Tag-arkiv: University of Helsinki

Doc­toral stu­dent in Mar­ket­ing

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 universities in the world. Department of Economics and Management is situated at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-agriculture-and-forestry/research…. Department comprises roughly faculty of 50 researchers. Recruited doctoral student in marketing would be part of the marketing faculty https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/value-creation-in-marketing. The research project Forestmap is situated in the Viikki science park equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and comprehensive core facilities for marketing science.

The Department of Economics and Management and sub-discipline of marketing invites applications for a

DOCTORAL STUDENT

in marketing focusing on the current and future business uses of forest maps. The Forestvalue project ForestMap – The next generation of forest maps -adapting a Nordic success story across the globe is EU funded project where also the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland funds University of Helsinki.

We are looking for a highly-motivated candidate with a master’s degree preferably in marketing, forest science, economics and business administration or other suitable area. We expect the candidate to be able to plan and conduct research independently and accurately after initial training and to have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Forestmap data utilized in the project is mostly presented in Finnish language. The candidate should work well in a team as she/he will be integrated into an international research team of experts in marketing science. The background and interests of the successful candidate will determine their specific line of research.

PhD degree consists of the student’s research project and studies specific to the research field, as well as transferable skills training. The appointee is expected to work full time on the PhD thesis and to complete their thesis and the associated studies in four years. The appointee will become a member of the Doctoral Programme in Food Chain and Health, which will provide training, guidance and a community of like-minded students.

The appointee should either already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment, or apply for the right and obtain it within the probationary period of six months of their appointment. If the candidate does not already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki, it must be applied for separately, please see: https://www.helsinki.fi/ en/research/doctoral-education/the-application-process-in-a-nutshell.

The starting date is 31.1.2022 but can be negotiated. The starting salary will be ca. 2200 – 2300 euros/month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The position is funded initially for one year with a possibility for extension up to three years total. PhD applicants will be expected to apply for further funding through the University of Helsinki’s Doctoral Programmes. There will be a trial period of six months in the beginning.

Applications should include the following documents as a single pdf file: motivation letter expressing your interest in and suitability for the project (max 1 page), CV (max 3 pages) and publication list. Include also contact information of two persons who can provide a reference letter based on request.

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application by signing to https://msap.sap.helsinki.fi. Deadline for applications is 2nd of January, 2021.

For more information, please contact the principal investigator Professor Jari Salo: jari.salo(at)helsinki.fi

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

Due date

02.01.2022 23:59 EET

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Post expires on søndag januar 2nd, 2022

Postdoc­toral Re­searcher / Bioin­form­atician in computational cancer and autoim­munity research

Professor Satu Mustjoki’s lab Hematology Research Unit (www.Helsinki.fi/hematology) at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center has an opening for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER / BIOINFORMATICIAN

in computational cancer and autoimmunity research.

The new researcher / bioinformatician will play a critical role in the computational analysis and statistical modelling of large-size WES, WGS, lncRNA-seq, and scRNA-seq datasets and integration of these data with clinical information.

The aim of the research is to further advance our understanding on the pathogenesis of cancer and autoimmunity diseases and builds upon the group’s previous successful work on the topic (please see our webpage and the latest publication list at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=mustjoki+s%5Bau%5D&).

We require fluency with Python, Perl, R or equivalent in a UNIX environment. Experience in biostatistics and machine-learning as well as understanding on and/or demonstrated ability to process genomics data and especially scRNA-seq data is desired. Strong publication record is an advantage.

The contract will be for two years starting at your earliest convenience. Trial period of 6 months will be applied.

Salary will depend upon the applicant’s level of skills, knowledge, and abilities and is based on the university salary system.

Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the ‘Apply for the position’ button below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) should submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. Applications should include a resume and a cover letter as a single PDF file.

The deadline for the applications is 31.12.2021.

For further information please contact Satu Mustjoki: satu.mustjoki (at) helsinki.fi or Matti Kankainen: matti.kankainen (at) helsinki.fi. If you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment (at) helsinki.fi.

The University of Helsinki (UH), founded in 1640, is a vibrant scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. It is currently investing heavily in life sciences research. UH offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.

Together with the Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE), the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, constitutes the Academic Medical Center Helsinki (AMCH). This medical center has been very successful in international comparisons, ranking among the top 10 medical campuses in Europe and among the top 50 globally.

