Senior research fellow (tenure track core facility head) in Proteomics – Turku Bioscience Centre


The Turku Proteomics Facility seeks an ambitious senior research fellow (tenure track) to lead the Proteomics Facility at Turku Bioscience Centre.

Tenure track is an international concept and means generally a possibility to a career path. The person is recruited to a fxed-term contract, there will be an evaluation during the employment and the end target is an employment until further notice. (This particular case is not a recruitement of an Assistant Professor).

The successful candidate will be responsible for  service activities and technology platform development at the core facility. He or she will be expected to establish an independent research group through competitive external funding and to support methods development at the core. The research activity is expected to be at an internationally competitive level and includes mandatory supervision of Master of Science and doctoral students from the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University.

At the Turku Proteomics Facility, the senior research fellow will be responsible for

  • Development of research activities and services
  • Leadership duties
  • Implementation of new technologies
  • Updating and maintenance of core facility instrumentation
  • Visibility of the core facility and establishment of new customer relationships

The person selected for the post of senior research fellow is required to have a doctoral degree and the ability to do independent scholarly work. Experience in clinical proteomics can be considered as an asset. Evidence of scholarly research work in the field of proteomics and the necessary teaching skills are also required.

Turku Bioscience Centre is a jointly-funded research and core facility centre of University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The Centre offers state-of-the-art technology platforms and expertise in the areas of genomics, proteomics, imaging as well as bioinformatics, viral vectors, x-ray crystallography, screening, and zebra fish model system. The core facilities operate within the Biocenter Finland national infrastructure network. Its user base includes local, national and international scientists. More information on our research unit and the local scientific community can be found at the following sites: www.bioscience.fi  www.biocityturku.fi  www.utu.fi    www.abo.fi

The senior research fellow (tenure track) post will be filled from January 1 (or earlier as agreed) first as fixed-term employment period (3–5 years). The person chosen for the position is expected to be able to be present in Finland and to start on January 1st, 2021. The position will come with reasonably start-up package including research funding and instrument time for method development.

The qualification requirements of the position are written in the University of Turku rules of procedure.

The exact salary will be defined when writing the employment contract. The salary is in accordance with the Finnish universities collective agreement system and this position belongs to level 6-7(for teaching and research personnel). Thus the total salary is estimated to be in the range of 3 668,56 – 4747,99 €/month. There is a trial period of six months.

Applications must include:

1) A curriculum vitae, with contact information of three references;

2) An academic portfolio in accordance with university practice: https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/academic-portfolio

3) A list of publications

4) A written statement of not more than two typed pages, setting out the applicant’s vision for the future development of research, teaching and societal interaction in the discipline.

5) Research plan (at most three pages)

All documents are required to be delivered in English.

Please send your application electronically at the latest by October 31, 2020. A link to the electronic application system can be found on top of the position advertisement from the following link: www.utu.fi/careers. More details on the application procedure and outside evaluation will be given during the selection process.

Additional information can be obtained from John Eriksson, Director of Turku Bioscience Centre,  email: john.eriksson@bioscience.fi +358-50-409 6624.

Enquiries concerning the application procedure may be directed to HR Specialist Paula Luoma, e-mail: paula.luoma@utu.fi