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Postdoctoral Researcher in Biochemistry / Enzymology

12.1.2023 | Avoimet työpaikat

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Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The Biochemistry group (https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-bioproducts-and-biosystems/biochemistry) develops metabolic pathways and enzymes for the conversion of CO2 to fuels. For the project “ETHANOGENESIS” sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, we are looking for a

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biochemistry / Enzymology

Research description

The goal is to functionally express and test key enzymes for the conversion of CO2 to fuels. The postdoc position is focussed on metalorganic enzymes involved in the transfer of alkyl-groups, which require oxygen-sensitive cofactors harbouring reduced metal centres, such as Co or Ni. The actual research is on a fundamental level, but the long-term goal is designing new routes to generate renewable fuels from CO2.

Research is carried out at our excellent facilities at Aalto University, School of Chemical Engineering (http://www.bioeconomyinfra.fi/). The laboratories are situated on the main campus of Aalto University in Otaniemi (short metro-ride from Helsinki) within the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems (https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-bioproducts-and-biosystems).

Your experience and ambitions

  • recently obtained PhD (max 5 years) in a suitable field, such as biochemistry, enzyme engineering, (bio)organic chemistry
  • Enzymology, expression and functional studies of enzymes
  • Be highly committed to science and strive for excellence
  • Develop own smart ideas and think independently
  • Be able to focus on solving tough scientific problems
  • Have good written and oral communication skills in English

Skills, knowledge or interest in some of the following areas are highly appreciated:

  • Experience in working with oxygen-sensitive enzymes
  • Experience with microbes and enzymes related to the reductive acetyl-CoA pathway
  • Advanced spectroscopic methods (HPLC, NMR, EPR, etc.)

We offer

  • High-end laboratory infrastructure and friendly colleagues
  • Opportunity to join a young, ambitious research group
  • Freedom to bring in own ideas
  • Funding secured until 31 May 2024

The monthly gross salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is 3560–4040 €/month depending on experience.

The contract includes occupational health care and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities, commuter ticket benefit and Unisport offers versatile exercise services with staff discount.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community, please submit your application, through our recruitment system from the link below, before Jan 31, 2023. To apply, please share the following application materials with us (only pdf documents):

  • Cover letter (start as follows: “I am interested in this position because… “)
  • CV, incl. list of publications
  • Research interest description
  • Names and contact details of references (or to be provided upon request)

For more information

For additional scientific information, please contact Prof. Silvan Scheller (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

Want to know more about us and your future colleagues? You can watch these videos: Aalto University – Towards a better world, Aalto People, and Shaping a Sustainable Future. You can also check out our webpage about Aalto and Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/welcome-to-aalto-university-and-finland-info-package and our new virtual campus experience: https://virtualtour.aalto.fi/.

Postdoctoral Researcher, ECM & Hypoxia Research Unit, in Biocenter Oulu

6.12.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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The University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland, with approximately 15 000 students and 3 000 employees. We, at the University of Oulu, work as part of the international science community to produce new scientific information and science-based solutions. Our university’s several specialized research and service units enable extensive and diverse development and career opportunities for experts in various fields.

We are now looking for a full-time

Postdoctoral researcher

to join a research project headed by Professor Peppi Karppinen in the ECM & Hypoxia Research Unit, in Biocenter Oulu and Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. The position is fixed time for period of 01.01.2023-31.12.2023.

Our research focuses on the enzyme family of 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases (2OGDDs) and their potential as therapeutic targets. Our main interests are in the hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl 4-hydroxylases, P4H-TM, histone lysine demethylases (KDMs) and some understudied 2OGDDs with disease connections. We use biochemical, enzymological, cell biological and genetic mouse models to understand how these enzymes regulate normal physiological and developmental processes. In addition, we study their inhibition as a potential therapeutic option in selected pathological conditions, with main focus currently on obesity, metabolic dysfunction, aging and cancer.

More information can be found on our web page: https://www.oulu.fi/en/research-groups/prof-peppi-karppinen-nee-koivunen.

