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Postdoctoral Fellow – Bridging Excellence Fellowship, EMBL

28.5.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat


Do you want to make your mark as a transatlantic scientist? Do you want to be mentored by researchers from two leading research institutions? The EMBL | Stanford Life Science Alliance invites researchers to submit an application to the Bridging Excellence Postdoctoral Program. The Life Science Alliance is an inter-institutional research initiative dedicated to advancing biomedical research. With a network of over 40 labs from across EMBL and Stanford University, we believe in working together to leverage our expertise and knowledge to drive high impact research. Our Bridging Excellence Fellowships support ambitious and creative joint projects, defined by postdoctoral applicants. The fellowships provide funding for a 3-year EMBL stipend, lab consumables, a generous travel and accommodation supplement for visits to Stanford, and funds for presenting at an international conference.

Your role

We invite all eligible researchers to submit a proposal describing a collaboration between at least one lab at EMBL and one faculty member from the Stanford University School of Medicine or the Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences. This collaboration should build on the strengths of the partner laboratories, as well as the researchers own expertise. Fellowships will be awarded to researchers, who take up a position as a postdoctoral fellow at EMBL for 3 years. During this time, fellows will spend up to one year visiting their collaborators in Stanford to work on the joint research project (multiple visits totalling 1 year are permitted). As well as access to researchers and technology at both sites, fellows will also be able to take advantage of first-rate postdoctoral training opportunities from both institutions. 

You have

Researchers who want to bridge two leading research institutions, work with cutting-edge technology, and develop as a global scientist are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be prepared to be internationally mobile, drive the creation of new research synergies and be excited by the prospect of being an ambassador for transatlantic science. We invite applications in all fields, from any eligible researcher regardless of nationality, gender, or scientific background. Please read the applicant guideline provided on our website for full eligibility criteria.

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We invite applications in all fields, from any eligible researcher regardless of nationality, gender, or scientific background. Please read the applicant guideline provided on our website for full eligibility criteria.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1700 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

What else you need to know

Please download the application form and submit the final PDF, along with the completed letter of support from your chosen project supervisors by August 9th 2020, 11:59pm CET. Applications must be submitted using the form provided. Applications that are not submitted using the form provided, or outside of this system will not be reviewed.

You will also be asked to provide the contact details of two referees who will be emailed automatically once you submit your application. The deadline for letters of recommendation is the 23rd of August 2020.

Please read the applicant guidelines available on our website for more information on eligibility, current collaborations and conditions of the fellowships.

Interviews will take at place at EMBL during the week of October 12th 2020. 

In-Vivo Imaging Scientist – Charles River Laboratories, Kuopio

28.5.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat


For over 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

In-vivo Imaging Scientist

We are looking for In-Vivo Imaging Scientist with proven track record in in vivo imaging in preclinical neuroscience to join Charles River site located in Kuopio, Finland.

The position requires expertise in imaging of central nervous system (CNS) in preclinical (rodent) models with emphasis on functional and pharmacological MRI applications in in vivo pharmacology studies. Nuclear imaging experience is not required but considered as an advantage.

In this position you are responsible to lead the studies independently or manage the imaging component within larger Client projects in CNS drug discovery field and ensure the scientific excellence in study design, execution, data analysis and reporting of the imaging results. The MRI Scientist will lead execution of the projects by working closely with the in vivo and imaging teams. The responsibilities of this position include regular communication with the Clients and team members in all phases of the projects.

The position requires practical knowledge in using MRI hardware and software, capabilities to set up and develop, and/or validate new techniques and models in team’s and company’s R&D projects. The MRI scientist will provide scientific input, serve as a scientific expert and assists sales and marketing by providing scientific materials for commercial use.


