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20 part-time (50 %) Early Stage Researcher (Doctoral Researcher) positions – University of Eastern Finland

19.6.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=16&id=000013452&lang=en

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications to 20 part-time (50%) early stage researcher (doctoral researcher) positions, to be filled within the university’s shared doctoral researcher position system. The positions will be filled for a minimum of a one-year and a maximum of a four-year term starting on 1 January 2023, or as agreed; however, no later than 1 June 2023.

Our shared doctoral researcher position system is designed to develop our doctoral education in a manner that makes the expertise of our newly graduated doctors extensively available to business and industry, as well as to society at large.

Role, salary and agreements

Early stage researchers selected to the shared doctoral researcher position system will work full-time, having parallel, 50% contracts of employment with both the University of Eastern Finland and an external employer. The main duty in both employment relationships will be to conduct doctoral research. 

At the University of Eastern Finland, postgraduate studies are completed in the university’s doctoral programmes, which are responsible for offering education and supervision in their field of science and research. 

The salary of the positions is determined in accordance with the salary system of the Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job requirement component and a personal performance component. In this position, the job requirement component is 2,108.40–2,628.85 euros/month, based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement chart for teaching and research staff. The personal performance component can be a minimum of 6 % and a maximum of 50 % of the above-mentioned sum. Salary is paid on the basis of the part-time contract, i.e., 50% of the above. The salary is determined in accordance with the phase of the doctoral dissertation and personal performance. 

Early stage researcher positions are always filled for a fixed term. A trial period is applied to new members of the university’s staff. 

An agreement on a parallel contract of employment  is concluded between the employer parties prior to concluding a contract of employment for the appointee with the University of Eastern Finland.  On the agreement, the University of Eastern Finland and the external employer agree on the terms and conditions of the employment relationship, including intellectual property rights and the publicity of the research results. The early stage researcher’s salary in the external organisation must be equal to or higher than the salary paid by the university.

Our requirements and expectations   

We expect you to

  • Be eligible for postgraduate education, i.e., you have completed a relevant Master’s degree awarded by a university, a relevant Master’s degree awarded by a university of applied sciences; or a relevant applicable study programme abroad which in the awarding country gives eligibility for the corresponding level of higher education (Universities Act, Section 37(4)).
  • Be planning your first doctoral degree, or already be enrolled as a doctoral researcher at the University of Eastern Finland.
    • Students who are finishing their degree that makes them eligible for postgraduate education may also apply for the positions, provided that their degree is completed by 31 October 2022. In these cases, the offer of a position will be conditional and tied to the completion of the degree by the above-mentioned deadline.
    • Meet the qualification requirements and admissions criteria of the doctoral programme concerned.
      • For applicants who do not yet have a postgraduate study right at the University of Eastern Finland, the offer of a position will be conditional until they have been granted a postgraduate study right at the University of Eastern Finland. The contents and requirements of the doctoral studies will be the same for the applicants selected to the shared doctoral researcher position system as for everyone enrolled in the doctoral programmes.
      • Have a contract of employment with an external employer for the full duration of your part-time contract as an early stage researcher.

The following will be considered advantages

  • A high level and innovativeness of the research proposal, linkage of the research topic to the disciplines and themes and the doctoral programme in question, and consideration of the ethical aspects of the research.
  • Usability of the expertise gained in the course of the doctoral research by business and industry, as well as society at large. 

When filling the positions, consideration will also be given to language skills required in postgraduate studies, earlier academic performance, progression of the doctoral research during a possible earlier funding period, duration of possible earlier funding secured for the doctoral research and an estimate of the applicant’s possibilities to complete the proposed research and the postgraduate studies, and of the time required for their completion.

Your benefits   

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

  • An interesting and versatile position in an international, creative, participatory and participatory and inclusive university community.
  • A possibility for flexible multi-location work.
  • Staff benefits of the University of Eastern Finland, including comprehensive occupational health care, extensive provision of staff training, affordable lunch in our campus restaurants, and Sykettä sports services.

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

Enjoy your life in Finland! Known for its cleanliness, welfare know-how, modern technology and superb education system, Finland is an exotic and safe country to work in. Please visit the Life in Finland section on our website to learn more.    

How to apply?  

Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 31.8.2022 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time).     

