Laboratory Technician

20.7.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

Are you interested in shaping the future of health and work in a state-of-the-art laboratory with cutting edge analytical technology?

We (Nightingale Health) are looking for a Laboratory Technician to join our team in Kuopio. You’ll be part of our dedicated Lab Delivery team that consists of laboratory experts delivering high quality results to our customers globally in a fast-growing biotech, consumer health and health service industry.

Does this sound interesting? Read on.

As a Laboratory Technician at Nightingale you’ll have the chance to:

  • Be a part of our fast-paced delivery team that serves global customers by analyzing blood samples.
  • Handle sample preparation and processing.
  • Deliver analytical measurements using our proprietary technology that is based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
  • Take part in service and maintenance activities in the laboratory.

What we’re looking for:

  • A trained laboratory technician (or equivalent) who is passionate about utilizing our proprietary technology for blood sample analyses.
  • An enthusiastic and dependable person with a solid understanding of analytical and/or clinical chemistry.
  • Knowledge and experience of analytical measurements.
  • A “can-do and quality first” mind-set.
  • Willingness to adapt to a flexible team culture and take on new challenges.
  • A strong knowledge of the English language. Finnish is a plus but not mandatory.
  • Previous working experience in a clinical laboratory, NMR spectroscopy or automated liquid handlers is not required, but is considered an asset.

What we offer:

  • Meaningful work that offers you the opportunity to focus on an essential part of our delivery process and to develop your skills as a laboratory professional.
  • Responsibility and independence as an accountable member of our Lab Delivery function.
  • A unique opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary organisation of scientists, business professionals, developers, designers and biotech business experts.
  • A competitive salary.
  • Full fringe benefits for health and wellbeing including massage, commuting, sports and culture.
  • An in-house chef and cafe that serves warm lunch every day.
  • Premium health insurance.
  • Interesting hobby clubs from running to music (we have an in-house band!)

This is a fixed-term position from August 2021 until the end of August 2022 and it is based in Kuopio.

A bit more about us:

Nightingale Health is a health technology company transforming preventive care. We envisage a world that focuses on keeping people healthy rather than just treating illnesses. By combining our pioneering blood-testing technology and the ability to detect future disease risks, we are creating a world-leading health data platform that enables preventative care with better information. The platform helps people make better personal health decisions and connects the health industry to offer their services for individuals’ preventative needs. By empowering the world with comprehensive health insights, we accelerate scientific discoveries, industry developments and improve personal health for everyone.

Your next steps:

Step 1: Follow the link below and fill in your information along with your CV and a cover letter.

Step 2: Have a quick chat over the phone with our Head of Lab Delivery Heta Forsström.

Step 3: Meet our Laboratory Director Pasi Soininen and Laboratory managers Harri Koskela and Mika Tiainen.

Step 4: Meet our Lab delivery team members.

Step 5: Meet our CEO Teemu Suna for the final interview.

Please send your application by August 2nd 2021. We’ll review all applications by August 5th and contact all candidates on the 9th of August at the latest.

Would you like to know more?

In case you have questions, feel free to e-mail our Head of Lab Delivery Heta Forsström at heta.forsstrom(at)nightingalehealth.com.

QC Manager – FinVector Oy

15.7.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat


We are looking for a QC Manager to lead and reinforce our Quality Control team.

Suitable candidate has previous experience in managing people and analytical lab work. Understanding of quality systems and pharmaceutical industry are seen as a plus.

Your main responsibilities include managing the overall work of the QC department and overseeing QC activities. As QC Manager you are establishing priorities, monitoring the progress of all assigned tasks, allocating resources and ensuring that the tasks meet milestones and deadlines.  

You could be the person if…

You are able to set direction, define suitable course of action, and delegate responsibilities in a practical manner. Moreover, you are proficient at planning, efficient in time management and good at organizing needed resources.

You are able to make clear decisions and take responsibility over tasks and people

You are resourceful and able to apply your expertise in QC activities. You share your knowledge to the team and organization.

You are able to work in a systematic and strategic manner to achieve objectives. You are able to see future prospects and have overall vision of your own responsibility area.

You are good at building relations within the organization and you find it easy to communicate at all levels of the organization. You understand different functions in the organization and the links between them.

Most importantly, as QC Manager you need to inspire, support and develop your team!

In order to succeed, you would need a degree in the field of laboratory, bioanalytics, cell biology, biochemistry or any other related field of study. You also need to communicate fluently both in written and spoken English.

The position is permanent and we hope that you are able to join our team in September. This role is new in our organization due to our ongoing growth.