  • Higher education degree in biological/life/biomedical physics science (MSc, MD), preferably PhD degree.
  • At least 2-3 years of experience with CNS in vivo imaging work and studies in animals, including proven track of independent project execution and project management.
  • Knowledge and practical experience in MRI and functional neuroimaging (fMRI, rs-fMRI, phMRI, etc.) is required, experience in conducting drug efficacy studies will be an asset.
  • Knowledge and practical experience in common imaging data analysis pipelines and tools, such as Matlab, SPM, FSL and/or other programming environments (e.g. Python) and related skills are considered as an advantage.
  • Experience in preclinical nuclear imaging (e.g. PET and SPECT) and data-analysis are considered as an advantage
  • Understanding of key features and having practical experience with in vivo pharmacology studies in CNS area including both genetically modified animal models and surgically/chemically induced models and related behavioral assays is desired
  • Ability to quickly adapt to challenging and changing research environment conditions and to effectively manage them by utilizing his/her knowledge and experience in various scientific projects
  • Fluent oral and written English, scientific writing skills, excellent communication skills, interpersonal and teamwork abilities
  • Proactive and self-driven attitude
  • Good problem solving and troubleshooting skills, ability to coordinate and prioritize
  • Track record in people management, ability to mentor and train staff will be an asset
  • Pharmaceutical industry, Preclinical Contract Research Organization or academic post-doctoral experience will be an asset.

About Discovery

Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

Laborantti/Bioanalyytikko – Charles River Laboratories, Kuopio

28.5.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat


Charles Riverin työntekijät ovat työskennelleet jo 70 vuoden ajan auttaakseen uusien lääkehoitojen löytämisessä, kehittämisessä ja turvallisessa valmistuksessa. Kun olet liittynyt perheeseemme, sinulla on mahdollisuus vaikuttaa merkittävästi ihmisten terveyteen ja hyvinvointiin eri puolilla maailmaa. Olipa taustasi biolääketieteessä, rahoituksessa, tietotekniikassa, myynnissä tai muualla, taidoilla on tärkeä rooli suorittamassamme työssä. Vastineeksi auttamme sinua rakentamaan uran, josta voit olla ylpeä.

Laborantti / Bioanalyytikko

Etsimme joukkoomme kahta LABORANTTIA/BIOANALYYTIKKOA In Vivo-tiimiimme perhevapaan sijaiseksi määräaikaiseen työsuhteeseen toimipisteeseemme Kuopioon.

Keskeisimmät Toimet Ja Vastuut

  • suorittaa kohtalaisen monimutkaisia tutkimustekniikoita koe-eläimillä keskushermostotautimaleissa, kuten lääkintöjä, käyttäytymistestejä, kudosnäytteiden keräystä ja käsittelyä sekä kirurgisia toimenpiteitä
  • osallistuu datan keräämiseen, dokumentointiin ja syöttöön kokeen tarpeen mukaisesti
  • varmistaa, että kokeessa tarvittavat reagenssit ja materiaalit ovat valmiina ajoissa kokeen suoritukseen
  • valmistaa koekansioita ja –lomakkeita
  • yksikön muut tukitoiminnot ja muissa tehtävissä avustaminen tarvittaessa


  • soveltuva pätevyys ammattikoulutuksen kautta hankittuna, tehtävään sopiva koulutus voi olla laborantti/ laboratoriohoitaja/ eläintenhoitaja/ klinikkaeläintenhoitaja/ koe-eläinhoitaja/ bioanalyytikko/ tai muu, esimerkiksi tieteellinen tutkinto
  • 1-3 vuoden työkokemus vastaavista töistä
  • mahdollisuus työskennellä eläintiloissa
  • kokemus tiimityöskentelystä katsotaan eduksi
  • kokemus koe-eläintyöstä ja tutkimusteknisistä työtehtävistä, kuten lääkintä tai käyttäytymistestaus katsotaan eduksi
  • hyvä atk-tuntemus, vähintään Microsoft Office- ohjelmiston käyttö
  • hyvä suullinen ja kirjallinen englanninkielentaito katsotaan eduksi
  • tehokas tiimityöskentely ja aktiivinen kommunikointi välttämätöntä.