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

  • A CV / résumé: https://tenk.fi/en/advice-and-materials/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae
  • A research proposal: Students already enrolled as doctoral researchers at UEF must submit an updated version of their research proposal, to be prepared in accordance with instructions of the doctoral programme concerned. Applicants not yet enrolled at the University of Eastern Finland are to prepare a research proposal in accordance with the instructions given by the doctoral programme to which they are applying for a postgraduate study right.
  • A motivational letter (no more than 2 pages) where the applicant describes how the expertise associated with their doctoral research could be extensively used by business and industry, or by society at large.
  • A copy of the applicant’s degree certificate and a transcript of academic records is required from applicants who do not have an existing right to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Eastern Finland. The documents need to be submitted in Finnish or in English. As regards translated documents, only a Diploma Supplement and/or other translations issued by the awarding higher education institution or official translations by authorised translators are accepted.
  • commitment signed by a person authorised to make recruitments on behalf of the external employer.  

The right to pursue postgraduate studies must be applied for via the electronic Opintopolku system in accordance with the timetable for next call for applications of the doctoral programme concerned. 

The goal is to make the decisions on the early stage researcher positions by the end of October 2022.

Further information     

Queries related to the doctoral programmes and Opintopolku 

  • Faculty of Science and Forestry: Head of Education Kaisa Laitinen, kaisa.laitinen(at)uef.fi, tel. +358 29 445 3003 (on vacation from 7 July to 3 August 2022).
  • Faculty of Health Sciences: healthpostgrad (at) uef.fi
  • Philosophical Faculty and Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies: earlyresearchers_sophi(at)uef.fi  

Queries related to the application procedure (Saima recruitment system) 

  • Financial and Human Resources Coordinator Tuula Ranne, tuula.ranne(at)uef.fi (on vacation from 1 July to 25 August 2022).
  • Executive Head of Administration Henni Nevalainen, henni.nevalainen(at)uef.fi (on vacation from 11 July to 8 August 2022).

University of Eastern Finland in brief   

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland, offering education in nearly 100 major subjects. We have a staff of 2,750 members, and our academic community comprises around 16,000 degree students and more than 27,000 adult education students. Our campuses are located in Joensuu and in Kuopio. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at  www.uef.fi/en.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Quantitative Single Cell Biology – University of Eastern Finland

19.6.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=16&id=000013579&lang=en

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position at the Kuopio campus at the Institute of Biomedicine. The position will be filled until 31 December 2025, starting from 1 September 2022 (or starting date as agreed). Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 12 August 2022

Role and salary

The Heinäniemi and Tollis research laboratories at the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Eastern Finland are seeking a committed and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher to decipher the quantitative determinants of cellular fate choices at the G1/S transition of the cell cycle. This basic science project also has a strong translational aspect in the context of aberrant gene regulation and “bad” cellular choices that lead to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

We are using a range of state-of-the-art single cell genomics technologies at the genome/epigenome/RNA/protein levels to capture the repertoire of cell states in tissues, and strip down cellular pathways regulating cell fate decisions to core, tractable subnetworks structures. Synergistically, we use avant-garde quantitative imaging techniques to measure critical cellular parameters in live cells, in order to understand how structures are dynamically modulated to gather, and process environmental information. In particular, your role in this project will be to measure the abundance, localization, dynamics and interactions of key cell cycle drivers in order to formalize quantitative determinants of cell fate choices. Together with the team you will develop computational models and data analysis tools to integrate those diverse datasets, and to discover molecular regulatory circuits and their functioning at the systems level, both in cell models and pre-clinical human studies. This project has many ramifications that will provide opportunities to develop your independence. 

We will mentor you to gain the interdisciplinary skills to work at the interface between two fundamental, equally important aspects of cell biology: biological networks structures, and information processing. You will be part of a small team of motivated researchers with the opportunity to interact, on a daily basis, with two research groups that have broad expertise, excellent resources and strong mentoring skills for an interdisciplinary career path. You will be responsible for the daily management of the project and the staff involved in it; in addition, depending on your skills and interests, your research tasks may include wetlab work with human cell lines, cell/molecular biology experiments (including, e.g., CRISPR gene editing), quantitative bio-imaging, data analysis and the development of mathematical models.

You will join a growing local network of quantitative scientists and bioinformaticians and be able to use the high-capacity computational and microscopy infrastructures of the local Bioinformatics and Cellular Imaging centres. The position also offers a possibility to participate in teaching related to computational biomedicine, mathematical modelling of biological systems, and quantitative bioimaging.

The position will be filled initially until 31 December 2025, starting from 1 September 2022 (or starting date as agreed). Possible continuation of the position can be agreed separately. The position will be filled for a fixed term due to it pertaining to a specific project. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of the Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job requirement component and a personal performance component. In this position, the job requirement level used to determine the job-related salary element is 5, and the personal performance salary element is 6–50 % of the job-related salary element. The estimated monthly salary in the beginning of the employment will be 3348 – 3866 €/month.

Our requirements and expectations   

We welcome highly motivated candidates with a cell or molecular biology/physics/applied mathematics background interested in becoming an expert in quantitative biomedical research. The position also requires good communications skills to work in a research team with members from different scientific backgrounds, and a high degree of independence and initiative.