Requirements

To successfully occupy the position, you must possess a PhD degree preferably in the field of biochemistry, molecular or cell biology, medical science or related fields. Degree must have been completed before starting the position. Prior experience from recombinant protein production in different host systems, protein purification, enzyme kinetic analyses, biophysical analyses and structural biology (crystallization, cryoEM) are required. Prior knowledge of the research field is considered an advantage. Ability to pursue independent research, high motivation, good teamwork skills and excellent writing and fluency in English is expected. Good scientific presentation skills are required and teaching experience is considered an advantage.

What we offer

  • A research environment with excellent technological facilities and a motivating and supporting community.
  • University´s wide variety of support services, allowing you to focus on your research.
  • Modern research facilities and personnel benefits such as free occupational healthcare, support for sport services and various opportunities to develop your skills and competences.
  • Regular salary paid 12 months per year, including paid leave and an additional holiday bonus in the summer.
  • Insurance provided by the university.
  • In addition, the Finnish government provides benefits to residents and their families, for example possibility to the national healthcare system and high-quality affordable childcare and school services.

Salary

The salary will be on level 5 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration is given for personal achievement and performance (max. 50 %). In practice, the salary is roughly 3720 € per month (before taxes), depending on the appointee’s qualifications and prior experience.

The position is filled for a period of 01.01.2023-31.12.2023. A six-month trial period is applied in the position.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted using the electronic application form by December 19, 2022, (23:59 Finnish local time), with the following attachments as three separate pdf files:

1. Complete CV containing contact information of at least two referees (Max. size limit of the attachment: 5 Mbytes)

2. Motivation letter (maximum 1 page) describing prior knowledge and research interests and career plans (1-2 pages; max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes).

3. Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees. If the original documents are not in English, Finnish or Swedish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish. (Max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes)

Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Other relevant information

The eligible applicants fitting best in the research profile expected for the position may be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.

Contact

Prof. Peppi Karppinen, e-mail: peppi.karppinen (at) oulu.fi

Postdoctoral Researcher in Bioengineering and Stem Cell Biology

12.11.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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Open position for a Postdoctoral researcher in Bioengineering and Stem Cell Biology

The laboratory of Professor Pekka Katajisto at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with bioengineering background to study effects of the extracellular niche on stem cell function.

Katajisto group (www.katajisto-lab.com) is part of the Centre of Excellence in Stem Cell Metabolism, MetaStem, and studies stem cell extrinsic and intrinsic mechanisms of tissue renewal and aging. We have for example discovered how age-induced alterations in the stem cell niche reduce tissue repair (Pentinmikko, Nature 2019, Science Advances 2022; Iqbal, BioRxiv 2021), and how cellular metabolism drives cell fate decisions after asymmetric cell divisions (Katajisto, Science 2015; D hla, Nat Cell Biol 2022)

We seek postdoctoral researchers to an ERC-funded project probing how the geometry of the niche influences cell fate decisions using bioengineered scaffolds to modify tissue topology. The project involves development of novel research techniques and assays, and will be facilitated by state-of-the art maskless photolithography instrumentation dedicated to the project.

Applicants with a doctoral degree, and a strong background in tissue/bioengineering or biotechnology are encouraged to apply. The position includes research and experimental work as well as setting up, maintaining, and running instruments used to develop 3D scaffolds for tissue regeneration and stem cell studies. Experience with cell biology, tissue culture or stem cells is considered a benefit. Candidates are also encouraged to start new projects and research directions. Applicants must be able to work as part of a team as well as independently, have good social skills and communication skills in English.

The appointment will be for 3 years with the possibility of continuation. A trial period of 6 months will be applied. The monthly starting salary will be determined according to the salary system at the employment unit.

Only applications submitted through the official application systems will be considered.

To apply, please submit your application by 16.12.2022

Applications should include

  • A motivation letter, clearly stating your interests and why you consider yourself a good candidate for the position
  • CV including publication list
  • One or more reference letters

Questions related to the call should be directed to tiina.aliranta@helsinki.fi. Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply for job button below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) submit their applications through the SAP Fiori portal.

