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Geneticist – Blueprint Genetics, Clinical Interpretation – Espoo

9.7.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://careers.blueprintgenetics.com/jobs/900194-geneticist

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

Introduction

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

To meet demands arising from rapid growth, we are looking for a Geneticist to join our Helsinki Clinical Interpretation Team. 

Job description

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

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

Qualifications

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

Our ideal candidate has: 

  • Ph.D. in Genetics or Clinical Laboratory Geneticist degree in Clinical Molecular Genetics / Laboratory Genetics and Genomics. 
  • Excellent understanding of human genetics, inheritance models and inherited human diseases and ability to understand medical terminology and learn clinical aspects of the diseases. 
  • Knowledge of current genomic information and variant databases, in addition to experience in NGS methods. 
  • Uncompromised attention to detail. In practice this means analytical, critical and systemic approach, as well as ability to follow rules is needed to maintain coherent variant classifications throughout the team and high quality of the reports. 
  • Experience in interpreting and reporting genetic test results in a clinical setting utilizing NGS, Sanger sequencing and other methods is an asset, but similar research experience is valued as well.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English are a necessity.
  • Strong experience in interpreting and reporting genetic test results in a clinical setting utilizing NGS is a necessity for a possible remote position.

What we offer

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

Our global and multidisciplinary team of geneticists is a unique group of almost 30 PhD level scientists and Clinical Laboratory Geneticists. Our team members have an average more than 13 years of previous scientific experience, several years in clinical diagnostics (per person) and approximately 500 peer-reviewed scientific articles published, thus you will be supported by a group with extensive experience in the field.  

You get to utilize your skills and experience in an environment that is unlike anything you have experienced before. Our working culture is immediate, positive and we work in low-hierarchy teams and organization. We offer you a rapidly evolving working environment, where you can learn and grow together with the company and great colleagues!   

If you are up for the challenge, please, submit your application and CV at the latest by August 16, 2020 with your salary request. 

This position is preferably based out of our Helsinki office but can be performed remotely in the EU region as well.

In case of any questions, you may send a message to interpretation_managers(at)blueprintgenetics.com

Laboratoriopäällikkö – Movet Oy, Kuopio

9.7.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://paikat.te-palvelut.fi/tpt/10385196?searchPhrase=Movet&&&announced=0&leasing=0&&&&english=false&sort=1

Movet Oy on johtava kotimainen yksityisessä omistuksessa oleva eläindiagnostiikkalaboratorio, joka tuottaa palveluja eläinlääkäreille, tuottajille, tutkimusyksiköille ja eläinharrastajille. Meillä on Avainlippu ja olemme kuuluneet toistuvasti Kauppalehden Menestyjät -yrityksiin. Laadukkaan toimintamme ydin on henkilökunnan korkea ammatillinen osaaminen sekä vahva sitoutuminen työhönsä. Ylpeytemme on ystävällinen ja osaava asiakaspalvelu.

Haemme
LABORATORIOPÄÄLLIKKÖÄ

Olet kokenut ja ystävällinen esimies, jolla on vahvaa osaamista diagnostiikasta. Sinulla on hyvät sosiaaliset taidot; olet helposti lähestyttävä, tehokas ja motivoitunut ja saat ympärillä olevat ihmisetkin innostumaan.

Etsimme joukkuepelaajaa laboratoriomme esimieheksi, joka tekee mielellään yhteistyötä ja jakaa ajatuksia ja ideoita. Tehtävän hoitaminen vaatii hyviä vuorovaikutustaitoja sekä päätöksentekokykyä. Olet aloitteellinen, organisointikykyinen, ratkaisukeskeinen ja kehität aktiivisesti laboratorion toimintaa. Odotamme sinulta tuloksellista toiminnan koordinointia, paineensietokykyä ja asiakaslähtöisyyttä.

Tehtävän menestyksekäs hoitaminen vaatii soveltuvaa ylempää korkeakoulututkintoa (esim. biotieteet, eläinlääketiede, biokemia, maa-ja metsätaloustieteet), englannin kielen taitoa sekä sujuvaa sähköisten työkalujen ja järjestelmien käyttöä. Pystyt toimimaan lakien ja standardien vaatimusten mukaisesti ja menetelmien laadunvarmistus on sinulle tuttua.