  • Ph.D. degree and
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills (English) are required
  • enthusiastic about science
  • self-motivated, with a strong desire to learn and extend your skillset
  • autonomous in your field of expertise, and able to take a step back from daily tasks and envision cell biological processes in the “Big Picture”
  • committed to contribute intellectually and interpersonally toward a positive and stimulating lab environment
  • previous experience in mammalian cell biology/molecular biology (e.g., knock-in gene editing methods), quantitative cell imaging and/or mathematical modelling of cellular pathways is desirable.

Your benefits   

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

  • extensive occupational health care  
  • staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants, as well as on a range of other services  
  • affordable sports services.  

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

You will have an opportunity to work in an interesting/meaningful/diverse role as part of our international, creative, participatory and inclusive academic community.    

Enjoy your life in Finland! Known for its cleanliness, welfare know-how, modern technology and superb education system, Finland is an exotic and safe country to work in. Please visit the Life in Finland section on our website to learn more.    

How to apply?  

Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 12 August 2022 (by 23.00 CET).

Please note that the application is required to include the following appendices:

Questions?   

For further information on the position or the scientific project, please contact Prof Merja Heinäniemi, +358 29 4454256, merja.heinaniemi@uef.fi, or Senior Researcher Sylvain Tollis, +358 29 4454874, sylvain.tollis@uef.fi.

For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR-secretary Minna Leskinen, e-mail minna.k.leskinen@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 4458373

University of Eastern Finland and the Faculty of Health Sciences

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland, offering education in nearly 100 major subjects. We have a staff of 2,750 members, and our academic community comprises around 16,000 degree students and more than 27,000 adult education students. Our campuses are located in Joensuu and in Kuopio. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at  www.uef.fi/en.

The Faculty of 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 3 090 degree students and about 580 PhD students in the Faculty. The faculty has 800 staff members. http://www.uef.fi/en/ttdk/etusivu

Project Researcher, Bioinformatics – University of Eastern Finland

19.6.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=16&id=000013578&lang=en

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a Project Researcher position on the Kuopio Campus at the Institute of Biomedicine. The position will be filled until 31 December 2025, starting from 1 September 2022 (or starting date as agreed). Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 12 August 2022.

Role and salary

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented bioinformatics Project Researcher with an MSc to join our project Genomics of iNPH and Neurodegeneration, carried out jointly by the Genetics of Gene Regulation in Disease research group at the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Eastern Finland, and the Kuopio NPH and Early AD research group at the Institute of Clinical Medicine and Neurosurgery of Kuopio University Hospital NeuroCenter. The hosting groups are affiliated with the UEF Neurosciences Research Community (Neuro-RC), and are located on the UEF Kuopio Campus, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences.

The main research project aims to decipher the genomics and genetics of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) and identify candidate disease driver genes at the single cell level in iNPH and its pathologies related to neurodegeneration, especially Alzheimer’s disease. The Project Researcher will also be able to participate in other, closely related research projects of Neuro-RC.

The main project will offer a unique opportunity to utilize the existing and continually increasing patient-related clinical and omics data from the local iNPH cohort as well as other resources like FinnGen. Due to the early AD pathology present in a subpopulation of iNPH, brain samples from of iNPH patients offer a unique window to evaluate how early AD pathology impairs neuronal network functions in living human brain tissue.

The main responsibilities of the Project Researcher are the development and implementation of bioinformatic data processing and analysis pipelines mainly in R, Python and/or shell languages for the integrative analysis of genomic, genetic, and other omics data types together with patient-related clinical data.

You will join a growing local network of bioinformaticians and be able to use the high-capacity computational infrastructure of the local Bioinformatics centre (https://bioinformatics.uef.fi/). As an employee of a Finnish university, you will also have access to the national computational infrastructure of the CSC (https://www.csc.fi/).

The position will be filled initially until 31 December 2025, starting from 1 September 2022 (or starting date as agreed). Possible continuation of the position can be agreed separately. The position will be filled for a fixed term due to it pertaining to a specific project. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of the Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job requirement component and a personal performance component. In this position, the job requirement level used to determine the job-related salary element is 3–4, and the personal performance salary element is 6–50% of the job-related salary element. The estimated monthly salary in the beginning of the employment will be 2733 – 3260 €/month.

Our requirements and expectations   

We welcome highly motivated candidates with a bioinformatics background interested in integrating their knowledge into the field of neurodegeneration. The ideal candidate has experience and/or studies in bioinformatics, data sciences or machine learning, and possesses strong programming skills in R, Python, and/or shell. A high level of written and spoken English is essential. The position also requires good communications skills to work in a research team with members from different scientific backgrounds, and high degree of independence and initiative. A background in genetics and/or neuroscience is not mandatory, but desirable.