Web sites

www.katajisto-lab.com
www.helsinki.fi/metastem

Project Researcher, Microbiome epidemiology (Projektitutkija)

12.11.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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The University of Eastern Finland invites applications for a project researcher position at the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kuopio campus. The positions will be filled for a 2-year term from January 2, 2023 (or as agreed). Please find more information below and submit your applicationno later than November 30, 2022.

Role and salary

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is seeking highly motivated applicants for a postdoctoral position in epidemiological analyses of microbial exposures and respiratory health.

As our new project researcher, you will be working at the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition in a consortium project focusing in identifying early-life microbial exposures affecting asthma risk. The project aims at facilitating the development of asthma preventive interventions. The work builds on our previous findings and existing data from a globally unique compilation of prospectively followed birth cohorts from different countries. Your main role will be to perform statistical analyses, draft manuscripts and drive the harmonization of birth cohort datasets obtained from multiple study centers around the world.

The salary is determined according to the salary system of Finnish universities, and it will depend on the expertise of the recruited applicant and based on either level 5 or 6 on the job requirement chart for teaching and research staff. In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which ranges from 6% to 50% of the job requirement component. With a level 5 job requirement component and the personal performance component, the starting salary will be from 3,350 to 3,900 euros per month. The position is filled for a fixed term as it is tied to a fixed project, but extension may be applicable. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

Requirements and expectations

Required: The applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant field or an MD and have a strong background in microbiome data analyses, experience in statistical modeling utilizing high quality cohort datasets and have a good understanding of epidemiology. A proven track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications as a leading author, excellent communication skills and proficiency in verbal and written English is essential. In exceptional cases if other requirements are fulfilled, a candidate with an MSc or equivalent degree may be considered.

Desired: Prior experience in research addressing immunological disorders especially in regard to respiratory and allergic diseases, strong R skills, data illustration and basic understanding of bioinformatics are desired.

Your benefits

You will have an opportunity to work in multi-institutional collaboration with experts in epidemiology, bioinformatics, statistics, data management and national and global collaboration networks. With dedication and enthusiasm, you will have a unique opportunity to address and solve intriguing scientific questions with high public health impact, produce high quality publications and to advance your research career in an innovative environment.

You will have access to the university’s staff benefits, including:

  • Extensive occupational health care
  • Staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants and other services
  • Affordable sports services

Please read more in the Work at UEF section on our website

Enjoy your life in the middle of the beautiful Finnish Lakeland! Finland is known for its cleanliness, welfare know-how, modern technology and superb education system. It is an exotic and safe country to work in. Please visit the Life in Finland section on our website to learn more. 

How to apply? 

Submit your application using our electronic application form no later than November 30, 2022 (by 24.00 hours Finland time).

Please note that you must include the following appendices in your application

Questions?  

For further information about the position, contact Dr Pirkka Kirjavainen, pirkka.kirjavainen@thl.fi.

For further information on the application procedure, contact HR secretary Timo Perttunen, timo.perttunen@uef.fi, p. +358294454520

Postdoctoral Researcher, Studies of Fertility

15.5.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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We, at the University of Oulu, work as part of the international science community to produce new scientific information and science-based solutions. We are committed to educate future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent, and humane world. Creating new, taking responsibility, and succeeding together build a strong foundation in all our actions. We offer a working environment where individuals can cultivate their skills, do meaningful work, and develop professionally. Our university’s several specialized research and service units enable extensive and diverse development and career opportunities for experts in various fields.


We are now seeking a talented scientist for a 3-year fixed-term

Postdoctoral Researcher

position in the group of assistant professor Renata Prunskaite-Hyyryläinen to work on a project focused to understand the genetic and molecular basis of male and female fertility. The research project is carried out under the FIBROBESITY programme – targeting obesity-related fibrotic pathologies. More information can be found at https://www.oulu.fi/en/fibrohealth-combatting-fibrosis-chronic-diseases

The research group is affiliated with the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. We have two major focus areas: (i) characterization of genes critical for male fertility and (ii) uterine morphogenesis studies through the lifetime and have specific interest in three-dimensional (3D) imaging. Selected publications: doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1008954, doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1608458113, doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-23571-5, and doi.org/10.1093/hmg/ddv621.