Tietoa Discovery-liiketoimintayksiköstä

Charles River Discovery on todistetusti ollut mukana kehittämässä uusia onnistuneita hoitomuotoja. Kuluneiden 17 vuoden aikana asiakkaamme ovat saaneet yli 320 patenttia ja 74 prekliinistä lääkekandidaattia. Meillä on yli 650 tutkijaa, jotka hyödyntävät uusinta teknologiaa ja uusimpia ohjelmistoja. Näin kattava, yhtenäinen tuotevalikoimamme tarjoaa kemian, biologian ja farmakologian palveluita, jotka tukevat asiakkaitamme ensimmäisestä löydöksestä uuteen tutkimuslääkkeeseen asti. Asiakaslähtöisen, yhteistyöhön perustuvan lähestymistapamme avulla luomme todellisen kumppanuuden, jossa ennakoidaan haasteet, selvitään esteistä ja kuljetaan yhdessä koko matka tuotaessa uusia lääkkeitä markkinoille.

Tietoa Charles Riveristä

Charles River on varhaisen vaiheen sopimustutkimusyritys (CRO). Toimintamme perustana on koe-eläintiede ja -lääketiede. Sille pohjalle olemme rakentaneet monipuolisen tuotevalikoiman Discovery- ja lääketurvallisuusarviointipalveluita, niin hyvän laboratoriokäytännön (GLP) mukaisia kuin sen ulkopuolisia (non-GLP), tukeaksemme asiakkaita alkaen kohteen tunnistamisesta aina prekliiniseen lääkekehitykseen asti. Charles River tarjoaa myös valikoiman tuotteita ja palveluita, joiden avulla tuemme asiakkaidemme kliinisiä laboratoriotestaustarpeita ja tuotantotoimintaa. Tätä laajaa tuote- ja palveluvalikoimaa hyödyntämällä asiakkaamme voivat luoda joustavamman lääkekehitysmallin, mikä vähentää heidän kustannuksiaan sekä parantaa tuottavuutta ja tehokkuutta ja siten nopeuttaa tuotteen pääsyä markkinoille.

Meillä on yli 11 000 työntekijää 70 laitoksessa 18 maassa ympäri maailmaa. Näin pystymme strategisesti koordinoimaan resursseja maailmanlaajuisesti ja soveltamaan monialaisia näkökulmia ratkaistessamme asiakkaidemme ainutlaatuisia haasteita. Asiakaskuntaamme kuuluu globaaleja lääkeyhtiöitä, biotekniikan yrityksiä, valtion virastoja ja sairaaloita sekä korkeakouluja ympäri maailmaa. Vuonna 2016 liikevaihtomme kasvoi 23,3 % eli 1,68 miljardiin dollariin vuoden 2015 1,36 miljardista dollarista.

Me Charles Riverillä suhtaudumme intohimoisesti rooliimme ihmisten elämänlaadun parantamisessa. Missiomme, tapamme tehdä tiedettä erinomaisesti ja vahva tarkoituksen tunne opastavat meitä kaikessa, mitä teemme. Aloitamme jokaisen päivän tietäen, että työmme auttaa parantamaan monien ihmisten terveyttä ja hyvinvointia ympäri maailmaa. Vuonna 2016 olemme olleet mukana kehittämässä noin 70:tä prosenttia FDA:n hyväksymistä lääkkeistä.

Lisätietoa saat osoitteesta www.criver.com.

Clinical Application Specialist to Miltenyi Biotec

27.5.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat


MAKE CANCER HISTORY! If you have a great interest in cell biology as well as a true passion for support – you might be our new team member! We’re looking for that one special person who wants to travel the Nordics with us and help our clients make cancer history. Join us!

About the role

Today Miltenyi Biotec has an international team of more than 2,500 scientists, physicians, engineers, marketers and numerous other specialists present in 28 countries worldwide. Innovative ideas are turned into cutting edge products and released all over the world. Due to outstanding growth in the Nordics, the company is seeking to recruit a Clinical Application Specialist.