The candidate must be willing to combine complementary areas of knowledge in data sciences and neurosciences focused on the genetic and molecular basis of iNPH and neurodegeneration. As far as soft skills are concerned, we welcome candidates with a proactive, collaborative attitude, and who are enthusiastic about building, creating, and working in teams. Excellent candidates would actively participate in various intersectoral activities offered by the host teams and institutes, and are willing to spend some time abroad with our international academic partners and outside the university at our non-academic partner institutions.

The person appointed as a Project Researcher must hold an appropriate higher university degree or an equivalent degree that would qualify the person for doctoral studies. Candidates who are currently completing or have recently completed a MSc degree or equivalent are invited to apply, if they will have completed their degree before the agreed starting date.

Your benefits  

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

  • extensive occupational health care  
  • staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants, as well as on a range of other services  
  • affordable sports services.  

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

You will have an opportunity to work in an interesting/meaningful/diverse role as part of our international, creative, participatory and inclusive academic community.    

Enjoy your life in Finland! Known for its cleanliness, welfare know-how, modern technology and superb education system, Finland is an exotic and safe country to work in. Please visit the Life in Finland section on our website to learn more.    

How to apply?  

Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 12 August 2022 (by 23.00 CET).

Please note that the application is required to include the following appendices or information:

Questions?   

For further information on the position and the research topic for which it is offered, please contact  Research Director Sami Heikkinen, sami.heikkinen@uef.fi, +358 40 355 3393, or Professor of Neurosurgery Ville Leinonen, ville.leinonen@uef.fi, +358 44 717 2303, or visit https://sites.uef.fi/crc/nph-and-early-ad-group/ and https://uefconnect.uef.fi/en/group/genetics-of-gene-regulation-in-disease/.

For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR-secretary Minna Leskinen, e-mail minna.k.leskinen@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 4458373.

University of Eastern Finland and the Faculty of Health Sciences

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland, offering education in nearly 100 major subjects. We have a staff of 2,750 members, and our academic community comprises around 16,000 degree students and more than 27,000 adult education students. Our campuses are located in Joensuu and in Kuopio. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at  www.uef.fi/en.

The Faculty of 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 3 090 degree students and about 580 PhD students in the Faculty. The faculty has 800 staff members. http://www.uef.fi/en/ttdk/etusivu

Project Researcher, Bioinformatics – University of Eastern Finland

19.6.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=16&id=000013584&lang=en

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a Project Researcher, Bioinformatics, Multimodal Biomedical Data Analysis, position at the Kuopio campus at the Institute of Biomedicine. The position will initially be filled until 31 December 2025, starting from 1 September 2022 (or starting date as agreed). Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 12 August 2022.

Role and salary

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Project Researcher with a PhD interested in a career path as a core facility expert to join the UEF Bioinformatics Centre to develop multimodal biomedical data analysis solutions, that is a central area recognized by the UEF research communities in cancer, metabolic, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. The hosting core facility is located on the UEF Kuopio Campus, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences. The infrastructure is also part of Biocenter Finland Bioinformatics core.

The current services include state-of-the-art genomics and genetics data analysis workflows. The main role of the Project Researcher will be to develop and lead multimodal data analysis services in close connection with biomedical and data analysis experts from the research communities. Modern biomedical research expands from disease genetics to characterization of the disease phenotype at multimodal (omics, imaging) levels. The goal of the bioinformatics core facility is to contribute to this research excellence through innovative data integrative solutions and multimodal methods.

The project will offer a unique opportunity to develop expertise in combining genomics, metabolomics, proteomics, clinical and imaging data from the local cohorts as well as other resources like FinnGen. UEF’s core facilities in genomics, metabolomics, and biomedical imaging will offer opportunities to network with domain experts.

The main responsibilities of the Project Researcher will be to develop and implement data integrative pipelines and multimodal analysis methods in R, Python and/or shell languages. You will join a growing local network of bioinformaticians and be able to use the high-capacity computational infrastructure of the local Bioinformatics centre (https://bioinformatics.uef.fi/). As an employee of a Finnish university, you will also have access to the national computational infrastructure of the CSC https://www.csc.fi/). The position also offers a possibility to participate in teaching and research projects in computational biomedicine.

The position will be filled initially until 31 December 2025, starting from 1 September 2022 (or starting date as agreed). Possible continuation of the position can be agreed separately. The position will be filled for a fixed term due to it pertaining to a core facility development project. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of the Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job requirement component and a personal performance component. In this position, the job requirement level used to determine the job-related salary element is 5-7, and the personal performance salary element is 6–50 % of the job-related salary element. The estimated monthly salary in the beginning of the employment will be 3348 – 5197 €/month.

