Tag-arkiv: University of Helsinki

Doc­toral stu­dent, x-ray spec­tro­scopy in­stru­ment­a­tion and ap­plic­a­tions

The University of Helsinki is rated within the top-20 universities in Europe and within top-100 in the world; see, e.g., http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2017.html. The research of natural sciences is centered in the Faculty of Science located in Kumpula, Helsinki. The Faculty of Science has research in physics, atmospheric sciences, geosciences and geography, chemistry, mathematics and statistics as well as computer science. The research performed at the Faculty of Science is considered internationally top of the class.

DOCTORAL STUDENTfor a fixed-term position
to its X-ray Laboratory (www.xraylab.fi) to work on x-ray spectroscopy instrumentation and applications.
The project is to use absorption and emission x-ray spectroscopy and inelastic x-ray scattering spectroscopy using the unique in-house x-ray set-ups at Helsinki and international synchrotron light sources to study materials relevant for energy technology and environment. Our main focus is rechargeable-battery technologies to study novel materials for electrochemistry and issues leading to aging of batteries. Participation to our projects in application of spectroscopy to catalysis and biochemistry and –physics is also possible. The work is highly international and includes visits to and possibly longer stays at world leading international synchrotron radiation facilities, most importantly the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF, France), MAX-IV Laboratory (Sweden) and PETRA III (DESY, Germany). The student will participate in teaching at the Department of Physics, and has a possibility to obtain pedagogical training.

Your thesis will consist of peer-reviewed publications. We offer a competitive salary, local infrastructure and interdisciplinary and international collaboration network. Our research has a high profile and we publish in top ranking international journals and offer opportunities to participate in international conferences of the field.
The appointee must hold an applicable M.Sc. degree in physics or a closely related science and have good communication skills in English. Previous experience in experimental work and x-ray techniques are considered an asset. The experimental work is complemented with corresponding computational work to analyze and interpret the data, so knowledge in e.g. Matlab, Python, image analysis or other relevant programming skills will be useful.

The applicants are requested to enclose with their application a motivation letter and CV with experience and academic merits to be taken into account. Please submit your application documents as a one single pdf file via the University of Helsinki recruitment system by clicking on the Apply Link. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2018.

We expect that you will be able to start your work in Helsinki latest 1st September 2018, preferably earlier. For any questions, please contact Professor Simo Huotari, simo.huotari(at)helsinki.fi.

Due date

30.04.2018 23:59 EEST

Post expires on Monday April 30th, 2018

PhD Stu­dent/​post-doc­toral po­s­i­tion in bioin­form­at­ics

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki conducts high-quality research and provides research-based basic and post-graduate education in medicine and dentistry, psychology and logopedics. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki is located in the Meilahti-Ruskeasuo Campus, offering excellent opportunities for close collaboration with both the University Hospital and public sector research institutes (the National Institute of Health and Welfare, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health). In addition to teaching and research, the Faculty serves as an important authority in the field of health care and actively participates in ethical discourse. The Faculty aims to become one of the most highly reputed medical faculties in the world as well as to maintain and to strengthen its position as a Centre of Excellence in teaching.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, together with Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) form the Academic Medical Center Helsinki (AMCH). This medical unit is ranked among the 10 best medical centers at European level and the 50 best centers in the world.

Faculty of Medicine is seeking candidates for a

PhD Student/post-doctoral position in bioinformatics for the Single-cell transcriptomics of cancer research group

We are looking for outstanding computational researchers to join our fresh team!
We are eager to unravel the mechanisms that tumor cells initially employ to escape the control of their environment, and utilize later to survive through cancer treatments. We are pursuing these mechanisms by single-cell transcriptomics in the biological context of ovarian and colon cancer, combined with genome editing and other technologies providing functional dissection and validation.

The position will consist of developing and applying advanced analyses on the large single-cell data sets that our wet-lab scientists produce. For example, you will be computationally identifying and characterizing the tissue-specific transcriptional networks that transmit the signals relevant for growth of colon cancer cells, and compare those to networks utilized by ovarian cancer cells. Additionally, the position encompasses analyzing in-house produced single-cell transcriptomics data on lineage tracing, heterogeneous clinically-derived tissue samples as well as analysis of additional high-throughput functional experiments on tumor cells.

A successful candidate has, or is close to having, MSc or PhD degree (for PhD student or post-doctoral positions, respectively) and has a background in bioinformatics, computer science, physics, systems biology or mathematics and most importantly, strong enthusiasm to computationally solve complex biological problems, such as those presented in molecular oncology. The candidate should have solid programming skills (e.g. R, C, Python), knowledge of mathematical network modelling approaches, and ability to work independently in a multi-disciplinary team (i.e. you will have to work and communicate with biologists).

Initial contract of employment will be done for a minimum of one and half years and the starting date is to be agreed, preferably between May and September 2018. Trial period of six months will be applied.

Salary will be based on the Universities salary scheme for teaching and research personnel composed of both task specific and personal performance components that will be evaluated during the first year, with typical starting levels of 2/5 (2448.97 EUR) for a PhD student, or 5/5 (3533.51 EUR) for a post-doc.

