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Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Early Stage Researcher (PhD candidate) position: Welfare Law

We are now inviting applications for one Early Stage Researcher (PhD candidate) 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 Institute of Law and Welfare will start in early 2022. Read more below and submit your application no later than 31 October 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. Neuro-Innovation training is a novel effort at University of Eastern Finland to integrate the university’s world class neuroscience with top-level innovation management, social sciences, law, data sciences and applied physics. This integration will produce unique inter/multidisciplinary competence that contributes to brain health innovation in Europe and beyond by training future leaders in this area of research and practice. Neuro-Innovation training will address the translation of research results into clinical adaptation and commercial outcomes in three multidisciplinary research areas:

1. The societal impact of prediction and early diagnosis research area
2. The co-innovation for prevention and treatment research area
3. The transfer of technologies, methods and models research area

In the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, a total of 2 Early Stage Researcher positions will be filled in this second call. One of these positions will be filled by a person majoring in Law in the Doctoral Programme in Law. The number of ESRs selected in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies 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.      

UEF Law school offers diverse study opportunities and excellence? in multidisciplinary research and cooperation with other fields of science. In its research and teaching activities, the UEF Law School specialises in several areas: Welfare Law; Empirical Legal Studies; International and Finnish Environmental Law; International, EU and Finnish Climate Change Law; and International, EU and Finnish Energy Law. Research at the UEF Law School places strong emphasis on international cooperation and networking.

Role and salary

The selected ESR will work in the Neuro-ethics and law research team at the Institute of Law and Welfare, UEF Law School.  Neuro-ethics and law research team focuses on the research related to patients’ rights in neurodegenerative diseases and other disabilities. In line with a holistic approach, our aim is to ensure, that patients and their families, despite of the illness, have the opportunity to live a good life with dignity and to be recognized as full members of society.

The position in the Doctoral Programme in Law is offered for the research topic of Neuro-Ethics and Law – Socio-Legal Perspective to Legal Rights and Access to Justice of People with Neurodegenerative Diseases. You may modify this research topic or suggest your own topic in the field of law 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.

ESRs will be employed as staff with relevant benefits, such as a pension scheme and benefits for employment injuries, occupational diseases and unemployment. They have a legal right to a leave of absence, for example for maternity, paternity and parental leaves. ESRs enjoy many government-funded benefits in Finland, including free health care for families, low-cost day care and other benefits for families with children (See more information about Family Benefits). 

What we expect and wish from you 

This research project needs the participation of researhers  with passion for excellence in research, innovation, and societal impact. We are looking for candidates who seek to contribute to neuro-ethics and law research ie. research of legal rights and access to justice of people with neurodegenerative diseases. Ideal candidates want to open their minds to intersecting and complementary fields of science, seeking a multi/interdisciplinary approach in research.

The academic profile of the candidate should be in law, preferably in healthcare law, medical law, family law, disability law, elder law and/or discrimination and equality law, with the idea of complementing this background throughout PhD studies. We are looking for a motivated candidate interested in consepts of cabability, autonomy, relationality and vulnerability. It is also beneficial if the candidate is able to use empirical research methods and has experience in multidicsiplinary research. The candidate will be working in multidisiplinary “Neuro-Ehics and Law” research team focusing in legal rights and wellbeing of people with neurodegenerative diseases.

Overall, the candidate must be willing to combine complementary areas of knowledge in clinical neurosciences, social sciences and/or neuro-impact and innovation to complete the thesis project. As far as soft skills are concerned, we welcome candidates with a proactive, collaborative attitude, and who are enthusiastic about building, creating, and working in teams. Good knowledge of written and spoken English is essential. An ideal candidate must have a high degree of independent thought and inititative and be willing to spend some time abroad with our international partners and outside the university in our partner institution.

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 healthcare law, medical law, family law, disability law, elder law and/or discrimination and equality law or another related relevant field
  • should not hold a doctorate or PhD
  • should have less than 4 years of research experience after graduation (Master’s Degree or equivalent based on which you are applying for this position) by October 31st, 2021
  • 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 October 31st, 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 31 October 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 February-March 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.