As Clinical Application Specialist you will be working with cutting edge technology in the clinical field of Graft Enginering and Cell and Gene Therapy. You will be a part of the Nordic team which consist of 15 passionate people in an informal flat organization structure. This team values customer centricity and teamwork. Your nearest colleague Henrik, Clinical Account Manager, describes the team as “A team with true team spirit, we have a lot of fun – and to join us you must be able to work in that team spirit and contribute to it. This is a team with the same purpose in life, to help fellow scientists and doctors!”

The regional office you would answer to is located in Lund. However, this position requires a great taste for travelling and especially within the Nordics to meet the clients!

Job duties

  • Providing technical support for current and future CliniMACS Prodigy and CliniMACS Plus instruments and related projects at customer sites
  • Supporting the customers in development of GMP compliant cell and gene therapy processes using Miltenyi Instruments and products
  • Responding quickly to customer application needs, as well as identifying and developing new customers and applications
  • Training and technical support for customers
  • Supporting the Clinical Account Manager in demonstrating new processes
  • Supporting marketing in developing local and Nordic marketing initiatives targeting the Clinical and Pharma/Biotec segments

We are looking for

  • Holds a MSc or PhD, preferably Immunology oncology, Cell Biology, or a related field, with a strong scientific grounding in cancer biology, cellular therapy, regenerative medicine, or bioprocessing.
  • Proven laboratory experience within academia, NHS, biotech, CRO/CMO or pharmaceutical organization
  • Cell culture/cell handling experience and working knowledge of flow cytometry essential. GMP knowledge very desirable
  • Fluent in English and in one of the following languages Swedish/Danish, both written and spoken
  • Valid work permit and driver’s license B

As a person you:

  • Work well alone and as part of a team and display a good business acumen
  • Are confident with presenting 1-to-1 or to large groups
  • Are flexible and have a high willingness to travel (>60 days/year)

Other information

  • Start: Upon agreement
  • Work extent: Full time, 37,5h/week
  • Travel days: Approximately >60 days/year
  • Location: Lund, Sweden + travelling
  • Salary: Miltenyi Biotec offers a competitive salary, O.T.E. commission, car, and excellent benefits package.
  • Contact information: This recruitment process is conducted by Academic Work. It is a request from Miltenyi Biotec that all questions regarding the position is handled by Academic Work.

Please, send your application in English and be sure to clearly state which languages you speak. Our selection process is continuous and the advert may close before the recruitment process is completed if we have moved forward to the screening or interview phase.

Technician – Kuopio Center for Gene and Cell Therapy (KCT)

27.5.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat


Kuopio Center for Gene and Cell Therapy (KCT) is looking for a Technician to gene therapy viral vector production and analytics.

Technician would be responsible for taking care of the laboratories basic functions and participating in daily analysis and cell culturing. Tasks cover also virus production in flask scale and bioreactors, as a part of KCT’s process development activities.

The job requires know how on cell culture techniques, different analytical methods and the ability to work independently after adequate training. Previous working experience with viral vectors and/or bioreactors is seen as an advantage. The nature of the research work requires ability to cope with changing situations and a mindset willing to face and overcome challenges. The vacancy is 1-year fixed term.

In addition to challenges we offer modern facilities, inspiring atmosphere and skillful team with good motivation. Our goal is to develop new gene therapy products and GMP ready processes for the future.

Visit www.kct.fi or find us from LinkedIn

Electronic application with cover letter and cv should be sent latest 31st May 2020.

For more information, please contact (during office hours)

Joonas Malinen, Laboratory Manager, +358456384809, Joonas.Malinen@kct.fi or Eevi Lipponen, Head of Process Development (Gene Therapy Unit), +358444304605, Eevi.Lipponen@kct.fi

Tuotekehityskemisti (R&D Chemist) – Oy Reagena Ltd

27.5.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat


Oy Reagena Ltd on vuonna 1987 perustettu yritys, joka kehittää, valmistaa ja jakelee reagensseja ja diagnostisia testejä sairaaloille sekä lääke- ja kemianteollisuudelle. Kotimainen ja kansainvälinen sopimusvalmistus ja alan johtavien toimijoiden tuotteiden jakelu (Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, Euroimmun, Quidel Triage ja Sofia) ovat kasvavia alueita. Yrityksellä on Suomessa vahva markkina-asema ja sen tuotteita viedään yli 30 maahan. Reagenan päätoimipiste ja tuotantolaitos sijaitsee Siilinjärven Toivalassa lähellä Kuopion lentoasemaa, sivutoimipiste sijaitsee Turussa.

