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Postdoctoral Researcher, Systems Biology


The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,500 members of staff. We operate in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The Faculty of Health Sciences operates at the Kuopio Campus of the University of Eastern Finland. The Faculty offers education in medicine, dentistry, nutrition and pharmacy, as well as in some other central fields of the health care sector. The Faculty is research-intensive, and its internationally recognised research activities are closely linked to the strategic research areas of the University. There are approximately 2 500 degree students and about 450 PhD students in the Faculty. The faculty has 680 staff members. http://www.uef.fi/en/ttdk/etusivu

We are now inviting applications for

Postdoctoral Researcher, Systems Biology

A successful applicant will have a Ph.D in systems biology, bioinformatics, statistics or computer science, and prior experience in the mathematical/computational analysis or design of biological systems. The applicant should also have basic knowledge in human biology, biochemistry, or metabolism. The research work primarily includes analyses from the METSIM cohort comprising genetic data (common and rare variants, exome and genome sequencing), and detailed phenotyping data (epigenetics, microbiota. metabolomics).

The Postdoctoral Researcher will be located in the Genome Center of Eastern Finland (http://www.uef.fi/en/web/genediagnostics) School of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Kuopio campus.A person to be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher is required to hold an applicable doctoral degree (UEF University Regulations, Section 31). The doctoral degree may not be from more than 5 years ago at the time when the position starts. An applicant with a doctoral degree completed more than 5 years ago can be considered for a specific reason only (maternity, paternity, parental or child care leave, military or non-military service). If the applicant pleads to the above mentioned reasons, he or she needs to explain them in the application.

Mobility after the completion of the doctoral degree is required (having experience from some other research environment than the one awarding the doctoral degree). A research environment refers to a local research community or a group in which the researcher works.

The mobility requirement is automatically met for those applicants who are planning to change their recent research environment by applying for this Postdoctoral Researcher position at the School of Medicine at the University of Eastern Finland. Previous mobility periods or a plan of future ones should be indicated in the application. Experience in international research cooperation or international researcher mobility will be regarded as merits.

Good command of the English language is required.

The position will be filled for a fixed term of 2,5 years from 1 June 2019 or as agreed. Postdoctoral researcher positions are always filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31). The salary of the Postdoctoral Researcher position is based on level 5 of the job requirement level chart of the teaching and research staff in the salary system for Finnish universities (2,935.55 €/month).

In addition to the job requirement component, the salary is supplemented by a personal performance component, which can be a maximum of 50 % of the job requirement component.

A person can be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher funded by the University of Eastern Finland’s strategic funding only once.

For further information on the position, please contact: professor Markku Laakso, +358 29 445 4046, markku.laakso@uef.fi.

For further information on the application procedure, please contact: executive head of faculty administration Riikka Pellinen, +358 29 4454 123, riikka.pellinen@uef.fi.  A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
a résumé or CV 
a list of publications
– copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
– a description (max. 3 pages) of the fields and areas of research which the applicant intends to advance during his or her post doc period (including a description of the applicant’s previous mobility periods or plan of future ones)

The application needs to be submitted no later than 12.5.2019 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.
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Post expires on Sunday May 12th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher or Early Stage Researcher (PhD student), evolutionary biology, reproductive physiology and molecular biology


The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,000 students and 2,500 members of staff. We operate on two campuses in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world. The Faculty of Science and Forestry operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences and forest sciences. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The faculty’s environments for research and learning are international, modern and multidisciplinary.  The faculty has approximately 3,800 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and some 490 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 560. http://www.uef.fi/en/lumet/etusivu  

We are now inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher or an Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) (evolutionary biology, reproductive physiology and molecular biology) position, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Joensuu and/or Kuopio Campus

We are seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher or an Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) for our project “Molecular and immunological basis of gamete compatibility in humans” (funded by the Academy of Finland, https://reprophys.weebly.com/). The primary aim of the project is to clarify molecular and immunological mechanisms of female-induced sperm selection (‘cryptic female choice’), fertilization and infertility. Despite the fact that the mechanisms of fertilization have been under intensive study for over a century, fertilization is still one of the most enigmatic biological processes, which has severely restricted our understanding of reproduction, evolution and heritability.

