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Nordic Biosite Oy mainostajaksi Suomen Solubiologit ry:n 45-vuotisjuhlaseminaariin

18.2.2019 | Ajankohtaista

Olemme saaneet AH diagnostics Oy:n ja Immuno Diagnostic Oy:n lisäksi
Nordic Biosite Oy:n mukaan mainostajaksi seminaariin!

Ilmoittaudu seminaariin ja cocktailtilaisuuteen laittamalla sähköpostia osoitteeseen suomensolubiologit@gmail.com! Mikäli olet opiskelija Jyväskylän yliopistossa, voit tehdä ilmoittautumisen seminaariin myös Korpin kautta. llmoittautuminen cocktailtilaisuuteen pyydetään kuitenkin laittamaan sähköpostiimme, jotta saat lipun maksuohjeet paluuviestinä.

Exciting PhD positions at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

18.2.2019 | Avoimet työpaikat

Job Description

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) invites you to apply for PhD positions in Heidelberg, Barcelona, Grenoble Hamburg, Hinxton (near Cambridge) and Rome.

Would you like to contribute your creativity to an international team of scientists from all disciplines focusing on basic research in the area of molecular life sciences? We invite candidates with background in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering and Molecular Medicine to apply.

EMBL opens the door to your scientific career: our students have an outstanding publication record, are a vital part of our global collaborations and receive their degrees jointly with our network of excellent partner universities in 17 different countries.

Our PhD positions come with generous fellowships, including broad health care benefits and pension access.

More information about the interview procedure can be found here: https://www.embl.de/training/eipp/application/interview_week/index.html


Application Instructions

Please apply online through
http://www.embl.de/training/eipp/application/index.html      

The registration deadline is 25 March 2019.
The deadline for submission of the online application is 1 April 2019.
Interviews will take place beginning of July 2019 in Heidelberg and a week prior at other EMBL sites.


Additional Information

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.
Successful candidates would start their work at EMBL latest by mid of October 2019.

For further information, see our web page or contact EMBL Graduate Office.

15 Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) positions for 3-year structured PhD projects are offered by a consortium of 11 participants in the Marie SkƗodowska-Curie Actions ITN project “SECRETERS”

14.2.2019 | Avoimet työpaikat

Marie SkƗodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017)
“SECRETERS”

15 Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) positions for 3-year structured PhD projects are offered by a consortium of 11 participants in the Marie SkƗodowska-Curie Actions ITN project “SECRETERS”.

http://www.finbionet.fi/Marie_Sk%C6%97odowska_Curie%20Secreters_ITN.pdf

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, since different closing dates apply for different participating organizations. Eligible candidates are invited for an interview by Skype. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a recruitment symposium in May 2019 in Groningen, the Netherlands, for which travel costs and accommodation will be reimbursed.

PhD student and post doc positions open in plant developmental biology at the University of Helsinki

14.2.2019 | Avoimet työpaikat

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.

Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE is a new life science research institute forming an attractive international environment for researchers, and facilitating national and international partnerships in areas of research, infrastructures, and innovations. The university life science research institutes – Institute of Biotechnology, Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, and Neuroscience Center – are included in HiLIFE as operative units.

PhD student and Post doc positions are available in the research group led by Ari Pekka Mähönen at Institute of Biotechnology (HiLIFE)/ Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Vascular cambium produces xylem (wood) and phloem, and together with the cork cambium, which produces a protective layer at the surface called phellem, they provide thickness to plant organs. The goal of the group has been to understand the molecular regulation and cellular organization of vascular cambium. We have been utilizing lineage tracing techniques, molecular genetics, advanced microscopy and genomics as approaches to study the cambial cells in the model species Arabidopsis thaliana. Using these techniques, we recently identified stem cell organizer of the vascular cambium (Smetana et al. Nature 2019).

