University of Helsinki Funds grant applications 2011 Grants and scholarships open for applications
The application period for the grants and scholarships is from November 29th to December 17th 2010. The application period ends at 14.45 hours (2:45 p.m.).
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The deadline for recommendations is December 21st 2010 at 14.45 hours (2:45 p.m.). The applicant gives the contact information for the reference on the application. The reference gets instructions for giving the recommendation through e-mail once the applicant has registered the application.
All applications and recommendations are registered using an electronic application system.
All applicants will be informed about the awarded grants and scholarships in February 2011. The grants and scholarships will be presented in spring 2011.
The applications are evaluated according to the uniform evaluation criteria (only in Finnish) of the University of Helsinki Funds. Individual funds may in addition have their own points of emphasis, which are mentioned in the fund application texts.
A post-doctoral position is available at the research group of Peppi Koivunen-Karppinen at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Oulu, Finland. The group is interested in basic mechanistic and translational research focusing on the hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) hydroxylases in physiology and cancer. The position is to be filled as soon as possible and applications will be considered until a suitable candidate has been found. (23.11.2010)
JUNIOR INVESTIGATOR POSITION AT BIOCENTER OULU, FINLAND The bioinstitute Biocenter Oulu is the spearhead organization of biosciences and molecular medicine in the Biosciences and Health focus area of the University of Oulu, Finland. Its project groups work in several departments within the Faculties of Science and Medicine at the University of Oulu. Currently there are ten principal projects and one junior investigator's project with about 30 senior scientists, 60 post-doctoral fellows and 140 Ph.D. students. The organization has a highly collaborative culture and is committed to promoting high quality interdisciplinary research. External evaluators have found the research at Biocenter Oulu to be of high international standard. A great effort has been made to develop core facilities, which offer services varying from structural biology to transgenic animals. Biocenter Oulu also promotes continuing education through its Doctoral Program, by arranging advanced courses, research seminars and symposia. Biocenter Oulu is searching for a Junior Investigator wishing to establish an independent career after successful post-doctoral training. Description of the Position We are particularly interested in candidates carrying out research into Cell-Matrix Biology, Cardiovascular Biology, Cell Biology, Protein Sciences, Functional Genomics and Molecular Genetics. Successful candidates will be appointed to the Biocenter Oulu organization and will work in the Biocenter Oulu facility or in an appropriate department at one of the faculties. Biocenter Oulu will provide the salary of the principal investigator and one group member and an annual grant for materials and consumables. Qualifications and Experience Qualifications should include post-doctoral experience, preferably international, and an excellent research record. Eligible junior investigator must have been awarded his/her first PhD up to 6 years prior to the publication date of this call. Eligible career breaks are maternity or paternity leaves (with proof of accumulation of actual time off for children born after the PhD award), and leave taken for national service. Certain other research career breaks (long-term illness, clinical qualifications) may also count as an extension. The applications will be evaluated by an international board. Contracts Contracts of five years' duration will be offered to a successful candidate. Contracts can be renewed after an international peer review process carried out at Biocenter Oulu every four years. Potential applicants should contact the Scientific Director of Biocenter Oulu, Prof. Johanna Myllyharju, tel. (+3588) 537 6100, fax (+3588) 537 6115, e-mail address johanna.myllyharju- at-oulu.fi for further information. Information on research groups at Biocenter Oulu can be found on its web page: http://www.biocenter.oulu.fi . Salary The salary for the post will be based on the levels 5-7 of the demand level chart for university-level teaching and research staff of the salary system of Finnish universities, the job-specific component of the salary thus being 2682,35-3618,82 € per month. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific component). The job title will be either post-doctoral research fellow or senior research fellow, depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Applications Applicants should submit 5 copies of a concise research plan, a list of publications and a curriculum vitae as well as names and addresses of 2 referees to: University of Oulu, Kirjaamo/Office of Registrar PO Box 8000, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland, Street address: Pentti Kaiteran katu 1
portaikko P1, 2. kerros
90570 OULU, FINLAND by January 14, 2011 before 3:00 pm local time. Please write on the envelope an identification 'Junior Investigator at Biocenter Oulu'. Application documents will not be returned. The applicants should arrange for two or three letters of recommendation to be sent to that address by the same deadline.
A postdoctoral researcher position is available in Ophthalmology study group at Tampere Medical School, University of Tampere, Finland.
Ophthalmology study group is part of the SILK organization. Research and Development Center for Ophthalmic Innovations (SILK) aim to establish a comprehensive network of institutes and companies doing eye and vision research. The main goal of SILK is to produce new ophthalmic innovations and adapt them to patient use. Ophthalmology study group is collaborating for example with Ophthalmology group of Regea Institute of Regenerative Medicine and Department of Biomedical engineering at Tampere University of Technology. Main focus of this collaboration is on translational studies performed with hESC differentiated retinal pigment epithelial cells.
Selected candidate will work with in vitro cell culture models and translational studies developed for retinal diseases. A successful candidate must have a PhD in cell biology, molecular biology or biochemistry/biotechnology or equivalent and strong experience in cell culturing and animal work. At first, funding is available for one year. The salary is based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish Universities.
Closing date for application is December 10, 2010. Application should include description of previous research experience, a CV with list of publications and contact information of two references. Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org . For further information, please contact Executive manager of SILK Ulla Aapola, (tel +358 45 3226772, e-mail: ulla.aapola-at- uta.fi ulla.aapola-at-uta.fi ).
PhD student position in structure-function studies of small GTPases in cancer in the Mechanism and Biosensors of small GTPases Group of Daniel Abankwa at the Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, Turku Finland. Applications are open from November 1, 2010 until the positions are filled.