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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

Hakulinkki – Apply here

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.

Early Stage Researcher, Molecular Physiology

27.2.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

Hakulinkki

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for an Early Stage Researcher position on the Kuopio Campus. The position will be filled for a two-year term from 1 May 2022 (or as agreed). Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 2 March 2022.

Role and salary

An Early Stage Researcher position is available in the Molecular Physiology research group at the A.I. Virtanen Institute for molecular sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland. The Molecular Physiology research group has a longstanding interest in the comprehensive understanding of cell physiology and cellular dysfunction in excitable cells, including muscle and heart.

We are seeking a highly motivated Early Stage Researcher for a project in which bioengineered human iPS-cells based cardiac tissues are used to identify clinically relevant genetic, metabolic, and physiological mechanisms of human diseases.

The position requires a strong track record in working in field and laboratory environments studying biomedicine or other related topics. This includes also mastering various measurement and analysis techniques, especially those related to physiology, genetics, and biochemistry.

The position enables the researcher to take part in supervising Bachelor and Master’s students, scientific writing, grant applications, scientific collaborations and teaching in suitable areas.

The position is filled for a two-year term from 1 May 2022 (or as agreed) to 30 April 2024. Positions of Early Stage Researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term. 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 Finnish universities and is based on 2 – 4 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (2,078.27 – 2,591.28 euros/month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which can be a minimum of 6 % and a maximum of 50 % of the job requirement component. Depending on the job requirement component and the personal performance component, the salary will be approximately 2,286 – 3,138 euros/month at the beginning of the employment relationship.

Our requirements and expectations 

Requirements

  • Qualifications to pursue postgraduate studies, i.e. a suitable higher university degree (e.g. Master’s degree in physiology, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or other relevant field) or an equivalent education abroad which in the country in question would qualify the person for similar academic studies,  
  • Good communication skills in English, both oral and written are required.


Expectations

  • Experience in stem cell work and cell physiological experiments, practical experience in standard biochemistry and molecular biology laboratory work as well as basic knowledge of microscopic techniques,
  • Experience in gene editing, bioengineering, transcriptional and metabolic analysis is an advantage.
  • Good communication and presentation skills,
  • The ability to work in international and multidisciplinary research teams,
  • Ambition to create and present own ideas, passion for discovery and knowledge as well as positive attitude to teamwork.


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 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 2 March 2022 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time).    

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

Questions?   

For further information on the position, please contact Professor Pasi Tavi, pasi.tavi@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 445 4220

For further information on the application procedure,please contact HR Secretary Tarja Salmi, tarja.salmi@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 445 8220.

Research Director / Senior Researcher, Integrated multiomics

24.1.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=16&id=000012384&lang=fi

The A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences and the Institute of Biomedicine are institutes housing an international staff of 350 full-time scientists. They are part of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and focus on biomedical research, including neurosciences (see A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences | University of Eastern Finland (uef.fi)  Institute of Biomedicine | University of Eastern Finland (uef.fi))

We are now inviting applications for

Research Director / Senior Researcher, Integrated multiomics

The research is to be done in close collaboration with scientists from different research groups within UEF’s Neuroscience Research Community (NEURO-RC, see https://www.uef.fi/en/research-community/neuroscience-neuro ). The international UEFRAE2019 evaluation panel assessed NEURO-RC to be of outstanding quality in international comparison (score 6/6). The goal of the NEURO-RC is to understand the disease-specific and common molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases and epilepsy, and to identify biomarkers and novel therapeutic approaches for their prevention and cure by merging biological and computational neurosciences. To carry our research beyond state-of-the-art, the NEURO-RC combines unique preclinical and clinical datasets of molecular omics to the mechanistic and biomarker studies conducted in humanized disease models, and multilevel analyses performed using neuro-informatics-based approaches. Moreover, studies related to lifestyle and environmental factors will be integrated to these activities.

