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Avoimia tutkijanpaikkoja yliopistoissa

11.4.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

Tähän artikkeliin on koottu muutamia avoimia tutkijan paikkoja yliopistoissa. Käyhän katsomassa löytyisikö näistä juuri sinulle se oikea paikka.

Helsingin yliopisto:

  • Väitöskirjatyöntekijä, Farmaseuttinen biologia (Linkki):
    ”Farmasian tiedekunta hakee väitöskirjatutkijaa määräaikaiseen työsuhteeseen enintään 5 vuodeksi. Työsuhde alkaa 1.9.2022 tai sopimuksen mukaan sen jälkeen. Tehtävän ala on farmaseuttinen biologia ja sijoituspaikka farmaseuttisten biotieteiden osasto. Farmaseuttinen biologia on farmasian osa-alue, jonka tutkimuskohteena on kasvien, mikro-organismien ja eläinten elävät solut biogeenisten lääke- ja apuaineiden tuottajina.”
  • Kaksi post-doc -paikkaa, Centre of Excellence in Stem Cell Metabolism (MetaStem) (Linkki)
    ”The laboratory of Associate Professor Pekka Katajisto at HiLIFE, University of Helsinki, Finland, and the department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, is looking for two postdoctoral researchers in the field of Stem Cell Biology and Metabolism.”

Itä-Suomen yliopisto:

  • Väitöskirjatutkija, Molekulaarisen lääketieteen tohtoriohjelma (Linkki)
    ”Tämän hakuilmoituksen kautta voi hakea nuoremman tutkijan (väitöskirjatutkija) tehtävää  molekulaarisen lääketieteen tohtoriohjelmassa. Molekulaarinen lääketiede tutkii sairauksien syntymekanismeja molekyylitasolla, ja saatua tietoa voidaan soveltaa sairauksien hoidossa, diagnostisoinnissa ja ehkäisyssä. Tohtoriohjelmaan kuuluvat tutkimusalat ovat sydän- ja verisuonisairaudet, neurotiede, tyypin 2 diabetes ja lihavuus, kantasolututkimus, tulehdustiloihin liittyvät sairaudet ja syöpä.”
  • Väitöskirjatutkija, Terveystieteiden tohtoriohjelma (Linkki)
    ”Tämän hakuilmoituksen kautta voi hakea nuoremman tutkijan (väitöskirjatutkija) tehtävää terveystieteiden tohtoriohjelmassa. Tohtoriohjelma on monitieteinen ja se kattaa monipuolisesti seuraavat terveystieteiden alat: epidemiologia, geriatria, hoitotiede, kansanterveystiede (ml. ergonomia), liikunta- ja urheilulääketiede, ravitsemustiede (ml. elintarviketieteet), työterveys ja yleislääketiede.”
  • Post-doc -tutkija/Projektitutkija, Extracellular Vesicle Biology (Linkki)
    ”As our new Postdoctoral Researcher or Project Researcher in extracellular vesicle (EV) biology, you will be working in the A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences. The chosen candidate will be based in the group of Professor Tarja Malm (https://sites.uef.fi/tarja-malm-group/ ). The aim of the project is to discover the potential of EVs as biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases and the candidate will be working with clinical material.”

Oulun yliopisto:

  • Väitöskirjatutkija, Protein and Structural Biology research unit (Linkki)
    ”We have now an opening for a fixed-term, full-time doctoral researcher position in a research project headed by Professor Lari Lehtiö. Supervisor will be professor Lehtiö and the project is focused on the discovery of small molecule inhibitors of human and virus macrodomains to be used as research tools and as potential future drug leads.”
  • Post-doc -tutkija, Research Unit of Biomedicine (Linkki)
    ”A full-time Postdoctoral Researcher position until the end of 2023, starting at the earliest on August 1st, 2022, in a Biocenter Oulu research project headed by Professor Risto Kerkelä and Professor Juhani Junttila. Our research focuses on molecular mechanisms and genetics regulating development of cardiac fibrosis, heart failure and sudden cardiac death.”

Turun yliopisto:

Åbo Akademi:

  • Väitöskirjatutkija (8 paikkaa), The Faculty of Science and Engineering (Linkki)
    ”The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers 8 new, funded positions for doctoral students (max. 48 months/position) including one within the Finland Fellowship programme for non-EU/EEA doctoral students. The positions are available within the following doctoral programmes: Biosciences (main subjects: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Environmental and Marine Biology), Chemical and Process Engineering (main subjects: Chemical Engineering (kemiteknik), Chemical Engineering (process- och energiteknik), Information Technology (main subjects: Computer Engineering, Computer Science), Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Geology (main subjects: Chemistry, Geology and Mineralogy, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics) and Pharmaceutical Development and Medical Technology (main subjects: Drug Development, Pharmacy).”

