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Doctoral student in Electrical Engineering / Electronics (CMOS sensors & Raman spectroscopy)

The University of Oulu (http://www.oulu.fi/english/) is one of the largest universities in Finland, with approximately 15 000 students and 3 000 employees. The University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) (http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/) provides the framework and conditions for high-quality, research-driven doctoral education at the University of Oulu, and field-specific doctoral training is provided by its multidisciplinary doctoral programmes. Under this framework, the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Doctoral Programme (ITEE-DP) (http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/dp/iteedp) offers doctoral training in Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and Information Processing Science.


We are now inviting applications for a full-time Doctoral Student position related to a project funded by the Academy of Finland. The position is fixed-term starting at the earliest on 01.01.2020 and continuing until 30.6.2023. A six-month trial period is applied at the beginning of the contract. Research is supervised by Associate Professor Ilkka Nissinen in the Circuits and Systems (CAS) research unit, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. This research is closely tied to the Ubiquitous Wireless Sensor Systems, which is the project of University of Oulu funded by the Academy of Finland and University of Oulu to strengthen its profile.

Research area of the position
Raman spectroscopy is a very powerful optical tool that can nondestructively and quantitatively resolve the chemical and molecular composition of a sample. The potential of Raman spectroscopy has been recognized in various fields such as agricultural, food, forensic, security, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, just to name a few. The main challenge of Raman spectroscopy is the high fluorescence emission of some samples. Fluorescence background can be effectively suppressed by time-gated sensors with the pulsed lasers source in which case Raman and fluorescence photons are separated in time domain. The CAS research unit has developed the worlds’ first time-resolving CMOS line sensors for this purpose. Time domain signal processing in the field of Raman spectroscopy can be utilized to derive depth maps of molecules as a function depth of samples and this has been already demonstrated by the group by using an off-chip delay unit and a time-gated CMOS sensor. However, more simple structure could be achieved by integrating all the sensor part in the single integrated sensor. The open PhD student position aim in searching efficient means for time-resolving CMOS sensor, which could be used to derive the Raman spectra as a function of depth of a sample without any off-chip delay units. The CAS research unit has a Raman spectrometer that can be used to test different types of developed sensors.  PhD student position is open over a general theme of Designing of time-resolving CMOS single-photon avalanche diode line sensor for a depth-resolving Raman spectroscopy This includes tasks both in the designing of integrated circuit by using a CMOS technology and testing the fabricated IC in a real application i.e. depth resolving Raman spectroscopy.

Time-resolving CMOS SPAD line sensor designing is related into the development of time-to-digital converters with hundreds of timing channels and digital delay lines. The work can be thought to be mixed-signal integrated circuit designing because the time precision should be within tens of picoseconds and thus transient simulations have to be used to verify proper functionality. In other words, the Raman signal processing is done in time domain requiring accurate time domain simulation even if digital circuit blocks are used.

The position is supervised by Associate Professor Ilkka Nissinen. The place of work is CAS Research Unit, University of Oulu, headed by Professor Timo Rahkonen. CAS research unit is famous of integrated laser scanners and digital time-of-flight circuits and applications for example time-resolving Raman spectroscopy. In addition, CAS has solid experience in optoelectronic circuits and especially RF electronics and RFIC design.

Requirements for a doctoral student
To successfully occupy the position of a doctoral student, the candidate must possess a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree (e.g. licentiate) preferably in electrical engineering. In addition, knowledge in integrated circuit design is required.  Practical experience of analog electronics or digital electronics design is seen as an advantage. Degree must have been completed with good grades by 30.11.2019 (or latest before the job contract starts). Ability to pursue independent research and excellent writing and fluency in English is expected. The doctoral student position is intended for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) who, according to the ”European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers”, is defined as a researcher in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of his/her research activity, including the period of research training. Applicants will be either starting their doctoral training or will have completed no more than two full years of training (adjusted for possible previous part-time status) at the time the position is filled. The selected candidate will carry out his/her doctoral studies in the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Doctoral Programme of the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) and must meet the minimal requirements to receive doctoral study rights as defined in http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/requirements_for_admission.