The researcher will participate in experimental research that aims to clarify these mechanisms in humans. Depending on the expertise of the researcher, the duties can include molecular and immunological analyses (e.g. Next-Generation Sequencing and Human Leucocyte Antigen analyses), sperm motility and chemotaxis measurements and determination of female or environmental exposure-induced physiological changes in sperm. In particular, we encourage applications from candidates who have experience in bioinformatics of Next-Generation Sequencing data.

The researcher’s tasks also include data analysis and reporting of the results in scientific journals. The applicant is expected to have good skills in written and spoken English. Earlier experience in laboratory work, flow cytometry, other relevant methods in cell biology (e.g. sperm motility or viability analyses, ELISA assays), immunology or molecular biology (e.g. RNA seq and bioinformatics) will be considered a benefit for the applicant. If you have any of these skills, please indicate it/them in the accompanying CV and/or motivation letter (see below).

The person to be appointed as postdoctoral researcher is expected to hold a doctoral degree from an applicable field. If the employee has been awarded his or her doctoral degree 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 of time, which does not include maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service, etc.

It is also possible to complete a doctoral dissertation in the project, in which case the person will be hired as an early stage researcher. 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. English may be used as the language of instruction and supervision in this position.

The position is filled initially for a fixed term from 1 July 2019 to 31 August 2020, with a possibility of extension when further funding is confirmed. The position will be filled for a fixed term due to it pertaining to a specific project (positions of postdoctoral researcher and early stage researcher shall always be filled for a fixed term, UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

The salary of the postdoctoral researcher or project researcher position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 5 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€2,935.55/ month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary is supplemented by a personal performance component, which can be a maximum of 50% of the job requirement component.

The salary of the early stage researcher position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 2-4 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€2,033.29 – €2,535.20/ month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 50% of the job requirement component.

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
CV
List of publications
– Copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates / diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
– Motivation letter (max. two pages). In the letter, please indicate why you are interested in this research project and why you would be a suitable person for this position.

For further information on the position, please contact: Senior Researcher Jukka Kekäläinen, tel. +358 50 467 4487, email: jukka.s.kekalainen@uef.fi.

For further information on the application procedure, please contact: Human Resources Secretary Noora Hämäläinen, email: noora.hamalainen[a]uef.fi, tel. +358 50 409 0376

The application needs to be submitted no later than 30.4.2019 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.
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Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher, Bioinformatics / Neurosciences


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

a Postdoctoral Researcher
(Bioinformatics / Neurosciences) position, in Faculty of Health Sciences, A.I. Virtanen Institute of Molecular Sciences, Kuopio Campus
The Kanninen research group is seeking a motivated and experienced postdoctoral researcher to join a highly dynamic group of neuroscientists working on Alzheimer’s disease. The group utilizes in vitro cultures of brain cells to investigate molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuro-degeneration. More details on research interests can be found at https://www.uef.fi/en/web/aivi/katja-kanninen-group
A person to be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher shall hold a suitable doctoral degree. Positions of postdoctoral researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

The person to be appointed to the Postdoctoral Researcher Position is required to hold a doctoral degree, which may not have been completed more than five years ago at the time of accepting the position. In this context, the 5 years refer to a net period of time, which does not include maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service, etc.
In this position the candidate should have a PhD in computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, neuroscience or related discipline. Experience with various statistical methods is required and the successful candidate should be proficient in using the R programming language.

The candidate should be committed and motivated, display independent thinking skills, and possess the ability to work independently while supervising students. Good knowledge of written and spoken English are essential. It is required that the applicant provides the names and contact details of at least two academic referees. Recommendation letters from referees are encouraged.The position is filled for a fixed term from 1st of May in 2019 (or as agreed) to 30th of April in 2020. The position is filled for a fixed term due to the duration of the project.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 5 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€2,935.55 / month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 50 % of the job requirement component.

For further information on the position, please contact: Group Leader, PhD, Associate Professor (tenure track), Academy Researcher Katja Kanninen, +358 29 4454202, katja.kanninen@uef.fi. For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR Secretary Asta Suhonen, tel. +358 29 4454125, asta.suhonen@uef.fi.

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
a résumé or CV 
a list of publications
– a portfolio of teaching merits 
– copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
– a motivation letter
– names and contact details of 2 referees  The application needs to be submitted no later than 16.4.2019 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.
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Post expires on Tuesday April 16th, 2019