Our requirements and expectations

We welcome highly motivated candidates with a bioinformatics/data science background interested in becoming an expert in biomedical data analysis. The ideal candidate holds a PhD, has experience and/or studies in bioinformatics, data sciences or machine learning, and possesses strong programming skills in R, Python, and/or shell. A high level of written and spoken English is essential. The position also requires good communication skills to work in a research team with members from different scientific backgrounds, and high degree of independence and initiative. The person appointed as a Project Researcher must hold an appropriate higher university degree or demonstrate equivalent experience.

Your benefits   

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

  • extensive occupational health care  
  • staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants, as well as on a range of other services  
  • affordable sports services.  

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

You will have an opportunity to work in an interesting/meaningful/diverse role as part of our international, creative, participatory and inclusive academic community.    

Enjoy your life in Finland! Known for its cleanliness, welfare know-how, modern technology and superb education system, Finland is an exotic and safe country to work in. Please visit the Life in Finland section on our website to learn more.    

How to apply?  

Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 12 August 2022 (by 23.00 CET).

Please note that the application is required to include the following appendices:

Questions?   

For further information on the position and the research topic for which it is offered, please contact  Professor Merja Heinäniemi, merja.heinaniemi@uef.fi  +358 40 355 3842, or visit https://bioinformatics.uef.fi   

For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR-secretary Minna Leskinen, e-mail minna.k.leskinen@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 4458373

University of Eastern Finland and the Faculty of Health Sciences

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland, offering education in nearly 100 major subjects. We have a staff of 2,750 members, and our academic community comprises around 16,000 degree students and more than 27,000 adult education students. Our campuses are located in Joensuu and in Kuopio. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at  www.uef.fi/en.

The Faculty of 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 3 090 degree students and about 580 PhD students in the Faculty. The faculty has 800 staff members. http://www.uef.fi/en/ttdk/etusivu

Early Stage Researcher/Project Researcher, Quantitative Single Cell Biology – University of Eastern Finland

19.6.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=16&id=000013583&lang=en

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for Early Stage Researcher / Project Researcher position on the Kuopio Campus at the Institute of Biomedicine. The position will be filled until 31 December 2025, starting from 1 September 2022 (or starting date as agreed). Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 12 August 2022.

Role and salary

The Quantitative Cell Biology (Tollis) research laboratory at the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Eastern Finland is seeking an Early-Stage Researcher (Ph.D. candidate) to decipher the quantitative determinants that underlie cell size control at the G1/S transition of the cell cycle. This basic science project funded by the Academy of Finland also has a strong translational aspect in the context of aberrant size regulation and cell proliferation in cancer. More information about the lab activities can be found here:
https://uefconnect.uef.fi/en/group/quantitative-cell-biology/

We use avant-garde quantitative imaging techniques to measure critical cellular parameters in live cells, in order to understand how biological subnetwork structures that underlie cell cycle commitment are dynamically modulated to gather and process environmental information. Synergistically, we also use a range of state-of-the-art single cell genomics technologies at the genome/epigenome/RNA/protein levels in collaboration with the Heinäniemi lab (UEF) to identify the core, stripped down subnetwork structures regulating cell division and cell size for quantitative analysis.

Your role in this project will be to measure the abundance, localization, dynamics and interactions of key cell cycle drivers in order to formalize quantitative determinants of the cellular commitment to division and its interplay with cellular growth. Together with the team you will develop computational models and data analysis tools to integrate those diverse datasets into predictive models of size control, and to discover molecular regulatory circuits and their functioning at the systems level, both in cell models (yeast, human) and pre-clinical studies.

You will be mentored to gain the interdisciplinary skills to work at the interface between two fundamental, equally important aspects of cell biology: biological networks structures, and information processing. You will be part of a small team of motivated researchers that have  broad expertise, excellent resources and strong mentoring skills, with the opportunity to interact on a daily basis with another research group with complementary expertise, for you to develop an interdisciplinary career path. In addition to project management, depending on your skills and interests, your research tasks may include wetlab work with yeast and human cell lines, cell/molecular biology experiments (including, e.g., CRISPR gene editing), quantitative bio-imaging, data analysis and the development of mathematical models.

You will join a growing local network of quantitative scientists and bioinformaticians and be able to use the high-capacity computational and microscopy infrastructures of the local Bioinformatics and Cellular Imaging centres. The position also offers a possibility to participate in teaching and research projects in computational biomedicine, mathematical modelling of biological systems, and quantitative bioimaging.

