Grant writer – hankeasiantuntija



Turku Bioscience – University of Turku

Salary: 2800 – 3400 € per month, fixed-term position for one year            

Application closing date: 26.09.2021

Start date: as soon as possible (open to negotiation)

We are looking for a Grant Writer to assist the academic research group of Professor Johanna Ivaska. This full-time role is perfect for someone who is looking to develop within scientific communications, grant writing and scientific publishing.

The task involves:

  • Editing scientific manuscripts for content, clarity and language
  • Assisting in preparing scientific posters and slide presentations
  • preparing figures and illustrations for scientific publications
  • Helping the PI and team members in grant applications

You must have:

  • Practical experience in working in life science, writing, content development, or publishing
  • Experience in using reference programs (Zotero or equivalent), drawing illustrations (Illustrator or equivalent) and working with power point
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including exceptional grammar
  • An eye for detail
  • A passion for learning
  • A desire to be a strong team player

Ideally, you could also have:

  • A MSc/PhD in a science subject
  • Editing experience
  • Good knowledge of Finnish

We will start reviewing the applications immediately, so please send your application as soon as possible. Applications must be submitted no later than 26.09.2021 via the University of Turku’s electronic application system https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies

The link to the system appears at the beginning of this announcement (“Apply for the job”). Applicants should also enclose their CV, degree certificate(s), list of publications, a motivation letter including a short description of their relevant skills and knowledge, contact information for three referees and any other documents relevant to the position. For further information and details about the position please contact Prof Johanna Ivaska (joivaska(at)utu.fi). For help with the application system, please contact our HR Specialist Paula Luoma (paula.luoma(at)utu.fi).

The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of the Finnish universities. The exact salary will be defined when writing the employment contract. The salary is in accordance with the Finnish universities collective agreement system and this position belongs to level 8-9 (for other personnel). Thus the total salary is estimated to be in the range of 28003400 €/month. The position is fixed-term for 1 year with a possibility for extension, subject to a six-month trial period.

About the research environment

The Ivaska Cell Adhesion and Cancer group is based at Turku Bioscience Centre, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. We are a large multinational research group investigating cancer cell biology, membrane traffic and cell-ECM contacts of stem cells. Our Centre offers access to a comprehensive selection of cutting-edge research equipment, excellent core facilities and an opportunity to be involved in internationally competitive science in a stimulating, highly networked environment. For more information, please visit https://bioscience.fi

Turku is the oldest city in Finland (est. 1229) with nearly 200 000 inhabitants, two universities and over 35 000 students, located on the south-west coast on Finland 150 km west of Helsinki. The University of Turku is an active academic community of 25 000 students and staff members – a trulyinternational research university. Accordingly, the work language is English. Furthermore, Finland is considered to have a high quality of life, education, gender equality, transparency and safety where the majority of the population speaks English as a second language.