1. FIMM is currently seeking a Senior Researcher or Postdoctoral Researcher for the RNAi Unit, FIMM Technology Centre Description: The FIMM Technology Centre has state-of-the-art infrastructures for genomics, medical bioinformatics, chemical biology, biobanking, biomarker discovery and other translational research platforms. The Centre is currently developing a RNAi screening unit utilizing cell based microarrays. Cell microarray technology is a high throughput, high content, genome- scale RNAi screening analysis on a cell spot array platform, and FIMM develops this technology together with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The FIMM RNAi unit houses cutting edge equipment, including an Aushon Biosystems 2470 Arrayer, Olympus ScanR high content screening system, and IncuCyte FLR real-time high definition live cell imaging system. The unit will print siRNA arrays as well as develop full service RNAi screening capability for both national, such as the Biocenter Finland, and international collaborators and researchers. We currently have an opening for a senior researcher or postdoctoral researcher in the unit. In general, this researcher will contribute to the management and scientific direction of the unit. Specific tasks involve developing screening methods and cell-based microarray assays, performing and optimizing screens, and analyzing data. In addition, the researcher will be expected to develop strategies to streamline the activities of the unit, support internal and external collaboration, participate in international and national research networks, and contribute to scientific advancements of the microarray screening field. The senior/postdoctoral researcher will have access to the local facilities and research network of the outstanding environment of the Biomedicum Helsinki ( http://www.biomedicum.fi , www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/core.htm ). We offer an exciting international working environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure as part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. Qualification and experience: Qualification requirements include a PhD, proven research experience in cell and molecular biology and microscopy and a strong publication track record. Postdoctoral training is preferred; relevant technical and industrial experience will also be considered. A demonstrated interest in molecular medicine and experience with genome-wide methods, high content microscopy, and/or technology development is valued. The successful candidate is expected to be highly self-motivated with excellent scientific, problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills. In addition, the candidate should be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and communication skills, a service-minded attitude, and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Salary & contract: The salary will be commensurate with qualifications based on the University salary system. A contract will be offered initially for two years with the possibility for extension for an additional three years pending successful review. Application should be written in English and include a one-two page cover letter summarizing the applicant’s career plans and CV with a list of publications and contact information for three referees. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file online at http://www.fimm.fi/en/open_positions/ no later than December 31, 2010 at 15.45. For further information please visit our website at www.fimm.fi and/or contact Gretchen Repasky (gretchen.repasky AT fimm.fi).
A PhD student or postdoctoral position is available in tumor invasion project in the Genome-Scale Biology Program, Biomedicum Helsinki, University of Helsinki. The project focuses on the identification of novel signaling pathways and molecular mechanisms on the regulation of pericellular proteolysis and tumor cell invasion. The position is available in December 2010 (or at early 2011). Deadline for applications is November 30, 2010, but the position may also be filled earlier.
The International PhD program of the Max Delbruck Centre for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin currently offers 20 PhD fully-funded PhD-Positions. The Institute hosts more than 50 research groups and 250 doctorate students working in the fields of Molecular Biology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research, Cancer Biology, Developmental Biology, Medical Systems Biology, Structural Biology and Neurobiology. The application deadline is December 13, 2010.
A position is open for a motivated PhD student, or for a pro gradu student who is motivated to carry out post-graduate studies at 2010-2014. The research project is a joint of three different research groups at the Medical campus of the University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital. (15.11.2010)
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International PhD Program at the Max Delbruck Centre for Molecular Medicine, Berlin Germany
The International PhD program of the Max Delbruck Centre for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin currently offers 20 PhD fully-funded PhD-Positions. The Institute hosts more than 50 research groups and 250 doctorate students working in the fields of Molecular Biology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research, Cancer Biology, Developmental Biology, Medical Systems Biology, Structural Biology and Neurobiology.
On joining the Helmholtz Graduate School for Molecular Cell Biology at the MDC, PhD students receive interdisciplinary training in Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine and may join the special research schools in ‘Molecular Neurobiology’ (MolNeuro) or ‘Translational Cardiovascular Medicine’ (TransCard). All PhD students enjoy support such as travel grants for conferences and external courses, participation in summer schools, annual PhD retreats and social activities. The Graduate School of the MDC works in close collaboration with Berlin universities, the Freie Universität Berlin und Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.
This is a unique opportunity to develop your research career at the interface of basic molecular biology and translational medicine. We invite candidates of any nationality who hold or anticipate receiving a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field before April 1, 2011. The program language is English.
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The application deadline is December 13, 2010.
A postdoctoral or PhD student position is available in tumor invasion project in the Genome-Scale Biology Program, Biomedicum Helsinki, University of Helsinki. The project focuses on the identification of novel signaling pathways and molecular mechanisms on the regulation of pericellular proteolysis and tumor cell invasion. The position is available in December 2010 (or at early 2011). Deadline for applications is November 30, 2010, but the position may also be filled earlier.