University of Eastern Finland in brief

The University of EasternFinland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We arehome to 16,000 students and 2,750 staff members. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at www.uef.fi/en.

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies trains professionals and experts to the fields of history and geography, environmental policy, business, law, social sciences and health and social management (https://www.uef.fi/en/faculty-of-social-sciences-and-business-studies).

Neuro-Innovation: Research and innovation for brain health throughout life project is funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034307. Neuro-Innovation is a novel and globally unique four-year doctoral programme on research and innovation for brain health throughout life. A total of 14 competent and motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will be selected in two calls for multidisciplinary doctoral training which combines neurosciences with management, social, legal and computer sciences and applied physics. www.uef.fi/neuro-innovation

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Post expires on Sunday October 31st, 2021

Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher, Quantitative Single Cell Biology

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher in Quantitative Single Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, Kuopio Campus. Please find more information below and submit your application no later than September 30 2021.  

Role and Salary
The Heinäniemi and Tollis research laboratories at the Institute of Biomedicine are seeking for a committed Postdoctoral/Project Researcher to decipher the quantitative determinants of cellular fate choices at the G1/S transition of the cell cycle. This basic science project also has a strong translational aspect in context of aberrant gene regulation and “bad” cellular choices that lead to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

We are using a range of state-of-the-art single cell genomics technologies at the genome/epigenome/RNA/protein levels to capture the repertoire of cell states in tissues, and strip down cellular pathways regulating cell fate decisions to core, tractable subnetworks structures. Synergistically, we use avant-garde quantitative imaging techniques to measure critical cellular parameters in live cells, in order to understand how structures are dynamically modulated to gather, and process environmental information. In particular, we will measure the abundance, localization, dynamics and interactions of key cell cycle drivers in order to formalize quantitative determinants of cell fate choices. We develop computational models and data analysis tools to integrate those diverse datasets, and to discover molecular regulatory circuits and their functioning at the systems level, both in cell models and pre-clinical human studies.

We will mentor you to gain the interdisciplinary skills to work at the interface between these two fundamental, equally important aspects of cell biology: biological networks structures and information processing. You will be part of a small team of motivated researchers with the opportunity to interact on daily basis with two research groups that have a broad expertise, excellent resources and strong mentoring skills for an interdisciplinary career path.

More information of the Institute of Biomedicine is available at https://www.uef.fi/en/unit/institute-of-biomedicine.

The position will be filled for a two-year term from 1st November 2021 to 30th October 2023, or later by agreement. The position will be filled for a fixed term due to it pertaining to a specific project. Job is a full-time position.

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 3000,49 euros/month, based on level 5 of 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. The estimated salary in the beginning of the employment will be 3 300,50 – 3 660,56 €. 

Our requirements and expectations

  • Ph.D. degree
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills (English) are required
  • enthusiastic about science
  • self-motivated, with a strong desire to learn and extend your skillset
  • autonomous in your field of expertise, and able to take a step back from daily tasks and envision cell biological processes in the “Big Picture”
  • committed to contribute intellectually and interpersonally toward a positive and stimulating lab environment
  • previous experience in mammalian cell biology, molecular biology and/or mathematical modeling, computational biology is desirable

The person to be appointed to the Postdoctoral Researcher 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.). If the person to be appointed has received a doctoral degree more than five years ago, the position will be filled as a Project Researcher. 

Your benefits  

You will have an 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 September 30, 2021 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time).  

Please note that you must include the following appendices in your application:  The electronic application should contain the following appendices:

Questions?  

For further information on the position, please contact Prof Merja Heinäniemi, +358 29 4454256, merja.heinaniemi@uef.fi, or Senior Researcher Sylvain Tollis, +358 29 4454874, sylvain.tollis@uef.fi for additional information on the scientific project.

For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR Secretary Sonja Rissanen, +358 29 445 4520, sonja.rissanen@uef.fi. 


