Senior Researcher, Precise Medicine approach in diabetes – School of medicine, University of Eastern Finland



The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,500 members of staff. We operate in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.The Faculty of Health Sciences operates at the Kuopio Campus of the University of Eastern Finland. The Faculty offers education in medicine, dentistry, nutrition and pharmacy, as well as in some other central fields of the health care sector. The Faculty is research-intensive, and its internationally recognised research activities are closely linked to the strategic research areas of the University. There are approximately 2 500 degree students and about 450 PhD students in the Faculty. The faculty has 680 staff members. http://www.uef.fi/en/ttdk/etusivu

We are now inviting applications for

a Senior Researcher (Precise Medicine approach in diabetes) position, School of medicine, Institute of clinical medicine, Kuopio Campus (The post is re-opened)
A successful applicant will have a Ph.D in genetics, clinical medicine, bioinformatics, or statistics, and prior experience in genetics, clinical or epidemiological studies. The applicant should also have good knowledge in human biology, biochemistry, or metabolism.  Based on the developments in genetics, we can now identify monogenic forms of diabetes and different subgroups of type 2 diabetes. This will open new possibilities for targeted therapies by identifying differential responses to therapies.   A person to be appointed as a senior researcher shall hold a suitable doctoral degree and have good teaching skills. Positions of senior researchers may be filled permanently or for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

English may be used as the language of instruction and supervision in this position.

The position is filled for a fixed term from 1.2.2020 to 31.8.2023. The position is filled for fixed term due to defined project aims and restricted duration, as well as project funding fixed for this initiative (Profi 5, HEALTHLIFE).

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on levels 6 – 7 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€3 423,25 – 3 946,50/month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 50 % of the job requirement component.

For further information on the position, please contact: Professor Markku Laakso,+358 29 445 4046, markku.laakso@uef.fi For further information on the application procedure, please contact Department Secretary Henna Miettinen, +358 29 4454634, henna.miettinen@uef.fi. 
A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
– a résumé or CV 
– a list of publications
– a portfolio of teaching merits (can be included in CV)
– research proposal max. 5 pages
– copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
The application needs to be submitted no later than 31.12.2019 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.