The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and re-searchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and
ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.

We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits.

The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-biological-and-environmental-sciences) is Finland’s most high-profile and extensive hub of research and teaching in the field. The Faculty educates experts to meet the needs of universi-ties, research institutes, government, schools and the business sector.

The Faculty is comprised of three research programmes: Ecosystems and Environment, Organ-ismal and Evolutionary Biology, and Molecular and Integrative Biosciences (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-biological-and-environmental-scien…).

The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences also has biological stations at Kilpisjärvi, in Lapland, and Lammi, in Southern Finland, as well as a Zoological station at Tvärminne on the coast of the Baltic Sea (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-biological-and-environmental-scien…).

The University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences invites applications for three positions of


The fields of research and teaching of the university lecturer shouldinclude one or more of the following: molecular biosciences, biochemistry, structural biology, bioinformatics, genetics, genomics, microbiology, cell biology, developmental biology, physiology and neuroscience.

Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme is one of the three Research Programmes in the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences. The areas of strength of the Programme are cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, neurobiology, structural biology and virology. The research and teaching activities are located on the Viikki Campus (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/viikki-campus) and are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructures including core facilities https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-life-science/hilife-res…) for e.g. different model organisms, DNA sequencing, proteomics, structural biology, metabolomics, lipidomics, and light- and electron microscopy including two-photon confocal and cryo-electron microscopes.

The university lecturer is expected to contribute and to develop both teaching and research in the focus areas of the Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme. Teaching by the lecturer is given primarily in the Bachelor’s programs in Biology and Molecular Biosciences as well as Master’s programs in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences ,Neuroscience and Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology.

In addition, the university lecturer will counsel and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students and participate in the development of Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral programmes in the Faculty. The expected minimum amount of yearly contact teaching is 100-120 hours.

An appointee to a lectureship shall hold a doctoral degree and have scholarly qualifications and experience in the conduct of scientific research, along with the ability to provide top-level research-based teaching.

When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention will be given to scientific publications, teaching experience, pedagogical training and competence as well as merits in development of teaching. Account shall also be taken of the applicant’s success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience, activity in the scientific community, positions in Finnish and international organizations, and visions for research and teaching in the future. The three university lecturers will be recruited to complement each other and the existing research and teaching activity at the Faculty.

There is no requirement to be proficient in Finnish for foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have good skills in English. If the appointee is not proficient in Finnish or Swedish, he/she is expected to acquire moderate proficiency within a reasonable time after the appointment. Support for language studies is offered.

The annual gross salary for an university lecturer amounts to approximately 35000-68000 €, depending on the appointee’s career stage and scholarly qualifications.

Standard Finnish pension benefits and occupational health care are provided for University employees.

Finland is a member of the EU, has high quality free schooling (also in English), generous fami-ly benefits and healthcare, and was recently ranked as the best country in the world for expat families. Helsinki is in the world’s top ten most livable cities. The University of Helsinki is a top 100 ranked university in most ranking lists, and is currently investing heavily in life sciences research (see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-life-science).

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents in Eng-lish:
1) CV
2) A report (max. 3 pages) of experience and merits which are of relevance for the evaluation of fields of expertise and skills in teaching (https://www.helsinki.fi/sites/default/files/atoms/files/bytdk_teaching_s…)
3) A report (max. 3 pages) on the applicant’s previous research activities, and a plan for how the applicant intends to develop their research and focus their activities in the future
4) A numbered list of publications in English and other works with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate their competence and merits, with five most important publications highlighted with brief explanations.

Or, alternatively, an academic portfolio (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/academic-portfolio) containing the above documents and information.

Further information about the Bachelor’s programs in Biology and Molecular Biosciences as well as Master’s programs in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences ,Neuroscience and Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology .you can find in the following links:

Applications must be submitted through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 31.3.

Further information:
• On the position and on the research environment: Dean Jaakko Kangasjärvi jaak-ko.kangasjarvi (at) helsinki.fi
• On the recruitment process: Human Resources Specialist Harri Hamara, harri.hamara (at) helsinki.fi
• Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi (at) helsinki.fi

Due date

31.03.2019 23:59 EET