The research will be carried out in the new Single-cell transcriptomics of cancer research group https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/single-cell-transcriptomics-of… in collaboration with highly skilled groups with complementary expertise in high-throughput technologies, mathematical and computational modelling, and clinics. The Single-cell transcriptomics research group belongs to Medicum of the Faculty of Medicine https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-medicine and operates at the Meilahti Campus, the Academic Medical Center Helsinki, where the close vicinity of the research laboratories with Helsinki University Hospital and Finnish Institute for Molecular Medicine supports the integration of biomedical, translational, and clinical research.

To apply, please submit your application letter, CV, publication list as well as names and contact information for two references in a single PDF document, using the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

The application deadline is May 31st, 2018.

For further information contact: anna.vaharautio(at)helsinki.fi

In case you should need support with the recruitment portal, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi

Due date

31.05.2018 23:59 EEST

Post expires on Thursday May 31st, 2018

Postdoc­toral Re­searcher, math­em­at­ics

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university) office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-science/faculty/mathematics-and-st…) is the largest university department for mathematical sciences in Finland. The multifaceted research carried out at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has received the highest points in several evaluations. The department collaborates actively with other universities, as well as with many research institutes in the sector, both at home and abroad. The department belongs to the Faculty of Science.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

position for a fixed-term period of two years (September 2018 – August 2020) to work in the Academy of Finland project Topological Geometric Function theory (TGFT). The position´s main focus is on research in the broad area of quasiconformal geometry/analysis, geometric topology, metric geometry, and geometric function theory. In addition to research, a postdoctoral researcher has a yearly teaching commitment of 81 contact hours.

Salary

The salary is determined based on an applicant´s qualifications and experience, but the starting salary is typically in the range 3300 – 3700€.

How to apply

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications no later than on Friday June 1, 2018 (time zone UTC +3) via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by using the Apply for the position link below. Please attach following documents as a single PDF file to the application:

• Curriculum vitae
• List of publications
• A short research proposal (max 3 pages) related to the topics of the project TGFT.

Additional information

For further information on the position, please contact Associate Professor Pekka Pankka (pekka.pankka@helsinki.fi).

The University of Helsinki reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Due date

01.06.2018 23:59 EEST

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral researcher, geochemical and thermodynamic modeling of igneous processes

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The Faculty of Science situated at the Kumpula Campus is the largest hub of scientific expertise in the Nordic countries. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

The Department of Geosciences and Geography at the Faculty of Science is an exceptionally diverse unit for academic research and education. Our research interest range from exploring the experiences of minorities in cities, through plate tectonics to how environments have changed since life began. The common denominator of the research at the Department is our planet Earth, from its core to the structures of its surface. The Institute of Seismology, which is a part of the Department, carries out international responsibilities in connection to monitoring seismic activities and the ban on nuclear tests.

The Faculty of Science invites applications for

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

Subject: Geochemical and thermodynamic modeling of igneous processes
Period: 1st of September 2018 – 30th of August 2019 (one year)
Project: Partial melting processes in the contact zones of layered intrusions (https://blogs.helsinki.fi/jsheinon/)

The successful candidate with PhD in geosciences will be working in the Academy of Finland –funded project “Partial melting processes in the contact zones of layered intrusions”. We invite applications from candidates with a background in igneous petrology, geochemistry, and/or thermodynamics, and consider experience in computational modeling, Apple operating systems, and programming languages as an advantage.

The focus of the position is to use thermodynamic and geochemical modeling to understand the evolution of (mafic) igneous systems. During the project, the successful candidate will learn to master one of the most significant recent advancements in computational modeling of igneous petrology: The Magma Chamber Simulator (MCS; http://mcs.geol.ucsb.edu/). Learning to master this tool will give the candidate a strong advantage to pursue a more advanced career in geosciences.

Because of the rather short hiring period, we expect the successful candidate to have a dataset (from PhD or other projects) that could directly be modeled using MCS. As the main project explores the petrology of mafic intrusions, we prioritize research plans on such, although we also welcome well-justified applications with a different approach (e.g., modeling of felsic intrusions or volcanic systems).

Application should include:
1. CV (including educational history and list of publications, otherwise free-form)
2. 500–1000-word research plan on how the applicant plans to use the Magma Chamber Simulator
3. Description and source of the data available for modeling

Please apply 30th of April 2018 at latest, evaluation of applications starts immediately on the next day. The appointment will be for one year with an initial salary of ca. 3500 € per month, starting at 1st of September 2018. In addition, we strongly encourage candidates to consider submitting a further MCS-related application to the Academy of Finland in the September 2018 call for a 3-year postdoctoral position.

To apply, please submit a single-file pdf document including items listed above and the names and contact information of at least two referees. Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply link. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The final deadline for applications is 30th of April 2018.

Additional information:
– Project webpage: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/jsheinon/
– Academy Research Fellow and the PI of the project, Dr. Jussi S. Heinonen (jussi.s.heinonen(at)helsinki.fi).
– Regarding technical issues or other questions related to the application system, please contact HR specialist Laura Karppinen (laura.karppinen(at)helsinki.fi)

Due date

30.04.2018 23:59 EEST

Post expires on Monday April 30th, 2018