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UPDATED AD: Postdoctoral researcher or project researcher to study immunoregulation in Molecular Systems Immunology Group at Turku Centre for Biotechnology

13.12.2017 | Ajankohtaista
Postdoctoral researcher or project researcher to study immunoregulation in Molecular Systems Immunology Group at Turku Centre for Biotechnology

Our international multidisciplinary research group (
https://www.btk.fi/research/molecular-systems-immunology/) led by Academy Professor Riitta Lahesmaa is based at Turku Centre for Biotechnology (the Centre), BioCity Turku, Turku, Finland.  We are seeking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher or project researcher with possibility to continue work as a doctoral candidate.
Disorders in immune system and lymphocyte function lead to inflammatory diseases e.g. rheumatoid arthritis and Type 1 Diabetes. Project will focus on studying the molecular mechanisms underlying immune mediated diseases aiming at enabling individualized treatment in the future.

Description of recruiting organization
Molecular Systems Immunology group aims at understanding the regulation of human immune system to predict, prevent and treat immune mediated disorders. We study epigenetic and transcriptional regulation of T cells and molecular mechanisms of immune mediated diseases such as Type 1 Diabetes.
Turku Centre for Biotechnology is a joint research institute of University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The mission of the Centre is to promote high quality research and training. The Centre has excellent state-of-the-art technology platforms and expertise in NGS, epigenomics, proteomics, computational biology and high-end cell imaging.

Qualifications
Successful candidates have:
·         A relevant doctor’s degree (postdoctoral researcher) or a relevant master’s degree (project researcher) e.g. in life sciences or in biomedicine
·         High level of motivation, self-initiative and independency
·         Excellent team work and communication skills in English (both oral and written)
·         First-rate molecular and cell biology knowledge and skills with a strong background in epigenetics.
·         Strong publication record in international journals (postdoctoral researcher) at least in one of the following areas: immunology, molecular and cellular biology, autoimmunity, genetics, epigenetics.

Application
The salary is in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel) level 5 (postdoctoral researcher) where the work specific salary component is 2 865,30 €/month or  levels 3-4 (project researcher),  where the work specific salary component is 2 181,44-2 475,31 €/month. In addition, there is a share increase based on the personal performance, which is, at most, 46.3% of the base salary. The position starts at earliest on Feb 1st, 2018 (or as agreed). The positions are initially for two-three years. There is a trial period of four months.

The deadline for applications is Jan 15th, 2017. A link to the electronic application system can be found from the following link: www.utu.fi/careers  . Please include a CV, full publication list, list of selected publications and contact information for three references in your application. In addition postdoctoral researcher applicants should also enclose academic portfolio (http://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/Pages/Coming-to-Work-for-the-University.aspx). For further information on the positions please contact: Prof. Riitta Lahesmaa, e-mail: riitta.lahesmaa@btk.fi . Enquiries on the application procedure may be directed to human resources specialist Taina Karjalainen, taina.karjalainen@utu.fi .

Postdoctoral researcher or project researcher to study immunoregulation in Molecular Systems Immunology Group at Turku Centre for Biotechnology

12.12.2017 | Ajankohtaista
Postdoctoral researcher or project researcher to study immunoregulation in Molecular Systems Immunology Group at Turku Centre for Biotechnology

Our international multidisciplinary research group (
https://www.btk.fi/research/molecular-systems-immunology/ ) led by Academy Professor Riitta Lahesmaa is based at Turku Centre for Biotechnology (the Centre), BioCity Turku, Turku, Finland.  We are seeking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher or project researcher with possibility to continue work as a doctoral candidate.

Disorders in immune system and lymphocyte function lead to inflammatory diseases e.g. rheumatoid arthritis and Type 1 Diabetes. Project will focus on studying the molecular mechanisms underlying immune mediated diseases aiming at enabling individualized treatment in the future.

Description of recruiting organization

Molecular Systems Immunology group aims at understanding the regulation of human immune system to predict, prevent and treat immune mediated disorders. We study epigenetic and transcriptional regulation of T cells and molecular mechanisms of immune mediated diseases such as Type 1 Diabetes.

Turku Centre for Biotechnology is a joint research institute of University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The mission of the Centre is to promote high quality research and training. The Centre has excellent state-of-the-art technology platforms and expertise in NGS, epigenomics, proteomics, computational biology and high-end cell imaging.

Qualifications

Successful candidates have:
·         High level of motivation, self-initiative and independency
·         Excellent team work and communication skills in English (both oral and written)
·         First-rate molecular and cell biology skills with a strong background in epigenetics.