Laboratory technician in the Functional Cancer Genomics group

27.2.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

Hakulinkki – Apply here

The Functional Cancer Genomics group led by Dr. Sakari Vanharanta at the Translational Cancer Medicine Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland, invites applications for the position of

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

The aim of our research is to understand how cancer mutations activate oncogenic programs and how these programs lead to cancer progression and metastasis, with the long-term goal of translating this knowledge into novel therapeutic approaches and patient benefit. We are looking for a laboratory technician to participate in our scientific efforts and to help manage the day-to-day activities of a research laboratory. The tasks will consist of laboratory management and experimental work. The responsibilities will also include supervision of other members of the team.

The Functional Cancer Genomics group consists of biomedical scientists with diverse backgrounds and expertise. We have strong international connections and work in a collaborative manner towards shared goals. After eight years at the University of Cambridge, the team is moving to Helsinki, and will be located at Biomedicum Helsinki within the Academic Medical Center Helsinki, which provides a multidisciplinary research environment for basic and translational research with state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technologies and synergistic expertise of several research groups.

A successful candidate has a higher vocational diploma or a master’s degree in molecular biology, biotechnology or equivalent. Excellent skills in basic molecular biology techniques and experience in culturing cancer cell lines is mandatory. Experience with laboratory animal work is considered an advantage. An ability to work independently and with precision is essential. Successful implementation of your tasks will require technical precision, independent problem-solving ability, excellent communication and organizational skills and the capability for teamwork.

The position is available as soon as the selected candidates are available. The project allows initially a three-year fixed-term position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University guidelines.

Please submit your application as a single PDF file through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking “Apply for the position” link below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application by signing into https://msap.helsinki.fi.

If you need technical support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment (at) helsinki.fi.

The deadline for applications is 28 Feb 2022.

Please attach the following documents to your application as a single PDF file:
• Cover letter that details your past experience and motivation for applying for the post
• CV
• Contact details of at least two referees

Further information. For more information on the position, please contact Dr. Sakari Vanharanta (sakari.vanharanta (at) helsinki.fi).

More information on the Translational Cancer Medicine Program can be found here: https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-medicine/research/research-progra….

For additional information about the application process, please contact HR Specialist Päivi Sinisalo (paivi.sinisalo (at) helsinki.fi).

Doc­to­ral Re­searc­her in Plant Ge­ne­tics

24.1.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://www2.helsinki.fi/fi/avoimet-tyopaikat/doctoral-researcher-in-plant-genetics

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary
research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff
members. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including
occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional
development. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition
to work and life in Finland.

The Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme (OEB) of the Faculty of Biological and
Environmental Sciences comprises roughly 40 research groups which employ 40 principal investigators
and 120 researchers. The research programme is situated in the Viikki science park.

The Organismal and Evolutionary Research Programme invites applications for a

DOCTORAL STUDENT IN PLANT GENETICS

The doctoral student will be employed full-time for a fixed term of two years in the research group of
assoc. prof. Roosa Laitinen. The earliest starting date is 1st April 2022 or by a mutual agreement.

Roosa Laitinen´ s research group utilizes both global and local accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana to
understand the mechanisms of plant adaptation and evolution. We combine methods of genetics and
genomics to state-of-art molecular methods that are available for Arabidopsis. Our aim is to identify
genes that allow plants to adapt to changing environments and to translate the knowledge to improve
crop plants.

We are seeking a doctoral student to work on a project investigating the genetic factors underlying
plasticity in flowers and in leaves in response to different environments in A. thaliana. The aim is to use
take advantage of the natural variation in A. thaliana and use GWA analysis together with transgenic and
mutant approaches to identify genes that regulate growth plasticity in A. thaliana.

We seek highly motivated candidates with excellent communicational skills, and who can work both
independently and in team environments. Fluency in English is expected. The candidate should have
MSc degree in genetics, molecular biology, biology or related fields and to have proven academic ability
to take initiative and think independently as well as experience in working with plants.
For more information, contact assoc. prof. Roosa Laitinen: Roosa.Laitinen@helsinki.fi

The position is fixed-term (24 months) with a six-month probation period and requires traveling. Salary is based on levels 2-4 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance with the overall salary amounting to approximately 2200−3000 €/month (gross) depending on the stage of the doctoral studies and work performance. Standard Finnish pension benefits,
occupational health care and health insurance are provided for the University employees. The University offers comprehensive services including sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.

PhD degree consists of the student’s own research work and studies specific to the doctoral candidate’s
discipline or research field, as well as transferable skills training, and career orientation and guidance (40
ECTS). English is the primary language of study in doctoral education. The University has 4,700 doctoral
students, one-fourth of them international students, and awards approximately 500 doctoral degrees
annually. The successful candidate will apply for the right to study for a doctoral degree in a PhD
program of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/
doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-programmes).

