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University of Turku Research Flagship InFLAMES: Innovation Ecosystem based on the Immune System, funded by the Academy of Finland, is seeking a maximum of ten ambitious Postdoctoral Researchers in the fields of immunology, immunology-based drug development and/or diagnostics.

 

About the research environment

 

University of Turku is an international and multidisciplinary research and teaching unit which works in close collaboration with regional, national and international partners. One of its research strength areas is Health, diagnostics and drug development.

The InFLAMES Flagship is a joint effort of University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University and the associated ecosystem. It aims at being an internationally recognized, top-level, immunological research and development cluster attracting both researchers and business partners. It will produce break-through knowledge on immunological principles and diseases. The Flagship also aims to provide novel discoveries which lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory disorders. Innovations, internationally recognized scientists, an extensive state-of-the-art research infrastructure and intensive academy–industry interactions form the foundation of the InFLAMES Flagship research.

The positions will be seated at the Faculty of Medicine any relevant Department or Institute, Faculty of Technology (Department of Life TechnologiesBiotechnology) or at one of the dedicated research centres, Turku Bioscience Centre or Turku PET Centre.

 

Key responsibilities

 

    • Conduct scientific research related to Flagship’s research profile (please see https://inflames.utu.fi/)
    • Activity in applying for external research funding

 

Essential qualifications

 

    • PhD in medicine, life sciences or other relevant discipline
    • Doctoral degree must have been completed by the end of the application period, but no more than approx. five years before the submission deadline for applications. (Not included in the net period of five years are maternity leaves, parental leaves, military service, etc.)
    • Research experience in immunology / immunology-based drug development and/or diagnostics (incl. relevant methodology).
    • A successful candidate should be in touch with an InFLAMES researcher at the University of Turku and are expected to be able to join an existing research group(s) or to work under the supervision of a senior researcher(s) (https://inflames.utu.fi/inflames-researchers/).
    • Outstanding potential and established excellence in research
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication in English

 

Desirable qualifications

 

    • A link to a joint project of two Inflames researchers/research groups.
    • Particular attention will be paid to candidates’ international research experience.
    • Other academic achievements in addition to the doctoral degree.

 

Salary

 

    • The salary offered is determined in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel. The salary for Postdoctoral Researcher position is at levels 5 on the job demands chart, where the task specific salary component is 2968 € per month. In addition a personal work performance component will be paid. The personal performance component is 6% – 50% of the task-specific base salary. The personal component for a new person is usually max. 19% resulting in a total salary of about 3532 € per month.
    • A six (6) month trial period applies to the positions.

 

Duration of the contract

 

    • The successful applicants are expected to begin their work as soon as possible.
    • The positions are fixed-term until the end of 2024.

 

What to do next

 

    • Applications must be submitted on 18 February 2021 at the latest (23.59.59 Finnish time) via the University of Turku electronic application form.
    • In your application, please include a personal statement or motivation letter containing a description of your scientific background and research interests, and how they relate to research conducted at the InFLAMES Flagship (max. 2 pages), a CV (max. 2 pages), degree certificates and a list of publications with impact factors.
    • The top candidates will be interviewed.
    • Potential applicants are also encouraged to apply for other positions available at the InFLAMES Flagship. For more information, please see: https://inflames.utu.fi/vacancies/

 

For further information about the positions, please contact Director of the InFLAMES Flagship, Professor Sirpa Jalkanen (sirjal@utu.fi).

Regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Planning Officer Kristiina Nuutila (kristiina.nuutila@utu.fi), Tel. +358 503135224

Apply for the job at www.utu.fi/careers (ID 10424)

 

The University of Turku is a responsible employer and educator and follows The Equality Plan of the University of Turku approved by the University Board. The European Commission has awarded the University of Turku the right to use the HR Excellence in Research logo. The logo is a token of the University’s commitment to continuous development of the position and working conditions of researchers according to the guidelines set forth in the European Charter for Researchers.

We seek a highly talented Post-doctoral Researcher to join our Single-cell genomics team at Turku Bioscience Centre. The selected candidate will focus on implementation of novel single-cell analysis techniques and support researchers in their use. The candidate will work in close collaboration with researchers affiliated with the InFLAMES Flagship on the fields of genomics, immunology and bioinformatics.

 

The InFLAMES Flagship is a joint effort of University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University aiming at being an internationally recognized, top-level, immunological research and development cluster, which will be globally attractive both for the researchers, and business partners. https://inflames.utu.fi/

 

Turku Bioscience Centre is an advanced core facility and research centre hosted jointly by University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. We offer access to a comprehensive selection of cutting-edge research methods and an opportunity to be involved in internationally competitive science in a stimulating, highly networked environment. We are a truly international community, with more than half of the personnel having an international background. Accordingly, the work language is English and there is no need or requirement to learn Finnish. https://bioscience.fi

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Implementation and troubleshooting of new single-cell genomics applications, including
  • RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, multi-omics and spatial transcriptomics
  • Supporting researchers in the use of single-cell genomics platforms and pursuing collaborative
    research projects
  • Development of quality control strategies

 

Essential qualifications

 

  • PhD in life sciences or other relevant discipline
  • Hands-on experience with genomics and cell culture techniques
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication in English

 

Desirable qualifications

 

  • Experience with immunology, single-cell genomics and next generation sequencing
  • Hands-on experience with processing of blood and solid tissue samples
  • Experience with lab automation systems
  • Strong scientific publication record

 

Salary

 

The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities. The successful applicant will belong to UTU research personnel. The salary for a Post-Doc is on average 3100 -3600€/month. Salaried positions in Finland automatically include payments to a pension fund, unemployment funds, a good occupational healthcare and even a holiday allowance.