Postdoctoral researcher

·         A doctor’s degree in life sciences or in biomedicine is required for postdoctoral researcher applicants whereas a relevant master’s degree in life sciences or in biomedicine is required for project researcher applicants.
·         For postdoctoral candidates high quality publications in international journals at least in one of the following areas are prerequisite: immunology, molecular and cellular biology, autoimmunity, genetics, epigenetics.
·         Successful applicant also has excellent molecular and cell biology skills with a strong background in epigenetics.
·         Hands-on experience in epigenetics methods and related bioinformatics and expertise in immunology is considered an advantage

Qualifications
Successful applicants have:

·         A relevant Doctoral degree (e.g. bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics)
·         Scientific publications in high impact international journals
·         Previous experience in next generation sequencing, epigenomic and genomic research and related analysis platforms and tools.
·         General knowledge in bioinformatics, statistics and R, Matlab or other mathematical/statistical software
·         High level of motivation, self-initiative and independency
·         Excellent team work and communication skills in English (both oral and written)
·         Previous experience in immunology is considered an advantage
·         International research experience and experience in supervision of students is considered an advantage.

Application

The salary is in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel) level 5 (postdoctoral researcher) where the work specific salary component is 2 865,30 €/month or  levels 3-4 (project researcher),  where the work specific salary component is 2 181,44-2 475,31 €/month. In addition, there is a share increase based on the personal performance, which is, at most, 46.3% of the base salary. The position starts at earliest on Feb 1st, 2018 (or as agreed). The positions are initially for two-three years. There is a trial period of four months.

The deadline for applications is Jan 15th, 2017. A link to the electronic application system can be found from the following link: www.utu.fi/careers  . Please include a CV, full publication list, list of selected publications and contact information for three references in your application. In addition postdoctoral researcher applicants should also enclose academic portfolio (http://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/Pages/Coming-to-Work-for-the-University.aspx).

For further information on the positions please contact: Prof. Riitta Lahesmaa, e-mail: riitta.lahesmaa@btk.fi  . Enquiries on the application procedure may be directed to human resources specialist Taina Karjalainen, taina.karjalainen@utu.fi .

Finnish Red Cross Blood Service is recruiting a biodata scientist

12.12.2017 | Ajankohtaista
Research and Development of the Finnish Red Cross Blood Service, located in Kivihaantie 7 Helsinki, is recruiting:
 
Expert in biodata analysis (master/doctor degree in a relevant subject) with a strong ICT background.
 
The major tasks are related to the management of data of the Blood Service Biobank (blood donors) and Hematological biobank (patients with hematological malignancies), and related scientific research. Position is open immediately and can be fulfilled till the end of year 2018 (or for 12 months) and may be renewed.
 
Skills needed: command of R and Python and experience and/or genuine interest in biomedical datamining. Salary: depends on experience.
 
The Finnish Red Cross Blood Service (FRCBS), a not-for profit organization, serves the blood product supply for entire Finland and is the sole blood bank in Finland. Our tasks include activities ranging from recruitment of blood donors, testing of donated blood, and the production and storage of blood products and selling them to hospitals. We are actively involved in cell and organ transplantation: we act as the Finnish hub for stem cell grafts and we do all clinical donor-patient compatibility tests for transplantation.  We also do scientific research within our sector, with the annual research budget of ~3 million euros. We have four scientific focus areas: blood donations and donors; extracellular vesicles of blood cells; whole genome histocompatibility; and novel cell therapy products and publish more than 30 peer-reviewed papers each year.
 
For additional information, please contact: Dr Mikko Arvas (bioinformatics; mikko.arvas@veripalvelu.fi)  or Prof Jukka Partanen (biobanks and general research issues; jukka.partanen@veripalvelu.fi). See also: www.veripalvelu.fi.
 
Submit your application before the 5th of January 2018 via https://response.questback.com/veripalvelu/vnvtgspclg

An NIH funded Assistant Scientist/Senior Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California

12.12.2017 | Ajankohtaista
Assistant Scientist/Senior postdoctoral Position

An NIH funded Assistant Scientist/Senior Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California, near Los Angeles, USA.

The research involves study of brain-gut emetic circuits. The position requires a strong background in calcium imaging, immunohistochemical and histological techniques, tissue slice preparations, confocal microscopy and molecular techniques such as Western blots and cloning as well as behavioral studies. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related area with multiple publications in calcium imaging and immunohistochemical techniques. The Salary is commensurate with experience, health insurance and other benefits would be included.