Tarjoamme sinulle mielenkiintoisen ja haastavan työn, jossa pääset edistämään eläinten hyvinvointia jatkuvasti kehittyvässä ja kasvavassa yrityksessä, jonka erinomainen palvelu tunnetaan koko Suomessa.

Tehtävä täytetään sopivan henkilön löydyttyä, aikaisintaan 1.9.2020.
Hakuaika 7.8. asti.

an Early Stage Researcher (Biomedical MRI) position – A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, Kuopio Campus, University of Eastern Finland

2.7.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?id=00009479&did=5600&lang=fi&jc=16&nav_from_open_jobs_view_new=true

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
an Early Stage Researcher (Biomedical MRI) position, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, Kuopio Campus The researcher will work in a project, where hyperpolarised metabolic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques at high and low magnetic fields will be used to study cerebral ischaemia (stroke), the cause of 10% of annual deaths worldwide. Metabolic information obtained with hyperpolarisation MR techniques is optimal for stroke imaging because it reports on fast catabolic processes disturbed in stroke (e.g. lactate formation and acidosis). These questions will be investigated in four interleaved work packages, in which the necessary preclinical techniques for high and low magnetic field imaging of stroke will be explored using a range of hyperpolarised metabolic (e.g. pyruvate, glucose) and perfusion markers. Furthermore, the project will aim to deepen the understanding of hyperpolarised signal kinetics in the brain. The project is expected to result in novel tools for high and low magnetic field metabolic imaging of stroke, which will complementexisting techniques such as CT and FDG-PET. Techniques are applicable to other neurodiseases with perturbed metabolism, such as traumatic brain injury, as well as cancer research.  

The researher will work in a group led by Research Director Mikko Kettunen. The group focuses on developing new metabolic MRI techniques using hyperpolarised markers, and the project forms a part of the researcher’s PhD thesis.

A person to be appointed as an early stage researcher shall be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies, i.e. he or she is required to have completed a suitable higher university degree or an equivalent education abroad which in the country in question would qualify the person for similar academic studies. Positions of early stage researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

The person to be appointed to the position is required to hold a higher university degree in suitable field (including but not limited to biochemistry, physics, engineering). Previous experience in animal experiments or MR research is preferable but not essential. Good knowledge of written and spoken English is required. 

The position is filled for a fixed-term period of one year from 1.9.2020 to 31.8.2021. The starting date of the position can be agreed, but the selected person must start at latest on 1.11.2020. The position is filled for a fixed-term due to it pertaining to a specific project.

In addition to CV and the publication list, the applicant should include a motivation letter and the names of up to three references.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on levels 2 – 4 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€2,055.66 – 2,563.09/month). 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:
 Research Director Mikko Kettunen, +358 29 445 4067, mikko.kettunen@uef.fi
For further information on the application procedure, please contact: saima-asiattt@uef.fiA probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
– a résumé or CV (https://tenk.fi/en/advice-and-materials/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)
– a list of publications (http://www.aka.fi/en/funding/how-to-apply/appendices-required/guidelines-for-list-of-publications/)  
– copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
– motivation letter

The application needs to be submitted no later than 16.8.2020 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

an Early Stage Researcher (Bioinformatics, Biomedicine) or a Postdoctoral Researcher position (Bioinformatics) – University of Eastern Finland, School of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine (Kuopio campus)

2.7.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?id=00009480&did=5600&lang=fi&jc=16&nav_from_open_jobs_view_new=true

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

an Early Stage Researcher (Bioinformatics, Biomedicine) or a Postdoctoral Researcher position (Bioinformatics), School of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine (Kuopio campus)

A position for a motivated early stage or postdoctoral researcher is available in the Academy of Finland funded project  “Transcriptional regulatory mechanisms of anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid signaling“ led by University Researcher Einari Niskanen (PhD, Docent) at the Institute of Biomedicine (School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kuopio campus).