The research project focuses on researching molecular bases of fertility. The main tasks include working with broad variety of molecular and cell biology methods, transgenic mouse models, cell culture, RNA seq data analysis, as well as basic and advanced microscopy.


Requirements
A doctoral degree, or proof of a defense date, preferably in the field of biochemistry, molecular or cell biology, medical sciences, or related fields. Your doctoral degree must be completed before the job contract starts. The doctoral degree must have been received no more than 10 years ago.
– Knowhow in molecular and cellular biology, histology, and imaging methods, as well as experience in research with mouse models are required. Experience in RNAseq data analysis will be viewed as an advantage.
– Certified competence to carry out procedures on animals
– Ability to pursue independent research, work productively in a team, supervise younger scientists, as well as excellent speaking and writing skills in English are expected


What we offer
You will become a part of a growing research group, working on strategically and globally significant research area well integrated to the international scientific community
– You will receive support not only from your team and supervisor, but also from university´s wide variety of support services, so that you can excel in your studies and research/work
– In addition to modern research facilities, we offer you personnel benefits such as occupational healthcare, affordable sport services and salary payments for 12 months/year
– A salary in accordance with the Finnish universities salary system (for teaching and research personnel): level 5. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component). In practice, the salary is roughly 3,400 € per month (before taxes) for an early-stage postdoc, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and prior experience. The position is fixed-term 3-year and will start 1st of August or as soon as possible thereafter. A trial period of six months is applied in the position.


Other benefits: The successful candidate will receive full benefits provided by the University of Oulu to university employees, including free time corresponding to holidays and free occupational health care services. The successful candidate will receive also benefits provided by the Finnish government to residents, for example a possibility to obtain access to the national healthcare system, tax benefits for employees with children and high-quality affordable childcare services.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted using the electronic application form by 29th of May 2022 (23:59 Finnish local time), with the following attachments as three separate pdf files:

1) Complete CV according to the guidelines of the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (https://tenk.fi/en/advice-and-materials/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae) including a list of publications and contact information of at least two referees who may be asked to give a statement on the candidate (max. size limit of the attachment: 5 Mbytes)

2) Motivation letter summarizing professional experience, expertise and describing why you are interested in this position. Information on personal research interests, and career plans is valuable to provide here (1 – 2 pages; max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes).

3) Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees and, when necessary, official translations to Finnish or English (max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes)

Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Other relevant information
Eligible applicants fitting best in the research profile expected for the position may be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.

Further information
Informal inquiries can be sent to Renata Prunskaite-Hyyryläinen e-mail [renata.prunskaite(at)oulu.fi] with the subject line “Regarding postdoctoral researcher position”.

Avoimia tutkijanpaikkoja yliopistoissa

11.4.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

Tähän artikkeliin on koottu muutamia avoimia tutkijan paikkoja yliopistoissa. Käyhän katsomassa löytyisikö näistä juuri sinulle se oikea paikka.

Helsingin yliopisto:

  • Väitöskirjatyöntekijä, Farmaseuttinen biologia (Linkki):
    ”Farmasian tiedekunta hakee väitöskirjatutkijaa määräaikaiseen työsuhteeseen enintään 5 vuodeksi. Työsuhde alkaa 1.9.2022 tai sopimuksen mukaan sen jälkeen. Tehtävän ala on farmaseuttinen biologia ja sijoituspaikka farmaseuttisten biotieteiden osasto. Farmaseuttinen biologia on farmasian osa-alue, jonka tutkimuskohteena on kasvien, mikro-organismien ja eläinten elävät solut biogeenisten lääke- ja apuaineiden tuottajina.”
  • Kaksi post-doc -paikkaa, Centre of Excellence in Stem Cell Metabolism (MetaStem) (Linkki)
    ”The laboratory of Associate Professor Pekka Katajisto at HiLIFE, University of Helsinki, Finland, and the department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, is looking for two postdoctoral researchers in the field of Stem Cell Biology and Metabolism.”