Please send your curriculum vitae and names of 3 referees and their contact information to: Professor Nissar A. Darmani, Associate Dean for Basic Sciences and Research via e-mail:ndarmani@westernu.edu.  Western University of Health Sciences is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Two postdoctoral positions in Systems Epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu

8.12.2017 | Ajankohtaista
Two postdoctoral positions in Systems Epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu

The Computational Medicine Research Team (http://computationalmedicine.fi/) invites highly motivated individuals to apply for postdoctoral positions at the University of Oulu, Finland. These positions are initially for 2 years with a broad focus on systems epidemiology, i.e., integration of multi-omics approaches and data in epidemiology and genetics. Potential extensions are possible for successful candidates. We would also be interested in discussing with candidates at assistant or associate professor level.

Reseach Enviroment

These positions and the work to be done are part of our global endeavour aiming to understand and improve cardiometabolic risk assessment by conducting high-throughput multi-omics profiling of extensive population cohorts and trials at unprecedented sample-sizes. Large-scale studies are a prerequisite for statistically sound metabolic stratifications as well as for understanding the (patho)physiological function of potential new disease biomarkers and the causal pathways in disease aetiology with the aid of modern genetic data. Please see the following recent papers to understand our thinking; PubMed PMID numbers: 29106475, 29038155, 28569269, 27955712, 27789667, 27005778 and 27989323.
We expect you to have a PhD degree in Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Medical Sciences, Statistics, Epidemiology, or in a related area. You would need to have good skills in written and spoken English. Knowledge of medical & epidemiological statistics and skills to use R would be essential. A few international peer-reviewed publications in good journals would also be a prerequisite for these positions.

More information and application at https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=1&id=00004670&lang=en
Applications, together with all relevant enclosures must be submitted by using the electronic application system form by Friday 15.12.2017, at 24.00 (midnight, Finnish local time, UTC + 2hr).

A postdoctoral position in the field of pharmaceutical nanotechnolgy at the University of Helsinki

8.12.2017 | Ajankohtaista
The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 17 other locations.

Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, invites applications for
A POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN THE FIELD OF PHARMACEUTICAL NANOTECHNOLOGY

The initial period of appointment is from 2.1.2018 (or as agreed) to 31.12.2018.

We are looking for a highly motivate and outstand postdoctoral researcher for the project 3iRegeneration (http://www.3iregeneration.com) financed by TEKES. The aims of the project are to enhance the regeneration by induction of new cells locally in the brain by innovative pharmaceuticals and drug delivery systems. The research work is part of a large national consortium coordinated by Prof. Heikki Ruskoaho (Division of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Pharmacy), involving different partners at the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and Helsinki University Central Hospital, combining expertise in areas of life sciences, chemistry, physics, engineering sciences and medicine in an innovative fashion.

More information and application at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/postdoctoral-researcher-pharmaceutical-nanotechnology

 
Apply at latest 21.12.2017.

Open position for a senior researcher (postdoctoral research fellow) in the field of virology and antiviral therapy at the Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku

4.12.2017 | Ajankohtaista
Senior researcher (postdoctoral research fellow) position in the field of virology and antiviral therapy
 
University of Turku, Institute of Biomedicine is looking for a senior researcher (postdoctoral fellow) in the field of virology and antiviral therapy, for a fixed term (Jan 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2020) in the herpesvirus research group led by Veijo Hukkanen. A later starting date can be agreed upon.
 
 
Application deadline 20.12.2017.

Open position for a Asst/Assoc/Full Professor of Pharmacology (Tenure-Track) at the Marshall University, West Virginia, USA

4.12.2017 | Ajankohtaista
Job Description 
Job-Title: Assistant/Associate/Professor of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Science and Research

Position-Parameters: Tenure-track, 12-month position.

Duties: The successful candidate will be engaged in professional scholarship and research and have up­ to-date knowledge regarding their own area of expertise. They are expected to develop an active research program that attracts sustained extramural funding in their area of expertise. Their area of interest should involve neuropharmacology and addiction. It is expected that the new faculty member will contribute to and help develop new effective active learning modalities associated with the therapeutics sequence in the professional program, especially in the area of the neurological sciences. The therapeutic sequence integrates the practice of pharmacy in specific disease areas with the underlying pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, and drug mechanism of action at a molecular, cellular, and whole organism level. Integration of the basic sciences with pharmacy practice is expected in areas of research, education, and service.

Required Qualifications 
An earned doctorate or other terminal degree in Pharmacology with at least three years of postdoctoral experience is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Evidence of national and international recognition; a record of sustainable extramural funding and evidence of excellence in education are required for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. A pharmacy undergraduate degree and/or experience in pharmacy education/teaching will be preferable; the successful candidate will be a dynamic individual with demonstrated records of excellence in teaching and scholarship, and a commitment to excellence in pharmacy education and research. 

Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Contact:
Marshall University

Online App. Form:

https://marshall.peopleadmin.com

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Neurobiology, University of Plymouth

24.11.2017 | Ajankohtaista
Job title Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Neurobiology 
 
Job reference: A5696 
Application closing date: 02/01/2018 
Location: Plymouth, UK
Salary: £33518 to £38833 pa – Grade 7 
Contract Type: Full-time, Fixed-term 
Job category/type: Academic/Research 
 
We wish to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to support a highly motivated scientist, Professor Edgar Kramer, at the Peninsula School of Medicine of University of Plymouth, UK. 
 
The primary function of the role is to perform collaborative and independent research to study the electrophysiological properties of midbrain dopaminergic neurons and/or the molecular signalling pathways in the dopaminergic circuit in different mouse models. A variety of electrophysiological, genetic, molecular biology and biochemical techniques will be employed, including extra- and intracellular recordings and fast scan cyclic voltammetry on transgenic mice. The work is expected to significantly enhance our understanding of midbrain dopaminergic system function and should shed some light on the etiology and possible therapy of Parkinson disease and drug addiction. 
 
You will be responsible for the provision of specialist research knowledge and expertise that supports neurophysiological work in mice on the dopaminergic system altered in Parkinson disease patients and drug addicts. 
 
You must already have or you should be able to complete in the next few months a PhD in Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Medicine, and Pharmacology or in another related area. Experience in electrophysiological experiments and/or molecular biological approaches in the mouse dopaminergic system and in mouse handling is required. Expertise in stablishing and maintaining an electrophysiological setup and/or in as many techniques as listed above is desirable, and candidates with a strong background in neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases are particularly encouraged to apply. This position also requires that you have good work ethics, analytical and organisational skills, and an ability to multitask and collaborate well with lab members. Our laboratory is part of the new Derriford Research Facility close to Derriford Hospital on the North Campus which brings together all biomedical research groups and has opened in September, 2017. It is close to Plymouth city centre with its attractive cultural scene and coastline with easy access to the dramatic countryside and some of Britain’s most beautiful beaches in Devon and Cornwall. 
 
This post is a full-time position working 37 hours per week, on a fixed-term basis starting in Spring 2018. Funding is available for 36 months, and renewal upon the first and second year is contingent on mutual agreement and satisfactory performance. 
 
To apply, please complete the online application form attaching a motivation letter, your CV, 3 academic references and a list of publications. 
 
For an informal discussion please contact Dr. Edgar Kramer, Professor of Neurodegenerative Diseases, via e-mail edgar.kramer@plymouth.ac.uk 
 
University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion. 
The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia. 
 
University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

A postdoctoral position in zebrafish neuroscience

23.11.2017 | Ajankohtaista
A postdoctoral position in zebrafish neuroscience 
 
A new postdoctoral position is available within a research group (Panula group) which works on basic mechanisms in neurologic and psychiatric diseases. This particular project involves phenotyping and production of new zebrafish mutants generated with the CRISPR/Cas9 method. 
 
The group manages a very well equipped zebrafish facility, including microinjection systems, confocal and 2-photon imaging systems, systems for quantitative behavioural analysis, good facilities for molecular cloning and quantitative expression analysis (e.g. quantitative PCR, MCID4 imaging system), and well-established international collaborations. The laboratories are located in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience Center (HiLIFE unit) on the Meilahti medical campus of the University of Helsinki. The campus houses about 450 PIs within the areas of life sciences. 
 
Salary will be negotiated according to qualifications and the university salary system. An initial appointment will be made for one year, with possible extension. An ideal candidate has a recent PhD in relevant area (e.g. biosciences, physics), and thorough training and experience in imaging or genome modification methods and management of large datasets, preferably within zebrafish field. Experience in programming, molecular biology, behavioural analysis, and gene expression analysis (transgenic animals, PCR, ish, immunocytochemistry, protein chemistry), high motivation and good communication skills are needed in the multidisciplinary group. Responsibilities include research on zebrafish disease models, imaging, molecular biology, zebrafish breeding and maintenance and participation in guidance of junior group members. 
 
Send a CV, list of publications, and an application with names and contact information of 3 references to Professor Pertti Panula, Neuroscience Center, Department of Anatomy, POB 63 (Haartmaninkatu 8), 00014 University of Helsinki, by December 1, 2017 for immediate attention. Late applications may be considered for this or related positions, but attention is not guaranteed. 
 
Further information: 
Professor Pertti Panula 
tel. +358-40-5922323