The project explores the molecular mechanisms of glucocorticoid signaling. The focus is on chromatin events that lead to transcriptional repression of inflammatory genes in macrophages. The project utilizes state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and genome-wide techniques in a tight association with modeling of transcriptional regulation. A researcher selected for this position will be using various bioinformatics approaches to model the transcriptional regulation in glucocorticoid and inflammatory signaling.

A person to be appointed as an early stage researcher shall be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies, i.e. he or she is required to have completed a suitable higher university degree or an equivalent education abroad which in the country in question would qualify the person for similar academic studies. Positions of early stage researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

Successful early stage researcher applicant has i) a MSc degree (or nearly completed) in bioinformatics, biomedicine, cell biology, or equivalent suitable field, ii) strong interest to science and commitment to completion of a doctoral degree, and iii) curiosity towards developing one’s bioinformatics skills. Prior experience (courses, MSc thesis project, work practice) on bioinformatics (e.g. analysis of genome-wide data) and programming are considered an advantage. 

A person to be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher shall hold a suitable doctoral degree. Positions of postdoctoral researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

The person to be appointed to the Postdoctoral Researcher Position is required to hold a doctoral degree, which may not have been completed more than five years ago at the time of accepting the position. In this context, the 5 years refer to a net period of time, which does not include maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service, etc.

Successful postdoctoral applicant has a doctoral degree (or nearly completed) in bioinformatics, computer sciences or equivalent suitable field, and a suitable track record of bioinformatics projects. Prior experience with next-generation sequencing data analysis, transcriptional regulation projects and machine learning applications are considered an advantage.
 
Good command of the English language is required.

The position of Early Stage Researcher is filled for a fixed term from 1.9.2020 to 31.8.2024 (or later by agreement). Post Doctoral Researcher position is filled for two years starting 1.10.2020 to 30.9.2022 (or later by agreement, possible extension to four years). The position is filled for a fixed term due to project work (the Academy of Finland funded project studying “Transcriptional regulatory mechanisms of anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid signaling“’).

The salary of the early stage researcher position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on levels 2 – 4 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€2,055.66 – 2,563.09/month).
The salary of the postdoctoral researcher position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 5 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (2,967.84 €/month). 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 University Rearcher Einari Niskanen, +358 29 445 4044, einari.niskanen@uef.fi (e-mail preferred).
For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR Secretary Tellervo Rajanto, +358 29 445 4278, tellervo.rajanto@uef.fi(during 27.7.-10.8.) and saima-asiattt@uef.fi (during 1.7.-26.7.)

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
a résumé or CV  (max four pages)
a list of publications  (not expected from Early Stage Researcher applicant)
– copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
– motivation letter (1-2 pages): What is your experience and expertise in bioinformatics projects? What motivates you as a researcher? 
– Scientific and research merits (not expected from early stage researcher applicant)

The application needs to be submitted no later than Monday, 10.8.2020 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

an Early Stage Researcher (Molecular Biology) or a Postdoctoral Researcher position (Molecular Biology) – School of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio campus)

2.7.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?id=00009480&did=5600&lang=fi&jc=16&nav_from_open_jobs_view_new=true

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 biomedicine, 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

an Early Stage Researcher (Molecular Biology) or a Postdoctoral Researcher position (Molecular Biology),
School of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine (Kuopio campus).

A position for a motivated Early Stage Researcher or Postdoctoral Researcher is available in the Academy of Finland funded project “Transcriptional regulatory mechanisms of anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid signaling“ led by university researcher Einari Niskanen (PhD, docent) at the Institute of Biomedicine (School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kuopio campus).

The project explores molecular mechanisms of glucocorticoid signaling. The focus is on chromatin events that lead to transcriptional repression of inflammatory genes in macrophages. The project utilizes state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and genome-wide techniques in a tight association with modeling of transcriptional regulation. A researcher selected for this position will be analyzing molecular mechanisms of glucocorticoid and inflammatory signaling using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and genome-wide approaches.