Due date

31.12.2021 23:59 EET

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Post expires on fredag december 31st, 2021

Postdoc­toral re­searcher in cir­ca­dian reg­u­la­tion of pain

The Faculty of Medicine promotes high quality scientific research. It provides research-based
undergraduate and postgraduate education in medicine, dentistry, psychology and logopedics, and an international Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine. It also offers psychotherapist education. In addition to its teaching and research activities, the Faculty serves as a significant expert organisation in the healthcare sector and contributes to the discourse on ethics in the field. The Faculty aims to be one of the best medical research faculties in the world, while reinforcing its status as a distinguished institution of medical education.

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki constitutes the academic medical centre together with HUS Helsinki University Hospital and the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE). This medical centre has been successful in international comparisons, ranking among the top 10 medical campuses in Europe and the top 50 globally.

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is a leading university in Nordics and Europe and one of the top 100 international universities in the world.

Postdoctoral researcher position is available in the newly established Translational Pain Research group at Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, led by Academy Research Fellow Dr. Vinko Palada. Dr. Palada´s group investigates circadian regulation of chronic pain and associated comorbidities by using the state-of-the-art methods such as high-throughput omics, molecular biology, drug library screens and the functional studies in experimental models. This is a new and exciting research field, with the goals to revolutionize our understanding of pain mechanisms and to develop novel therapies for pain relief. The group closely collaborates with Helsinki University Hospital and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Job description:
Neuropathic pain affects up to 8% of the general population and is one of the most challenging pain conditions to treat due to poor efficacy of the currently available drugs and comorbidities, particularly sleep disorders, which are insufficiently addressed in pain management. On the molecular level, both sleep and pain are under circadian control. As adaptation to 24h environment on Earth, our internal circadian clocks are reset daily to precisely 24h and disruptions in this pattern have been reported in sleep disorders, frequent in neuropathic pain. However, it is currently not known whether the clocks are disrupted also in pain conditions.

The main aim is to provide the first evidence whether nerve injury disrupts circadian clocks in pain regulating sensory tissues. This may allow the use of chronobiotics, drugs with ability to modify circadian rhythmicity, to resynchronize clocks and sleep patters and provide pain relief.

Key requirements:
The successful postdoctoral applicant will have at least one first authorship publication and PhD degree in neuroscience, pharmacology, chronobiology, or other related discipline. Previous experience with pain, sleep and circadian research, expertise in animal work, surgical skills and behavioral tests are considered a strong merit for this position. Know-how of omics analysis, cell-based reporter assays, EEG recording and sleep scoring is an advantage. Excellent communication skills in English and ability to work in the international team setting are expected. The degree requirement must be met by the beginning of the employment.

Application requirements:
Please send your application including a detailed CV (with a date of thesis defense, title of the thesis, previous academic/work positions, current position, academic distinctions, list of peer-reviewed publications and copy of doctoral certificate), motivation letter (1 page) and three reference contacts as a single PDF file to the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the ‘Apply for position’ button. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

Deadline for application is January 7th, 2022. For further information, please contact Dr. Vinko Palada (vinko.palada(at)helsinki.fi).

Contract and work benefits:
Employment would start on March 1st 2022 as fixed 2-year position, with a possibility of extension. The initial salary is according to the salary system of the Finnish universities. In 2021, Finland has been ranked as the happiest country in the world for 4th time in a row according to the annual World Happiness Report and was recently rated as the best country in the world for expat families. Finland and Helsinki possess top expertise in sciences in terms of a vibrant talent pool, leading research, strong support services and functioning collaboration networks. For more information about working at the University of Helsinki and living in Finland, please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university

Due date

07.01.2022 23:59 EET

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Post expires on fredag januar 7th, 2022

Postdoc­toral re­searcher on IN­DEED research pro­ject

The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants from a variety of genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and minorities.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is Finland’s leading research and education institute in the social sciences, and the country’s most diverse social sciences faculty in terms of the range of its disciplines and fields of research. The Faculty has a strong international research profile and an international master’s program, and several of its disciplinary units have been rated among the top 50 in the world. The faculty has approximately 500 research and teaching staff, and each year it awards some 350 bachelor’s degrees, 400 master’s degrees and more than 40 doctoral degrees. For more information, please see the Faculty website at www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-social-sciences.

