Group Ahtiainen is looking for outstanding candidates for a position of doctoral candidate, Imaging Cellular Mechanisms of Embryonic Tooth Development , University of Helsinki16.3.2018
Helsinki Institute of Life Science, HiLIFE, is a new life science institute at the University of Helsinki established in 2017 supporting high quality research across campuses and life science faculties. HiLIFE builds on existing strengths, new recruits and partnerships to create an attractive international environment for solving grand challenges in health, food, and environment. It coordinates research infrastructures in life sciences, provides research-based interdisciplinary training and supports researchers within its units and partner faculties.
Institute of Biotechnology is a part of Helsinki Institute of Life Science, HiLIFE, with a mission to increase knowledge in biotechnology and integrative biology and use this for the benefit of society. Institute of Biotechnology aims to strengthen its position as an international outstanding research institute in biosciences profiled through high impact research and renowned scientists and to develop as an international, competitive and rewarding workplace sought after as a collaboration partner within the university and internationally.
Group Ahtiainen, located in Viikki campus, is looking for outstanding candidates for a position of
Doctoral student, Imaging Cellular Mechanisms of Embryonic Tooth Development
Our group uses a combination of transgenic mouse models and organ culture methods with confocal fluorescence live tissue imaging, cell and molecular biology and transcriptomic approaches to address mechanistic questions in the cell biology of ectodermal organ development and dysplasia. The PhD project will focus on the cell biological aspects of regulation of early tooth development and dysplasia models.
Desired skills and experience: You must hold a M.Sc. degree (or about to graduate) in cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, biochemistry, or related field. Conceptual knowledge of basic cell and molecular biology methods is required and prior practical experience in cell biology or developmental biology is appreciated. Previous experience in imaging or transcriptomics would be an advantage. Since you will be part of an international research environment, good communication skills in English are important.
Deadline for applications is April 15th, 2018.