enintään 2 sivua). Kerro kirjeessä, miksi tutkimusaihe kiinnostaa sinua ja miksi olisit sopiva henkilö tehtävään,
  • Muut asiakirjat, joilla haluat osoittaa ansiosi tehtävään.


Lisätietoja tehtävästä antaa Apulaisprofessori Jukka Kekäläinen, sähkösposti: jukka.s.kekalainen[a]uef.fi, p. 029 4451004.   

Lisätietoja hakemisesta ja hakuprosessista antaa Henkilöstösihteeri Noora Hämäläinen, sähköposti: noora.hamalainen[a]uef.fi, p. 029 445 8302. (Poissa 11.7.-10.8.2022. Yhteydenotot ajalla 1.-10.8.2022: johdon assistentti Satu Turunen, satu.turunen@uef.fi, puh. 029 445 3031.)

Lyhyesti Itä-Suomen yliopistosta ja Luonnontieteiden ja Metsätieteiden tiedekunnasta  

Itä-Suomen yliopisto on yksi Suomen suurimmista monialaisista tiedeyliopistoista. Tarjoamme opetusta lähes sadassa pääaineessa. Työllistämme 2 750 henkilöä ja yliopistoyhteisöömme kuuluu noin 16 000 perustutkinto-opiskelijaa ja yli 27 000 aikuisopiskelijaa. Toimimme Joensuussa ja Kuopiossa. Tutkimuksemme on useilla aloilla maailman kärkeä. Tuotamme tutkittua tietoa avoimesti käytettäväksi ja kaikkien hyväksi. UEF on vaikuttavia tekoja, joilla on merkitystä nyt ja tulevaisuudessa. Tutustu yliopistoomme osoitteessa www.uef.fi.

Luonnontieteiden ja metsätieteiden tiedekunta toimii Itä-Suomen yliopiston Kuopion ja Joensuun kampuksilla. Tiedekunnan tehtävänä on harjoittaa korkeatasoista kansainvälistä tieteellistä tutkimusta ja tarjota siihen perustuvaa yliopistollista koulutusta luonnontieteiden ja metsätieteiden alalla.  Tiedekunta panostaa yliopiston strategian mukaisiin tutkimusalueisiin. Tiedekunnan tutkimus- ja oppimisympäristöt ovat kansainvälisiä, moderneja ja monitieteisiä. Tiedekunnassa on noin 4 400 perustutkinto-opiskelijaa ja 460 jatko-opiskelijaa. Henkilöstömäärä on noin 560. Lisätietoja tiedekunnasta osoitteessa http://www.uef.fi/fi/lumet/

Senior Scientist (Global Health & Nutrition) – International Flavors & Fragrances

19.6.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat


About the job

The Opportunity

It’s an exciting time to be part of the IFF family. We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. IFF is growing and We are looking for a SENIOR SCIENTIST (Global Health & Nutrition) to join our Global Health & Nutrition Science team based in Kantvik, Southern Finland.

Our team runs a global and diverse program of clinical and pre-clinical studies, targeting to document health benefits of probiotics and other bioactive food ingredients in our portfolio. We can offer you a position in a dynamic international research organization that is a world-wide leader in applied clinical research in the area of probiotics and nutrition.

Are you an action-oriented team player with a scientific background and experience in managing clinical trials? Our R&D team is looking for a research professional to Senior Scientist position to support execution of nutritional clinical trials globally.

Role Responsibilities

As a The Senior Scientist is you will be responsible for providing leadership and scientific expertise for assigned clinical trials to meet regulatory requirements, product registrations, and market access. This position collaborates with cross-functional teams to manage the implementation of clinical and pre-clinical strategies, manage all study aspects, analysis and interpretation of results, and communication of data to the scientific and medical communities.

Your Primary Duties Will Be

  • Defining and developing clinical and pre-clinical deliverables for assigned studies
  • Assessing and recommending CROs and preferred vendors for implementation of related studies
  • Managing all study aspects: budget and metrics, operations, study document development and review (study specific plans, eCRF guidelines, lab manuals, study submission to IRB/ECs in coordination with CRO, interim and final study reports, etc.)
  • Leading statistical activities including statistical analysis plan, analysis and interpretation of results
  • Ensuring that clinical study related activities are carried out in accordance with the appropriate Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines
  • Providing content development and editorial assistance for scientific publications, professional meetings, and/or post-marketing study activities, including abstracts, manuscripts, presentations and training
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and collaboration with functional area peers, including research, laboratory teams, regulatory, quality assurance, and commercial

About You

You are qualified for the position if you have:

  • PhD (or equivalent degree) in life sciences with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in research, preferably in the field of nutrition, gut microbiota, probiotics, and/or functional foods
  • Experience in clinical / pre-clinical research and development of probiotics, prebiotics and/or other bioactive compounds for human health applications
  • Experience in one or more of the following health areas is considered an advantage: digestive health, early life nutrition
  • Strong knowledge of statistics and competency working with data
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and team player skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for presentation of scientific concepts and results to internal and external customers and stakeholder
  • Fluency in English is essential; Other language skills are seen as a benefit (fluency in Finnish is an advantage)
  • Track record of scientific publications and experience in scientific communication
  • Ability to deliver results under time and resource pressure

The position is permanent, starting as soon as possible.

For more information on the task, please contact The Director of Clinical Development, Eran Ivanir at Eran.Ivanir@iff.com. Please submit your application with your CV via the IFF recruitment website (https://www.iff.com/careers).

IFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit IFF.com/careers/workplace-diversity-and-inclusion to learn more