 

Duration of the contract

 

The start of employment is negotiable. The position is fixed-term until end of 2024, with a possibility for extension. The position is subject to a six-month trial period.

 

What to do next

 

Please send your application no later than 14.02.2021 via the electronic application form of the University of Turku, you will find the link on our recruitment page: https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies

 

Kindly enclose with your application a CV, degree certificate(s), list of publications, a motivation letter describing your relevant skills and knowledge, and other documents that may influence the filling of position. All individuals will be considered without discrimination.

 

For further information please don’t hesitate to contact Tapio Lönnberg taplon(at)utu.fi

In case you need help with the application process, please turn to HR Specialist Paula Luoma paula.luoma(at)utu.fi

 

Working in Finland

 

We also welcome you cordially to our multicultural working community. In case you are arriving in Finland for the first time, we offer you orientation support.

 

Please learn more about the culture and the people:

Working culture

https://www.infofinland.fi/en/living-in-finland/work-and-enterprise/finnish-working-culture

This is Finland

https://finland.fi/

See what it is really like to work here at the University of Turku

Story 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkZ7cMoJbSE&list=PLSmJtlSQuvVJLoW484Z7CjYhiKqDPK4rm&index=3&t=0s

Story 2 – end part in English, about moving with a family and having a work-life-balance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amvSXHUXu5A&list=PLSmJtlSQuvVJLoW484Z7CjYhiKqDPK4rm&index=4

University of Turku Research Flagship InFLAMES: Innovation Ecosystem based on the Immune System, funded by the Academy of Finland, is seeking a maximum of ten ambitious Postdoctoral Researchers in the fields of immunology, immunology-based drug development and/or diagnostics.

 

About the research environment

 

University of Turku is an international and multidisciplinary research and teaching unit which works in close collaboration with regional, national and international partners. One of its research strength areas is Health, diagnostics and drug development.

The InFLAMES Flagship is a joint effort of University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University and the associated ecosystem. It aims at being an internationally recognized, top-level, immunological research and development cluster attracting both researchers and business partners. It will produce break-through knowledge on immunological principles and diseases. The Flagship also aims to provide novel discoveries which lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory disorders. Innovations, internationally recognized scientists, an extensive state-of-the-art research infrastructure and intensive academy–industry interactions form the foundation of the InFLAMES Flagship research.

The positions will be seated at the Faculty of Medicine any relevant Department or Institute, Faculty of Technology (Department of Life TechnologiesBiotechnology) or at one of the dedicated research centres, Turku Bioscience Centre or Turku PET Centre.

 

Key responsibilities

 

    • Conducting scientific research related to Flagship’s research profile (please see https://inflames.utu.fi/)
    • Leading/establishing a research group
    • Creating and maintaining national and international networks
    • Applying for external research funding

 

Essential qualifications

 

    • PhD in medicine, life sciences or other relevant discipline
    • High-quality research proposal clearly connected to the Flagship’s research profile, immunology and related diagnostics and/or drug development. Please see https://inflames.utu.fi/
    • Outstanding potential and established excellence in research
    • Strong leadership and organizational skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication in English

 

Desirable qualifications

 

    • A title of docent by the University or similar qualification and familiarity with the research area in question
    • Significant international research experience (post-doctoral research conducted abroad is essential)

 

Salary

 

    • The salary offered is determined in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel. The salary for Group Leader (Senior Researcher/Senior Researcher Fellow) is at levels 6-7 on the job demands chart, where the task specific salary component is 3460-3990 € per month. In addition a personal work performance component will be paid. The personal performance component is 6% – 50% of the task-specific base salary. The personal component for a new person is usually max. 19% resulting in a total salary of about 4748€ per month (level 7).
      A six (6) month trial period applies to the positions.
    • The positions will be supported by a start-up package. The amount of start-up package is negotiable.

 

Duration of the contract

 

    • The successful applicants are expected to begin their work as soon as possible. The fixed-term positions will be until the end of 2024.
    • The position(s) may continue after this fixed-term period according the career path model of a researcher at the University of Turku.

 

What to do next

 

    • Applications must be submitted on 18 February 2021 at the latest (23.59.59 Finnish time) via the University of Turku electronic application form.
    • Applicants should enclose with their application a summary of a research plan (max. 2 pages), a CV (max. 2 pages), a motivation letter (max. 1 page), a list of publications (with impact factors and with 5 most important ones indicated) and degree certificates.
    • The top candidates will be interviewed.
    • Please note that for more experienced Group Leaders/Senior Researchers there are also Professor/Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) positions available at the InFLAMES Flagship. In addition, potential applicants are also encouraged to apply for other suitable positions available at the Flagship. For more information, please see: https://inflames.utu.fi/vacancies/

 

For further information about the positions, please contact Director of the InFLAMES Flagship, Professor Sirpa Jalkanen (sirjal@utu.fi).

Regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Planning Officer Kristiina Nuutila (kristiina.nuutila@utu.fi), Tel. +358 503135224

Apply for the job at www.utu.fi/careers (ID 10425)

 

The University of Turku is a responsible employer and educator and follows The Equality Plan of the University of Turku approved by the University Board. The European Commission has awarded the University of Turku the right to use the HR Excellence in Research logo. The logo is a token of the University’s commitment to continuous development of the position and working conditions of researchers according to the guidelines set forth in the European Charter for Researchers.