The currently open position will strengthen the activities of the university’s strategic research areas. Please see https://www.uef.fi/en/strategy-2030

The Research Director/Senior Researcher will work both as an expert in bioinformatics within the NEURO-RC, and as an independent group leader. The responsibilities also include supervision of doctoral theses, possibly teaching, and acquisition of external funding. We seek applications from highly committed researchers with international experience and an outstanding scientific track record in bioinformatics focused on omics data. An ideal candidate will have a strong background in state-of-the art bioinformatics focused on different kind of omics data (e.g., bulk/scRNA-seq, proteomics, metabolomics, spatial transcriptomics) combined with disease-related genetics. We expect that the candidate can analyze omics data in the multilevel fashion. Furthermore, to gain better insight on genotype-phenotype associations, interrogation of relevant disease models or tissue samples in a single cell level is strongly encouraged. Candidates are welcome to propose a highly innovative research project thematically linked to the scientific mission of the NEURO-RC being complementary to the existing research carried out in the community. The successful candidate is expected to actively collaborate within our interdisciplinary research community and take advantage of the infrastructures and networks available at the UEF. Experience in leading a research team, a strong track record in publishing and gaining research funding and collaborating with other research teams are considered an advantage.

The Research Director/Senior Researcher will be affiliated with Institute of Biomedicine (https://www.uef.fi/en/unit/institute-of-biomedicine) and will have access to the existing research infrastructure. We provide an opportunity to pursue an independent research project for five years. The position includes a yearly budget of 30 000 €/year for personnel and direct project costs for four years.

A person to be appointed as a Research Director/Senior Researcher shall hold a suitable doctoral degree and have good teaching skills. 

The position will be filled for a five-year term starting on 1 March 2022 or as agreed. The position is a fixed-term position due to it pertaining to a specific project. A probationary period will be applied to new members of the university staff. 

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 6-7 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (3,498.98 – 4,033.80), In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a minimum of 6 % and a maximum of 50% of the job requirement component. Depending on the personal performance component, the salary will be approximately 3,708.92 – 4,921.24 €/month at the beginning of the employment relationship. 

For further information on the position, please contact: Mikko Hiltunen, Professor (mikko.hiltunen@uef.fi)

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

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:

The application needs to be submitted no later than 31.1.2022 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

Yliopisto-opettaja, biolääketiede

16.1.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=16&id=000012282&lang=fi

Haemme lääketieteen laitokselle yliopisto-opettajaa. Työ sijoittuu Kuopion kampukselle ja alkaa 01.06.2022. Lue lisää alta, ja hae viimeistään 31.01.2022. (Hakuajan jatkaminen)

Tehtävä ja palkkaus 

Biolääketieteen yliopisto-opettajan tehtävässä työskentelet lääketieteen laitoksen biolääketieteen yksikössä, Kuopion kampuksella. Laitos kuuluu terveystieteiden tiedekuntaan. Lisätietoja yksikkömme toiminnasta löydät verkkosivuiltamme  https://www.uef.fi/fi/yksikko/biolaaketieteen-yksikko

Yliopisto-opettajan (biolääketiede) tehtäviin kuuluu

  • opetustehtävät biolääketieteen kandidaatti- ja maisterivaiheen koulutuksessa sekä ihmisen biologian opintojaksoilla (kampuksella ja verkkoympäristössä), 
  • biolääketieteen yksikön oppimisympäristön kehittäminen ja toteuttaminen yhteistyössä opettajayhteisön kanssa,
  • tutkinto-opiskelijoiden opinto-ohjaus,
  • opinnäytetöiden ohjaaminen ja tarkastaminen,
  • tutkimustyö biolääketieteen yksikössä sekä
  • hallinnolliset tehtävät yksikkö- ja laitostasolla

Tehtävä täytetään määräajalle 01.06.2022 – 31.05.2026. Määräaikaisuuden perusteena on 2021 toteutunut määräaikainen koulutuslaajennus sekä opetustyön uudelleen organisointi yksikössä. Uuden työntekijän tullessa tehtävään käytetään koeaikaa. 