Itä-Suomen yliopisto:

  • Väitöskirjatutkija, Molekulaarisen lääketieteen tohtoriohjelma (Linkki)
    ”Tämän hakuilmoituksen kautta voi hakea nuoremman tutkijan (väitöskirjatutkija) tehtävää  molekulaarisen lääketieteen tohtoriohjelmassa. Molekulaarinen lääketiede tutkii sairauksien syntymekanismeja molekyylitasolla, ja saatua tietoa voidaan soveltaa sairauksien hoidossa, diagnostisoinnissa ja ehkäisyssä. Tohtoriohjelmaan kuuluvat tutkimusalat ovat sydän- ja verisuonisairaudet, neurotiede, tyypin 2 diabetes ja lihavuus, kantasolututkimus, tulehdustiloihin liittyvät sairaudet ja syöpä.”
  • Väitöskirjatutkija, Terveystieteiden tohtoriohjelma (Linkki)
    ”Tämän hakuilmoituksen kautta voi hakea nuoremman tutkijan (väitöskirjatutkija) tehtävää terveystieteiden tohtoriohjelmassa. Tohtoriohjelma on monitieteinen ja se kattaa monipuolisesti seuraavat terveystieteiden alat: epidemiologia, geriatria, hoitotiede, kansanterveystiede (ml. ergonomia), liikunta- ja urheilulääketiede, ravitsemustiede (ml. elintarviketieteet), työterveys ja yleislääketiede.”
  • Post-doc -tutkija/Projektitutkija, Extracellular Vesicle Biology (Linkki)
    ”As our new Postdoctoral Researcher or Project Researcher in extracellular vesicle (EV) biology, you will be working in the A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences. The chosen candidate will be based in the group of Professor Tarja Malm (https://sites.uef.fi/tarja-malm-group/ ). The aim of the project is to discover the potential of EVs as biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases and the candidate will be working with clinical material.”

Oulun yliopisto:

  • Väitöskirjatutkija, Protein and Structural Biology research unit (Linkki)
    ”We have now an opening for a fixed-term, full-time doctoral researcher position in a research project headed by Professor Lari Lehtiö. Supervisor will be professor Lehtiö and the project is focused on the discovery of small molecule inhibitors of human and virus macrodomains to be used as research tools and as potential future drug leads.”
  • Post-doc -tutkija, Research Unit of Biomedicine (Linkki)
    ”A full-time Postdoctoral Researcher position until the end of 2023, starting at the earliest on August 1st, 2022, in a Biocenter Oulu research project headed by Professor Risto Kerkelä and Professor Juhani Junttila. Our research focuses on molecular mechanisms and genetics regulating development of cardiac fibrosis, heart failure and sudden cardiac death.”

Turun yliopisto:

Åbo Akademi:

  • Väitöskirjatutkija (8 paikkaa), The Faculty of Science and Engineering (Linkki)
    ”The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers 8 new, funded positions for doctoral students (max. 48 months/position) including one within the Finland Fellowship programme for non-EU/EEA doctoral students. The positions are available within the following doctoral programmes: Biosciences (main subjects: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Environmental and Marine Biology), Chemical and Process Engineering (main subjects: Chemical Engineering (kemiteknik), Chemical Engineering (process- och energiteknik), Information Technology (main subjects: Computer Engineering, Computer Science), Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Geology (main subjects: Chemistry, Geology and Mineralogy, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics) and Pharmaceutical Development and Medical Technology (main subjects: Drug Development, Pharmacy).”

Postdoctoral Researcher, Tissue Engineering

27.2.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher, Tissue Engineering, position on the Kuopio campus at the Department of Applied Physics. The position will be filled part-time (50%) for a fixed 2-year term from 1 April 2022 (or starting date as agreed). Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 15 March 2022.

Role and salary  

We are seeking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to work part-time on an Academy of Finland funded research project entitled ‘A novel infrared spectroscopic and modelling approach for online monitoring and control of cartilage tissue growth in a bioreactor.