University of Eastern Finland and the Faculty of Health Sciences in brief

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We are home to 16,000 students and 2,750 staff members. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at www.uef.fi/en

The Faculty of Health Sciences operates at the Kuopio Campus. 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 recognized research activities are closely linked to the strategic research areas of the University. There are approximately 3 100 degree students, 580 PhD students and 795 staff members in the Faculty.  http://www.uef.fi/en/ttdk/etusivu

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Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Early Stage Researcher (PhD candidate) position: Innovation Management

We are now inviting applications for one Early Stage Researcher (PhD candidate) 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 UEF Business School will start in early 2022. Read more below and submit your application no later than 31 October 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. Neuro-Innovation training is a novel effort at University of Eastern Finland to integrate the university’s world class neuroscience with top-level innovation management, social sciences, law, data sciences and applied physics. This integration will produce unique inter/multidisciplinary competence that contributes to brain health innovation in Europe and beyond by training future leaders in this area of research and practice. Neuro-Innovation training will address the translation of research results into clinical adaptation and commercial outcomes in three multidisciplinary research areas:

1. The societal impact of prediction and early diagnosis research area
2. The co-innovation for prevention and treatment research area
3. The transfer of technologies, methods and models research area

In the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, a total of 2 Early Stage Researcher positions will be filled in this second call. One of these positions will be filled by a person majoring in Innovation Management in the Doctoral Programme in Business Studies (DPBUSINESS). The number of ESRs selected in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies 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 mission of the UEF Business School emphasizes cross-disciplinary and internationally acknowledged approaches to research and teaching. Our research is also aiming to contribute to the development of local business life and to the wellbeing of society as a whole. Doctoral studies in business aim at familiarizing the student with the research, theories and research methods in the field in a way which qualifies the students to prepare a doctoral dissertation. Furthermore, students strengthen their knowledge in their specialization fields.

Role and salary

The selected ESR will work in the Neuro-impact and innovation research team that focuses on the management and organisation of brain health research. The team explores how research impact and innovation are achieved through collaborative research strategies that engage scientists with the stakeholders. We produce new knowledge on collaborative and co-creative research processes and outcomes, especially how these are organized, managed, evaluated and prioritised in the context of basic, translational and clinical brain health research. (for more details, see https://uefconnect.uef.fi/en/group/neuro-impact-and-innovation-research-team/

The position in the Doctoral Programme in Business Studies (DPBUSINESS) is offered for the research topic of Impact management in boundary crossing organizations. 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.

ESRs will be employed as staff with relevant benefits, such as a pension scheme and benefits for employment injuries, occupational diseases and unemployment. They have a legal right to a leave of absence, for example for maternity, paternity and parental leaves. ESRs enjoy many government-funded benefits in Finland, including free health care for families, low-cost day care and other benefits for families with children (See more information about Family Benefits). 

What we expect and wish from you 

We are looking for an ESR with passion for excellence in business and innovation research, and societal impact. We are looking for candidates who seek to contribute to the neuro-innovation field of research with a keen eye on the application of research knowledge to the problems and challenges of society and industry. The academic profile of the ESR should be in management, innovation management and/or organization studies. In addition, the ESR must be willing to combine some complementary areas of knowledge in neuroscience, 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 management, innovation management, organization studies or another related relevant field
  • should not hold a doctorate or PhD
  • should have less than 4 years of research experience after graduation (Master’s Degree or equivalent based on which you are applying for this position) by October 31st, 2021
  • 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 October 31st, 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 31 October 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 February-March 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.

University of Eastern Finland in brief

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We are home to 16,000 students and 2,750 staff members. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at www.uef.fi/en.

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies trains professionals and experts to the fields of history and geography, environmental policy, business, law, social sciences and health and social management (https://www.uef.fi/en/faculty-of-social-sciences-and-business-studies).

Neuro-Innovation: Research and innovation for brain health throughout life project is funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034307. Neuro-Innovation is a novel and globally unique four-year doctoral programme on research and innovation for brain health throughout life. A total of 14 competent and motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will be selected in two calls for multidisciplinary doctoral training which combines neurosciences with management, social, legal and computer sciences and applied physics. www.uef.fi/neuro-innovation 

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for the job

Post expires on Sunday October 31st, 2021