Postdoctoral Researcher in Stem Cell Biology and Metabolism – UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI



Offer Description

The laboratory of Associate Professor Pekka Katajisto at the department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and HiLIFE, University of Helsinki, Finland, is looking for two postdoctoral researchers in the field of Stem Cell Biology and Metabolism.

Katajisto group (www.katajisto-lab.com) is part of the Centre of Excellence in Stem Cell Metabolism, MetaStem, and studies stem cell intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms of tissue renewal and aging. We have discovered for example how the age-induced decline in tissue regeneration can result from alterations in niche cells (Pentinmikko, Nature 2019), how the niche signals are highjacked by tumor cells (Flanagan, Nature 2021), and how asymmetric inheritance of organelles guides stem cell fate metabolically (Döhla, Nat Cell Biol 2022).

The postdoctoral projects will focus on the interplay between stem cell metabolism and niche biology. Candidates are also encouraged to start new projects and research directions. Applicants with a doctoral degree, a strong background in cell biology and an interest in cellular metabolism are encouraged to apply. Prior experience with animal work, primary stem cell systems and/or metabolism is considered a strength. Applicants must be able to work as part of a team as well as independently, have good social skills and communication skills in English.

The appointment will be for 2 years with the possibility of continuation. A trial period of 6 months will be applied. The monthly starting salary will be determined according to the salary system at the employment unit.

Only applications submitted through the official application systems will be considered.

To apply, please submit your application by 11.5.2022.

Applications should include

A motivation letter, clearly stating your interests and why you consider yourself a good candidate for the position

CV including publication list

One or more reference letters

To apply for a position in the Helsinki lab, please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the ‘Apply for job’ button below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) submit their applications through the SAP Fiori portal.

To apply for a position in the Stockholm lab, go here: https://ki.se/en/about/available-positions-at-kihttps://ki.se/en/about/a…

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Information About The Host Institutes

University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki is the largest university in Finland and one of the leading multidisciplinary universities in the world. International experts working at the University are also attracted by Helsinki’s unique atmosphere and Nordic lifestyle. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and opportunities for professional development. Further information at www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers. Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) 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. Institute of Biotechnology (BI) is an internationally renowned research institute with an inclusive and curiosity-driven working culture. Using cutting-edge infrastructures we advance breakthrough discoveries, technology development and innovations. https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/hilife-institute-of-biotechnology

Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care. https://staff.ki.se/careers-at-ki

Due date

11.05.2022 23:59 EEST