University Researcher in Medical Microbiology and Immunology – University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland


University Researcher in Medical Microbiology and Immunology – University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

Job description

A University Researcher position is available in the field of Medical microbiology and immunology in the Research Unit of Biomedicine, at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu

Research Environment

The University of Oulu in Northern Finland, with approximately 16,000 students and 3,000 employees, is an international, multidisciplinary research university with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. The strengths of the University include broad, multidisciplinary research interests, a modern research and study environment, and wide cooperation with international research and educational institutes (

Subject field and description of the position

The research field for the position will be medical microbiology and immunology. The duration of the position is 5 years. The starting date is January 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. A six-month trial period will be effective in the beginning of the 5-year contract.

The successful applicant must hold a PhD degree in biomedicine, or related discipline, and research on biomedicine and/or medical/health technology after PhD.

Fluency in both written and spoken English, as well as good communication and teamwork skills are required. Demonstrated experience in writing scientific publications, supervision experience, activity in the scientific community, potential in acquiring supplementary funding and teaching experience will be taken as merits.

As part, the duties also include supervising scientific research of BSc, MSc, and PhD students. Participation in teaching in medical microbiology and immunology, and in acquiring research funding are expected.


The salary will be based on level 6 or 7 of the demand level chart for university-level teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific component).

Application Procedure

The following documents must be attached to the application (in English):

  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Brief description of research merits and experience
  • Description of teaching merits
  • Contact information of two persons who may be asked to give a statement of the candidate

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, must be submitted using the electronic application system form by September 28 th, 2018.

Applications sent by email will not be considered.

More information

Prof. Sohvi Hörkkö