The project will be conducted at the Biomedical Spectroscopy Laboratory (BSL) and Biophysics of Bone and Cartilage (BBC) research groups, Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, under the supervision of Academy Research Fellow Isaac Afara and other senior members of the research team. BSL is a highly multidisciplinary team of more than 15 researchers with background in engineering, physics and mathematics, applying biophotonics principles for tissue characterization and diagnostics. The BBC group is a global leader in the biophysics of bone and cartilage, and consists of more than 50 researchers applying experimental, computational and clinical approaches for understanding and development of innovative techniques for diagnosis of joint diseases.

The primary aim of this project is to combine cutting-edge knowledge on infrared spectroscopy with state-of-the-art paradigm in cartilage tissue engineering (functional tissue engineering) for in situ live monitoring and control of cartilage tissue engineering process. This will be achieved via a multi-disciplinary approach that combines tissue engineering, biophotonics, data science and bioprocess control, and nano-spectroscopic imaging through active national and international collaboration. The project involves active collaboration with the Academy of Finland Center of Excellence in Body-On-Chip Research (Professor Minna Kellomäki and Associate Professor Susanna Miettinen). The primary tasks of the PhD student will include, but not limited to, tissue engineering laboratory experiments involving, but not limited to, creation of cell-hydrogel scaffolds and monitoring of tissue growth using near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy during tissue engineering of articular cartilage. The Postdoctoral Researcher will also be actively involved in preparation of personal grant applications, and other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Candidates who are currently completing or have recently completed a PhD degree are invited to apply, provided that they will have completed their degree before starting date.

The position will be filled part-time (50%) for a 2-year term from 1 April 2022 (or starting date as agreed). The position will be filled for a fixed term due to it pertaining to a specific project. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of the Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job requirement component and a personal performance component. In this position, the job requirement component is 3,000.49 euros/month, based on level 5 the job requirement chart for teaching and research staff. The personal performance component can be a minimum of 6 % and a maximum of 50 % of the above-mentioned sum. Depending on the personal performance component, the salary will be approximately 3,181 – 3,661 €/month at the beginning of the employment relationship.

Our requirements and expectations  

  • The person to be appointed in the position shall hold a PhD degree in biomedical/biological sciences, biochemistry, tissue engineering with strong biological background or related fields. The doctoral degree may not have been completed more than five years ago at the time of accepting the position (a net period of time, which does not include parental leaves, military service etc.),
  • Potential candidates should have a good command of the English language.

Experience and Skills

Minimum:

  • Background in tissue engineering
  • Previous experience working with animal/human cells
  • Prior experience in preparation of biological assays
  • Fluency in spoken and (especially) written English for technical communication.

Desirable:

  • Strong experience in biological laboratory experiments
  • Good publication track record
  • Strong experience in statistical analysis

Your benefits 

You will have access to the university’s staff benefits, including:

  • extensive occupational health care, 
  • staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants, as well as on a range of other services,
  • affordable sports services.

Please read more in the Work at UEF section on our website.

You will have an opportunity to work in an interesting and diverse role as part of our international, creative, participatory and inclusive academic community. 

Enjoy your life in Finland! Known for its cleanliness, welfare know-how, modern technology and superb education system, Finland is an exotic and safe country to work in. Please visit the Life in Finland section on our website to learn more. 

How to apply? 

Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 15 March 2022 (by 23.00 CET). 

Please note that you must include the following appendices in your application: 

Questions? 

For further information on the position, please contact Academy Research Fellow Isaac Afara, email: isaac.afara@uef.fi, tel.+358 29 445 3305. 

For further information on the application procedure, please contact Executive Assistant Satu Turunen, email: satu.turunen@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 445 3031.

Post-graduate or post-doctoral scientist for cell therapy research project

8.2.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://www.veripalvelu.fi/meille-toihin/avoimet-tyopaikat/post-graduate-or-post-doctoral-scientist-for-a-cell-therapy-research-project

We are looking for a research scientist in cell or molecular biology to a research project focusing on genetic modification of T cells and NK cells with Chimeric Antigen Receptors.

​The Finnish Red Cross Blood Service has a strategic interest in the development of novel cell therapeutics. Presently, mesenchymal stromal cells are being manufactured at the Advanced Cell Therapy Centre for treatment of patients, and we are also collaborating with industry in an R&D project aiming at developing a Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-equipped T-cell product for patient treatment.

