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PhD Stu­dent / Research As­sist­ant in stem cell niche and cell mech­an­ics research

The University of Helsinki is a leading Nordic university with a strong life science research. An international academic community with a critical outlook and a creative attitude is aiming to build a better future together.

Helsinki Institute of Life Science, HiLIFE https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-life-science, is a new life science institute at the University of Helsinki established in 2017 supporting high quality research across campuses and life science faculties. HiLIFE builds on existing strengths, new recruits and partnerships to create an attractive international environment for solving grand challenges in health, food, and environment. It coordinates research infrastructures in life sciences, provides research-based interdisciplinary training and supports researchers within its units and partner faculties.

HiLIFE operates mainly in the campuses of Meilahti and Viikki. In Meilahti, top-notch medical research, education and care meet daily to benefit of the patients and the entire society. Meilahti provides access to state of the art core facilities for imaging, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, as well as bioinformatics. It is also home to the Faculty of Medicine https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-medicine and the Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) https://www.hus.fi/en/Pages/default.aspx which makes it an interactive research community with interests in a broad range of topics from fundamental biological research to clinical applications.

The group of Leah Biggs will open in September 2020 at the HiLIFE Meilahti campus and is looking for outstanding candidates for a

PhD Student/Research Assistant in stem cell niche and cell mechanics research

The successful candidate will join a young and dynamic research team in the investigation of stem cell fate acquisition and regulation in tissue morphogenesis and maintenance. We utilize a wide range of techniques, including mouse genetics, organoid technology, cell biology, live cell imaging, in silico modeling, mass spectrometry and next generation sequencing to study the critical role of the stem cell niche in regulating stem cell fate and homeostasis (see e.g., Nava, Miroshnikova, et al. 2020 Cell; Binder, et al. 2019 Sci Rep; Biggs, Makela, et al. 2018 eLife).

The research assistant applicant is required to have a background in biology, biochemistry, cell biology or a related field; PhD Student applicant must hold a masters degree in one of the same fields. Strong written and oral communication skills in English are a must. Experience in one of the following methodologies: genetics, cell biology, or confocal imaging is an advantage.

The positions are for a fully funded degree. A trial period of six months will apply.

Starting date will be September 1, 2020 or later. Applications are welcomed as soon as possible – the call will be open until Monday, August 3rd, 2020, or until a hiring decision is made. Be sure to submit your application as soon as possible; we will start going through the applications right away.

To apply, please submit your application 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. Upload a single pdf-file containing a one-page letter with a personal statement outlining your research interests and relevant work experience, your CV and bibliography, contact information for 2-3 references.

Informal inquiries are very welcome and should be sent to leah.biggs(at)helsinki.fi. Further information on the recruitment process (incl. the recruitment system) can be obtained from HR Specialist Anu Roine (anu.roine(at)helsinki.fi).

Due date

03.08.2020 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Monday August 3rd, 2020

Doc­toral stu­dent, Multi-be­ne­fit solu­tions to cli­mate-smart ag­ri­cul­ture (MULTA)

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the posi-tion of a

DOCTORAL STUDENT

to work in a Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland funded project MULTA (Multi-benefit solutions to climate-smart agriculture, https://carbonaction.org/en-stn-multa/). The doctoral student will join a multidisciplinary team to study soil carbon sequestration and climate impacts of agricultural practices with a strong focus on plant-related soil processes of carbon stabilization.

The aims of the consortium are to 1) design climate-smart agricultural solutions that are widely beneficial to food systems, 2) test their practical application, 3) understand C stabilization process-es and develop a verification system for the carbon sequestration and other climate impacts to be used in policy and markets, and 4) develop economic measures and policies to promote the im-plementation of these solutions in Finland and abroad.

Do you want to be part in solving the questions about stable carbon in soils? Tasks of the doctoral student will be 1) to plan and participate state-of-the-art laboratory and field experiments related to plant roots, rooting depth and root-microbe-soil interactions as well as soil microbiome, 2) to analyze data, report and present scientific findings as part of PhD studies and 3) to actively participate in interdisciplinary group work to guarantee direct interplay between the experimental work and modelling.

We are seeking a highly motivated student with background in environmental microbiology, molecular biology, plant biology, soil science, agroecology, or other relevant fields. Interest towards a scientific career and work experience in research projects is an asset.