Haemme tuotekehityskemistiä (R&D Chemist) vakituiseen työsuhteeseen.

Olet tärkeässä roolissa Reagenan uusien in vitro –diagnostisten (IVD) testien kehittämisessä ja osallistut tarvittaessa myös sopimusvalmistustuotteisiin liittyviin hankkeisiin. Teet työtä yhdessä tuotannon, myynnin ja markkinoinnin, sekä laadunhallinnan kanssa. Tuotekehityskemistinä osallistut tiedonhakuun, tuotteiden suunnitteluun ja testauksiin, sekä dokumentointiin. Kokemuksen karttuessa voit toimia projektipäällikkönä.

Toivomme, että Sinulla on aiempaa työkokemusta laboratorioalalta, mutta koulutamme Sinut tarkemmin tähän tehtävään työn ohessa. Tarjoamme monipuolisen ja mielenkiintoisen tehtäväkokonaisuuden innostavassa työilmapiirissä ja mahdollisuuden kehittää omaa osaamistasi.

Työsuhteesi on vakituinen ja kokoaikainen.

Toivomme Sinulta:

  • Soveltuvaa korkeakoulututkintoa (esimerkiksi FM biokemiasta, biolääketieteestä tai vastaavalta alalta).
  • Aiempaa kokemusta laboratoriotyöskentelystä sekä erilaisten suunnitelmien ja raporttien laatimisesta.
  • Ongelmanratkaisukykyä, sekä innostusta diagnostisten menetelmien kehittämiseen.
  • Sujuvaa suomen ja englannin kielen taitoa.
  • Hyviä vuorovaikutustaitoja, sekä aloitteellista ja itsenäistä otetta työhön.
  • Joustavuutta, sinnikkyyttä ja sitoutuneisuutta.

Katsomme eduksi:

  • Käytännön kokemuksen biolääketieteellisestä tutkimuksesta, erityisesti immunologisista menetelmistä, proteiinien tuotannosta.
  • Kokemuksen laboratorion laatujärjestelmistä, riskien arvioinnista ja/tai toiminnanohjaus- ja dokumenttienhallintajärjestelmistä.
  • Kokemuksen tutkimustyöstä ja/tai projektinhallinnasta.

Lisätietoa tehtävästä antaa Tuotekehityspäällikkö Eira Kelo, p. 044 560 6369 (soittoaika 2.6.2020 klo 12-13 ja 4.6.2020 klo 9-10).

Lähetäthän hakemuksesi (ml. CV) palkkatoiveineen otsikolla ”Tuotekehityskemisti” 19.6.2020 mennessä osoitteeseen careers@reagena.com.

Research Trainee / Project Researcher – Itä-Suomen yliopisto, Kuopio

25.5.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat


The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,700 members of staff. We operate in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

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

We are now inviting applications for a Research Trainee or Project Researcher (Neurosciences) position, Faculty of Health Sciences, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, Kuopio Campus

The Kanninen research group funded by Horizon 2020 and the Academy of Finland is seeking a motivated Research Trainee or Project Researcher to join a highly dynamic group of researchers working on multiple aspects of neurodegeneration and mental health. The group utilizes murine and human in vitro cultures of brain cells, mouse disease models and patient material to investigate molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and mental disorders. The group is particularly interested in the impact of environmental exposures on brain health. More details on the group’s research interests can be found at https://www.uef.fi/en/web/aivi/katja-kanninen-group

The candidate should have a BSc or MSc degree in neuroscience or in a related discipline with experience in some of the following:

Primary cell culture
Fluorescence/confocal imaging
Protein-based assays including Western blot or ELISA
Gene-based assays including mRNA expression studies
Molecular biology techniques
Animal handling including drug administration, behavioural testing or microsurgery

The successful candidate will be committed and motivated and display independent thinking skills. Good knowledge of written and spoken English is required. It is required that the applicant provides the names and contact details of at least two academic referees. Recommendation letters are encouraged. The motivation letter should contain a personal statement describing the applicant’s research interests, work experience and relevant skills for the position.