We are looking for post doc(s) and PhD student(s) to carry out an ERC Consolidator Grant -funded research line, in which we investigate growth dynamics and regulatory mechanism of the stem cells of cork cambium. We will also study how the two lateral meristems, cork and vascular cambia, together increase the thickness in plants. More information available in the lab website.

The topics of research projects will be discussed in detail during the interview of the selected candidates.

Applicants with strong background in developmental genetics, plant molecular biology and/or cell biology are encouraged to apply. Good communication skills and fluency in spoken and written English are required. Postdocs are also encouraged to develop their own research lines.

We provide an international and stimulating work environment. We offer a competitive salary based on previous qualifications, experience and personal performance in the position according to University of Helsinki regulations.

The deadline for applications is March 11th, 2019, or until suitable candidates are found. Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply for the position link below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The application should include personal data and contact information of at least two referees, as well as a single pdf-file containing: a motivation letter describing previous achievements, future career ambitions and motivation for this position (max 1 page), a CV (max 2 pages) and a publication list.

For more information about the positions, contact AriPekka.Mahonen(at)helsinki.fi. For technical support regarding the recruitment system, please, contact rekrytointi(at)helsinki.fi.

Here is a link to the application form for PhD student position. 

Here is a link to the application form for post doc position.

Suomen Solubiologit ry:n 45-vuotisjuhlaseminaari 15.3.2019

12.2.2019 | Ajankohtaista

Suomen Solubiologit ry täyttää tänä vuonna kunnioitettavat 45 vuotta, minkä kunniaksi järjestämme juhlaseminaarin Jyväskylän yliopistolla, Ylistönrinteellä perjantaina 15.3.2019 (kemian laitoksella, salissa KEM1). Seminaari järjestetään teemalla Tiede murroksessa – Biotieteiden haasteet ennen ja nyt, ja luvassa on upeita esityksiä usealta biotieteiden asiantuntijalta! Seminaari alkaa klo 14, minkä jälkeen jatkamme heti juhlintaa cocktailtilaisuudella klo 18 alkaen. Tule kuuntelemaan puheita sekä tapaamaan kollegoja rennon tunnelman, hyvän ruuan ja juoman merkeissä! Olet tervetullut osallistumaan seminaariimme ja cocktailtilaisuuteen vaikket olisikaan Suomen Solubiologit ry:n jäsen. Tapahtuma on suunnattu kaikille kiinnostuneille, niin opiskelijoille kuin jo työelämässä olevillekin!

Ilmoittaudu seminaariin ja cocktailtilaisuuteen laittamalla sähköpostia osoitteeseen suomensolubiologit@gmail.com! Mikäli olet opiskelija Jyväskylän yliopistossa, voit tehdä ilmoittautumisen seminaariin myös Korpin kautta. llmoittautuminen cocktailtilaisuuteen pyydetään kuitenkin laittamaan sähköpostiimme, jotta saat lipun maksuohjeet paluuviestinä.

Mukana seminaarissa ovat myös AH diagnostics Oy ja Immuno Diagnostic Oy!

Tervetuloa myös yhdistyksen sääntömääräiseen vuosikokoukseen, jonka pidämme ennen seminaaria klo 12:00 alkaen. Kokous pidetään Jyväskylän yliopistolla, Bio-ja ympäristötieteiden laitoksella salissa YAC340.

Open position for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at University of Dundee (Cellular Medicine)

12.2.2019 | Avoimet työpaikat

Duration of Employment: up to 36 months

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant within our team, to study immunometabolic actions of metformin. The post holder will work on a British Heart Foundation (BHF) funded project that aims to study ‘immunometabolic’ remodelling of monocyte and macrophage responses by metformin in cardiovascular disease. The work will mainly involve primary cell work, including proteomics, signalling analysis and other approaches to study cellular and molecular biological effects of the drug on immunity.