This project has tight collaboration with consortium partners at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, University of Zürich and Natural Resources Institute Finland and is linked to recently funded new infrastructure project on Climate-smart Northern Agriculture (INAR RI Agriculture) of the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR). We offer an internationally competitive package and access to state-of-the-art infrastructures (such as INAR RI Agriculture, ICOS, Integrated Car-bon Observation System, https://www.icos-ri.eu/).

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/research/doctoral-education/the-application-p…).

The appointee can conduct their Ph.D. studies at one of the University of Helsinki Doctoral Programmes: Doctoral Programme in Microbiology and Biotechnology https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-…, Plant Sciences (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-…), Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-…, or Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-…).

The salary shall be based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. The starting gross salary will be approx. 2200-2400 euros per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and work experience. In addition, occupational healthcare will be provided. The appointment starts with a probationary period of six months.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents as a single pdf file:
1) CV
2) motivation letter
3) publication list, and
4) a minimum of two recommendation letters

Please submit your application through 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 submit their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for applications 2 August 2020. The position can be filled in to start in September 2020, or as soon as suitable for the appointee. The duration of the employment is approx. 1.5 years, depending on the salary levels.

For additional information, please contact university researcher Jussi Heinonsalo Jussi.heinonsalo(at)helsinki.fi.

Due date

02.08.2020 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Sunday August 2nd, 2020

Doc­toral stu­dent in Sal­mon Eco­logy and Evol­u­tion

Doctoral student position in salmon ecology and evolution

A Doctoral student position, is available at the University of Helsinki, Finland, to work in Academy Research Fellow Tutku Aykanat’s research group. The position is a part of a 5-year Academy of Finland funded project, and aims to understand the processes shaping Atlantic salmon demography in the wild.

Atlantic salmon is a great organism to study gene-phenotype-fitness relationship in the wild. The presence of substantial material from past research and monitoring efforts, and a simple 2-locus system broadly controls important life history variation (see refs below) allow for an integrated framework to track adaptive genetic variation in Atlantic salmon in the wild.

Using multigenerational, multi population datasets composed of genetic and phenotypic information, the PhD student will employ age structured population models and whole food web approaches to understand the evolutionary processes and ecological constrains shaping Atlantic salmon life history variation and demography.

Professor Anna Kuparinen from the University of Jyväskylä will co-supervise the PhD student. The student is expected to visit Kuparinen’s group at the University of Jyväskylä up to 12 months to master dynamic food web modelling and apply it on Atlantic salmon.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate strong mathematical / statistical understanding, experience in a statistical computing software such as R, JAGS, or matlab, and interests in ecology and evolution, and familiarity with quantitative genetics.

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/research/doctoral-education/the-application-p…).

Funding is for 3 year 8 months for the four-year project. Funding for the remaining four months is uncertain due to covid-19 related complications, but good opportunities exists to fill this gap. The starting date is January 2020.

The salary will be based on level 2 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance with the overall starting salary amount being about 2240 EUR per month, before taxes.

Your application should include (in a one pdf-file) a motivation letter with a summary of your interests, your CV, and two letters of reference.

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, using the online application form using the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for the position. The deadline for applications is 2 August 2020.

Informal inquiries should be directed to Tutku Aykanat (tutku.aykanat(at)helsinki.fi).

Finland is a member of the EU, has high quality free schooling (also in English), generous family benefits and healthcare, and was recently ranked as the happiest country in the world. The University of Helsinki is a top 100 ranked university in most ranking lists, and is currently investing heavily in life sciences research (see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-life-science).

Relevant research:
Barson NJ*, Aykanat T*, Hindar K, Baranski M, Bolstad GH, et. al (2015) Sex-dependent dominance at a single locus maintains variation in age at maturity in salmon. Nature, 528, 405-408 (*: equal contribution).

Kuparinen A, Hutchings J (2017) Genetic architecture of age at maturity can generate divergent and disruptive harvest-induced evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 372: 20160035.

Czorlich Y, Aykanat T, Erkinaro J, Orell P & Primmer CR (2018) Rapid sex-specific evolution of age at maturity is shaped by genetic architecture in Atlantic salmon. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2, 1800-1807.