A person to be appointed to the Research Trainee position is required to hold a suitable BSc level degree. A person to be appointed to the Project Researcher position is required to hold a suitable MSc level degree. Candidates graduating in the near future are also encouraged to apply.

The position is filled for a fixed-term one-year period starting from 1 July 2020 or as agreed. The position is filled for a fixed-term due to it pertaining to a specific project.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 1 (research trainee, €1.848,79 / month) or level 2 (project researcher, €2.033,29 / month) of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff. In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 50 % of the job requirement component.

For further information on the position, please contact: Associate Professor Katja Kanninen, +358 29 445 4202, katja.kanninen@uef.fi. For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR Secretary Asta Suhonen, tel. +358 29 445 4125, asta.suhonen@uef.fi

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

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
– a résumé or CV
– a list of publications
– copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates/ diplomas
– a motivation letter
– contact information (and recommendation letters if available) of two referees

The application needs to be submitted no later than 10.06.2020 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

WWW-osoite http://www.uef.fi
Yhteystiedot Katja Kanninen, +358 29 4454202, katja.kanninen@uef.fi. For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR Secretary Asta Suhonen, tel. +358 29 4454125, asta.suhonen@uef.fi
Työpaikan osoite 70211 KUOPIO
Työ alkaa 1.7.2020 or as agreed
Työaika kokoaikatyö
Työn kesto 6 – 12 kk
Haku päättyy 10.06.2020
Ilmoitus jätetty 20.05.2020
Ilmoitusnumero 10352887 Apply

Tutkija (vesimikrobiologia, virologia) – Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos, Kuopio

25.5.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat



Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos (THL) on asiantuntija- ja tutkimuslaitos. Tuotamme tietoa, työkaluja ja ratkaisuja terveys- ja hyvinvointialan päätöksenteon ja toiminnan tueksi. Vahvuuksiamme ovat merkityksellinen työ, osaava ja intohimoisesti työhönsä suhtautuva henkilöstö ja loistavat tietovarannot. Teemme kansainvälisesti ja kansallisesti arvokasta tutkimusta ja sovellamme sitä suomalaisen yhteiskunnan tulevaisuuden rakentamiseen. THL:ssä työskentelee noin 1200 asiantuntijaa ja tutkijaa.


Tehtävän kesto

Tehtävässä aloitus 15.6.2020 tai sopimuksen mukaan.


Työpaikkojen lukumäärä

Lisätietoja tehtävästä
Ilkka Miettinen
Johtava tutkija
029 524 6371

Tarja Pitkänen
029 524 6315

Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos (Tutkimuskeskus Neulanen)
Neulaniementie 4

Viran/tehtävän kuvaus

Terveysturvallisuusosaston Asiantuntijamikrobiologiayksikkö hakee

tutkijaa (vesimikrobiologia, virologia)

vesimikrobiologian laboratorioon Kuopioon toistaiseksi voimassa olevaan työsuhteeseen 15.6.2020 alkaen tai sopimuksen mukaan.

Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitoksen Asiantuntijamikrobiologiayksikön vesimikrobiologian laboratorio ylläpitää laajaa vesimikrobiologian alan osaamista, jota sovelletaan erilaisiin asiantuntija- ja tutkimustehtäviin Kuopion toimipaikassa (Neulaniementie 4, Kuopio). Asiantuntijamikrobiologiayksikkö tekee vaativaa tutkimus- ja asiantuntijatyötä erilaisten ympäristöaltisteiden mm. mikrobien vaikutusta ihmisten terveyteen. Yksikkö toimii vesimikrobiologian alalla tutkimus- ja asiantuntijatahona palvellen ympäristöterveyden alalla toimivia terveydensuojeluviranomaisia ja kuntien vesihuoltolaitoksia. Erilaisista vesimatriiseista tehtävä virusanalytiikka on yksi laboratorion keskeisistä mikrobiologian osaamisalueista. Kuopion toimipaikassa työskentelee n. 70 henkilöä.