Our work in this area (Circulation, Circulation Research) has established that anti-inflammatory effects of metformin are exerted irrespective of diabetes status, through mechanisms that are different from existing anti-inflammatory drugs. Control of immunity through changes in metabolism- ‘immunometabolism,’ if it can be better understood, is recognised as a potential site of therapy even in nondiabetic age-related cardiovascular disease (CVD). To work towards this, the purpose of this proposal is to study effects of metformin on monocyte and macrophage biology, to develop a mechanism-based understanding of metformin’s anti-inflammatory actions. Timely insights from the recent CANTOS study, establishing a CVD group receptive to anti-inflammatory therapy, underlines translational potential.

You will be joining a dynamic and growing team working in open-plan lab space alongside other groups, all of us interested in basic science with translational potential. We will offer you experience in supervising students and although the majority of time will be based in Ninewells, Dundee, the post holder will require to have the ability to travel flexibly as this post includes a unique research stay in Finland as part of the group’s interest in internationalisation of diabetes and cardiovascular disease research networks. Previous experience in appropriate research techniques is desirable but training is available.

The University of Dundee enjoys an international reputation for excellence that attracts top-class students and academics from across the world – with over 140 countries represented in the University community. You will be based at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals where the School of Medicine provides outstanding opportunities in medical education and training supported by world class research facilities.

Your priorities will include:

  • Manage multiple strands of research work to meet deadlines
  • Prepare progress reports delivering to PIs and collaborators
  • Day-to-day supervision of students within the group
  • Write up results for publication
  • Visit Finland in year 1

Who we’re looking for:

  • Someone with a PhD or equivalent experience
  • Highly motivated to publish, already with a major contribution to at least one published paper
  • Ability/interest in leading a small team (through supervision of students) to achieve research goals
  • An interest in cardiovascular/diabetes research, ultimately to make life better for patients
  • Willingness and ability to visit Finland for collaborative research stay

The calibre of research at Dundee is high, with 95 per cent of staff working in areas of national or international excellence. Dundee benefits from a developed network of inter-disciplinary researchers collaborating across various Schools across our community.

For further information about this position please contact Dr Graham Rena at g.rena@dundee.ac.uk. To find out more about Ninewells Hospital and Medical School please visit https://www.dundee.ac.uk/medicine/.

More information at https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BPX947/postdoctoral-research-assistant

Deadline for applications is March 3, 2019.

Post-doctoral researcher to work at the Atherosclerosis Research Laboratory at the Wihuri Research Institute, Helsinki

7.2.2019 | Avoimet työpaikat

The Atherosclerosis Research Laboratory at the Wihuri Research Institute, located in Biomedicum Helsinki in Meilahti, is looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher.

The Atherosclerosis Research Laboratory focuses on identifying novel methods to assess person-to-person differences in various atherogenic properties of lipoproteins, such as interaction of lipoproteins with proteoglycans and lipoprotein modification and aggregation. In a recent hypothesis-generating study we found a link between the presence of aggregation-prone LDL and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) death in a small group of patients having established atherosclerosis (https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article/39/27/2562/5049093).

The present research project aims at confirming this link. In addition, we will examine the metabolic factors that control LDL composition and aggregation using mouse models of atherosclerosis, cell culture systems, and in vitro studies. The ultimate goal of our research is to develop novel biomarkers that may facilitate identification of patients who are at increased risk for developing ASCVD.

The Atherosclerosis Research Laboratory led by Adj.Prof. Katariina Öörni is now seeking a post-doctoral researcher to participate in the studies. In particular, we are seeking a researcher with experience in mouse studies. The successful candidate has also experience in cell culture methods and knowledge of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism.

Experience and skills:

·         Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, medicine or equivalent sciences

·         An excellent research track record

·         Experience in mouse studies

·         Experience in cell culture

·         Knowledge of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism

·         Excellent written and spoken English skills

The position is funded by the Academy of Finland and can be filled immediately. The position is initially funded for 18 months, but can be extended depending on the funding.