Tehtävän palkkaus määräytyy yliopistojen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön palkkausjärjestelmän mukaisesti. Palkka koostuu tehtäväkohtaisesta palkanosasta ja henkilökohtaiseen suoriutumiseen perustuvasta palkanosasta. Tässä tehtävässä tehtäväkohtainen palkanosa on vaativuustasoluokittelussa tasoilla 4 – 5 (2591,28 – 3000,49 €). Lisäksi maksetaan henkilökohtaiseen suoriutumiseen perustuvaa palkanosaa, joka on 6 – 50 % tehtäväkohtaisesta palkanosasta. Henkilökohtaisesta palkanosasta riippuen palkka työsuhteen alkaessa on noin 2850,40 – 3660,60 €/kk.  

Mitä edellytämme ja toivomme sinulta? 

Edellytämme sinulta 

  • työtehtävään soveltuvaa ylempää korkeakoulututkintoa sekä hyvää opetustaitoa,
  • hyvää suomen- ja englanninkielen suullista ja kirjallista taitoa,
  • kokemusta alan yliopisto-opetuksesta,
  • hyviä yhteistyö- ja kommunikointitaitoja,
  • kiinnostusta akateemista uraa kohtaan

Katsomme eduksi 

  • pedagogisen koulutuksen,
  • tutkimusansiot,
  • kiinnostuksen osallistua tutkimustyöhön biolääketieteen yksikössä toimivassa tutkimusryhmässä

Tarjoamme sinulle 

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

Hae näin 

Jätä hakemus viimeistään 31.01.2022 sähköisellä hakulomakkeella. 

Huomioi, että hakemukseen tulee liittää mukaan: 

Kysymyksiä? 

Lisätietoja tehtävästä antavat biolääketieteen yksikön johtaja Anitta Mahonen, p. +358 29 445 4243, anitta.mahonen@uef.fi 

Lisätietoja hakemisesta ja hakuprosessista antaa HR-sihteeri Minna Leskinen, p. +358 29 445 4278, minna.k.leskinen@uef.fi. 

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

Early Stage Researcher

12.11.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=16&id=000012100&lang=fi

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for an Early Stage Researcher position in Kuopio. The position will be filled for a fixed term of three years starting in January 2022, or as agreed. Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 15.11.2021.

Role and salary

As our new Early Stage Researcher, you will be working in the School of Pharmacy, at the Faculty of Health Sciences. The position is mainly located in Kuopio, Finland. The position includes a research visit abroad.

We are applying for a highly motivated professional to work in the Leinonen Retina Laboratory. The applicant will be working in a project that aims to solve basic mechanisms of homeostatic plasticity in the nervous system. The applicant will evaluate homeostatic plasticity and functional adaptation of the retina in response to damage to the sensory photoreceptors and subsequently the cellular mechanisms explaining the phenomenon. The research tasks include eye imaging and measurement of visual function in animal models, electrophysiological techniques, basic molecular biology assays as well as state-of-the-art bioinformatics methods such as single-cell RNA-sequencing. The project will be performed in close collaboration with the University of Utah (UofU, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) and part of the data collection will be conducted during a research visit to UofU.

The research tasks will include:

  • Bioinformatics from proteomics and single-cell RNA-sequencing data
  • Basic molecular biology methods such as immunohistochemistry, western blotting, quantitative RT-PCR, RNA-sequencing
  • Vision assessment in laboratory animals: electroretinography, cortical visual evoked potentials, behavioural vision tests
  • Electrophysiology in isolated retinas
  • Drug trials in animal models

More information about the principal investigator: https://uefconnect.uef.fi/en/person/henri.leinonen/

The position is initially filled for a fixed term of three years starting in January 2022, or as agreed. The position is full-time, enabling full-time work on the doctoral dissertation. Early Stage Researcher positions are always filled for a fixed term. 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. The Early Stage Researcher position is based on level 2 – 4 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (2,078.27 – 2,591.28 €/month). The personal performance component can be a minimum of 6 % and a maximum of 50 % of the above-mentioned sum. The estimated salary in the beginning of the employment will be 2,300 – 2,800 €/month. The salary of the Early Stage Researcher depends on the phase of the doctoral dissertation and postgraduate studies as well as personal performance.

