Laboratory technician, manufacturing science

17.7.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com. 

About Finland

Our Finland locations include Vantaa and Joensuu, employing over 1,000 professionals supporting functions such as production, instrument and reagent manufacturing, R&D, marketing, sales, quality, administrative support and supply chain. We hire experts in different fields including engineering, chemistry, microbiology and bioinformatics. Our Vantaa site develops pipettes and microplate instruments as well as clinical chemistry and industrial chemistry analyzers, laboratory automation solutions and food safety kits. It is conveniently located close to the Vantaankoski railway station. Please read more about Finnish sites, innovative work and collaborative colleagues at https://jobs.thermofisher.com/global/en/finland.

Take a look how our software professionals in Finland are enjoying our innovative work atmosphere and the role they are playing in helping humankind: https://youtu.be/wDm4NLxq3nI

How will you make an impact?

We are looking for a proactive and self-driven Laboratory Technician for a fixed term position for the period 15.8.2022-31.12.2023 with potential to a permanent position in Production after 1.1.2024. You enjoy working with high technology products and driving multiple initiatives at the same time. You want to develop yourself and the way of working. We offer motivating tasks in an innovative and international working environment.

What will you do?

You will be part of the Molecular Food Protection team, with up to 35 other members, responsible for designing and developing new molecular diagnostic products to complement the current microbiology product range, and production and support of these products.

Your work will include manufacturing and quality control of Food Protection molecular products (reagents related to DNA extraction and qPCR) and conducting molecular experiment work on the enhancement of Molecular Food Protection manufacturing processes. You will conduct molecular and microbial methods such as sample preparation, real-time PCR experiments, analyze results and maintain instruments and laboratory. You are expected to contribute by thinking through issues related to laboratory work. You are well-organized and able to maintain formal laboratory and manufacturing records. You enjoy working with high technology products and want to develop yourself and the way of working.

How will you get here?

  • >1 years relevant experience of working in laboratory and/or production environment
  • Solid knowledge of real-time PCR and molecular methods
  • Knowledge of basic microbiological techniques and methods
  • Good computer skills and experience in MS Office package
  • Good written and spoken Finnish, and preferably English
  • Strong teamwork capabilities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of lyophilization and enzyme technology is preferred

Please send in your application, including a cover letter, CV and salary request in English. Please apply via http://jobs.thermofisher.com/ by 22nd of July 2022. Reference: 210717BR. Please apply as soon as possible, the position will be filled as soon as suitable candidate is found.

If you have questions about the position and/or Thermo Fisher Scientific – please contact Pauliina Heikkinen, Manufacturing Science Supervisor, +358503581432 (on Monday 18.7. at 13:00-14:00 or Tuesday 19.7. at 10:30-11:30).

About us:

Each one of our 100,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. It’s not just a career, it’s a chance to realise your best – professionally and personally.

Join us and contribute to our mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer: http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Laboratory technician in the Functional Cancer Genomics group

27.2.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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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


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).

Laboratory Technician

20.7.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

Are you interested in shaping the future of health and work in a state-of-the-art laboratory with cutting edge analytical technology?

We (Nightingale Health) are looking for a Laboratory Technician to join our team in Kuopio. You’ll be part of our dedicated Lab Delivery team that consists of laboratory experts delivering high quality results to our customers globally in a fast-growing biotech, consumer health and health service industry.

Does this sound interesting? Read on.

As a Laboratory Technician at Nightingale you’ll have the chance to:

  • Be a part of our fast-paced delivery team that serves global customers by analyzing blood samples.
  • Handle sample preparation and processing.
  • Deliver analytical measurements using our proprietary technology that is based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
  • Take part in service and maintenance activities in the laboratory.

What we’re looking for:

  • A trained laboratory technician (or equivalent) who is passionate about utilizing our proprietary technology for blood sample analyses.
  • An enthusiastic and dependable person with a solid understanding of analytical and/or clinical chemistry.
  • Knowledge and experience of analytical measurements.
  • A “can-do and quality first” mind-set.
  • Willingness to adapt to a flexible team culture and take on new challenges.
  • A strong knowledge of the English language. Finnish is a plus but not mandatory.
  • Previous working experience in a clinical laboratory, NMR spectroscopy or automated liquid handlers is not required, but is considered an asset.

What we offer:

  • Meaningful work that offers you the opportunity to focus on an essential part of our delivery process and to develop your skills as a laboratory professional.
  • Responsibility and independence as an accountable member of our Lab Delivery function.
  • A unique opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary organisation of scientists, business professionals, developers, designers and biotech business experts.
  • A competitive salary.
  • Full fringe benefits for health and wellbeing including massage, commuting, sports and culture.
  • An in-house chef and cafe that serves warm lunch every day.
  • Premium health insurance.
  • Interesting hobby clubs from running to music (we have an in-house band!)

This is a fixed-term position from August 2021 until the end of August 2022 and it is based in Kuopio.

A bit more about us:

Nightingale Health is a health technology company transforming preventive care. We envisage a world that focuses on keeping people healthy rather than just treating illnesses. By combining our pioneering blood-testing technology and the ability to detect future disease risks, we are creating a world-leading health data platform that enables preventative care with better information. The platform helps people make better personal health decisions and connects the health industry to offer their services for individuals’ preventative needs. By empowering the world with comprehensive health insights, we accelerate scientific discoveries, industry developments and improve personal health for everyone.

Your next steps:

Step 1: Follow the link below and fill in your information along with your CV and a cover letter.

Step 2: Have a quick chat over the phone with our Head of Lab Delivery Heta Forsström.

Step 3: Meet our Laboratory Director Pasi Soininen and Laboratory managers Harri Koskela and Mika Tiainen.

Step 4: Meet our Lab delivery team members.

Step 5: Meet our CEO Teemu Suna for the final interview.

Please send your application by August 2nd 2021. We’ll review all applications by August 5th and contact all candidates on the 9th of August at the latest.

Would you like to know more?

In case you have questions, feel free to e-mail our Head of Lab Delivery Heta Forsström at heta.forsstrom(at)nightingalehealth.com.