Application should include the following documents as a single pdf file: motivational letter (max 1 page)
and CV (max 2 pages). Include also contact information of two persons who can provide a reference
letter based on request.

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply link.
Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via
the SAP HR portal. The deadline for submitting the application is 15th February 2022.

Bioin­for­ma­tician / FIMM & iCAN

16.1.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://www2.helsinki.fi/fi/avoimet-tyopaikat/bioinformatician-fimm-ican

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki. FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, technology centre and biobanking infrastructures under one roof, promoting translational research in grand challenge projects, specifically, the impact of genome information from the Finnish population in personalised health and medicine, individualised cancer medicine, and digital molecular medicine. FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, composed of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the centres for molecular medicine in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and the EU-LIFE Community.

FIMM-HiLIFE & iCAN Flagship at the University of Helsinki is currently seeking a

Bioinformatician

to join the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland – FIMM, the leading precision cancer medicine research unit in Finland, and two iCAN Digital Precision Cancer Medicine projects.

FIMM is a translational institute with a driving mission to perform innovative research on patients and populations – utilizing molecular, genomic and health data – targeted towards understanding drivers of health and disease and delivering improvements to the safety, efficacy and efficiency of healthcare in Finland and beyond.

iCAN is part of the Academy of Finland Flagship Programme and hosted by the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital. iCAN is an innovative multidisciplinary initiative that brings together some of the world’s leading actors in cancer genomics, translational and clinical cancer research, digital health, information technology, machine learning, patients and business to solve one of the most pressing challenges in healthcare – cancer.

The bioinformatician will be working in two closely related subprojects of iCAN Flagship project in cancer precision medicine of solid tumors, COMPORG (immuno-organoids & urological cancers) and iCAN-PEDI (functional precision medicine of pediatric solid cancers), advancing personalized cancer diagnostics and treatment. Our multidisciplinary teams work closely together with clinicians at the hospitals, and our aim is to integrate the clinical and omics data into an analysis platform to enable the cutting-edge cancer research and robust translation back to the clinics for the patient’s benefit.

We are looking for a bioinformatician with experience in omics data analysis and especially integration with other data, such as clinical data. Our omics data comes from, for example, high throughput drug testing, DNA/RNA sequencing, microscopic imaging, ligandome analysis and other approaches (e.g. single cell sequencing, metabolomics, pharmacogenomics). The candidate will also have to be able to build up a database for the ligandome data.

As a Bioinformatician, depending on your profile and experience, you will have the opportunity to
– Together with the iCAN data team, build the iCAN data analysis platform to enable integration of clinical and research data
– Manage our omics data and to develop computational pipelines to further integrate and analyze molecular profiling and imaging data for digital precision cancer medicine
– Work with large datasets in cloud environment
– Create software tools for clinical translation with the potential of revolutionizing treatment of cancer

Qualifications:
– Master’s degree (and/or PhD) in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, or equivalent
– Previous experience with omics data, data science or distributed computing environments is appreciated but not required – yet ability to quickly learn new things is essential
– Programming skills, especially in R and/or Python
– Understanding of database fundamentals
– Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; Finnish skills are not required
– Solution-seeking, proactive and respons

Salary and contract:
We will offer a competitive salary that will be based on previous qualifications, experience and performance in the position as based on the Finnish university salary (YPJ) system. The contract will start immediately and will be offered initially until the end of 2022. It may be extended thereafter. A six-month trial period will be applied.

To apply, please submit the application, together with your CV and salary request, through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications by logging in to the SAP system: https://msap.helsinki.fi. Please apply no later than 31.1.2022.

For further information please visit https://ican.fi or contact Vilja Pietiäinen (vilja.pietiainen@helsinki.fi).

A post-doctoral position in the collaborative Academy of Finland -funded crossbar project

7.1.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/a-post-doctoral-position-in-the-collaborative-academy-of-finland-funded-crossbar-project

A POST-DOCTORAL POSITION

is available in the collaborative Academy of Finland -funded CrossBar project at the Universities of Helsinki and Turku, and the National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL). The project PI’s are Associate Professor Tarja Sironen (UH), Adjunct Professor Laura Kakkola (UT) and Research Manager, PhD, Pamela Österlund (THL). The position is offered for a fixed-term position for 3 years (approximately one year in each of the partner institutes).

We seek for a highly motivated and experienced postdoctoral researcher in the field of virology, microbiology, immunology or molecular cell biology to join our international and dynamic consortium. The job description is to plan and execute research on zoonotic viruses with pandemic potential.