Requirements and expectations

  • relevant Master’s degree with a firm training in neuroscience, pharmacology, molecular biology, biomedicine or equivalent field. Experience in in vivo work will be the greatest advantage for the position.
  • fluent English language skills
  • adaptability to work both independently and as a team member
  • preparedness for an international research exchange (to USA) 

Additional strengths (non-mandatory) of the applicant include knowledge of statistical methods and software and project management skills.

What we can offer you 

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

How to apply

The application needs to be submitted no later than 15.11.2021 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

Please note that you must include the following appendicesin your application:

In addition, attaching at least two reference letters is highly encouraged.

Questions?

For further information on the position, please contact Academy Research Fellow Henri Leinonen, henri.leinonen@uef.fi, +358 29 445 4218

For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR Secretary, Sari Palviainen, sari.palviainen@uef.fi, +358 29 445 4324

Early Stage Researcher

12.11.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=16&id=000012095&lang=fi

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for an Early Stage Researcher position on the Kuopio Campus. The position will be filled for a four-year term from 1 December 2021 (or as agreed) to 30 November 2025. Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 16 November 2021.

Role and salary

As our new Early Stage Researcher  you will be working at the A.I. Virtanen Insitutute for Molecular Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences. The position is located in Kuopio, Finland.  

Untangling the wiring diagram of the human brain offers exciting new opportunities to better understand how our brains work and what kind of changes occur during various brain disorders, including mental and neurodegenerative diseases. Owing to recent advances in neuroimaging technology, particularly in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), it is now possible to study the structural connectivity network of the brain. To that end, our group develops novel computational algorithms to process neuroimaging data and to analyse brain networks using signal processing and machine learning techniques. Coding plays a vital role in our research to enable clinical and widespread use of our tools. Software developed by our group have won several awards in previous international competitions. 

We are looking for an Early Stage Researcher to work at the intersection of neuroscience and machine learning. The specific research topic is highly novel and it involves processing of MRI data and network analysis. The novel techniques that will be developed by the Early Stage Researcher will contribute to our software development effort as well. With that, we foresee a large number of clinical applications, Alzheimer’s disease being the potential primary target for investigation.

A person to be appointed as an Early Stage Researcher shall be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies, i.e. he or she is required to 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 position is filled for a four-year term from 1 December 2021 (or as agreed) to 30 November 2025. Positions of Early Stage Researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term.The position is filled for a fixed term because in the University of Eastern Finland, the objective is to complete the doctoral degree in a maximum of four years. 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 Finnish universities and is based on 2 – 4 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (2,078.27 – 2,591.28 €/month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which can be a minimum of 6 % and a maximum of 50 % of the job requirement component. Depending on the job requirement component and the personal performance component, the salary will be approximately 2,203.00 – 2,535.00 €/month at the beginning of the employment relationship.

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 role as part of our international, creative, participatory and inclusive academic community.    

How to apply?  

Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 16 November 2021 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time).     

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

Questions?   

For further information on the position, please contact: Dr Dogu Baran Aydogan,  +358 45 8826216,  baran.aydogan@uef.fi.

For further information on the application procedure,
please contact Tarja Salmi, +358 29 4458220, tarja.salmi@uef.fi.

Early Stage Researcher, Non-coding RNAs in the brain

28.7.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=16&id=000011461&lang=fi

We are now inviting applications for an Early Stage Researcher (Doctoral Student) position in the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Cofund DP project Neuro-Innovation: Research and innovation for brain health throughout life. The position in the A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences will start in early 2022. Read more below and submit your application no later than 15 August 2021. 