Salary
The salary of the selected doctoral student will be set on levels 2 – 4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration will be given for personal achievement and performance (max. 50 %). The total salary for these levels (before tax) currently ranges from about 2350 to 3800 euros/month for full-time employment.

Application
Applications must be submitted using the electronic application form by 28.10.2019, 23:59 (Finnish local time), with the following attachments as three separate pdf files:

Complete CV containing contact information of at least two referees (Max. size limit of the attachment: 5 Mbytes)
Motivation letter (maximum 1 page) describing p
Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees. If the original documents are not in English, Finnish or Swedish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish. (Max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes)

Other relevant information
The eligible applicants fitting best in the research profile expected for the position may be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.

Contact
Associate Professor Ilkka Nissinen, e-mail: Ilkka.nissinen(at)oulu.fi

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Post expires on Monday October 28th, 2019

2 Postdoctoral Researchers in Financial Accounting



The University of Oulu is an international scientific community, with 15 000 students and 3 000 employees. The University is a multidisciplinary institute with modern facilities for research and studying. It operates in close contact with international educational and research institutes. The University of Oulu Business School is internationally accredited (AACSB) business school. The Department of Economics, Accounting and Finance in Oulu Business School is responsible for delivering high quality research and teaching in its focus areas.

We are seeking for Postdoctoral Researchers in Financial Accounting and have opened the following two positions to join our faculty at the Oulu Business School, the Department of Economics, Accounting and Finance:

Postdoctoral Researchers in Financial Accounting, two positions

Persons appointed to Postdoctoral Researchers’ positions in Financial Accounting will be teaching financial statement analysis, auditing and empirical research at the undergraduate and Master’s level courses. The persons appointed will also supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s theses. Teaching duties and load will be specified in a personal work plan. Teaching will be in English.

The persons to be appointed are required to show evidence of a strong research orientation and high-level publication activities as evidenced by the grade of the Ph.D. thesis. Publications in qualified international journals such as those included in Financial Times 50 –list or in ABS4/4* –categories are appreciated. They must also show involvement in national and international research cooperation, participation in acquiring external funding as a part of a research team, and granted external funding for own research. Their research work must be relevant for a position they apply, thereby integrating into the focus research areas of the accounting faculty at the Oulu Business School (see https://www.oulu.fi/oulubusinessschool/accounting).  

Eligibility
A qualified person is required to have a relevant doctoral degree and ability to teach, supervise and interact in English and operate in a modern university infrastructure within the frame of 1624 working hours/year as specified in the work plan.  

The positions are filled for a five-year period, beginning on January 1st, 2020. A six-month trial period is applied. 

Salary
The salary in these positions will be set on levels 5 to 6 of the demand level for teaching and research staff in Finnish universities. In addition to the job-specific salary component, a personal work performance component is also paid amounting to not more than 50 % of the job-specific component.

Application procedure
The applications shall be submitted using the online application form by October 31st, 2019.

Appendices to the application
1.      Brief curriculum vitae in English, not more than 3 pages. 2.      List of publications classified as follows: (1) articles in international peer-reviewed journals; (2) articles in international peer-reviewed volumes of scientific significance and in peer-reviewed conference proceedings; (3) articles in domestic peer-reviewed journals; (4) articles in domestic peer-reviewed volumes of scientific significance and in domestic peer-reviewed conference proceedings; (5) scientific monographs, and (6) other scientific publications such as articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings with no peer-review process, and publications in university and department series.
3.      Short account in English of significant research merits relevant for the vacancy, and a brief research and action plan (max 3 pages) in English.
4.      In electronic form, a maximum of 10 publications or other works chosen for assessment that the applicant thinks should be taken into account when his or her eligibility and merits are considered.  

For more details, contact Juha-Pekka Kallunki (Juha-Pekka.Kallunki at oulu.fi), Head of the Research Unit        

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Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Management Accounting

The University of Oulu is an international scientific community, with 15 000 students and 3 000 employees. The University is a multidisciplinary institute with modern facilities for research and studying. It operates in close contact with international educational and research institutes. The University of Oulu Business School is internationally accredited (AACSB) business school. The Department of Economics, Accounting and Finance in Oulu Business School is responsible for delivering high quality research and teaching in its focus areas.