The Faculty of Social Sciences and the INDEED research project invite applications for the position of

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

for a one-year, full-time, fixed-term period from March 1, 2022 onwards (or starting point as agreed).

The successful applicant will join a research team of the Horizon 2020 funded research project INDEED (Strengthening a comprehensive approach to preventing and counteracting radicalisation based on a universal evidence-based model for evaluation of radicalisation prevention and mitigation).

The main responsibility of the researcher will be to participate in developing the evidence-based evaluation model and conducting the review of previous literature needed for this task. The researcher will participate in other project activities, including project meetings, events and workshops with academic researchers, policy-makers and practitioners. The duties of the postdoctoral researcher include also teaching for the Faculty of Social Sciences (5% of the annual workload). The position may involve some travelling.

QUALIFICATIONS

An appointee to the position must hold a doctoral degree in the field of social sciences (such as political science, sociology, public administration, social policy or criminology). The default assumption is that the appointee will hold a doctoral degree before commencing work in the project, and have the ability to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant should have completed a doctoral degree no more than three years ago.

The successful applicant should also have good cooperation and research management skills, excellent command of written English and appropriate academic teaching skills. Previous experience in research on radicalisation, terrorism and political violence, working in Horizon 2020 or similar projects, and cooperation between researchers and policy-makers/practitioners is appreciated.

The chosen applicant is expected to reside in Finland while employed by the University of Helsinki, and to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Centre for European Studies and the wider scientific community across and beyond the Faculty of Social Sciences and the University of Helsinki. The Faculty of Social Sciences provides assistance in relocation. The working language will be English.

WHAT WE OFFER

We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits. The annual gross salary range will be approx. €41,500 – €50,000, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. In addition, University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and opportunities for professional development. Further information at www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers/why-university-helsinki/staff-benefits. The employment contract will include a probationary period of six months.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are currently employed by the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP Fiori portal at https://msap.helsinki.fi. The closing date for applications is 12 December.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents in English. Please compile all documents as a single pdf file:

1) Curriculum vitae, including list of publications
2) Summary (max. 2 pages) of the applicant’s scholarly activities and public engagement, including original research at an international level, international academic networks, local co-operation, cooperation with policy-makers and practitioners, communication with the wider public
3) Names and contact details of one or two referees

Detailed information on the CV and list of publications as well as the presentation of teaching skills can be obtained online: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-social-sciences/faculty/work-faculty-….

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information about the position may be obtained from Dr. Leena Malkki (leena.malkki@helsinki.fi).

Should you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment@helsinki.fi.

Due date

12.12.2021 23:59 EET

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Post expires on lørdag december 18th, 2021

Doc­toral Stu­dent in Cancer Gene Ther­apy

Professor Akseli Hemminki at the University of Helsinki, Cancer Gene Therapy Group (CGTG) invites applications for the position of

DOCTORAL STUDENT in Cancer Gene Therapy

CGTG is located in Haartman Institute on the Helsinki Academic Medical Campus in Meilahti, Helsinki, Finland. Our research involves cancer immunotherapy with oncolytic viruses, checkpoint inhibitors and adaptive cell therapies such as T-cell therapy, and their interplay. Please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/cancer-gene-therapy-group for more information.

We offer you:
• an opportunity to work in a highest quality group at the very cutting edge of cancer research, both nationally and internationally
• a chance to be involved in translational and cross-field science utilizing techniques from genetic engineering, immunology, virology, cell biology, molecular biology, clinical medicine and animal work
• a stimulating research environment on the largest biomedical research campus in Finland, with tight collaborations locally and globally
• a chance for completing a PhD and growing into an independent researcher

What is expected of you:
• MSc or equivalent degree in biological, biomedical or medical sciences field or in related Tech/Engineering
• high motivation level and work morale
• capability to work and plan experiments independently and to manage overlapping projects
• some previous experience in immunology, oncology, bioengineering or virology is required
• some skills and/or training in working with model animals (rodents) are required. The project will involve animal work.
• experience in laboratory work with viral vectors, biologicals and/or cell therapies will count in your favor
• experience in cell and molecular biology methodology, e.g. flow cytometry, qPCR, and cell proliferation assays will count in your favor
• knowledge and/or previous experience of statistical analyses and programs (GraphPad Prism, R, or SPSS) will count in your favor
• adequate written and oral skills in the English language
• excellent teamwork skills
• possibility of interviewing at CGTG in person

The appointee should either already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment or apply for the right and obtain it within the probationary period of six months of their appointment. If the candidate does not already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki, it must be applied for separately: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/admissions-and-education/apply-doctoral-progr….