A person to be appointed as an early stage researcher shall be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies, i.e. he or she is required to have completed a suitable higher university degree or an equivalent education abroad which in the country in question would qualify the person for similar academic studies. Positions of early stage researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

Successful early stage researcher applicant has i) a MSc degree (or nearly completed) in molecular biology, biomedicine, or equivalent suitable field, ii) strong interest to science and commitment to completion of a doctoral degree, and iii) curiosity towards developing one’s lab skill in proteomics and genome-wide techniques. Prior experience (courses, MSc thesis project, work practice) in lab-work (cell culture, deep-sequencing sample preparation e.g. ChIP-seq, RNA-seq) is considered an advantage.

A person to be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher shall hold a suitable doctoral degree. Positions of postdoctoral researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31). 

The person to be appointed to the Postdoctoral Researcher Position is required to hold a doctoral degree, which may not have been completed more than five years ago at the time of accepting the position. In this context, the 5 years refer to a net period of time, which does not include maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service, etc.

Successful postdoctoral researcher applicant has a doctoral degree (or nearly completed) in molecular biology, biomedicine, or equivalent suitable field, and a suitable track record of projects. Prior experience in sample preparation and analysis of next-generation sequencing, proteomics, or single-cell techniques is considered an advantage.

Good command of English language is required.

The position of the Early Stage Researcher is filled for a fixed term from 1.9.2020 to 31.8.2024 (or later by agreement). The position of the Postdoctoral Researcher is filled for two years (possible extension to four years) from 1.9.2020 to 31.8.2022.  The position is filled for a fixed term due to project work (the Academy of Finland funded project studying “Transcriptional regulatory mechanisms of anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid signaling“’).

The salary of the early stage researcher position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on levels 2 – 4 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€2,055.66 – 2,563.09/month).
The salary of the postdoctoral researcher position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 5 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (2,967.84 €/month). 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 University Researcher Einari Niskanen, +358 29 445 4044, einari.niskanen@uef.fi (e-mail preferred).
For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR Secretary Tellervo Rajanto, +358 29 445 4278, tellervo.rajanto@uef.fi (during 27.7.-10.8.) and saima-asiattt@uef.fi (during 1.7.-26.7.)

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

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
a résumé or CV  (max four pages)
a list of publications  (not expected from Early Stage Researcher applicant)
– copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
– motivation letter (1-2 pages): What is your experience and expertise in lab work? What motivates you as a researcher? 
– Scientific and research merits (not expected from early stage researcher applicant)

The application needs to be submitted no later than Monday, 10.8.2020 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

Research Assistant – Orion Oyj, Turku

28.6.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://duunitori.fi/tyopaikat/tyo/orion-research-assistant-turku-sdsuu-12262851?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=dlvr.it&utm_campaign=loimutyopaikat

Orion Corporation operates in more than 20 countries, where we Orionees, 3200 in total, work in all kinds of positions. Among us there are Research Scientists, Laboratory Technicians, Engineers and IT Specialists as well as people working in Production, just to mention some examples. We offer diverse and responsible jobs to our personnel in a truly multi-disciplinary work environment. We encourage people to develop their competences and offer opportunities to affect the job description and creating their own career path at Orion. We are searching for top talents who are ready to share our passion for the work that we do.

Description of position

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join our Immuno-Oncology team. You will be based in Turku, Finland and report to Head of Immuno-Oncology. This is a two year fixed-term position.

Your main resposibilities will include:

  • Culture of both primary and established mammalian cell lines
  • Support immunology scientist with in vitro and ex vivo cell based assays
  • Process blood samples by adhering to Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Analysis of samples employing specific techniques such as flow cytometry, cell sorting, PCR, western blotting and incucyte assays.
  • Assist in establishing and improving all procedures and required SOP documentation.
  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping and participate in routine laboratory decontamination
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Ordering laboratory consumables and maintain stock levels. 

Description of the unit

Oncology Research is accountable for the discovery of novel targets and drug projects related biology research in the therapy area of oncology at Orion. Immuno-Oncology team is one of three research teams in Oncology Research, and our teams build the R&D Oncology portfolio and Oncology strategy in close collaboration with business and all R&D global functions. 

We offer

We are offering an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic team in a modern laboratory facilities equipped with state-of-art laboratory instrument building up Oncology Research at Orion. 