We are seeking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Management Accounting and have opened the following position to join our faculty at the Oulu Business School, the Department of Economics, Accounting and Finance:

Postdoctoral Researcher in Management Accounting

A person appointed to Postdoctoral Researcher’s position in Management Accounting will be teaching management accounting and management control systems at the undergraduate and Master’s level courses.

The person appointed will also supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s theses. Teaching duties and load will be specified in a personal work plan. Teaching will be in English. The person to be appointed is required to show evidence of a strong research orientation and high-level publication activities as evidenced by the grade of the Ph.D. thesis. Publications in qualified international journals such as those included in Financial Times 50 –list or in ABS4/4* –categories are appreciated. You must also show involvement in national and international research cooperation, participation in acquiring external funding as a part of a research team, and granted external funding for own research. Your research work must be relevant for the position, thereby integrating into the focus research areas of the accounting faculty at the Oulu Business School (see https://www.oulu.fi/oulubusinessschool/accounting).  

Eligibility
A qualified person is required to have a relevant doctoral degree and ability to teach, supervise and interact in English and operate in a modern university infrastructure within the frame of 1624 working hours/year as specified in the work plan. 

The position is filled for a five-year period, beginning on January 1, 2020. A six-month trial period is applied. Salary The salary will be set on levels 5 to 6 of the demand level for teaching and research staff in Finnish universities. In addition to the job-specific salary component, a personal work performance component is also paid amounting to not more than 50 % of the job-specific component.

Application procedure
The applications shall be submitted using the online application form by October 31st, 2019. 

Appendices to the application
1.      Brief curriculum vitae in English, not more than 3 pages. 2.      List of publications classified as follows: (1) articles in international peer-reviewed journals; (2) articles in international peer-reviewed volumes of scientific significance and in peer-reviewed conference proceedings; (3) articles in domestic peer-reviewed journals; (4) articles in domestic peer-reviewed volumes of scientific significance and in domestic peer-reviewed conference proceedings; (5) scientific monographs, and (6) other scientific publications such as articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings with no peer-review process, and publications in university and department series.
3.      Short account in English of significant research merits relevant for the vacancy, and a brief research and action plan (max 3 pages) in English.
4.      In electronic form, a maximum of 10 publications or other works chosen for assessment that the applicant thinks should be taken into account when his or her eligibility and merits are considered.   For more details, contact Juha-Pekka Kallunki (Juha-Pekka.Kallunki at oulu.fi), Head of the Research Unit        

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Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019

2 PhD student positions available in Systems Epidemiology / Computational Medicine

A global setting (Oulu-Bristol-Melbourne) for international and multidisciplinary science

Applications are invited for a two 4-year PhD student position (starting 1.1.2020) in a Biocenter Oulu research project headed by Professors Johannes Kettunen (Systems medicine) and Mika Ala-Korpela (Computational Medicine).

The positions and the work to be done are part of our global endeavour aiming to understand and improve cardiometabolic risk assessment by conducting high-throughput multi-omics profiling of extensive population cohorts and trials at unprecedented sample-sizes. Large-scale studies are a prerequisite for statistically sound metabolic stratifications as well as for understanding the (patho)physiological function of potential new disease biomarkers and the causal pathways in disease aetiology with the aid of modern genetic data. Please see the following recent papers to understand our thinking; PubMed PMID numbers: 29106475, 29038155, 28569269, 27955712, 27789667, 27005778 and 27989323.

Requirements
Position 1:
We are seeking for a scientist to conduct large-scale systems epidemiological applications and studies in relation to serum metabolomics and lipidomics.

Position 2:
We are seeking for a scientist to conduct large-scale systems epidemiological applications and studies in relation to emerging urine metabolomics platform.

We would expect you to have an MSc degree in Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Medical Sciences, Statistics, Epidemiology, Computer Science or in a related area. You would also need to have good skills in written and spoken English. Knowledge of medical & epidemiological statistics and skills to use R would be quite essential. These positions include studies that often contain a genetic component so experience in genetics will be considered favourably. In addition, already shown capability and knowledge of scientific writing and publishing process, in the form of a few co-authored peer-reviewed publications in good international journals, would be a highly appreciated merit for these research positions.