The Project / the Position

The research project is funded as part of the Academy of Finland Flagship program GeneCellNano (2020-2024). The person hired for this post will be employed by the University of Eastern Finland but carry out their work at the Finnish Red Cross Blood Service in Helsinki. The current funding covers one year and the work contract will be made for that period, and more research funding is applied for the continuation of the project. We will employ a post-doctoral scientist or a post-graduate researcher aiming at a PhD degree for the project. The scientist is expected to devote a part (10-20%) of his/her time to laboratory management.

We hope you could start your work in March-April of 2022.

The project is conducted in collaboration with research groups from the Universities of Helsinki and Eastern Finland. Your work involves planning the research, carrying out experiments and interpreting and reporting the results. You will operate within the iCell research group (https://www.bloodservice.fi/Research%20Projects/cell-therapy/icell ) that focuses on developing novel immune cell technologies.

Skills and experience

You have a suitable university degree and strong experience of cell culture experiments. Experience of immunology and molecular biology will be helpful. The project will employ animal tumor models. The work requires a self-driven and motivated scientist with previous experience of research. Collaboration and communication skills are also important. Describe in your application the experimental techniques in cell culture, immunology and molecular biology that you master, and how long you experience in these techniques is, your motivation for academic research and lab-work, as well as possible references.

How to apply and inquiries

For more information please contact senior medical officer Matti Korhonen matti.korhonen@veripalvelu.fi, tel. 050 396 9450 (telephone time 8.2. between 15-15.30, 10.2. between 16-16.30, 15.2. between 16-16.30, and 17.2. between 11-11.30). Eventual interviews will be conducted virtually.

Submit your application by 17.2.2022 via our application form.

A post-doctoral position in the collaborative Academy of Finland -funded crossbar project

7.1.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/a-post-doctoral-position-in-the-collaborative-academy-of-finland-funded-crossbar-project

A POST-DOCTORAL POSITION

is available in the collaborative Academy of Finland -funded CrossBar project at the Universities of Helsinki and Turku, and the National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL). The project PI’s are Associate Professor Tarja Sironen (UH), Adjunct Professor Laura Kakkola (UT) and Research Manager, PhD, Pamela Österlund (THL). The position is offered for a fixed-term position for 3 years (approximately one year in each of the partner institutes).

We seek for a highly motivated and experienced postdoctoral researcher in the field of virology, microbiology, immunology or molecular cell biology to join our international and dynamic consortium. The job description is to plan and execute research on zoonotic viruses with pandemic potential.

The successful candidate:

  • Has strong organizational skills, is solution-oriented and has the ability to analytical thinking
  • Has a PhD degree in a relevant field of life sciences and preferably background in virology
  • Has excellent skills in experimental laboratory work and ability to independently plan and execute the experiments
  • Has previous experience in working in BSL-3 conditions or is willing to be trained for work in such conditions Is a team player with good collaboration and communications skills
  • Has good spoken and written English

The degree requirement must be met by the beginning of the employment.The salary is based on the Finnish collective agreement. The position belongs to the category of teaching and research personnel. The salary is in the range of 3100 – 3600 eur/month.The salary level is based on previous qualifications, experience and personal performance in the position according to the hosting institution. The start date is negotiable, and there is a trial period of six months.

The application, together with the required attachments in PDF format (CV, list of publications), must be written in English and submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

A special health examination of the suitability to work in the high containment laboratory is required for the person selected to the position. Also, the selected person, with his or her consent, will be asked for PSC (Personnel Security Clearance) assurance through the National Security Authorities (NSA).

The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants from a variety of genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and minorities.

The deadline for the applications is 15.1.2022.