Kuparinen A, Perälä T, Martinez NDM, Valdovinos FS (2019) Environmentally-induced noise dampens and reddens with increasing trophic level in a complex food web. Oikos 128:608-620.

Aykanat T, Rasmussen M, Ozerov M, Niemelä E, Paulin L, ey. al. (2020) Life history genomic regions explain differences in Atlantic salmon marine diet specialization. bioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/754440

Due date

02.08.2020 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Sunday August 2nd, 2020

Postdoc­toral re­searcher, spe­cial­ist in traceology of bone, antler and teeth

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world
Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The European Research Council-funded project “Animals Make Identities. The Social Bioarchaeology of Late Mesolithic and Early Neolithic Cemeteries in North-East Europe” (AMI) at the University of Helsinki is recruiting one postdoctoral researcher in traceology of bone, antler and teeth.

Applications are invited for

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (ARCHAEOLOGY AND TRACEOLOGY)

for a fixed term of up to 3,7 years, starting preferably on January 1, 2021 to work in the University of
Helsinki (the starting date can be negotiated). The successful candidate’s research will focus on the goals of the project tasks as specified below.

The appointee’s main duties will consist of conducting traceological analyses of bone artefacts from North European Late Mesolithic burials and participation in the research team of the AMI. Tasks include also supervision doctoral student of traceology.

An appointee to the position must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field. The candidate should have
excellent analytical and methodological skills in traceology. The candidate must have excellent skills in working both independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. As the working language is English, the successful candidate is expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English. Skills in Russian are preferable but not required. The position is based in Helsinki and tasks include conducting analysis work in Russia, and Baltic and Scandinavian countries.

The salary is EUR 3300–3700 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and
experience. Relocation costs can be negotiated and AMI will offer help and information for the
practicalities, if needed. The salary for the position will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities with a component based on personal performance.

Application

Applications should consist of the following English-language documents:
(1) CV (max. 3 pages) with the list of publications (2015-2020)
(2) Contact information for two referees
(3) A research statement (max. 2000 words) consisting of
i) a brief description of previous relevant experience in traceology
ii) a brief description of previous experience in research projects as well as descriptions of the tasks in the project

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 employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal https://saphr.it.helsinki.fi/irj/portal).
Deadline for applications is August 15th, 2020.

If you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please
contact recruitment@helsinki.fi.

ERC CoG project “Animals Make Identities” (AMI) at the University of Helsinki runs from 2020–2025 and is directed by Dr. Kristiina Mannermaa. AMI seeks to understand links between hunter-gatherers and animals and reconstructing life histories of humans, animals and artefacts based on burial finds from North-East Europe.

The special task of a traceologist will be to study the manufacture technology and use wear on Mesolithic bone artefacts (tools, weapons, ornaments, figurines) and analytically investigate and interpret them for achieving the goals of AMI. Important goals are to understand the life histories of the bone artefacts found in the graves. The postdoctoral researcher in traceology will work in close collaboration with the rest of the team. She/He will do independent research but the results will be combined with the results from other researchers in AMI in order to understand the social identities of the deceased.

For further information on the position, please contact Kristiina Mannermaa (kristiina.mannermaa@helsinki.fi).
For information on the University of Helsinki as an employer please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university

Due date

15.08.2020 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Saturday August 15th, 2020

Postdoc­toral re­searcher, Cog­nit­ive and Brain Aging group

INVITATION FOR APPLICATIONS

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research unit focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki – a leading Nordic university with a strong commitment to life science research. As part of Academic Medical Center Helsinki in Meilahti campus FIMM collaborates locally with the Faculty of Medicine, Helsinki University Hospital and National Institute for Health and Welfare. FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, composed of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the centres for molecular medicine in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and the EU-LIFE Community.

FIMM is currently seeking a

postdoctoral researcher
to join Cognitive and Brain Aging group

Description:
Postdoctoral researcher will be working in FIMM Cognitive and Brain Aging group led by Dr. Eero Vuoksimaa. Cognitive and Brain Aging group studies risk and protective factors of old age cognitive impairment and aims to improve early detection and diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. We are also interested in healthy cognitive aging and cognitive reserve. Our multidisciplinary approach includes e.g., epidemiology, twins studies, molecular genetics, neuropsychology and brain imaging. We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work in a project that aims to understand the mechanisms of cognitive and brain aging from middle age to the oldest-old. Project is done in close collaboration with national and international researchers including Turku PET Centre and University of California, San Diego.