We are offering an international, dynamic working environment in which quality and professionalism are encouraged. We have extensive international collaboration and are tightly connected to the UK epidemiology community (mainly University of Bristol, University of Oxford and University of Cambridge) and Australia (Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute & Monash University). Depending on the scientific project, mobility between relevant research sites would be encouraged.

In Oulu we have light summers and snowy winters, cooperative and competent people, active development, and high-class public services.  University of Oulu offers an excellent setting for study, work, research and personal development.

Enthusiastic candidates are encouraged to contact Prof Ala-Korpela (mika.ala-korpela@oulu.fi) or Dr Kettunen (johannes.kettunen@oulu.fi) for further information.

A six-month trial period will be effective in the beginning of a contract.

Salary
The salary of selected doctoral students will be initially set on level 2, and later on levels 2 – 4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration is given for personal achievement and performance (max. 50 %). In practice, the salary is roughly 2200 – 2700 € per month for an early stage researcher, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and progress of the doctoral thesis.

Application
Applications must be submitted using the electronic application form by 31.10.2019, 24:00 (Finnish local time), with the following attachments:

Complete CV containing contact information of at least two referees (Max. size limit of the attachment: 5 Mbytes)

Motivation letter (maximum 1 page) describing prior knowledge and research interests and career plans (1-2 pages; max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes).

Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees. If the original documents are not in English, Finnish or Swedish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish. (Max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes)

Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Other relevant information
The eligible applicants fitting best in the research profile expected for the position may be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.

Contact details

Professor Johannes Kettunen (johannes.kettunen@oulu.fi) Professor Mika Ala-Korpela (mika.ala-korpela@oulu.fi)

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Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Breast cancer genetics

The University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland. With about 15 000 students and approximately 3 000 employees it is a vibrant international scientific community. By combining multidisciplinary research and education, high-level infrastructure and wide cooperation with international research and educational institutes, companies and the public sector it has created a significant research and innovation hub of “Science with an Arctic Attitude”. More information https://www.oulu.fi/university/.

The Postdoctoral Researcher position is located at Biocenter Oulu https://www.oulu.fi/biocenter/  and the Cancer and Translational Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine in the University of Oulu (https://www.oulu.fi/medicine/ ).

The Faculty of Medicine, an integral part of the Kontinkangas Life Sciences Campus, is situated next to the University Hospital of Oulu. The campus is a unique combination of partners in research, education, health services and business.

Subject field and the description of the position
A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Breast cancer genetics and functional modelling teamlead by Adjunct Professor Katri Pylkäs and Professor Robert Winqvist at Biocenter Oulu and the Cancer and Translational Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine. The team aims to elucidate previously unknown genetic risk factors for breast cancer, and to resolve the molecular mechanisms leading to breast cancer predisposition and subsequent malignant conversion. Large patient cohorts collected form the genetically isolated Northern Finnish population are used for genetic analysis with the latest sequencing technologies. For functional modelling, various genomics and transcriptomics approaches are used combined with gene editing, biochemical assays and cell culture based disease modelling.

Requirements
The successful applicant must hold a PhD in a relevant field, preferably related to bioinformatics, genetics, genetic epidemiology or molecular biology. Candidates with solid knowledge in genetics and demonstrated working experience either with high-throughput sequencing data analysis or cell culture based functional modeling will be considered. Experience in writing scientific publications and potential in acquiring supplementary funding will be taken as merits.

The details of the research project will be mutually agreed upon, based on the qualifications, interests, and expertise of the candidate.

When assessing the applicant’s qualifications, issues to be considered will include scientific publications, supervision experience, activity in the scientific community and familiarity with the research field.  As part of the researchteam, the duties may also include supervising scientific research of BSc, MSc, and PhD students. Participation in acquiring research funding is expected.

The duration of the position for 4 years, beginning on 1st of January 2020. A six-month trial period will be effective in the beginning of a contract.

Salary
The salary is in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel) level 5 (postdoctoral researcher). In addition, there is a share increase at most, 50% of the base salary, which is based on personal achievements and performance. Typical salary for a starting postdoctoral fellow is 3300 €.

Application Procedure
The following documents must be attached to the application:
1) Motivation letter (1 – 2 pages)
2) CV with the names and contact details of 2 – 3 referees
3) Full publication list
4) Copies of relevant official degree

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, must be submitted using the electronic application form by 16.9.2019. Applications sent by email will not be considered.Interview

The top candidates for the post may be interviewed and asked to present their scientific work and experience.