This position is one of the 7 PhD positions available for highly motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the Neuro-Innovation project in the Kuopio campus of the university. In the Faculty of Health Sciences, a total of four Early Stage Researcher positions will be filled in this first call. One of these positions will be filled by a person selected for the Doctoral Programme of Molecular Medicine (DPMM). The number of ESRs selected in the Faculty of Health Sciences, will be determined during the selection process and may change from what has initially been announced based on the eligibility of the applicants and the scoring of the applications.

The A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences is a research institute that responds to the global health challenges created by the aging of the population and changes in lifestyle by focusing on the research of cardiovascular and brain diseases. The Doctoral Programme in Molecular Medicine (DPMM) is an interdisciplinary doctoral training program with the purpose of training researchers as international experts in modern biomedicine.

Role and salary

The selected ESR will work in a young enthusiastic research team focusing on RNA biology. Our research goal is to understand the molecular mechnisms of non-coding RNAs and unveil their role in normal brain and diseases. We are especially interested on epileptogenesis and drug-refractory epilepsy. Most of the research is done in experimental laboratory models. However, we also examine tissue from patients as we work in collaboration with the Kuopio University Hospital and Veterinary Teaching Hospital (Helsinki). In our studies we apply together with our collaborators various methods that range from classical immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, molecular profile analysis (next generation sequencing, proteomics), RNA techniques (PCR, RNA manipulation) to bioinformatics, behavioural analysis and magnetic resonance imaging. 

The position in the Doctoral Programme of Molecular Medicine (DPMM) is offered for the research topic of Non-coding RNAs: Mechanisms and therapeutic strategies for epilepsy. You may modify this research topic or suggest your own topic in the motivation letter (for details, see the Neuro-Innovation website). The main duty of the ESR is to complete a doctoral dissertation in accordance with the research proposal written in the beginning of the employment period. In the University of Eastern Finland, the objective is to complete the doctoral degree in a maximum of four years of full-time study. The position will be filled for a fixed term of four years starting from early 2022 or as agreed upon with the PhD candidate. Early Stage Researcher positions are always filled for a fixed term. A probationary period is applied at the University of Eastern Finland to all new members of the staff.  

The salary of the position is based on the salary system for the teaching and research staff at universities. The salary consists of the job-related salary element and the personal performance salary element. For this position, the job requirement level used to determine the job-related salary element is 2–4, and the personal performance salary element is 6–50% of the job-related salary element. The estimated monthly salary in the beginning of the employment will be 2,288.17 – 3,163.95 €/per month. The salary of an ESR depends on the phase of the doctoral dissertation and postgraduate studies as well as personal performance.

What we expect and wish from you 

We are looking for an ESR with passion for excellence in research, innovation, and societal impact. We are looking for a motivated candidate to work on a unique project that identifies and characterizes novel molecular mechanisms of non-coding RNAs and investigates their role during epileptogenesis. The candidate will have possibility to unveil fundamental aspects non-coding RNA and discover new treatment strategies to prevent or halt epileptogenesis and drug-refractoriness. There is also a possibility to assess biomarkers at different stages of the disease. The academic profile of the candidate should be in the molecular biology area, with the idea of complementing this background throughout PhD studies. The candidate must be motivated to combine complementary areas of knowledge in neurosciences, data sciences and business to success in the thesis project. 

The person appointed as an ESR must hold an appropriate higher university degree or an equivalent degree that would qualify the person for doctoral studies. 

Requirements for doctoral candidates:

  • hold a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) and a research thesis (or equivalent) in molecular biology, or another related relevant field
  • should not hold a doctorate or PhD
  • should have less than 4 years of research experience after the graduation (Master’s Degree or equivalent based on which you are applying for this position) by August 15th, 2021. In this context, the 4 years refer to a net period of time, which does not include maternity leaves, parental leaves or military service.
  • excellent command of the English language is required

Mobility requirements for doctoral candidates: 

  • fulfil the mobility requirement of the MSCA actions, i.e. ESRs must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in Finland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before August 15th, 2021. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not considered.