Postdoctoral researcher will participate in analyzing brain imaging, cognitive and genetic data, conducting statistical analyses, presenting in scientific conferences, writing of research manuscripts and in grant writing.

Qualifications and experience:
Candidates should have a PhD in neuropsychology, neurosciences, psychology, genetics or related field. Candidates with track record in processing and analyzing structural brain imaging data and/or experience in twin research / molecular genetics will be preferred. Ideal candidate has expertise also in Alzheimer’s disease and/or cognitive aging. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Salary and contract:
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications based on the Finnish university salary (YPJ) system on previous qualifications, experience and performance in the position. The contract will be offered for one year with a possibility for extension for a second year. Full time fixed-term position is available from September 2020 or as agreed. Due to coronavirus situation the position may be started remotely.

To apply, please submit the application, together with your CV and a 1 page motivation letter, through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal.
Attach motivation letter and CV as a single PDF file. CV should include name and contact information of two referees and the list of publications with highlighting up to five most important papers and describing candidate’s role in these papers. Please indicate your experience in brain imaging and/or behavior/molecular genetics in the motivation letter and indicate why you want to study cognitive aging.

Please apply no later than 26.7.2020. Interviews will be conducted either in-person or online.

For further information please visit our website at http://www.fimm.fi or contact Dr Eero Vuoksimaa at eero.vuoksimaa@helsinki.fi

If you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment@helsinki.fi. Please contact hr-hilife@helsinki.fi for other process-related questions.

Due date

26.07.2020 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Sunday July 26th, 2020

Postdoc­toral Re­searcher, ANEE (“Ancient Near Eastern Empires)

The Centre of Excellence in “Ancient Near Eastern Empires” (ANEE) at the University of Helsinki runs from 2018-2025 and is directed by Dr. Saana Svärd. ANEE asks: How do changing imperial dynamics impact social group identities and lifeways over a millennium? ANEE covers the Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, Persian, Hellenistic, and early Roman / Parthian Empires. ANEE engages with methodologically varied yet integrated research on the long-term processes by which social group identities and lifeways were negotiated. Taken together, the innovations of ANEE are the integrated longue durée approach and the methodological innovativeness of each team (both separately and in collaboration). There will be several recruitment calls for fixed term positions during ANEE’s lifespan (doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and university researchers).

ANEE is now recruiting a member for Team 2. Each of the three teams has a methodologically specific approach yet collaborates on four work packages.

Applications are invited for

A POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (1)

for a fixed term of 2 years, preferably starting on 1 January 2021 to work in the University of Helsinki. The successful candidate’s research projects will focus on the goals of team 2. The appointed postdoctoral researcher will have proven expertise in one of the areas of interest of ANEE. Their main duties will include full-time research in their respective fields. As ANEE is deeply multidisciplinary, competence in more than one field and/or proof of successful scientific collaboration will be considered an advantage. The post will require both independent and collaborative scientific publishing, as well contributions to the organization of an international workshop on migration in 2021 and a workshop on lifeways in 2022.

Team 2 “Social Scientific Theory & Applications” tests and refines theoretical models from the social sciences for ancient evidence, integrating anthropological approaches to archaeology with sociological readings of textual and archaeological evidence. Team 2 seeks social scientists (anthropologists, sociologists, economists, or political scientists) with expertise in migration, forced labor, and/or identity studies, and ancient historians of any of the relevant empires with similar profiles. Willingness to work with future PhD candidates and for multiple work packages is desirable. Team 2 is led by Dr. Jason Silverman (jason.silverman@helsinki.fi). For more information on team 2, see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/ancient-near-eastern-empires/r…. For more information on the three teams and the work packages, please see www.helsinki.fi/anee.

An appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field. The year of graduation and previous postdoctoral experience do not exclude the applicant from consideration. The appointee must have the ability to conduct independent scientific research, and possess the teaching skills required for the position. Teaching or teaching-related tasks will form 5-10 % of the position. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. The successful candidates are expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English. Skills in Finnish or Swedish are not required. Relocation costs can be negotiated, and ANEE will offer help and information for the practicalities, if needed.