Further information will be given by email of by phone:

  • Tarja Sironen, tarja.sironen(at)helsinki.fi, +358-50-4471588
  • Laura Kakkola, laura.kakkola(at)utu.fi, +358-50-5747101
  • Pamela Österlund, pamela.osterlund(at)thl.fi, +358-295248351

Postdoctoral Researcher / Project Researcher / Early Stage Researcher (Biomedical Informatics)

14.12.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=16&id=000012134&lang=fi

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher / Project Researcher / Early Stage Researcher (Biomedical Informatics) position in Kuopio. The position will be filled for a two-year term from 1 January 2021 (or as agreed). Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 28 December 2021. (Extended application period)

Role and salary

As our new Postdoctoral, Project or Early Stage Researcher in Biomedical Informatics, you will be working in the research group led by Associate Professor and Academy Research Fellow Vittorio Fortino in the Institute of Biomedicine, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kuopio Campus.

Our group studies and implements data mining algorithms (including machine learning algorithms) to tackle biomedical questions, such as biomarker and drug discovery. Applicants with profound knowledge of (1) bioinformatics tools to analyse genomics and transcriptomics data; and (2) machine learning algorithms are encouraged to apply.

More details on the research group and research interests can be found at 

The successful candidate will work on a project funded by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. 

https://www.uef.fi/en/article/precision-cancer-medicine-with-machine-learning-and-ai

The position is part of a project aiming to develop machine learning approaches

1)      to identify clinically relevant cancer subtypes from multi-omics datasets (TCGA);

2)      to learn how to match cancer cell lines with cancer subtypes via omics data (TCGA, CCLE, GDSC, and GTEx); and

3)      to discover synergistic (and safer) drug combinations from available pharmacogenomics data (e.g. LINCS 1000).

The position will be filled for a two-year term from 1 January 2021 (or as agreed) due to it pertaining to a specific project.  A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of the Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job requirement component and a personal performance component. For a Postdoctoral Researcher / Project Researcher, the job requirement component is 3,000.49 €/month, based on level 5 of the job requirement chart for teaching and research staff. For an Early-stage Researcher, the job requirement component is 2,078.27 – 2,591.28 €/month, based on levels 2-4 of the job requirement chart for teaching and research staff. The personal performance component can be between 6-50 % of the above-mentioned sums.

At the beginning, the salary will be 3,180.52 – 3,660.60 € /month, as Postdoctoral / Project Researcher or 2,202.97-2,746.76 € /month as Early-Stage Researcher.

Our requirements and expectations

The appointed researcher will have a central role in implementing and applying machine learning methods for the analysis of large-scale omics data. They will have an inquisitive mindset, a proactive attitude, and the desire to further develop their skills for data science and machine learning.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Science or a related discipline for the Postdoctoral/Project Researcher position. If the doctoral degree has been awarded less than five years ago, the post will be one of a Postdoctoral Researcher. If the doctoral degree has been awarded more than five years ago, the post will be one of a Project Researcher. In this context, the 5 years refer to a net period time, which does not include parental leaves, or military service.
  • Have an MSc in Bioinformatics, Biosciences or a related discipline for the Early Stage Researcher position; have completed a suitable higher university degree or an equivalent education abroad which in the country in question would qualify the person for similar academic studies. The candidate shall also be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Eastern Finland by enrolling in one of the doctoral programmes of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential for this position:

  • A solid computational (informatics/computer science/coding) background is required..
  • Solid knowledge of, and practical experience in, bioinformatics is required.
  • Experience of analysis of at least two different types of omics data (e.g. gene expression data, genomic data – GWAS, DNA methylation data, etc.) is required.
  • Programming experience in a relevant programming language (e.g., R and Python) is required.
  • Practical experience of working with machine learning methods is required.
  • Practical experience of working with network analysis is an advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a team.
  • Applicants must have good skills in oral and written English.
  • Previous research experience and ambitions will also count during the evaluation process.

Your benefits

You will have access to the university’s staff benefits, including

  • extensive occupational health care
  • staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants, as well as on a range of other
    services
  • affordable sports services.

Please read more in the Work at UEF section on our website. https://www.uef.fi/en/university#paragraph-4467

How to apply? 

Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 28.12.2021 (by24.00 hours Finnish time).

 Please note that you must include the following appendices in your application:

Questions?

For further information on the position, please contact: Associate Professor Vittorio Fortino, +358 29 445 4197,  vittorio.fortino@uef.fi.

For further information on the application procedure, please contact  Saima-asiatTT@uef.fi