What we can offer you   

  • An interesting position in an international, creative, participatory and engaging university community 
  • The possibility of flexible multi-location work 
  • Staff benefits of the University of Eastern Finland, including comprehensive occupational health care, versatile staff training opportunities, affordable campus restaurant lunches and Sykettä sports services 

How to apply  

The application shall be submitted no later than 15 August 2021 by 24:00 hours Finnish time (11:00 pm CEST) by using the electronic application form. 

The objective is to offer the position to the most merited applicant by January-February 2022. 

Please note that the application is required to include the following appendices: 

  • certified copies of BSc and MSc degree diplomas/certificates and copies of these relating to applicant’s language proficiency (if not indicated in the academic degree), transcripts of these records in English. if the proof of English language skills has not been demonstrated in an academic degree and the applicant has not taken the English language test, the English language skills will be assessed in the interview for the position.
  • curriculum vitae (CV) (https://tenk.fi/en/advice-and-materials/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)
  • Master’s thesis (in any language), electronic copy (in zip file)
  • two-page summary of the Master’s thesis in English (in pdf file)
  • motivation letter (max three pages) describes the applicant’s motivation to pursue PhD studies in the chosen research area and topic. When suggesting your own research topic or modifications to the given topic, the research idea needs to be described as part of the motivation letter and research ethics and infrastructure forms provided on the programme website must be attached to the application (for more specific instructions on the motivation letter, see www.uef.fi/neuro-innovation

Questions?  

For further information on the position and the research topic for which it is offered, please visit www.uef.fi/neuro-innovation

For further information on the application procedure, see the FAQ section on the Neuro-Innovation website or send email to neuroinno@uef.fi.

Early Stage Researcher, Neuroinflammation research

28.7.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=16&id=000011456&lang=fi

We are now inviting applications for an Early Stage Researcher (Doctoral Student) position in the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Cofund DP project Neuro-Innovation: Research and innovation for brain health throughout life. The position in the A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences will start in early 2022. Read more below and submit your application no later than 15 August 2021.

This position is one of the 7 PhD positions available for highly motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the Neuro-Innovation project in the Kuopio campus of the university. In the Faculty of Health Sciences, a total of four Early Stage Researcher positions will be filled in this first call. One of these positions will be filled by a person selected for the Doctoral Programme of Molecular Medicine (DPMM). The number of ESRs selected in the Faculty of Health Sciences, will be determined during the selection process and may change from what has initially been announced based on the eligibility of the applicants and the scoring of the applications. 

The A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences is a research institute that responds to the global health challenges created by the aging of the population and changes in lifestyle by focusing on the research of cardiovascular and brain diseases. The Doctoral Programme in Molecular Medicine (DPMM) is an interdisciplinary doctoral training program with the purpose of training researchers as international experts in modern biomedicine.

Role and salary

The selected ESR will work in the Neuroinflammation research group the goal of which is to understand inflammatory cell functions, especially those of microglia and astrocytes and mechanisms and mediators of inflammatory reactions in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. We use interdisciplinary approaches to find novel targets for modulation of neuroinflammation for disease benefit. We aim to form a functional fingerprint of microglia-neuron crosstalk in health and disease. We use novel, human-based models and develop new human iPSC-based models including microglia and immunocompetent organoids and use living human brain biopsies. We investigate cellular responses using various omics approaches, electrophysiology and microscopy techniques. (for more details, see https://uefconnect.uef.fi/en/group/neuroinflammation-research-group/)