In Orion we have a highly interesting R&D pipeline and enthusiastic working environment with opportunities to use your own strengths to build your competence development. Appreciation of colleagues and continuous development are part of our core values.  The culture of Orion R&D is informal and we enjoy working together.

Join us – together we build well-being and do work that we are proud of!

Requirements

In our team, it is important that you are not afraid to take responsibilities and you enjoy helping others. You are accurate and persistent in your work. Good communication and writing skills in English are needed and you work well with others. We hope you are excited of getting new tasks and developing yourself.

We wish that you have:

  • A Bachelor/ Master’s degree in Life Sciences or other related discipline
  • 2 years of relevant laboratory experience.
  • Experience working with mammalian cells and performing laboratory based cellular assays.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Possess basic IT skills, preferably experience with Microsoft Office, Graph Pad Prism, Diva, and Flowjo
  • Flow cytometry experience is an advantage
  • Industry experience is an advantage, but not a requirement.

Contact information

Please send your application in English by August 2nd 2020 at the latest. For further information, please contact Dr Anil Thotakura, Head of Immuno-oncology, +358509667229 during the following hours: 8th July 9-11am, 15th July 3-5pm or 29th July 3-5pm.

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

Research Scientist, molecular and population geneticists for fish research – Luonnonvarakeskus, Turku

25.6.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://duunitori.fi/tyopaikat/tyo/research-scientist-molecular-and-population-geneticists-for-fish-research-svsal-12260262?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=dlvr.it&utm_campaign=loimutyopaikat

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services to our customers based on best available scientific knowledge. Our research results and services generate added value and sustainability as well as scientific evidence to support decision making. We carry out research on forestry, agriculture, food, game, and fisheries. We also perform statutory services.

Being open-minded and curious and having a strong will to leave a positive mark to the world binds Luke people together. Together we build a positive working culture where each other’s work is highly respected. In Luke, the work assignments are versatile and employees can influence the content of their work. We work in a mobile work culture which gives you the possibility to work from wherever it suits you the best. Luke offers a multidisciplinary international research environment with unique research infrastructures, experimental sites and well-equipped laboratories.

Perustiedot

Tehtävän kesto
Vakinainen

Alkamisaika
1.9.2020

Työaikamuoto
Virastotyöaika

Työpaikkojen lukumäärä
1

Lisätietoja tehtävästä
Nina Schulman
Ryhmäpäällikkö
+358 29 532 6739
nina.schulman@luke.fi

Sijainti
Luonnonvarakeskus
Itäinen pitkäkatu 4 A 7 krs
20520
Turku

Luonnonvarakeskus
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790
Helsinki

Luonnonvarakeskus
Tietotie 4
31600
Jokioinen

Viran/tehtävän kuvaus

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is looking for a senior researcher who would join our animal genetics research group and work in collaboration with our geneticists, aquaculture and fishery researchers. The main research areas are genetic aspects in commercially exploited fish species and aquaculture species in Finland. Additional tasks are related to conservation genetics, management and stocking strategies of wild and exploited fish stocks and sustainable fisheries.

The task will also include developing methodological solutions for genetic monitoring of different fish species and for selective breeding programs of rainbow trout and European whitefish. In addition, tasks include pedigree building and co-operation in maintenance and development of governmental fish breeding programs and brood stocks of several fish species in Luke’s fish hatcheries around the country.

Hakijalta odotamme

The successful applicant should have a doctoral degree in genetics or a similar field. Good skills in molecular, population, quantitative, and conservation genetics and DNA laboratory are required as well as experience in aquaculture practices and/or management of wild and commercially exploited fish stocks. Proven records are needed on relevant scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals as well as in the ability to apply and receive research funding. Experience in genetic mixed stock analysis (MSA), skills in multivariate modelling and in combining both molecular and quantitative genetic variation are regarded as an advantage. The successful applicant should possess good co-operational skills and an ability to independently lead large projects. Good skills in oral and written English are required and Finnish language may be an advantage.

Palkkaukseen liittyvät tiedot

The position is at complexity level 10 in Luke’s salary system. Therefore, the position-specific salary component is EUR 3 971,97 per month. In addition to the position-specific salary component, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. It can be at most 50% of the position-specific salary component. The applicant may also present a separate salary request.