The position will be filled initially until 31 December 2025, starting from 1 September 2022 (or starting date as agreed). Possible continuation of the position can be agreed separately. The position will be filled for a fixed term due to its main objective (publication of a Ph.D. thesis). A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of the Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job requirement component and a personal performance component. In this position, the job requirement level used to determine the job-related salary element is 2, and the personal performance salary element is 6–50% of the job-related salary element. The estimated monthly salary in the beginning of the employment will be 2319 – 2678€/month.

Our requirements and expectations

We welcome highly motivated candidates with a cell or molecular biology, physics, or applied mathematics background interested in becoming an expert in quantitative biomedical research. The position also requires good communication skills to work in a research team with members from different scientific backgrounds, and high degree of independence and initiative.

  • M.Sc. degree
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills (English) are required
  • enthusiastic about science
  • self-motivated, with a strong desire to learn and extend your skillset
  • autonomous in your field of expertise
  • committed to contribute intellectually and interpersonally toward a positive and stimulating lab environment
  • previous experience in mathematical modelling and/or mammalian cell biology/molecular biology is desirable; previous experience with CRISPR gene editing or other state-of-the-art knock-in methods is a plus

Your benefits   

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

  • extensive occupational health care  
  • staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants, as well as on a range of other services  
  • affordable sports services.  

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

You will have an opportunity to work in an interesting/meaningful/diverse role as part of our international, creative, participatory and inclusive academic community.    

Enjoy your life in Finland! Known for its cleanliness, welfare know-how, modern technology and superb education system, Finland is an exotic and safe country to work in. Please visit the Life in Finland section on our website to learn more.    

How to apply?  

Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 12 August 2022 (by 23.00 CET).

Please note that the application is required to include the following appendices:

Questions?   

For further information on the position and the research topic, please contact Senior Researcher Sylvain Tollis, +358 29 4454874, sylvain.tollis@uef.fi, or visit https://uefconnect.uef.fi/en/group/quantitative-cell-biology/.

For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR-secretary Minna Leskinen, e-mail minna.k.leskinen@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 4458373.

University of Eastern Finland and the Faculty of Health Sciences

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland, offering education in nearly 100 major subjects. We have a staff of 2,750 members, and our academic community comprises around 16,000 degree students and more than 27,000 adult education students. Our campuses are located in Joensuu and in Kuopio. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at  www.uef.fi/en.

The Faculty of 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 3 090 degree students and about 580 PhD students in the Faculty. The faculty has 800 staff members. http://www.uef.fi/en/ttdk/etusivu

Part-time CRA (Clinical Research Associate) – MDS Finland

19.6.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://careers.mdsfinland.fi/jobs/1826224-part-time-cra-clinical-research-associate

Do you want to be a part of the important work on medical devices and new innovations?

We at MDS Finland are really excited about our work and want you to join us!

We offer interesting and challenging assignments with our customers innovative medical devices.

We are looking for a part-time (50%) CRA to (possibility of full-time work later)

  • Being part of our CRO team
  • Monitor independently (on-site or remotely) as per planned and verify that source data are complete, accurate, and maintained properly. Demonstrates diligence in protecting the confidentiality of each study patient. CRA will verify subject eligibility and protocol compliance, including safety reporting and IMD handling. And verify that all study files are maintained and up to date
  • Set up the trial sites, ensure that the trial site has the trial materials, including IMD. Design data collection forms (CRF´s), and act as primary contact to study site personnel. CRA will be the main line of communication between the Clinical Project Manager, Sponsor, and the site staff
  • Provide guidance to site staff as necessary, driving query resolution to closure within agreed timelines, perform investigational product inventory, reconciliation and reviews storage and security. Routinely reviews in Investigator Site File (ISF) for accuracy, timeliness, and completeness. Reconciles contents of the ISF with the Trial Master File (TMF)
  • Ensure that study site follows to ICH-GCP, ISO 14155 and Clinical Investigation plan and other relevant guidance and regulations
  • Ensure all assigned sites and project-specific site team members are trained and compliant with applicable requirements


”We want to be proud of the quality of our service. Satisfied customers are very important to us.”

Welcome if you identify yourself here:

  • Bachelor´s degree (health care, life science or another relevant field)
  • At least 2 years’ experience in clinical trials as a CRA, study coordinator or study nurse
  • Good knowledge and ability to follow of ICH-GCP, ISO 14155, Clinical Investigation Plan and another relevant guidance and regulations and understanding of study site management and monitoring
  • Good organizational and project handling skills and ability to work independently
  • The ability to perform site visits accuracy, effectively and according to high quality standards
  • Strong customer focus and good social skills
  • Willing to travel, Home based – hybrid/– home office
  • Fluent in Finnish and good English
  • Medical Device experience preferred but not mandatory

We are a small work community where everyone’s input is important. If you are interested, please submit an application.