The appointment will be for a year starting upon agreement but 1.2.2022 is preferable. Trial period of 6 months will be applied. The monthly gross salary will be appr. 2200-2400 € per month depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. In addition, University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and opportunities for professional development. Further information at www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers.

Please address your queries to Minna Oksanen, minna.k.oksanen@helsinki.fi, tel. +358 2941 26832.

Please submit your application as a single PDF file containing your CV through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking “Apply for the position” link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal, under the tab “Career and Job”. If you have questions about the recruitment system, please contact rekrytointi@helsinki.fi.

The deadline for applications is December 16, 2021.

The Faculty of Medicine promotes high quality scientific research. It provides research-based undergraduate and postgraduate education in medicine, psychology and logopedics, dentistry,and an international Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine. It also offers psychotherapist education. In addition to its teaching and research activities, the Faculty serves as a significant expert organisation in the healthcare sector and contributes to the discourse on ethics in the field. The Faculty aims to be one of the best medical research faculties in the world, while reinforcing its status as a distinguished institution of medical education.

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki constitutes the academic medical centre together with HUS Helsinki University Hospital and the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE). This medical centre has been successful in international comparisons, ranking among the top 10 medical campuses in Europe and the top 50 globally.

Due date

16.12.2021 23:59 EET

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Post expires on fredag december 17th, 2021

Postdoc­toral re­searcher, De­part­ment of Phys­ics

The University of Helsinki is the top academic institution in Finland and one of the top 100 academic institutions in the world: http://www.shanghairanking.com/rankings/arwu/2020. The international scientific community consists of 40,000 students and researchers. The Faculty of Science, located at the Kumpula campus, focuses on research in physics, atmospheric sciences, geosciences, geography, chemistry, mathematics, statistics and computer science.

The Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki is now seeking to recruit a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

to the X-ray Laboratory (https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/x-ray-laboratory) starting from the beginning 2022 for a fixed-term employment until July, 2023. The postdoctoral researcher will work in a multidisciplinary research project entitled ‘Breaking a barrier in ocular research: understanding the role of the tear film lipid layer in health and disease’.

The postdoctoral researcher will employ X-ray scattering methods (small- and wide-angle x-ray scattering, grazing incidence diffraction and small angle scattering, SAXS, WAXS, GID, GISAS) using in-house X-ray set-ups and international synchrotron light sources to study the structure and function of tear film lipids. The postdoctoral researcher will work in the soft condensed matter research group, Department of Physics and participate in the active collaboration with the Biomolecular chemistry group, Department of Chemistry and the Helsinki Eye Lab, Faculty of Medicine. In addition to a top-level interdisciplinary research community, the project will offer possibilities for international research visits to world leading international synchrotron light facilities, most importantly, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF, France) and the MAX-IV Laboratory (Sweden). The postdoctoral researcher is also expected to participate in teaching and supervision duties at the Department of Physics, with a possibility to enroll in official pedagogical training programs.

We offer a competitive salary, local infrastructure and a top-level interdisciplinary and international collaboration network. Our research has a high profile and we publish in top ranking international journals and participate in international conferences of the field.

The appointee must hold an applicable Ph.D. degree in physics or chemistry or a closely related scientific field and possess good English communication skills. Previous experience in experimental material physics, especially using surface X-ray scattering techniques, is considered a merit. In addition to prior knowledge of experimental work, complementing computational skills are mandatory, e.g. using Matlab/Python for data handling and analysis.

The applicants are requested to enclose with their application a motivation letter and CV with experience and academic merits. Please submit your application documents as a one single pdf file using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via SAP Fiori https://msap.helsinki.fi The deadline for applications is on 7th December 2021.

Please note! There will be a a maintenance break in our recruitment tool 25th of November 2021. During this time, it is not possible to apply for open positions.

For any further questions, please contact university lecturer Kirsi Svedström (kirsi.svedstrom(at)helsinki.fi)

Due date

07.12.2021 23:59 EET

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Post expires on onsdag december 8th, 2021