Please apply by sending motivation letter and CV in a single PDF file by e-mail to Adj. Prof. Katariina Öörni kati.oorni@wri.fi by February 25th. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

For further information, please contact Katariina Öörni at the above e-mail.

Postdoctoral position in structural biology at the University of Oulu

5.2.2019 | Avoimet työpaikat

The University of Oulu in Northern Finland, with approximately 14,000 students and 3,000 employees, is an international, multidisciplinary research university with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. The strengths of the University include broad, multidisciplinary research interests, a modern research and study environment, and wide cooperation with international research and educational institutes (http://www.oulu.fi/university/).

An open postdoctoral research position is available in the field of structural biology of extracellular matrix proteins in the research group of Prof Lloyd Ruddock (http://www.oulu.fi/biocenter/groups/ruddock). Focus of the project is structural and functional studies of basement membrane proteins. The project includes structural biology, systems biology and protein-protein interaction studies.

The position is located at the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (FBMM) (http://www.oulu.fi/fbmm/), whose mission is to perform internationally significant research and to deliver high-level undergraduate and postgraduate education in the fields of biochemistry and molecular medicine. The Faculty’s research focus areas are cell-extracellular matrix, protein science and cellular regulatory and metabolic networks and related diseases. Research at the Faculty is carried out in 14 research groups. The Faculty has ~200 employees, and approximately half of them are from abroad. Together with Biocenter Oulu (http://www.oulu.fi/biocenter/), the Faculty has put a great effort towards building a cutting-edge research infrastructure that includes state-of-the-art instrumentation for imaging, gene-modified mice, X-ray crystallography, and quantitative biochemistry. The Faculty has extensive collaborative national and international networks including Biocenter Finland and the ESFRI projects Instruct, EuroBioimaging, and Infrafrontier. We also partner in EU-Biostruct-X and Marie Curie Renaltract ITN and organize EMBO workshops and international symposia. The research group has well-established international collaborative networks and frequent access to synchrotron radiation.

Subject field and description of the position

Basement membranes (BM) are complex networks, comprising many essential and often large multi-domain proteins. BM are involved in embryo development, tissue homeostasis and in a wide range of disease states including tumour angiogenesis, fibrosis, nervous system injury etc. BM proteins are poorly studied at the structural level. This lack of structural data inhibits not only our understanding of the normal physiology of BM, but also our understanding of the pathology of a wide range of disease states and our ability monitor disease progression and to make rationale interventions to halt or reverse symptoms of the disease, including cell-based therapy. The research focus for the position will be structural and functional studies of BM proteins.

The details of the research project will be mutually agreed upon, based on the qualifications, interests, and expertise of the candidate.

The position is funded by the Academy of Finland. The initial duration of the position is 1 year and the funded position ends on April 30, 2020. After this, funding will be jointly applied to extend the contract. The starting date is May 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Required Qualifications and assessment

The successful applicant must hold a PhD degree in biophysics, structural biology, biochemistry or a related field. Candidates whose PhD thesis has been submitted by the application deadline will also be eligible. Experience with recombinant protein expression post-translational modifications, systems biology, X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM will be considered as assets.

·         Fluent oral and written English skills as well as good communication and teamwork skills are required. Demonstrated experience in writing scientific publications, potential in acquiring supplementary funding and teaching experience will be taken as merits. When assessing the applicant’s qualifications, issues to be considered will include scientific publications, supervision experience, activity in the scientific community and familiarity with the research field.

·         As part of the FBMM, duties may also include supervising scientific research of BSc, MSc and PhD students. Participation in teaching within the faculty curriculum is expected.

·         A four-month trial period will be effective in the beginning of the contract.

Salary

The salary is in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel) levels 5 or 6. In addition, there is a share increase at most, 50% of the base salary, which is based on personal achievements and performance. The salary is in practice roughly 3,300 – 4,100 € / month, depending on qualifications, performance and experience.

