Open position for a doctoral student at the Immunoregulation group, University of Tampere


The University of Tampere is a multidisciplinary international academic institution with 30,000 students and 2,200 faculty and staff, located in the dynamic city of Tampere, Finland. The University aims at fostering an international academic community characterized by high-quality, original research with societal impact.

Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences at the University of Tampere invites applications for a Doctoral Student position. The fixed-term position will initially be filled for one year (twelve months) starting on March 1, 2017, or as agreed.

We are looking for a doctoral student to join Immunoregulation group that investigates how the Proprotein Convertase (PCSK) enzymes regulate the immune system (see for example
J Immunol. 2014 Dec 1, Oncotarget. 2016 Aug 5  andOncoImmunology Vol 5, 2016). A successful candidate has MSc degree/equivalent, is self-motivated, curious and interested in the mechanisms of immunity. Previous experience in biomedical research techniques, such as cell culture, FACS and/or in vivo models is advantageous.

The salary will be based on the demand level chart for the teaching and research staff of Finnish Universities. The preliminary level of demand is 2-4. In addition to the basic salary, a supplementary salary component will be paid according to the personal performance. There is a four month’s trial period in the beginning of the employment.

Application process
Applications must be submitted by the online application form of the University of Tampere https://uta.rekrytointi.com/paikat/?o=A_RJ&jgid=1&jid=866 by 12 February, 2017, at 15.45 local time. Please attach to your application a letter of motivation and CV including two references and their contact information.

For additional information, please contact:
Associate Professor (tenure track) Marko Pesu, marko.pesu (at) uta.fi (position).
HR Specialist Minna Viinikainen, minna.viinikainen (at) uta.fi (recruitment process).