Post­doc­to­ral re­searc­her in neu­roscience, par­ticu­lar­ly sys­tem neu­roscience and neu­ro-im­mu­no­lo­gy – University of Helsinki



The Biology of Neuro-Immune Interaction Laboratory at the HiLIFE-Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki, is led by P.I. Dr. Francesco M. Noé . We are now seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join our lab.

The position is a full-time primary research fellowship for a postdoctoral scholar interested in pursuing a career in neuroscience, particularly in system neuroscience and in neuro-immunology. Postdoctoral fellow will be expected to develop original research projects focused on understanding the biological determinants of brain activity in physiological and pathological conditions, with specific focus on traumatic brain injury and epilepsy. Our current projects include understanding the role of neuro-immunity in the development of neurodegenerative diseases, and of CNS lymphatic system in brain functions.

The fellow will work on animal models of diseases and will have the possibility to use advanced investigation tools for in vivo neuroimaging (multiphoton and focused ultrasound), electroencephalography and behavioral, as well as flow cytometry and molecular biology. Postdoctoral fellow will be involved in all the aspects of data collection and analyses, and is expected to disseminate research findings via peer-reviewed manuscripts and scientific presentations at national and international conferences. S/he will be also involved in the supervision of PhD students, grant writing and in collaborative projects both in Finland and abroad.

Who we are looking for: To add relevant expertise to our lab, we are seeking a highly motivated neuroscientist with an interest to work in a multidisciplinary and challenging environment. The successful candidate must have a PhD or MD, and experience with neuroimaging, EEG and/or flow cytometry. Previous experience in RNAseq data analysis, R, and Matlab or Python software is a plus. The candidate should also have a strong publication record, as well as project management skills, critical and analytical thinking, and social and communication skills. Fluent spoken and written English is a requirement.

The position is filled for a fixed term of one year, with the possibility to renew it, starting from April 2021 or as agreed. The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. A trial period of 6 months will be applied.

For further information on the position, please contact: Academy Fellow Francesco M. Noè, francesco.noe@helsinki.fi

How to Apply: Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the ‘Apply for the position button’ below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) should submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. If you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment@helsinki.fi.

Application should contain the following appendices:

• detailed CV (max. 3 pages)
• motivation letter detailing research interest, experience, and career goals
• academic merits and research activities (max 1 page)
• three letters of recommendation (ideally including the applicant’s actual PhD supervisor)

Applications will be accepted until 30.05.2021 and revised until the position is filled.

The University of Helsinki is an equal opportunity employer. International applicants are encouraged.

HiLIFE -Neuroscience Center

The Neuroscience Center is an international research unit within Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki, a leading Nordic university with a strong commitment to life science research. The research focus of NC is on translational brain plasticity. We carry out research relevant for the human brain both in health and disease, and during development and aging, by applying versatile approaches and modern technology platforms. NC aims at making fundamental discoveries about brain functions and especially translate research findings into improvements in the treatment, prevention and diagnosis of psychiatric and neurological disorders. The research in NC spans across several scales from stem cell research and molecular neuroscience to systems and cognitive neuroscience in both animal and human models. The research groups of NC conduct research in neuroscience at the highest international level and actively apply the results for the benefit of the society. NC collaborates actively with other units of HiLIFE and faculties of the University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Central Hospital, and Neurocenter Finland.

Helsinki Institute of Life Science

Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) is a new institute established in 2017 that supports high quality life science research across the University campuses and faculties. HiLIFE builds on existing strengths and new recruits and partnerships to create an attractive international environment for researchers to solve grand challenges in health, food, and environment. HiLIFE coordinates research infrastructures in life sciences and provides research-based interdisciplinary training.

University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki (UH), founded in 1640, is a vibrant scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. It is currently investing heavily in life sciences research. UH offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.

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