We offer you an active and lively work community with diverse staff. We provide you occupational health-care and we support your well-being by ePassi-account. Furthermore, we will support your personal development.

Please apply by 1.8.2021!

For more information, please contact Anna-Kaisa Lehtivarjo, tel. 050-3407250. You’ll reach Anna-Kaisa from 19.7. on during office hours.

Analytical Development Scientist – FinVector Oy

15.7.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat


We are looking for Analytical Development Scientist to our growing MSAT team.

MSAT stands for Manufacturing, Science and Technology. At MSAT we have three core functions that oversee Analytical development, Manufacturing process development and Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) management.

The Analytical Development team is in charge of development, optimization and validation of new analytical procedures and/or optimization of the current established ones. MSAT also supports regulatory filings to enable robust clinical and commercial supply, health authority communication, due diligence and business development opportunities. 

Your primary responsibility as an Analytical Development Scientist is to be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assigned assays. You will focus on assay development by using analytical models to support root cause investigations and evaluating process improvements.

It is an advantage if you already have some experience of GMP-work and/or you are familiar with quality systems. Moreover, experience in cell culture assays will help you to get into the work more easily.

You could be the person if…

You produce clear, easily understandable and accurate documentation in English.

You have good skills in analyzing data, both verbal and numeric. You are also seeking new information to solve challenges and make decisions based on the data.

You are able to innovate new ideas, approaches and views. You also enjoy developing yourself.

Your work approach is precise and you achieve objectives set to you in a timely manner.

In order to succeed, you would need a degree in the fields of biosciences, cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology or any other related field of study.

As a person, we would like you to be open-minded towards new challenges and spread good team spirit. You also need to communicate fluently both in written and spoken English.

We hope you to start in September 2021.

We offer you active and lively work community with highly skilled and experienced personnel in gene therapy manufacturing. Working with us, you are entitled to good employment benefits, such as extensive occupational health-care and ePassi- account. We provide you a wide induction training and a warm welcome.

Apply by 1.8.2021!

For more information, please contact Minna Hassinen, tel. 050-4336447. You’ll reach Minna 8.-16.7.2021 during office hours.

(Senior) Scientist Radiopharmacy and in vivo pharmacology

24.5.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat


For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.

Job Summary

We are looking for a motivated proactive and self-driven (senior) scientist (position depends on experience) to join Charles River Discovery Research Service site located in Kuopio, Finland The position requires proven track of experience in radiopharmaceutical science for in vivo oncology or neuroscience and expertise in in vivo pharmacological studies. The candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary preclinical research team and will report to Principal Scientist In Vivo.

The person in this role will operate in a highly collaborative environment, partnering with peers, operational teams (in vivo, Imaging, Biomarker) at the site and Clients. In this position you will be leading Client projects in CNS/oncology drug discovery field ensuring the scientific excellence of study design, execution, data analysis and reporting. The candidate will help to set program/study strategies and provide steps forward based on the outcomes.

In addition to Client studies, scientist will be involved in R&D activities including validations of new assays, models and techniques to support capabilities portfolio of the Company and specific Client’s needs.

Job Qualifications


  • Higher education degree in relevant subject, e.g. biomedical science (MSc) with 3+ years of experience, preferably PhD degree
  • Pharmaceutical industry, Preclinical Contract Research Organization or academic post-doctoral experience will be an asset
  • Experience on radiopharmaceutical preparation (radiolabeling) for nuclear imaging is required
  • Proven expertise in utilizing in vivo models and assays for pharmacological studies in neuroscience and/or oncology is required
  • Hands on experience in development, optimization and validation of PET/SPECT/CT imaging in preclinical environment is required
  • Experience in receptor affinity techniques such as radioligand binding or autoradiography will be an asset
  • Ability to independently design, develop and implement chromatography (SEC, HPLC) methods will be an asset
  • Proven ability to work in a team or collaboration-based environment
    • Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills
  • Problem solving skills and effective decision making
  • Ability to lead, coordinate and prioritize and get things done
  • Ability to work flexibly across projects and adapt to new priorities in fast-paced environment
  • Fluent spoken and written English, scientific writing skills

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.

About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 18,000 employees within 100 facilities in 24countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.


11.5.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat


Haemme Projektikoordinaattoria / Laboratoriokoordinaattoria Aivotutkimusyksikön Biomarkkerilaboratorioon. Työ sijoittuu Kuopion kampukselle ja alkaa 1.6.2021 (tai sopimuksen mukaan viimeistään 1.9.2021). Lue lisää alta ja hae viimeistään 25.5.2021.