Tehtävään valittava henkilö (tutkija) ylläpitää ja kehittää veden välityksellä leviävien virusten analyysivalmiutta sekä soveltaa vesimikrobiologian alan tutkimushankkeissa pääasiassa molekyylibiologisiin tekniikoihin perustuvaa virusanalytiikkaa. Tärkeimpiä kohdeviruksia ovat noro-, sapo-, rota-, adeno- ja hepatiittivirukset. Tärkeä osa tehtävää on osallistua omalla asiantuntemuksellaan vesiongelmien ja vesiepidemioiden selvitystyöhön, sekä veden ja vesijärjestelmien laadun monitorointiin ja todentamiseen käytettävien mikrobiologisten menetelmien kehittämiseen. Tutkimustulosten julkaiseminen ja raportointi sekä aktiivinen viestintä ovat osa tehtävänkuvaa.


Virkaan tai tehtävään valittavasta henkilöstä voidaan tehdä hakijan suostumuksella henkilöturvallisuusselvitys (turvallisuusselvityslaki 726/2014).
Turvallisuusselvitysmenettelystä ja selvityksen kohteen oikeuksista löytyy tarkempia tietoja osoitteessa www.supo.fi.

Hakijalta odotamme

Voit olla etsimämme henkilö, jos sinulla on ylempi korkeakoulututkinto (maisteritaso) luonnontieteiden, kuten ympäristötieteen, mikrobiologian, virologian, biokemian tai muulta vastaavalta alalta. Tehtävien hoitaminen edellyttää kykyä perehtyä mikrobien molekyylibiologiseen analytiikkaan ja kiinnostusta seurata aktiivisesti tutkimusalan kehitystä.

Työkokemus ympäristömikrobiologiasta ja virologisten menetelmien, kuten soluviljelytekniikoiden tuntemus lasketaan ansioksi tehtävää täytettäessä. Tehtävän menestyksellinen hoitaminen edellyttää hyviä yhteistyö-, verkottumis- ja tiimityöskentelytaitoja. Bioinformatiikan alan osaaminen, sekä erinomainen suomen- ja englanninkielinen suullinen ja kirjallinen ilmaisutaito ovat eduksi tehtävien hoitamisessa.

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Position for PhD is available in the laboratory of Professor Jukka Westermarck (Glioblastoma combination therapies) at Turku Bioscience, University of Turku

20.5.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

Position for PhD (or soon-to-be) is available in the laboratory of Professor Jukka Westermarck at Turku Bioscience, University of Turku, Turku, Finland. We are looking for highly motivated researcher with PhD degree to join our dynamic research group broadly focused on very exciting therapeutic potential of phosphatases for cancer therapy (https://bioscience.fi/research/cancer-cell-signaling/profile/).

Glioblastoma is a devastating cancer type for which there are only very limited therapy options. Particular challenges related glioblastoma therapies are its heterogeneity, and high intrinsic therapy resistance of glioma stem cells. The research group of Professor Westermarck has recently identified novel therapeutic opportunities for killing the therapy-resistant cancer cells in vivo, based on pharmaceutical reactivation of tumor suppressor Protein Phosphatase 2A (PP2A), and its combinations with targeted therapies (Kaur et al., Cancer Res., 2016; Kauko et al., Science Translational Medicine, 2018; Merisaari et al., Brain Communications, 2020). Based on these discoveries, the new project will develop and assess preclinical glioblastoma combination therapies by using glioma stem cell bearing intracranial in vivo glioblastoma models. Therefore, successful applicants should be well-acquainted with modern cancer research techniques involving mouse work and tissue analysis. In addition, we value highly good English language skills, and team-working spirit. In the selection process we value greatly applicants with track record indicative of competence in independent scientific thinking and project management.