Medical Device QA/RA consultant – MDS Finland

19.6.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://careers.mdsfinland.fi/jobs/1726007-medical-device-qa-ra-consultant

Do you want to be a part of the important work on medical devices and new innovations?

We at MDS Finland are really excited about our work and want you to join us!

We offer interesting and challenging assignments with our customers innovative medical devices.

We are looking for a QA/RA consultant to

  • Being part of our QA/RA consultant team
  • Working with complex quality and regulatory questions
  • Participate in project planning/managing
  • Clarifying of requirements & standards, Global registrations etc.

”We want to be proud of the quality of our service. Satisfied customers are very important to us.”

Welcome if you identify yourself here:

  • You have few years (+5) of work experience within medical device industry
  • You are solution-oriented and see opportunities
  • You have experience in working with ISO13485 or ISO9001 quality management systems
  • You have experience in being involved with creating technical file/medical device file
  • You are solution-oriented and see opportunities
  • You are self-initiated and self-directed
  • You want to develop and share your skills
  • You are good co-worker

We hope you have an academic degree and a good written and oral Finnish and English language. Other language skills are an advantage.

We are a small work community where everyone’s input is important. If you are interested, please submit an application.

Senior Researcher/ Postdoctoral Researcher in metabolomics – Turku Bioscience Center

19.6.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?id=000013598&did=5600&lang=en&jc=14&nav_from_open_jobs_view_new=true

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.


We are seeking for a postdoctoral or senior researcher to work in our multidisciplinary research group spanning both Chemistry and Bioscience. The main focus will of this position to utilise metabolomics  to understand the role of the endocannabinoid system in brain health and disease. The position will be located at the Department of Chemistry and Turku Bioscience, in Turku Centre for Chemical and Molecular Analytics group led by Dr Alex Dickens.

Key tasks and responsibilities
Ability to perform animal experiments to manipulate the endocannabinoid system in rodents. The candidate would need to be able to perform basic immunohistology and molecular biology tasks to support these experiments. The candidate would also be responsible for the integration of multi-omic (especially metabolomics) data arising from both these experiments and human studies

Documentation, reporting, preparation of publications

Essential qualifications

  • A relevant PhD degree in computational systems biology, bioinformatics, metabolomics, or related field
  • Knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages: R, Python, Matlab
  • High level of motivation, self-initiative and independency
  • License to work with laboratory animals
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English

The qualification requirements of the positions are written in the University of Turku rules of procedure.

Desirable qualifications

  • Strong publication record and expertise in computational biology, animal modelling, and/or metabolomics
  • Project reporting experience and/or experience in applying project funding.

Salary
Our selection criteria is based on the principle of finding the most qualified and suitable candidate for the work. In practice, this means that not only education, publications and working experience but also personal qualities, communication and motivation factors and other relevant criteria will be taken into account.

The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities and will depend on the degree and qualifications of the applicant.  Salaried positions in Finland automatically include payments to a pension fund, unemployment funds, an extensive occupational healthcare, affordable sports services and even a holiday allowance.

Salary offered is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. For a postdoctoral researcher/senior researcher, the salary is at levels 4-6 on the job demands chart, where the task-specific salary component is 2628,85- 3549,72 € per month. In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid. The personal performance component is max 50 % of the task-specific base salary. The salary will be determined based on the competence and research experience of a selected candidate at the beginning of an employment.

A six (6) month trial period applies to the positions.

Duration of contracts
The start of employments is negotiable, preferably in September 2022. The positions are fixed-term for 24 months, with a possibility for an eventual extension.

What to do next
Please submit your application by the online application system latest on 1.8.2022. Electronic link for the system is at the beginning of this job advertisement (Fill the form). Advertisement can be found online application system.

In addition, applications must have the following enclosures (in English):

1) motivation letter max 1 page focusing on your strengths related to our research topics
2) CV
3) copy of certificates of degree
4) contact details for at least three referees (name, working place, e-mail address)
5) a list of publications, highlighting the five most relevant ones

For further information, please contact Alex Dickens, alex.dickens(at)utu.fi

About us
The Department of Chemistry has recently moved into a brand new purpose built building which provides a collaborative hub for Chemistry in the Turku campus. The Turku Centre for Chemical and Molecular Analytics (CCMA) currently houses 5 modern NMR instruments and 4 mass spectrometers and provides analytical chemistry services to a broad user base.

Turku Bioscience Centre is an advanced core facility and research centre hosted jointly by University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. We offer access to a comprehensive selection of cutting-edge research methods and an opportunity to be involved in internationally competitive science in a stimulating, highly networked environment. We are a truly international community, with more than half of the personnel having an international background.