Muut tehtävään liittyvät tiedot

A trial period is 4 months.

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Luonnonvarakeskuksen kirjaamo
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790
Helsinki

Please attach your CV and application letter.

Please note that the application period expires on 17 July 2020 at 4.00 pm (time in Finland, UTC + 3). Unfortunately, we are unable to consider late applications. Apply

A postdoctoral researcher in the field of molecular biology of HDL-particle – The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä

23.6.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=12&id=00009437&lang=fi&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is currently seeking candidates for

A postdoctoral researcher, in the field of molecular biology of HDL-particle, from 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The postdoctoral position is for a fixed term of four year (or less if started later than 1 September 2020). 

We are seeking a motivated skilful postdoctoral researcher to join our group to study the role of menopausal hormonal change, physical fitness and physical activity on composition and function of lipoprotein HDL. The postdoctoral researcher will work in the Academy of Finland funded MATCH-research project at the Gerontology Research Center (GEREC) and the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä. The MATCH (Menopause-Associated differences in Transporter Complex HDL’s composition and function) -project is builds on human studies ERMA and EsmiRs and furthers ongoing research lines at the GEREC and faculty to understand biology of female aging.

GEREC is a collaborative effort in ageing research run jointly by the University of Jyväskylä and Tampere University. GEREC was set up to produce new scientific knowledge on the life, health and functioning of the ageing population. Our aim is to increase understanding of the prerequisites for enjoying a meaningful life across the lifespan. We also participate in university education and seek to further expertise in the field of ageing. At the University of Jyväskylä, GEREC is part of the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, which nationally takes responsibility for teacher education in sport and health sciences. In addition to GEREC, the faculty has also two other research centers: the Neuromuscular Research Center and the Research Centre for Health Promotion.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a postdoctoral researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The selected person is required to have good skills in English language.

To be eligible, the candidate needs to have a doctoral (PhD) degree in applicable research field (e.g., cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics). The successful candidate will have strong hands-on experience in methods of cell and molecular biology or molecular genetics and a good academic communication and writing skills in English. Work will include planning, executing, analysing, and reporting own research project as well as other research related duties as part of EsmiRs-research group lead by Academy Researcher Eija Laakkonen. Experience in bioinformatic analyses, versatile experience working with different cell and tissue samples as well as research experience on lipid metabolism or lipoproteins is an advantage.

Your starting salary as a postdoctoral researcher is about 3300-4000 € / month, depending on your merits, skills and experience. A holiday bonus is paid to all employees.

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

For further information, please contact Academy Research Fellow Eija Laakkonen, eija.k.laakkonen@jyu.fi,  +358408053588.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide.

Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for a researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity Please include contact details of 2 academics who may provide reference letter.
  2. List of publications.
  3. Short description of applicant’s earlier research and international academic activities, teaching and other merits she/he wishes to be considered.
  4. Short application / motivation letter, including future research interests.

Please submit your application at the latest by 2 August 2020 using the online application form. Please be prepared for potential (zoom etc) interview at week 32.

The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU’s naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

Microbiome scientist, Animal Health – Orion Oyj, Turku

17.6.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

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Orion Corporation operates in more than 20 countries, where we Orionees, 3200 in total, work in all kinds of positions. Among us there are Research Scientists, Laboratory Technicians, Engineers and IT Specialists as well as people working in Production, just to mention some examples. We offer diverse and responsible jobs to our personnel in a truly multi-disciplinary work environment. We encourage people to develop their competences and offer opportunities to affect the job description and creating their own career path at Orion. We are searching for top talents who are ready to share our passion for the work that we do. 

We are looking for a proactive and solution oriented microbiome scientist to a team responsible for Orion’s Animal Health (AH) R&D Projects.

Description of position

Your role is focused on successful execution of future AH microbiome research and development of microbiome laboratory operations. In addition, you will be responsible for leading the work in the microbiome laboratory. As a microbiome scientist you are working in close collaboration with Orion’s cross-functional teams. You will work in close collaboration with internal networks, regulatory authorities, external service providers and academia. The role includes some travelling in Finland and abroad.