Turku Bioscience Centre is a top-quality research center harbouring several research groups with distinguished publication profile (https://bioscience.fi). The centre harbours excellent core facilities (https://bioscience.fi/services/). The working language in the research group, and in the institute, is English. Furthermore, BioCity Turku umbrella organization offers very high-quality research training including e.g. frequent seminars by world recognized speakers. Turku (https://kissmyturku.com) is a charming medieval city in South-West coast of Finland with good connections to Helsinki and Stockholm. 

Candidate requirement wish-list in nutshell:

·              A relevant Doctoral Degree (or soon-to-be)

·              At least one first author publication in high-quality journal

·             Highly motivated person with strong interest in translational cancer research

·         Hands-on experience in mouse work is a clear asset.

For inquiries regarding this post or application process, please contact Jukka Westermarck by e-mail: jukwes@utu.fi

The deadline for applications is 31st of May 2020 and due to Covid-19 situation the position starting date is negotiable. Position is funded by Sigrid Juselius Foundation and is until 30th of April, 2023. The selected applicant will be receiving a monthly personal grant for post-doctoral research.

The application should include your CV, list of publications and a motivation letter clearly describing how your profile matches to candidate requirements listed above, and other previous achievements in the field. Also include names and contact information of three references. All this in a single merged PDF document should be sent to biocityhrservices@utu.fi. In the subject line of your e-mail, indicate the following text: Post-doc position/Glioblastoma.

Product Specialist, Molecular Solutions – Roche Diagnostics Oy

12.5.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat


Product Specialist, Molecular Solutions

This is an excellent opportunity for you with a degree in natural/biomedical sciences to join the world’s leading supplier in In-Vitro Diagnostics!

We are recruiting a Product Specialist to join our Regional Customer Support Centre in the Finland. The role of the Product Specialist is to provide application and scientific support for products from Roche Molecular Systems business areas (Molecular Diagnostics and Pathology) for our customers in the UK, Ireland and Finland. This position is being offered as either office based in Burgess Hill (West Sussex, United Kingdom) or remote-based in our Roche office in Finland.

The Regional Customer Support Centre offers remote support by handling customer and employee enquiries via the phone or in written form. In addition to identifying and troubleshooting complex issues, the Product Specialist role also includes a variety of support activities including customer training, information and knowledge transfer and on site activities supporting technical support and sales personnel.  

As part of Product Specialist role, you will focus on ensuring customer satisfaction by:

  • Providing remote application support and problem resolution to our customers, who are mainly hospital laboratories, as well as to Roche Diagnostics colleagues in the region
  • Ensuring proper complaint handling and documentation in compliance with our Quality System
  • Conducting customer trainings and providing occasional on-site support as and when required
  • Supporting our sales organizations with instrument demonstrations and technical questions

To be successful as a Product Specialist, you should already have a solid experience using immunohistochemical methods in a routine pathology laboratory setting. You are well familiar with molecular diagnostic methods such as PCR, and preferably, you have performed laboratory work by yourself. You are able to work in a regulated business environment, stay calm under pressure and work smoothly in multi-cultural teams. You are skilled in troubleshooting and have an ability to approach problems analytically and provide resolution guidelines to customers. You ought to have a customer-focused mindset, and a previous experience of customer service could work as your advantage. We hope that you have a degree in natural/biomedical sciences. You should be fluent in Finnish and English, Swedish is considered as an advantage. The role requires frequent travelling abroad. 

We offer you a competitive salary and a first-class industry recognized product training program. The training programs will be designed to develop you as a person and a recognized valuable source of information for our customers. There will be an intensive initial introduction training for the first six months of the position, some of which will be in our European training centers. 

As a Product Specialist for Roche Diagnostics, you will be part the world’s leading supplier of automated diagnostic systems, helping professionals to recommend treatment solutions that deliver superior patient care. We offer you the opportunity to work with great customers, with independent responsibilities combined with the support from our passionate team! 

Please apply on our application page by submitting your English CV and cover letter with salary request by May 22, 2020. For more information, please call Executive Consultant Erkki Lumme, +358 400 916 999 at Nordic Progress Oy.