For further information regarding the filling of this post:

Adjunct Professor Katri Pylkäs, Project Leader, Academy research fellow, e-mail: katri.pylkas(at)oulu.fi

Professor Robert Winqvist, Project Leader, e-mail: robert.winqvist(at)oulu.fi

Tiina Hurskainen, HR Manager, e-mail: tiina.hurskainen(at)oulu.fi

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Post expires on Monday September 16th, 2019

Two doctoral student positions in Breast cancer genetics and functional modelling team

The University of Oulu (http://www.oulu.fi/english/) is one of the largest universities in Finland, with approximately 15 000 students and 3 000 employees. The University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) (http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/) provides the framework and conditions for high-quality, research-driven doctoral education at the University of Oulu, and field-specific doctoral training is provided by its multidisciplinary doctoral programmes. Biocenter Oulu (BCO) (http://www.oulu.fi/biocenter/) offers a high-level international multidisciplinary environment supplied with cutting-edge infrastructures.  Under this framework, the Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme (HBS-DP) (http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/dp/hbsdp) offers doctoral training in clinical medicine, biomedicine, biochemistry, molecular medicine, dentistry, health sciences, medical technology.

Applications are invited for two full-time doctoral student positions for a maximum of four years, starting at the earliest on 01.01.2020 in a Biocenter Oulu research project headed by Adjunct Professor Katri Pylkäs and Professor Robert Winqvist in the Cancer and Translational Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine.

The project aims to identify novel genetic defects predisposing to breast cancer and to resolve the molecular mechanisms behind this. Large patient cohorts collected form the genetically isolated Northern Finnish population are used for genetic analysis with the latest sequencing technologies. For functional modelling various genomics and transcriptomics approaches are used combined with gene editing, biochemical assays and cell culture based disease modelling (https://www.oulu.fi/biocenter/groups/winqvist).

Two positions are filled and are supervised by Adjunct Prof. Katri Pylkäs and Prof. Robert Winqvist. The methodologies used in the research project include high-throughput sequencing technologies, bioinformatics, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, cell culture and molecular biology assays. Prior knowledge of at least one of these methodologies is considered as an advantage.

Requirements
To successfully occupy the position of a doctoral student, the candidate must possess a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree (e.g. licentiate) preferably in genetics, genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, biochemistry or molecular biology. The degree must have been completed with good grades by the application deadline 16.9.2019. Ability to pursue independent research and excellent writing and fluency in English is expected. The doctoral student position is intended for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) who, according to the ”European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers”, is defined as a researcher in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of his/her research activity, including the period of research training. Applicants will be either starting their doctoral training, or will have completed no more than two full years of training (adjusted for possible previous part-time status) at the time the position is filled. The selected candidate will carry out his/her doctoral studies in the Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme of the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) and must meet the minimal requirements to receive doctoral study rights as defined in http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/requirements_for_admission.

Salary
The salary of selected doctoral students will be initially set on level 2, and later on levels 2 – 4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration is given for personal achievement and performance (max. 50 %). In practice, the salary is roughly 2200 – 2700 € per month for an early stage researcher, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and progress of the doctoral thesis.

Since this call is for starting doctoral researchers, the positions are filled for a four-year period, beginning on 1st of January 2020. A six-month trial period is applied in the positions.

Application
Applications must be submitted using the electronic application form by 16.9.2019, 24:00 (Finnish local time), with the following attachments as three separate pdf files:

Complete CV
contact information of at least two referees (max. size limit of the attachment: 5 Mbytes).

Motivation letter
(maximum 1 page) describing prior knowledge, research interests and career plans (1-2 pages; max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes).

Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees. If the original documents are not in English, Finnish or Swedish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish (max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes).

Other relevant information
The eligible applicants fitting best in the research profile expected for the position may be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.

Contact
Adjunct Professor Katri Pylkäs, e-mail: katri.pylkas (at) oulu.fi Professor Robert Winqvist, e-mail: robert.winqvist (at) oulu.fi

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Post expires on Monday September 16th, 2019