14/02/2010-20/02/2011 INFO 1
University of Lausanne, Center for Integrative Genomics is looking for a postdoctoral electrophysiologist for identifying neuronal mechanisms underlying glucose detection. (24.1.2010)
14/02/2010-20/02/2011 INFO 2
PhD Student position is available at the Institute of Biomedicine/Pharmacology, Biomedicum, University of Helsinki. The project studies the role of glutamatergic neurotransmission in neurobiology of mental disorders and focuses on characterizing possibilities to modulate cognition and emotions through metabotropic glutamate receptors in search for novel drug targets for psychiatric diseases like schizophrenia. Application deadline is February 22, 2011.
14/02/2010-20/02/2011 INFO 3
With a rich and innovative portfolio, Danisco is a world leader in food ingredients, enzymes and bio-based solutions. Using nature’s own materials, science and the knowledge of our 6,800 people, we design and deliver bio-based ingredients that meet market demand for healthier and safer products. The Danisco Health and Nutrition team is looking for a PhD student, for a project focusing on oral health and oral microbiology, to work in the Danisco R&D site based at Kantvik, Kirkkonummi, Finland. Please send your application with a CV by February 28th, 2011.
14/02/2010-20/02/2011 INFO 4
A MSc-level project researcher position is available in the field of cell biology/developmental biology at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki. The project investigates cellular mechanisms regulating epithelial morphogenesis in development and disease using advanced confocal microscopy and live tissue imaging methods. Application deadline is February 28, 2011.
14/02/2010-20/02/2011 INFO 5
Postdoctoral Scientist / Oncology
Type of employment: Fixed-term for 2 yrs
Application period ends: March 20, 2011
Orion Corporation, Turku
Orion Corporation is a Finnish listed company, which develops, manufactures and markets
pharmaceuticals, active pharmaceutical ingredients and diagnostic tests for global
markets. The focus in Orion's pharmaceutical R&D is on early research, i.e. preclinical
as well as clinical Phases I and II.
Our department (Oncology and Critical Care Research) focuses its activities to the
identification and nonclinical characterization of promising drug leads and candidates.
In order to successfully execute these tasks, we closely follow the research in our field
and develop and innovate novel research technology for drug research. We have global
collaboration network with both industrial and academic partners.
The post-doctoral scientist will execute research efforts within one of our newly
established international research networks. The project aims on identifying novel in
vivo and in vitro models to enhance drug discovery in Oncology.
Your responsibility is to develop and characterize novel complex in vitro and in vivo
models for prostate and breast cancer. Models will be studied for their improved
potential to validate novel therapeutic targets. The goal is to transfer these research
activities to the standards used in the pharmaceutical drug discovery. You will
collaborate closely with three high-quality research groups in Europe.
We are looking for enthusiastic scientist with fresh interests and new ideas. You have a
Ph.D. degree and experience from in vitro and in vivo cancer research, possibly in the
field of breast and prostate cancer. You have gained part of your previous experience in
an international environment. You have good national and international reputation and
contacts with broad perspective to the science and medical management in oncology. You
will also have the opportunity to perform part of the work together with our academic
collaborators both in Finland and abroad.
We offer exciting opportunity to create and have an impact to the future therapies and
patient care in Oncology. We also offer you enthusiastic and supporting working
environment, and attractive opportunity to have personal influence to our highly
interesting R&D pipeline.
(Additional information on the position: Pekka Kallio, Tel: +358-10-426 7828)
14/02/2010-20/02/2011 INFO 6
The Department of Medical Genetics, University of Helsinki, is looking for a
We are studying gene-culture co-evolution of musical traits. We seek for a researcher
with a strong academic record and interest in analysis of GWA, gene expression and
gene-gene and gene-environment interaction analyses. Review of application will start now
with starting date being April-May 2011.
Please contact Professor Irma Järvelä, firstname.lastname@example.org.
14/02/2010-20/02/2011 INFO 7
Postdoctoral fellow position in studying molecular mechanisms of lymphocyte
differentiation at the Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku and Åbo
We are seeking a scientist to join our international research group to work on human
lymphocyte biology. The position starts as agreed and is initially for 3 years (with an
option for an extension).
Successful applicants are science driven, enthusiastic and self-initiative. Applicants
are expected to have a relevant degree in life sciences. The applicants should have
previous experience in molecular and cellular biology and protein chemistry.
The salary is in accordance with the State’s salary system (Universities) for teaching
and research personnel level 5-6. In addition, there is a share increase based on the
personal performance, which is, at most, 46,3% of the base salary.
Please send your application, CV and contact information for three references to Terhi
Jokilehto (email@example.com). Closing date for the applications is February 28th,
For further information contact Prof. Riitta Lahesmaa, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Centre see www.btk.fi
14/02/2010-20/02/2011 INFO 8
A PhD level position in Quantitative Proteomics has been opened with immediate starting
date, at the Turku Centre for Biotechnology.
We seek a post-doctoral researcher with a strong academic record in proteomics and/or
mass spectrometry and a keen interest in the latest mass spectrometry and proteomics
technologies. In general, the scope of your research will be to contribute to
coordination, design and management of research projects and scientific output of the
Proteomics Facility. Specific tasks involve development and optimization of methods in
quantitative proteomics, and application of these methods in research projects and
services. In addition, you will be expected to assist in the training at courses at
workshops, and collaborate in local, national and international networks. In return we
offer a lively research setting with the latest MS technologies in a highly interactive
and international research environment.
All correspondence should be in English and include a 1 to 2 page cover letter
summarizing research interests and your career plans, and CV with a list of publications,
and contact information for three referees. Applications should be submitted as a single
pdf file to Garry Corthals (garry.corthals at btk.fi).Applications must be received
before 28 Feb 2011, midnight local time.
THE POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL A SUITABLE CANDIDATE HAS BEEN FOUND.
Additional information is on our website at www.btk.fi/proteomics. Alternatively contact
Garry Corthals (garry.corthals at btk.fi).
14/02/2010-20/02/2011 INFO 9
RESEARCH ASSISTANT OR RESEARCHER IN (EVOLUTIONARY) BIOINFORMATICS
A position is available for a bioinformatics research assistant or researcher in Academy
Professor Craig Primmer?s research group (see http://users.utu.fi/primmer for more
details) at the University of Turku, Finland.
The successful applicant will be expected to assist (and train) research group members in
bioinformatics tasks related to the evolutionary genomics research being conducted in the
group. This includes developing analysis pipelines for various forms molecular data from
non-model organisms, including next-generation sequencing, proteomics and
transcriptomics. They will also be responsible for the general development and
maintenance of computing facilities in the group. Depending on the interests of the
successful applicant, collaboration in the group?s research projects, as well as carrying
out their own research, may also be possible.
Applications will be considered from candidates holding either a Masters or PhD degree in
bioinformatics or a bioinformatics related field. A good knowledge of relevant
programming languages (Perl, python, R etc.) is essential. A demonstrated interest and/or
experience in evolutionary biology is an advantage, as is being exceptionally patient and
a willingness to acknowledge Windows as an operating system under some circumstances.
Informal inquires and applications should be addressed to Acad. Prof. Craig Primmer
(email@example.com). Applications (one single pdf file) should include a full CV with
details of formal training and experience in bioinformatics, a publication list and
contact details of at least two referees. Review of applications will commence on March 6
with the preferred starting date being April-May 2011. The position is initially
available until the end of 2011, but an extension is likely to be possible. The salary
range will be according to the university pay scale and will depend on the education
level and relevant experience of the successful applicant.