Description of unit

The role of Animal Health Therapy area in Orion’s R&D is to provide innovative products to global markets. We have developed products from new chemical entities from Orion’s own pipeline, human products that are developed for animals or generic animal health products. In the biological segment we have a flagship product for poultry, Broilact. Orion’s nonmedicinal product portfolio consists of several products under the Aptus brand.

Requirements

We expect you to have:

  • B.Sc./M.Sc./PhD in Life Sciences, microbiology, or DVM with microbiology laboratory experience 
  • Fluent language skills in Finnish and English
  • Senior level experience in planning and carrying out experiments in a microbiological laboratory 
  • Experience and/or skills to lead experimental work and execute tasks in a systematic and results oriented way 

We also appreciate:

  • Experience in leading a laboratory
  • Experience in bioinformatics
  • Experience in feed/food additive industry and/or probiotic or other microbiome product development
  • Proactive communication of issues, scopes, progress and risks ensuring the team and key stakeholders are informed 
  • Courage to think outside the box and challenge status quo in a constructive and optimistic way 
  • Growth mindset and ability to prioritize 
  • Good IT skills

We offer

We offer an opportunity in the research activities of current and future microbiome products which are truly unique by nature. The laboratory where you will be working is new and well-equipped. You’ll be working in a globally operating company with highly skilled experts and interesting internal and external networks.

Additional information on the position

If you feel you are ready to challenge yourself and join us to build well-being, apply now and send application latest on 5th July. For further information please contact Mirja Huhtinen, Development Director, Animal Health tel +358 50 966 7719 (30th June or 1st of July).

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

The Cancer Drug Resistance laboratory (www.utu.fi/kurppalab) is looking for two doctoral candidates to join a new and exciting research group in the University of Turku, Turku, Finland

13.6.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

The Cancer Drug Resistance laboratory, led by the principal investigator Kari J. Kurppa, PhD, aims to understand the means cancer cells use to develop resistance to cancer therapies. Our special interest lies in the mechanisms that enable the establishment of minimal residual disease, or govern the maintenance of residual tumors following targeted cancer therapy. The overarching goal of our research is to develop rational combination strategies that will extend the long-term efficacy of clinically used cancer therapies.

Clinical drug resistance is often preceded by the minimal residual disease state, where residual tumors stay dormant for an extended period of time. It is becoming increasingly evident that the establishment of minimal residual disease is mainly regulated by non-genetic mechanisms, as cancer cells adapt to treatment by acquiring new phenotypic states that no longer depend on the targeted oncogene. Recent research by the principal investigator demonstrated that the transcriptional co-activator YAP is a central mediator of adaptation to targeted cancer therapy, and orchestrates the reprogramming of cancer cells into senescence-like, dormant residual cells (Kurppa KJ, et al. Cancer Cell 2020). The doctoral candidates’ research will build upon these findings and address the specific mechanisms of YAP activation upon targeted therapy as well as the consequences of the senescence-like state on residual tumor cell vulnerabilities and tumor immunity.

Successful applicants will have a MSc or equivalent degree in a relevant field, solid experience in working with in vitro cancer model systems and in basic laboratory methodology in the field of biomedicine (eg. from MSc thesis work). Knowledge on omics analyses and animal work will be considered an asset. In addition, as the research environment is highly international, good communication skills in English are valued.

The research of the doctoral candidates will be initially funded for a period of three years by Finnish cultural Foundation and Sigrid Jusélius Foundation by monthly personal grants.

The Cancer Drug Resistance laboratory is located in the MediCity research laboratory in the heart of BioCity research campus and is affiliated to the Institute of Biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku. This environment offers a broad community of internationally renowned research groups and excellent research infrastructure. Turku is a beautiful, historic university city in the South-West coast of Finland with an intriguing mix of history, culture and activities, as well as good connections.

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2020(11:59 PM UTC+3). Preferable starting date is in September 2020, but due to the COVID-19 situation, the starting date is negotiable. Applications can be sent using this link (https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/A90E96400B78B5A8). Include in your application a motivation letter and a CV with at least two references. For any inquiries, please contact Kari Kurppa (kjkurp@utu.fi).