Postdoctoral fellow position in functional imaging of molecular players in cancer in the Groups of Jukka Westermarck and Daniel Abankwa at the Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, in Turku/Åbo, Finland. Applications are open from 1. November 2010 until the positions are filled.
A candidate is sought for a four-year post doctoral researcher position in the project entitled "Molecular Mechanisms of Skin Cancer Progression and Invasion". The work will be carried out in MediCity Research Laboratory in the group of professor Veli-Matti Kähäri. The deadline for the applications will be November 19, 2010.
A post-doctoral position is available in the research group of Inari Kursula at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oulu, Finland. The group is mainly working on structural and functional characterization of actin and actin-binding proteins from the malaria parasite. The position is to be filled as soon as possible and applications will be considered until 30.11.2010 or until a suitable candidate has been identified.
A postdoctoral researcher position is available in Adult Stem Cell Group at Regea, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Tampere, Finland. Closing date for applications is December 20, 2010.
Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Switzerland and Brazil in INCT/CNPQ- Brazilian-Swiss Joint Research Program (BSJRP). Main research field is cardiovascular physiology, pathology or pharmacology. Application deadline: as soon as possible (start up to Jan-Feb of 2011).
A newly established research group in Turku, Finland, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate the role of epigenetics in embryonic stem cell maintenance and cell fate commitment. The project involves growth and differentiation of human embryonic stem cells, while assessing how epigenomic changes contribute to transcriptional regulation utilizing ChIP- Seq. The successful candidate should have, or be about to obtain, a Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, development or bioinformatics. Knowledge of Perl or R (Bioconductor) is a plus, but not required. The position is available for 2.5 years initially, with a possibility for extension. The Turku Centre for Biotechnology ( www.btk.fi ) at the University of Turku hosts 18 international research groups surrounded by modern facilities and state-of-the-art core facility services for proteomics, crystallography, bioimaging, genomics and bioinformatics support. The beautiful old city of Turku, established at the end of 13th century, is located on the southwest coast of Finland. The city with its long history, culture and unique surrounding nature provides opportunities for unforgettable experiences and activities, and has been designated as the European Capital of Culture for the year 2011 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turku , http://www.saaristo.org/eng/ ). The salary is in accordance with the State’s salary system (Universities) for teaching and research personnel level 5-6 (Postdoctoral fellow), where the work specific salary component is between 2682 – 3145 €/month or level 2-3 (Ph.D. Student), where the work specific salary component is between 1825 – 2008 €/month. In addition, there is a share increase based on the personal performance, which is, at most, 46,3% of the base salary. Interested applicants should submit an application that includes 1) A cover letter with a brief description of current research and research interest, 2) a CV with a list of publications and 3) References with email and phone contacts. The application should be sent by e-mail to both Dr. R. David Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Riikka Lund at riikka.lund-at-btk.fi . Closing date for the applications is December 15, 2010 at 3.45 pm.
Postdoctoral fellow/Ph.D. Student Positions at the Centre for Biotechnology, BioCity Turku, Turku, Finland
We are seeking scientists to join our international research group to work on human lymphocyte biology and T1D. The positions start as agreed and are 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 (Postdoctoral fellow), where the work specific salary component is between 2682 – 3145 €/month or level 2-3 (Ph.D. Student), where the work specific salary component is between 1825 – 2008 €/month. 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 December 15, 2010 at 3.45 pm.
For further information contact Prof. Riitta Lahesmaa, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the Centre see www.btk.fi Relevant recent publications: Elo, Järvenpää, Tuomela et al. Genome-wide profiling of interleukin-4 and STAT6 transcription factor regulation of human Th2 cell programming. Immunity. 2010 Jun 25;32(6):852-62. Ahlfors et al. SATB1 dictates expression of multiple genes including IL-5 involved in human T helper cell differentiation. Blood. 2010 Sep 2;116(9):1443-53. Elo et al. Early suppression of immune response pathways characterizes children with prediabetes in genome-wide gene expression profiling. J Autoimmun. 2010 Aug;35(1):70-6. Moulder et al. Quantitative Proteomics Analysis of the Nuclear Fraction of Human CD4+ Cells in the Early Phases of IL-4 Induced Th2 Differentiation. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2010 May 13. Tahvanainen et al. PRELI is a mitochondrial regulator of human primary T helper cell apoptosis, STAT6 and Th2 cell differentiation. Blood. 2009 Feb 5;113(6):1268-77. Filén et al. Quantitative Proteomics Reveals GIMAP Family Proteins 1 and 4 to Be Differentially Regulated during Human T Helper Cell Differentiation.
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