Application Procedure

The following documents must be attached to the application (in English):

1) Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and with the names and contact details of at least 2 referees

2) Brief description of research merits, experience and motivation

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, must be submitted using the electronic application system by 11.3.2019. Applications sent by email will not be considered. (https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=1&id=00006878&lang=en)

Interview

The top candidates for the post may be interviewed and asked to present their scientific work and experience.

For further information regarding the filling of this post:

Prof Lloyd Ruddock, group leader, email: lloyd.ruddock(at)oulu.fi

Tiina Hurskainen, HR manager, email: tiina.hurskainen(at)oulu.fi

PhD student position in structural biology at the University of Oulu

5.2.2019 | Avoimet työpaikat

The University of Oulu in Northern Finland, with approximately 14,000 students and 3,000 employees, is an international, multidisciplinary research university with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. The strengths of the University include broad, multidisciplinary research interests, a modern research and study environment, and wide cooperation with international research and educational institutes (http://www.oulu.fi/university/).

An open PhD student position is available in the field of structural biology of extracellular matrix proteins in the research group of Prof Lloyd Ruddock (http://www.oulu.fi/biocenter/groups/ruddock). Focus of the project is structural and functional studies of basement membrane proteins. The project includes structural biology and protein-protein interaction studies.

The position is located at the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (FBMM) (http://www.oulu.fi/fbmm/), whose mission is to perform internationally significant research and to deliver high-level undergraduate and postgraduate education in the fields of biochemistry and molecular medicine. The Faculty’s research focus areas are cell-extracellular matrix, protein science and cellular regulatory and metabolic networks and related diseases. Research at the Faculty is carried out in 14 research groups. The Faculty has ~200 employees, and approximately half of them are from abroad. Together with Biocenter Oulu (http://www.oulu.fi/biocenter/), the Faculty has put a great effort towards building a cutting-edge research infrastructure that includes state-of-the-art instrumentation for imaging, gene-modified mice, X-ray crystallography, and quantitative biochemistry. The Faculty has extensive collaborative national and international networks including Biocenter Finland and the ESFRI projects Instruct, EuroBioimaging, and Infrafrontier. We also partner in EU-Biostruct-X and Marie Curie Renaltract ITN and organize EMBO workshops and international symposia. The research group has well-established international collaborative networks and frequent access to synchrotron radiation.

Subject field and description of the position

Basement membranes (BM) are complex networks, comprising many essential and often large multi-domain proteins. BM are involved in embryo development, tissue homeostasis and in a wide range of disease states including tumour angiogenesis, fibrosis, nervous system injury etc. BM proteins are poorly studied at the structural level. This lack of structural data inhibits not only our understanding of the normal physiology of BM, but also our understanding of the pathology of a wide range of disease states and our ability monitor disease progression and to make rationale interventions to halt or reverse symptoms of the disease, including cell-based therapy. The research focus for the position will be structural and functional studies of BM proteins.

The details of the research project will be mutually agreed upon, based on the qualifications, interests, and expertise of the candidate.

The position is funded by the Academy of Finland. The duration of the PhD studies is 4 years and the funded position ends on August 31, 2022. After this, funding will be jointly applied to extend the contract. The starting date is May 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Required Qualifications and assessment

The successful applicant must hold a MSc degree biochemistry, or a related field. Candidates who have completed required courses and whose MSc thesis will be submitted by May 1st 2019 will also be eligible (thesis submission must be confirmed by the faculty/department). The thesis must be graded before the work contract can start.

·         The applicant must fulfill the criteria for admission to UniOGS: http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/requirements_for_admission.

·         Fluent oral and written English skills as well as good communication and teamwork skills are required.

·         As part of the FBMM, duties may also include supervising scientific research of BSc, and MSc students. Participation in teaching within the faculty curriculum is expected.

·         A four-month trial period will be effective in the beginning of the contract.