The position in the Doctoral Programme of Molecular Medicine (DPMM) is offered for the research topic of Mechanisms and biomarkers of Early Alzheimer’s disease –use of human data ethically sustainable manner. You may modify this research topic or suggest your own topic in the field of neuro-innovation in your motivation letter. The main duty of the ESR is to complete their doctoral dissertation in accordance with their research proposal written in the beginning of the employment period. In the University of Eastern Finland, the objective is to complete the doctoral degree in a maximum of four years of full-time study. The position will be filled for a fixed term of four years starting from early 2022 or as agreed upon with the candidate. ESR positions are always filled for a fixed term. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The salary of the position is based on the salary system for the teaching and research staff at universities. The salary consists of the job-related salary element and the personal performance salary element. For this position, the job requirement level used to determine the job-related salary element is 2–4, and the personal performance salary element is 6–50% of the job-related salary element. The estimated monthly salary in the beginning of the employment will be 2,288.17 – 3,163.95 €/per month.  The salary of an ESR depends on the phase of the doctoral dissertation and postgraduate studies as well as personal performance.

What we expect and wish from you   

We are looking for an ESR with passion for excellence in research, innovation, and societal impact. We welcome highly motivated candidate to characterize the impact of Aβ and/or Tau pathology on cellular functions. You will be working with human-based in vitro models, state-of-the-art technologies to measure neuronal functionality, clinical data and/or transcriptomic and single cell sequencing data analysis. The entire study is carried out using human samples and data. You will join a very active and well-equipped group of neuroscientists studying various aspects of neuronal function and neuroinflammation in the context of different neurological diseases. The project aims to tackle issues related to GDPR and ethics, and in addition, data sharing are taking into account throughout the project. The ESR must be willing to combine some complementary areas of knowledge in business studies, data science, social science, applied physics and/or law to complete the thesis project.  

The person appointed as an ESR must hold an appropriate higher university degree or an equivalent degree that would qualify the person for doctoral studies.

Requirements for doctoral candidates: 

  • hold a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) and a research thesis (or equivalent) in neurobiology or biomedicine, or another related relevant field
  • should not hold a doctorate or PhD
  • should have less than 4 years of research experience after the graduation (Master’s Degree or equivalent based on which you are applying for this position) by August 15th, 2021. In this context, the 4 years refer to a net period of time, which does not include maternity leaves, parental leaves or military service.
  • excellent command of the English language is required

 Mobility requirements for doctoral candidates:

  • fulfil the mobility requirement of the MSCA actions, i.e. ESRs must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in Finland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before August 15th, 2021. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not considered.

What we can offer you   

  • An interesting position in an international, creative, participatory and engaging university community 
  • The possibility of flexible multi-location work 
  • Staff benefits of the University of Eastern Finland, including comprehensive occupational health care, versatile staff training opportunities, affordable campus restaurant lunches and Sykettä sports services 

How to apply  

The application shall be submitted no later than 15 August 2021 by 24:00 hours Finnish time (11:00 pm CEST) by using the electronic application form. 

The objective is to offer the position to the most merited applicant by January-February 2022.

 Please note that the application is required to include the following appendices: 

  • certified copies of BSc and MSc degree diplomas/certificates and copies of these relating to applicant’s language proficiency (if not indicated in the academic degree), transcripts of these records in English. if the proof of English language skills has not been demonstrated in an academic degree and the applicant has not taken the English language test, the English language skills will be assessed in the interview for the position.
  • curriculum vitae (CV) (Template for researcher’s curriculum vitae | Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK
  •  Master’s thesis (in any language), electronic copy (in zip file)
  •  two-page summary of the Master’s thesis in English (in pdf file)
  •  motivation letter (max three pages) describes the applicant’s motivation to pursue PhD studies in the chosen research area and topic. When suggesting your own research topic or modifications to the given topic, the research idea needs to be described as part of the motivation letter and research ethics and infrastructure forms provided on the programme website must be attached to the application (for more specific instructions on the motivation letter, see www.uef.fi/neuro-innovation

Questions?  

For further information on the position and the research topic for which it is offered, please visit www.uef.fi/neuro-innovation

For further information on the application procedure, see the FAQ section on the Neuro-Innovation website or send email to neuroinno@uef.fi