ANEE is functioning in the Faculty of Arts (Teams 1 and 3) and in the Faculty of Theology (Team 2), located in the City Centre Campus. The city of Helsinki is the capital city of Finland, with a population of ca. 600 000. It has been consistently ranked amongst the top cities in the world for quality of living. Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations.

The salary for the position will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The salary scale is EUR 3,145–4,000 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience.

Applications should consist of the following English-language documents:
(1) CV (max. 3 pages) and a list of publications
(2) Contact information for two referees
(3) A research statement (max. 2000 words) consisting of
i) a brief description of previous research experience
ii) a proposal for the research project that the applicant wants to conduct in ANEE which references Team 2 research goals (including suggested dates for the project)
iii) a brief description of the plans for scientific cooperation within ANEE, preferably specifying relevant cross-team potentials and work packages.

Further information on the position may be obtained from the team leader (see above) or the director Saana Svärd (saana.svard@helsinki.fi).

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to send their application via the SAP HR portal. Deadline for applications is 31st of July, 2020.

If you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please contact recruitment@helsinki.fi.

Due date

31.07.2020 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020

Postdoc­toral and/​or PhD po­s­i­tions in cell biology of the en­do­cytic cyto­skel­eton

Helsinki Institute of Life Science, HiLIFE (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-life-science), is a new life science institute at the University of Helsinki established in 2017 supporting high quality research across campuses and life science faculties. HiLIFE builds on existing strengths, new recruits and partnerships to create an attractive international environment for solving grand challenges in health, food, and environment. It coordinates research infrastructures in life sciences, provides research-based interdisciplinary training and supports researchers within its units and partner faculties. In 2019 HiLIFE has a staff of 600 and budget of 59 M€.

Our lab is located within the HiLIFE unit Institute of Biotechnology, Viikki campus. The Institute of Biotechnology (BI) (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/hilife-institute-of-biotechnology) is an international research unit within the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki. Research groups at BI conduct research and develop infrastructures in biotechnology and modern biosciences at the highest international level, actively applying the results for the benefit of society.

The Almeida-Souza Lab at HiLIFE invites applications for

Post-doctoral researcher and/or PhD student in cell biology of the endocytic cytoskeleton

We offer you a highly collaborative, supportive and international research environment. The working language of the institute is English. Our research goal is to understand the molecular logic behind the dynamics of the actin cytoskeleton at endocytic sites and how disturbances in this process affect physiology and disease progression.

Projects in the lab involve Super-resolution imaging and analysis, protein biochemistry, CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering and drug screens. Please look at our webpage for more details (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/endocytic-cytoskeleton-biology). Successful candidates will be able to decide which projects suit best their interests and expertise.

Our lab offers a 3-year fixed-term contract for postdocs and a 4-year fixed-term contract for PhD students. Candidates will be encouraged to apply for their own funding.

We seek motivated individuals willing to contribute positively to the research team and the HiLIFE community at large. Our lab is committed to build an environment where everyone is respected and valued. Importantly, we believe that science should be fun and exciting.

The successful Doctoral and/or Postdoctoral candidates will hold an excellent Master Degree (or equivalent) and/or PhD in Biology with a specialization in Cell Biology and/or Biochemistry. In addition, the Postdoctoral candidate will have a proven record of excellence in the above-mentioned research areas, whereas the Doctoral candidate will have a strong potential for excellence in research. Previous experience with cellular and molecular biology techniques is essential. Experience with super-resolution microscopy and/or protein purification using multiple expression systems is definite plus.

To apply, please submit your application using the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal. Upload a single pdf-file containing a one-page cover letter outlining your relevant work experience and motivation to work on our research group, your CV and contact information for 2-3 referees. Please indicate whether you are applying for the PhD student or Postdoc position.

The application deadline is January 6th, 2020, but review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For informal enquiries, contact leonardo.almeida-souza@helsinki.fi. In case you need technical support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, 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. The University of Helsinki has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members, and it offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.

Due date

06.01.2020 23:59 EET

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Post expires on Monday January 6th, 2020