Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher, Molecular biology



The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher, Molecular biology position, School of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, Kuopio Campus. Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 3rd of May 2021.  

Role and Salary

We are seeking for a Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher to join the Academy of Finland funded project studying ‘SUMOylation-regulated chromatin protein networks in transcription factor-directed cellular differentiation’ led by Professor Jorma Palvimo.

The project investigates how SUMOylation, an intriguing nuclear post-translational modification, regulates networks of chromatin proteins during transcription factor-directed cellular differentiation and reprogramming. The project utilizes genome- and proteome-wide approaches with cell models. The project also investigates the chromatin SUMOylation in the context of glucocorticoid resistance in leukemia cells. 

More information of the PI and research is available on the web pages https://uefconnect.uef.fi/en/person/jorma.palvimo/


More information of the Institute of Biomedicine is available https://www.uef.fi/en/unit/institute-of-biomedicine

The position will be filled for a three-year term starting from 1 June 2021, or later by agreement. The position will be filled for a fixed term due to it pertaining to a specific project. Job is a full-time position.

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 component is 3000,49 euros/month, based on level 5 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. The estimated salary in the beginning of the employment will be 3 300,50 – 3 660,56 €. 

Our requirements and expectations

  • PhD degree in Molecular Biology or related discipline
  • firm training in molecular biology or biochemistry
  • experience in chromatin biology and genome-wide or proteome-wide approaches

The person to be appointed to the Postdoctoral Researcher Position is required to hold a doctoral degree, which may not have been completed more than five years ago at the time of accepting the position. (In this context, the 5 years refer to a net period of time, which does not include maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service, etc.). If the person to be appointed has received a doctoral degree more than five years ago, the position will be filled as a Project Researcher.

Your benefits  

You will have an 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 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 May 3, 2021 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time).  

Please note that you must include the following appendices in your application:  The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
– a résumé or CV (http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)
– a list of publications (http://www.aka.fi/en/funding/how-to-apply/appendices-required/guidelines-for-list-of-publications/)
– motivation letter
– copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
– scientific merits and research work


For further information on the position, please contact Professor Jorma Palvimo, +358 29 445 4250, jorma.palvimo@uef.fi  

For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR Secretary Minna Leskinen, +358 29 445 4278, minna.k.leskinen@uef.fi.