Senior research fellow (tenure track) in proteomics


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

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. Evidence of scholarly research work in the field of proteomics and the necessary teaching skills are also required.

Turku Centre for Biotechnology is a jointly-funded research institute of Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku that offers state-of-the-art technology platforms and expertise in the areas of genomics, proteomics and imaging as well as viral vectors and x-ray crystallography. 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.btk.fi, www.biocity.turku.fi, www.utu.fi.

The senior research fellow (tenure track) post will be filled from September 1st 2015 (or as agreed) first as fixed-term employment period (3–5 years). The tenure track system of the University of Turku is clarified in more detail in the appointment specification.

The salary is in accordance with the universities salary system (for teaching and research personnel) level 6-7, where the work specific salary component is between 3326,47–3834,84 €/month. In addition, part of the salary (max. 46,3% of the base salary) is based on the personal performance. Thus the total salary is in the range of 3326,47–5610,37 €/month. There is a trial period of four months.

The position must be applied electronically at the latest on March 15th 2015. 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, appendices and qualification requirements can be found in the appointment specification.

Additional information can be obtained from the chair of the Planning group, Vice Director of Turku Centre for Biotechnology, Research Director Eleanor Coffey, email: eleanor.coffey@btk.fi. Enquiries concerning the application procedure may be directed to coordinator Ulla Karhunen, email: ulla.karhunen@btk.fi, Tel.: +358 2 333 8042.