Tenure track position (molecular cell biology) – Tampere University



Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences represent a unique environment for inspiring, multidisciplinary research and education. Our university community, the second largest in Finland, addresses issues of global relevance in technology, health and society. www.tuni.fi/en

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology (MET) is dedicated to pursuing world-class research and delivering high-quality education in the fields of biomedical engineering, biotechnology, medicine and health technology. The MET faculty has 70 professors and a total staff of over 600 and we conduct internationally acclaimed basic and applied research.

Molecular cell biology is an important research area of the MET faculty, and features prominently in our degree programs. The faculty aims at integrating teaching and research and at bridging the above fields in a multi-disciplinary approach.

Job description  

We are seeking highly motivated applicants with a track-record of internationally competitive research in any area of molecular cell biology. The position will be filled at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, based on the career seniority of the selected candidate.

You will be expected to pursue and supervise scientific research in your topic area at the highest level and, eventually, develop degree education in molecular and cellular biology in line with your own expertise. Active collaboration with local, national and global research partners, as well as with clinical stakeholders and industry is encouraged. You will be expected to secure substantial external funding for your research program as well as nurture interactions with the wider society.


You should have a doctoral degree and postdoctoral training in any area of molecular cell biology. Teaching experience will be favourably considered, but is not a requirement at the Assistant Professor level.

Tampere University strives for equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels, and encourages applications without regard to age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, disability or any other criterion not strictly relevant to the position.

We offer

We are inviting you to be a part of a vibrant, active, international research community. Tampere University, together with its broader higher-education community, and the MET faculty in particular, provides a multidisciplinary environment for research and education. It also has strong connections to Tampere University Hospital, itself featuring high-quality clinical research, diagnostics and treatment facilities.

The initial appointment will be for five years, with renewal and eventual permanent tenure subject to successful performance evaluation. You will enjoy a generous startup package, subject to negotiation, and receive support throughout the five-year period to facilitate the establishment of an internationally competitive research programme. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.
Salaries are based on a combination of job requirements and employees’ personal performance, in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System.  Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security systems in the world. It includes, for example, sickness and family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. For more information on Finland, please check Business Tampere, InfoFinland and This is Finland.

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How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is 31.5.2020 (at 23.59 EEST, GMT+3 / 20.59 UTC).

Please write your application and accompanying documents in English and send all attachments in the form of a SINGLE PDF file. This file should be a compilation of the following documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines
  2. List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines. (Please indicate your ten most important publications and add hyperlinks to these publications. For any of the ten that are not open-access, please append full copies of the published manuscript at the end of the PDF file).
  3.  A short letter of motivation.
  4.  A research plan (max. 5 pages) outlining your proposed research.
  5. Teaching portfolio (including your teaching and supervision experience, development of teaching skills, information on any produced teaching materials, plus your views on teaching and learning in the field: e.g. 1 page)
  6. The names, positions and contact details of three academic referees who can support your application.

Candidates may be invited for a video interview during the recruitment process, and may also be invited for an in-person visit at a later stage, that may include an aptitude assessment. They will also undergo a review by external experts and, for applicants at associate professor level, may be required to give a demonstration of their teaching skills.

For more information about the position, please contact:
Dean Tapio Visakorpi (tel. +358503185829, tapio.visakorpi@tuni.fi )

With questions about the application process, please contact:
Senior HR Specialist Pirjo Kuhanen (tel. +358408490800, pirjo.kuhanen@tuni.fi)

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