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Postdoctoral Researcher (research group of Dr Teemu Niiranen) – Department of Clinical Medicine

Postdoctoral Researcher position (fixed-term) for the period of 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022.

The start of employment is negotiable, but the selected candidate must start in the position by 1 April 2021 at the latest. The position is fixed-term for 24 months with a possibility for extension. Trial period is 4 months. We are seeking a highly motivated computational biologist to join the research group of Dr Teemu Niiranen (Department of Clinical Medicine). We work on a wide range of topics with a current focus on multi-omics analysis in large-scale population cohorts. The research mainly focuses on applied research.

The duties of Postdoctoral Researcher include the analysis of population-level omics data (genomics, metagenomics, metabolomics etc.) aiming at groundbreaking biological discoveries. The key data sources include comprehensively phenotyped, large national and international human cohorts whose plasma and/or fecal samples have been analyzed in leading laboratories using high-throughput (metagenomic) sequencing and/or state-of-the-art mass spectrometry. Different project areas related to multi-omics data integration, analysis of longitudinal cohort data, and the discovery of personalized disease biomarkers are available. 

Qualification Requirements
Qualification requirements for the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher are stated in the Rules of Procedure of the University of Turku. Postdoctoral Researcher is required to have an applicable doctoral degree. They should also be able to conduct research independently and possess teaching skills required in the position.

A suitable candidate has:
PhD in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Biology, Mathematics, Medicine, or a related field
Relevant background knowledge including proven bioinformatics skills and a solid publication track record
Experience in statistical data analysis, integration, and visualization
Fluency in at least one data science language (such as Python, R, or Julia)
Ability to work both independently and in a team
Willingness to learn new and multidisciplinary skills as needed Good communication and interpersonal skills and English language skills
Good scientific writing skills

We also appreciate the following:
Familiarity with processing genomic, metabolomic, and metagenomic data
Experience with Linux/Unix environment
Experience with computing clusters, pipelines of batch jobs or cloud- and high-performance computing

The salary is determined in accordance with the salary system for universities. The salary of Postdoctoral Researcher is at levels 4–6 on the job demands chart of teaching and research personnel. The job-related salary element is 2563,09–3460,91 euros per month. In addition, a personal salary element will be paid. The personal salary element is 6–50 % of the job-related salary element.

Why Join Us
We are a team of young scientists with a solid track record of successful mentoring, inter-institutional international collaborations in multi-disciplinary research ranging from classical clinical epidemiology to population-level genetics in hundreds of thousands of individuals. Our collaborators for this project come from several top five universities in the world, allowing for excellent networking opportunities with leading researchers from a wide spectrum of fields.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted via the electronic application form of the University of Turku by 30 September 2020 at 11.59 p.m. at the latest.

A link to the application system is available at the beginning of this announcement (‘Apply for the job’). The application should be written in English and include a motivation letter (one page), CV (max 4 pages), list of publications, copies of relevant degree certificates, and contact information of 1-2 referees.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Teemu Niiranen (teemu.niiranen@utu.fi). For possible technical support with the application system, please contact HR Specialist Henna Huovinen (henna.huovinen@utu.fi, tel. +358 50 382 1869).

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Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Accounting and Finance

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.

Turku School of Economics is known for effective research, inspiring learning experiences, future-oriented thinking, and versatile collaboration with stakeholders. As a recognition of excellence in business education and research, TSE has been rewarded international AACSB-accreditation, read more.

Turku School of Economics, Department of Accounting and Finance, opens a position of


The vacancy is positioned in the Department of Accounting and Finance, in the field of finance. Research and teaching in accounting and finance covers the areas of management accounting, financial accounting (including auditing) and finance, read more.

The duties of the Postdoctoral Researcher comprise independent scientific research, teaching and supervision according to the degree programs in the field of  finance. The Postdoctoral Researcher participates in the planning of researcher projects in co-operation with other researchers, and takes part in administrative duties.

By opening the position of Postdoctoral Researcher, we aim to promote the research career of persons who have recently completed their doctoral degree. Person selected for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher shall have an appropriate doctoral degree, successfully completed by the end of the application period, but no more than five (5) years having passed since the completion of the degree. While counting the five-year period, maternity/paternal leaves and military service will not be taken into account.

Person selected for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher is required to have ability to independent research and to give research-based teaching in the field of  finance. Successful applicants have strong research orientation and fluency in English. Applicants with previous experience on teaching relevant courses and experience on supervision are favored.

The salary for the position is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. The task specific salary component for the Postdoctoral Researcher is 2 967.84–3460.91 euros per month (according to level 5–6 of the job demands chart). In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid. The personal work performance component is 6– 50% of the task specific salary component.

The position is subject to a six months trial period.

Applications must be submitted by through the online application system on 27.9.2020 (23:59) at latest. The link to the online application system is in the beginning of this Call for Application (”Apply for the job”).

The application should include CV, publication list, academic portfolio, research plan, motivation letter and copie(s) of degree certificate(s) (if degree(s) are not completed at the University of Turku). The academic portfolio should follow the guidelines of the University of Turku.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Mika Vaihekoski, mika.vaihekoski(at)utu.fi. For practical matters concerning the application process and electronic application system, please contact HR Specialist Taina Karjalainen, taikar(at)utu.fi.

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Post expires on Sunday September 27th, 2020