The successful candidate:

  • Has strong organizational skills, is solution-oriented and has the ability to analytical thinking
  • Has a PhD degree in a relevant field of life sciences and preferably background in virology
  • Has excellent skills in experimental laboratory work and ability to independently plan and execute the experiments
  • Has previous experience in working in BSL-3 conditions or is willing to be trained for work in such conditions Is a team player with good collaboration and communications skills
  • Has good spoken and written English

The degree requirement must be met by the beginning of the employment.The salary is based on the Finnish collective agreement. The position belongs to the category of teaching and research personnel. The salary is in the range of 3100 – 3600 eur/month.The salary level is based on previous qualifications, experience and personal performance in the position according to the hosting institution. The start date is negotiable, and there is a trial period of six months.

The application, together with the required attachments in PDF format (CV, list of publications), must be written in English and submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

A special health examination of the suitability to work in the high containment laboratory is required for the person selected to the position. Also, the selected person, with his or her consent, will be asked for PSC (Personnel Security Clearance) assurance through the National Security Authorities (NSA).

The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants from a variety of genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and minorities.

The deadline for the applications is 15.1.2022.

Further information will be given by email of by phone:

  • Tarja Sironen, tarja.sironen(at)helsinki.fi, +358-50-4471588
  • Laura Kakkola, laura.kakkola(at)utu.fi, +358-50-5747101
  • Pamela Österlund, pamela.osterlund(at)thl.fi, +358-295248351

Post-doc­to­ral re­searc­hers and/​or PhD-stu­dents in cell bio­lo­gy and stem cell bio­lo­gy

14.6.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://www2.helsinki.fi/fi/avoimet-tyopaikat/post-doctoral-researchers-andor-phd-students-in-cell-biology-and-stem-cell-biology

The HiLIFE – Institute of Biotechnology (BI), located in the Viikki science park, is a research institute at University of Helsinki. The institute harbors ~35 research groups and 250 researchers, and it operates at the highest international level. For more information on the Institute, please visit https://www.helsinki.fi/en/hilife-institute-of-biotechnology.

The laboratory of Dr. Jette Lengefeld is inviting applications for post-doctoral researchers and/or PhD-students in cell biology and stem cell biology.

The failure to regenerate tissue with age is a major health issue. A contributor to this decline is the loss of stem cell function. Despite the essential role of stem cells, it is still unclear how they fail to maintain their functions during ageing and disease. We discovered a new aspect of stem cell ageing in vivo: cellular enlargement. With age and damage, stem cells increase in size causing their functional decline. However, we are only beginning to understand how size impacts stem cell fitness and the physiological importance of this process remains unsolved.

The Lengefeld research group uses blood (hematopoietic) stem cells from mice and human bone marrow donations to address these fascinating questions:

  • What pathways cause stem cell dysfunction during their enlargement?
    We use blood (hematopoietic) stem cells of mouse models to identify the molecular mechanisms impairing fitness of large stem cells from a metabolic perspective.
  • Can we rejuvenate stem cells after aging and damage?
    We explore approaches to rejuvenate stem cells and investigate the effects on cellular ageing and organismal health.
  • Does deregulation of size lead to cancer?
    We utilize blood stem cells from mice and humans to identify factors that facilitate leukaemia in vivo and to investigate the underlying mechanisms.

The post-doctoral applicants should hold PhD in cell biology, stem cell biology, cell size regulation or a related field. Strong expertise in stem cell biology and experience working with mice is highly beneficial. The PhD-student applicants should obtain MSc or related degree in the biology field latest by August 2022, and have a strong interest to carry out cutting-edge research. The positions will provide multiple opportunities for collaborations with potential lab visits abroad. An attitude to drive own research and work in an intra and inter team fashion is highly appreciated. In return, the candidates are offered an access to a wide variety of methodologies and advanced techniques. The working language of the laboratory, the BI and HiLIFE is English and good communication skills in English are required.

The postdoctoral researcher and PhD-student positions are initially limited to 2 and 4 years, respectively, with a possibility of extension. A trial period of 6 months will be applied, and the salaries will be based on the University salary scheme for teaching and research personnel composed of both task specific and personal performance components.

Application should include the following documents as a single pdf file: CV, list of publications, motivation letter including a description of your research interests, and the names and telephone numbers of at least two referees.

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking the “Apply for the position” – link below. Applicants employed by the University of Helsinki must submit their application through the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for the applications is 8th of July 2021, but the positions will be filled immediately once suitable candidates have been identified.

For informal inquiries, contact ‘jette.lengefeld(at)helsinki.fi’, and for more information about our research, please visit https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/hilife-institute-of-biotechnology/research/c…

For technical support regarding the recruitment system, please contact rekrytointi@helsinki.fi.