A POST-DOC­TORAL PO­S­I­TION in the col­lab­or­at­ive Academy of Fin­land -fun­ded Cross­Bar pro­ject at university in Helsinki in Finland

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A POST-DOC­TORAL PO­S­I­TION in the col­lab­or­at­ive Academy of Fin­land -fun­ded Cross­Bar pro­ject

Postdoctoral Positions | Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

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.


is available in the collaborative Academy of Finland -funded CrossBar project at the Universities of Helsinki and Turku, and the National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL). The project PI’s are Associate Professor Tarja Sironen (UH), Adjunct Professor Laura Kakkola (UT) and Research Manager, PhD, Pamela Österlund (THL). The position is offered for a fixed-term position for 3 years (approximately one year in each of the partner institutes).

We seek for a highly motivated and experienced postdoctoral researcher in the field of virology, microbiology, immunology or molecular cell biology to join our international and dynamic consortium. The job description is to plan and execute research on zoonotic viruses with pandemic potential.

The successful candidate:

-Has a PhD degree in a relevant field of life sciences and preferably background in virology
-Has strong organizational skills, is solution-oriented and has the ability to analytical thinking
-Has excellent skills in experimental laboratory work and ability to independently plan and execute the experiments
-Has previous experience in working in BSL-3 conditions or is willing to be trained for work in such conditions Is a team player with good collaboration and communications skills
-Has good spoken and written English

The degree requirement must be met by the beginning of the employment.
The salary is based on the Finnish collective agreement. The position belongs to the category of teaching and research personnel. The salary is in the range of 3100 – 3600 eur/month.The salary level is based on previous qualifications, experience and personal performance in the position according to the hosting institution. The start date is negotiable, and there is a trial period of six months.

The application, together with the required attachments in PDF format (CV, list of publications), must be written in English and submitted 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) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

A special health examination of the suitability to work in the high containment laboratory is required for the person selected to the position. Also, the selected person, with his or her consent, will be asked for PSC (Personnel Security Clearance) assurance through the National Security Authorities (NSA).

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

The deadline for the applications is 15.1.2022

Further information will be given by email of by phone:
Tarja Sironen, tarja.sironen(at)helsinki.fi, +358-50-4471588
Laura Kakkola, laura.kakkola(at)utu.fi, +358-50-5747101
Pamela Österlund, pamela.osterlund(at)thl.fi, +358-295248351

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 Institute of Biomedicine, Turku https://www.utu.fi/en/university/faculty-of-medicine/institute-of-biomed… at the University of Turku has good basic facilities for virological and immunological work. The Institute is in close proximity with the Turku Bioscience Centre https://bioscience.fi/ , which has excellent microscopical, proteomics, gene expression profiling and versatile molecular biology facilities, which are readily available for the research group. The research group works in Medisiina D building, which has an excellent research environment including BSL-3 laboratories.

THL, Helsinki at the Expert Microbiology Unit, https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/about-us/organisation/departments-and-uni… the expert laboratory responsible for the epidemic surveillance and control on a national level. https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/about-us/organisation/departments-and-uni…


Due date

15.01.2022 23:59 EET

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