Tehtävä ja palkkaus

Tehtävässäsi osallistut monipuolisesti Biomarkkerilaboratorion diagnostiseen ja tieteelliseen toimintaan (www.uef.fi/alzheimermarkkeritutkimukset). Työ sisältää Alzheimerin taudin ja muiden neurologisten sairauksien merkkiaineiden päivittäisanalytiikkaa akkreditoidussa laboratoriossa sekä laatujärjestelmän ylläpitoa ja muuta laatutyötä yhdessä laatupäällikön kanssa. Lisäksi osallistut tieteelliseen tutkimukseen ja tutkimusprojektien koordinointiin sekä laitteistojen ylläpitoon, käyttöön ja menetelmien kehittämiseen. Tehtävän pääasiallinen työkieli on suomi.

Tehtävä täytetään määräajalle alkaen 1.6.2021 (tai sopimuksen mukaan, kuitenkin viimeistään 1.9.2021) päättyen 31.12.2023. Määräaikaisuuden perusteena on projektiluonteinen työ liittyen uuden menetelmän validointiin ja käyttöönottoon sekä toisen menetelmän kehitys kliinistä käyttöä varten. Uuden työntekijän tullessa tehtävään käytetään koeaikaa.

Tehtävän palkkaus määräytyy yliopistojen muun henkilöstön palkkausjärjestelmän mukaisesti. Palkka koostuu tehtäväkohtaisesta palkanosasta ja henkilökohtaiseen suoriutumiseen perustuvasta palkanosasta. Tässä tehtävässä tehtäväkohtainen palkanosa on vaativuustasoluokittelussa tasolla 8. Lisäksi maksetaan henkilökohtaiseen suoriutumiseen perustuvaa palkanosaa, joka on 6 – 50 % tehtäväkohtaisesta palkanosasta. Henkilökohtaisesta palkanosasta riippuen palkka työsuhteen alkaessa on noin 3016 – 3175 €/kk.

Olet etsimämme henkilö, jos

– Sinulla on ylempi korkeakoulututkinto tehtävään soveltuvalta alalta (biotieteet tai vastaava). Voit olla myös vastavalmistunut tai valmistumassa viimeistään elokuun 2021 aikana.
– Olet kiinnostunut sekä käytännön laboratoriotyöstä että siihen liittyvästä dokumentaatiosta.
– Haluat tehdä tieteellistä tutkimusta osana tutkimusryhmää.
– Pystyt vastuulliseen ja oma-aloitteeseen työskentelyyn.
– Olet valmis työskentelemään sekä itsenäisesti että yhteistyössä toisten kanssa.
– Osaat kommunikoida sujuvasti suomen ja englannin kielellä, sekä suullisesti että kirjallisesti.

Tarjoamme sinulle

– Itsenäistä, monipuolista ja joustavaa työtä sekä kliinisen diagnostiikan että tieteellisen tutkimuksen parissa.
– Hyvän perehdytyksen työtehtäviisi.
– Työn, jolla on merkitystä neurologisten sairauksien diagnosoinnissa ja hoidossa nyt ja tulevaisuudessa.

Tarjoamme sinulle

– monipuolisen työtehtävän osana kansainvälistä, osallistuvaa ja osallistavaa yliopistoyhteisöä
– mahdollisuuden joustavaan monipaikkatyöhön
– Itä-Suomen yliopiston henkilöstöedut, joihin kuuluvat muun muassa kattava työterveyshuolto, laaja henkilöstökoulutustarjonta, edulliset kampusravintolalounaat ja Sykettä-liikuntapalvelut

Hae näin

Jätä hakemus viimeistään 25.5.2021 sähköisellä hakulomakkeella.

Huomioi, että hakemukseen tulee liittää mukaan:

– vapaamuotoinen cv/ansioluettelo
– kopiot tutkintotodistuksista ja kielitaitoa osoittavista todistuksista, ellei kielitaito ilmene tutkintotodistuksista
– motivaatiokirje (miksi haet juuri tätä tehtävää ja miksi olisit oikea henkilö siihen)


Lisätietoja tehtävästä antaa: yliopistotutkija Sanna-Kaisa Herukka, puh. +358 40 5486247, sanna-kaisa.herukka@uef.fi sekä laatukoordinaattori Tarja Kokkola, puh. +358 29 4454 009, tarja.kokkola@uef.fi.

Lisätietoja hakemisesta ja hakuprosessista antaa osastosihteeri Sonja Rissanen, puh. +358 40 355 2905, sonja.rissanen@uef.fi.