Doctoral Student, Neurovascular Biology and Dementia – University of Oulu, Oulu, FI


The University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland. With about 16 000 students and approximately 3 000 employees it is a vibrant international scientific community. By combining multidisciplinary research/study approach, high-level infrastructure and wide cooperation with international research and educational institutes it offers students and researchers “Science with Arctic Attitude”.

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Subject Field And Description Of The Position

Applications are invited for a full-time doctoral student position starting at the earliest on 1.10.2018 and ending at 31.12.2020. Contract can be extended depending on the progress.

The position is supervised by Professor Lauri Eklund and affiliated with the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (FBMM) (


To successfully occupy the position the candidate must possess a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree (e.g. licentiate). Degree must have been completed by 1.10.2018 (or latest before the job contract starts). The successful applicant is expected to have experience in physiology, neuro/vascular biology, mouse surgery and microscopical imaging. Ability to pursue independent research and excellent writing and fluency in English is expected. The selected candidate will carry out his/her doctoral studies in the Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme of the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) and must meet the minimal requirements to receive doctoral study rights as defined in


The salary will be set on levels 2 – 4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration will be given for personal achievement and performance (max. 46.3%). The salary thus being roughly 2000 – 3700 € / month before tax.


Applications must be submitted using the electronic application form by 16.9. 2018, 24:00 (Finnish local time) with the following attachments as three separate pdf files:

  • Complete CV containing contact information of at least two referees (Max. size limit of the attachment: 5 Mbytes).
  • Motivation letter describing experience, research merits, research interests and career plans (1-2 pages; max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes).
  • Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees. If the original documents are not in English or Finnish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish. (Max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes).

Other relevant information

The eligible applicants fitting best in the research profile expected for the position may be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.


Lauri Eklund, research group leader, lauri.eklund@oulu.fi

Tiina Hurskainen, HR Manager, tiina.hurskainen@oulu.fi