Salary

The salary is in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel) levels 2-4. In addition, there is a share increase at most, 50% of the base salary, which is based on personal achievements and performance. The salary is in practice roughly 2,300 – 3,100 € / month, depending on qualifications, performance, and progress of the PhD studies.

Application Procedure

The following documents must be attached to the application (in English):

1) Curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of at least 2 referees

2) Brief description of research merits, experience and motivation

3) Copies of the MSc certificate and transcript

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, must be submitted using the electronic application system by 11.3.2019. Applications sent by email will not be considered. (https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=1&id=00006877&lang=en).

Interview

The top candidates for the post may be interviewed and asked to present their scientific work and experience.

For further information regarding the filling of this post:

Prof Lloyd Ruddock, group leader, email: lloyd.ruddock(at)oulu.fi

Tiina Hurskainen, HR manager, email: tiina.hurskainen(at)oulu.fi

PhD candidate position available in gerontology at University of Jyväskylä

30.1.2019 | Avoimet työpaikat

Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Jyväskylä (JYU) in collaboration with the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki (UH) is seeking outstanding PhD student candidates in gerontology starting in March 2019, or by agreement (https://www.jyu.fi/sport/en/phd-student-candidate-position-available-in-gerontology ).

The Juho Vainio Foundation funded project ”The Role of Lifestyles, Socio-economic and Prosperity of Childhood and Youth in Biological Aging” is led by University Researcher Dr Elina Sillanpää. The project is based on the Finnish twin cohort and the Estrogen, Menopause and Functional Ability (ERMA) research material with epigenetic clocks for biological age available.

The Doctoral Student is responsible for carrying out the thesis related work and reporting of the findings in scientific journals, and completion of the studies required for the Doctoral Thesis. The work will be supervised by the project leader Dr Elina Sillanpää, JYU, and Academy Research Fellow Miina Ollikainen, FIMM, UH. During the four years of doctoral training, the PhD candidate is expected to work in both the Faculty of Sport Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland at the University of Helsinki.

Qualifications and experience:

Candidates are expected to have a second cycle academic degree (MSc, MD or equivalent) in statistics, bioinformatics, sports sciences, health sciences, biotechnology, molecular biology, computer science, mathematics, medicine, or other related fields. Experience in laboratory work and/or statistical modelling and methods is highly appreciated. The successful candidate will have good problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills. 

The selected person must fulfill the qualifications for Doctoral studies set by JYU, and apply for study right from the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, JYU. Doctoral Students are required to have a good command of the English language. Proficiency in Finnish is required for teaching and research positions of the University of Jyväskylä. However, according to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member may be granted an exemption from the Finnish language proficiency requirement. Students who are finalizing their master’s studies are also permitted to apply.

The Doctoral student will first start on a research grant (1900€/month, including statutory pension insurance). The length of the grant period is negotiable. After a successful review of the PhD plan, an official appointment to a Doctoral Student position at the University of Jyväskylä will be made. The Doctoral Student’s salary is based on the salary system for teaching and research staff at Finnish universities. At the moment funding can be guaranteed for the first three years of PhD work.

To apply, applicants should submit the following materials prepared in English or Finnish:

  1. Cover/motivation letter describing motivation and research interests and how these match this thesis project, relevant merits, and the names and contact details for 1-2 referees.
  2. CV or resume prepared in accordance with good scientific practice, and if possible, by following the template for researcher’s CV (see TENK Guidelines).
  3. Degree diplomas and a copy of the study transcripts
  4. Other documents the applicant considers beneficial, for example publications and/or project reports

Candidates are invited to submit their application to Elina Sillanpää, PO Box 35 (VIV) 40014 University of Jyväskylä at no later than February 15th 2019.

For further information of the position, please contact Elina Sillanpää, elina.sillanpaa@jyu.fi or Miina Ollikainen, miina.ollikainen@helsinki.fi.

For further information, visit