Working in Finland
Please learn more about the culture and people in Finland:

Senior researcher/ Post-doctoral researcher candidate in computational systems medicine – Turku Biosciene Center

19.6.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?id=000013594&did=5600&lang=en&jc=14&nav_from_open_jobs_view_new=true

We are seeking for a postdoctoral or senior scientist to join our international multidisciplinary research group to work on computational systems medicine, particularly genome-scale metabolic modelling and biostatistical approaches to study (immuno)metabolism in health and disease. The positions will be located at the Turku Bioscience Centre, in systems medicine group led by Prof. Matej Orešič.

Key tasks and responsibilities

Integration of multi-omics data in health and disease (primarily metabolomics, (meta)genomics, single-cell omics, targeted proteomics, chemical exposures/exposome) via genome-scale metabolic modeling and various statistical/machine learning approaches. Primary research area is immune-mediated diseases such as type 1 diabetes.

Documentation, reporting, preparation of publications

Essential qualifications

A relevant PhD degree in computational systems biology, bioinformatics, metabolomics, or related field

Excellent practical knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages: R, Python, Matlab

High level of motivation, self-initiative and independency

Good knowledge of written and spoken English

Desirable qualifications

Strong publication record and expertise in computational biology, genome-scale metabolic modeling, fluxomics, or metabolomics 

Project reporting experience and/or experience in applying project funding

Salary

Our selection criteria is based on the principle of finding the most qualified and suitable candidate for the work. In practice, this means that not only education, publications and working experience but also personal qualities, communication and motivation factors and other relevant criteria will be taken into account.

The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities and will depend on the degree and qualifications of the applicant.  Salaried positions in Finland automatically include payments to a pension fund, unemployment funds, an extensive occupational healthcare, affordable sports services and even a holiday allowance. All these positions belong to the personnel group of teaching and research personnel.

The salary will be – depending on competence and experience – in average 3400 – 4500 eur/month.

Duration of contracts

The start of employments is negotiable, preferably in September 2022. The positions are fixed-term for 24 months, with a possibility for an eventual extension. The positions are subject to a six-month trial period. The qualification requirements of the positions are written in the University of Turku rules of procedure:

What to do next

Please submit your application by the online application system latest on 31.7.2022. Kindly use a link to the online application system   

In addition, applications must have the following enclosures (in English):

1) motivation letter max 1 page focusing on your strengths related to our research topics

2) CV

3) copy of certificates of degree

4) contact details for at least three referees (name, working place, e-mail address)

5) a list of publications, highlighting the five most relevant ones (

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime

matej.oresic(at)utu.fi

In case you need help with the application process, please turn to biocityhrservices(at)utu.fi

About us

Turku Bioscience Centre is an advanced core facility and research centre hosted jointly by University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. We offer access to a comprehensive selection of cutting-edge research methods and an opportunity to be involved in internationally competitive science in a stimulating, highly networked environment. We are a truly international community, with more than half of the personnel having an international background. Read more here.

Working in Finland

We also welcome you cordially to our multicultural working community. In case you are arriving in Finland for the first time, we offer you orientation support.

Please learn more about the culture,the people and us here.

Research Assistant, fixed-term position – Turku Bioscience Center, Westermarck group

19.6.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?id=000013592&did=5600&lang=en&jc=14&nav_from_open_jobs_view_new=true

Research assistant position is available in the research group of Professor Jukka Westermarck at Turku Bioscience Centre, University of Turku, starting on the 1st of September, 2022 (or as agreed) until the end of June, 2024.

The main task is to support experimental work in on-going research projects and to participate in data analysis. The work will be done in cooperation with experienced researchers and may include also laboratory animal work. The research assistant will also participate in maintenance and development of laboratory routines and techniques. 

Successful applicants are expected to have Master of Science level education in natural sciences. The ideal candidate must be ready to learn new techniques/methods and continuously develop his/her skills, as well as be able to work well in international environment. Knowledge in Finnish language is not essential but good skills in English are required. Previous research experience in cellular signal transduction is an asset.

The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities. The position belongs to the category of “other personnel”, and the estimated salary is appr. 2030 – 2140  eur/month for a person with a MSc degree. Post starts with a 4-month trial period.

For further information or inquiries regarding the post, please contact Jukka Westermarck by e-mail: jukwes(at)utu.fi 
I
n case you need help with the application process, please turn to BioCity HR services at biocityhrservices(at)utu.fi

A link to the electronic application system can be found at www.utu.fi/careers. Applicants are requested to submit their summarized application describing their education, language skills, as well as professional skills and experience related to the job. Dead-line for sending applications is July 13th, 2022