PhD student (Doctoral Researcher) to join her laboratory for a fixed-term position on a project “Pregnancy, delivery and streptococci” funded by the Academy of Finland.

 Docent, University Teacher Kirsi Gröndahl-Yli-Hannuksela is looking for a PhD student (Doctoral Researcher) to join her laboratory for a fixed-term position on a project “Pregnancy, delivery and streptococci” funded by the Academy of Finland.

Research group has an ongoing clinical study in collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Turku University Hospital. The project aims to understand the prevalence of asymptomatic carriage of beta haemolytic streptococci during pregnancy. In addition, the association of streptococcal carriage with possible complications of the mother or the newborn is investigated. For additional information about the project, please visit Kirsi Gröndahl-Yli-Hannuksela | University of Turku (utu.fi)

Doctoral Researcher will be working in this project at the Institute of Biomedicine. Position includes laboratory research on the fields of microbiology and molecular biology (such as analysing the clinical study samples, bacterial identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, whole genome sequencing and metagenomics/microbiome analytics).

The successful applicant is expected to begin in October 2022, but starting date is negotiable. The duration of the position is two years with a possibility for an extension.

Qualifications

The applicant must have a higher university degree (e.g. Master’s degree) in biomedicine, microbiology or other equivalent field. The candidate should be highly motivated to aim at PhD, have good communication skills and ability to work productively. Self-initiative and preciseness are appreciated. Fluency in English is a requirement. Merit is given to applicants who have previous lab experience especially in microbiology, molecular biology or genomics.

The qualification requirements of the position are available on the University of Turku Rules of Procedure. In case the selected candidate does not yet have the right to study for a doctoral degree at the University of Turku, the title of Project Researcher will be used at first, and the study right for a doctoral degree should be applied in the next suitable call: University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS) and Doctoral Programmes

Salary

The salary offered is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. For a doctoral/project researcher, the salary is at levels 2-4 on the job demands chart, where the task-specific salary component is approx. 2108,40–2628,85 euro per month. In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid. The personal performance component is a 6% – 50% of the task-specific base salary. A six (6) month trial period applies to the positions.

What to do next

Applications must be submitted on 12 September 2022 at the latest (23.59.59 Finnish time) via the University of Turku electronic application form at www.utu.fi/careers. The link to the electronic application form is located at the beginning of the announcement (Apply for the job).

In your application, please include a personal statement or motivation letter, a CV, degree certificates and a list of publications (if applicable).

For further information about the position, please contact Kirsi Gröndahl-Yli-Hannuksela, kagron(at)utu.fi


In case you need help with the application process, please turn to HR Specialist Kristiina Nuutila (kristiina.nuutila@utu.fi, tel. +358 503135224).

Project researcher/Postdoctoral researcher in single cell data analytics

 We are seeking an expert in data analytics and bioinformatics to join our core facility teams at Single cell Omics Facility and Turku Medical Bioinformatics Centre (MBC). Together we strive to support high-quality research at academic and industrial sector by enabling services for the emerging fields of single-cell and spatially resolved gene expression and protein profiling as part of the national Biocenter Finland infrastructure network. Our core facilities are part of Turku Bioscience Centre (https://bioscience.fi), jointly hosted by the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University.

 
We offer a vantage point in the rapidly developing area of single cell technology with an opportunity to develop as a specialist in the field. Our multicultural and multidisciplinary team provides a working community that fosters creativity and diversity.
We also are able to offer flexible working hours and a possibility to work partially remotely during the week.
 
Key responsibilities
• Deployment, testing and development of data analysis pipelines for single-cell omics data
• Processing and computational analysis of different types of single-cell sequencing, spatial transcriptomics and mass cytometry datasets
• Provision of expert support in bioinformatics for academic and industrial users
• Development of quality control strategies
 
Essential qualifications
• Experience in various bioinformatic data analysis tools
• Prior experience in single-cell sequencing data analysis
• Good programming skills (e.g. Python, R) and ability to work with high-performance computing (HPC) systems
• Good communication skills in English and strong interpersonal skills
• Academic degree ( Master, PhD, or soon-to-be)  in a relevant discipline
 
Desirable qualifications
• Prior experience in mass cytometry data analysis
• Experience in biomedical research
• Strong scientific publication record (considering career stage)
 
Salary
The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities. The position belongs to research personnel and the salary will be 2300-3000 eur/month for a person holding MSc degree and 3100 - 3600 eur/month for a person holding PhD degree. 
 
Duration of the contract
The start of employment is negotiable. The position is fixed-term for two years, with a possibility for extension. The position is subject to a six-month trial period.
 
What to do next
Please send your application right away, as we start the interviews already during our application period.
The applications must be submitted at the latest on September 18, 2022 using the electronic system. The application should include a motivation letter, CV (max. two pages), degree certificates and contact information for two referees. A link to the electronic application system can be found at www.utu.fi/careers
 
For further information please contact bioinformatics-coordinator(at)utu.fi or +358 (0)29 450 3796. In case you need help with the application process, please turn to biocityhrservices@utu.fi  

Professor of Early Childhood Education

 The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.



Applications are hereby invited for the post of

Professor of Early Childhood Education

The post is positioned at the Faculty of Education, Department of Teacher Education in Rauma and may include duties in Turku. The post is permanent.

For more detailed information on the application procedure, please see the Appointment Specification.

Applications must be submitted by Monday 19, September 2022 (23:59 o'clock) through the online application system. The link to the online application system is in the beginning of this Call for Application (”Apply for the job”). You can find the call for applications on the University web-page under Open Vacancies.

Further information concerning the appointment procedure can be obtained from the Head of Administration Ulla Kiviaho, +358 50 339 8126, ulla.kiviaho@utu.fi.

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Senior Researcher and Project Researcher/Doctoral Researcher

 Turku Cellular Microbiology Laboratory (TCML) led by Dr Arto Pulliainen is seeking a researcher with a doctoral degree (Senior Researcher) and Project Researcher/Doctoral Researcher. The positions are fixed-term for one year with a possibility of extension. The successful applicants are expected to start on 1 January 2023 at the latest.

The project elucidates the molecular functions of bacterial toxins and aims to develop radically new targeted therapeutics to prevent and treat bacterial infections. For additional information, please see

Positions require thorough knowledge and experience of the key concepts and methods of protein chemistry. TCML values expertise in protein expression, purification and characterization (e.g. IMAC, SEC, IEX, DSF, MALS), mass spectrometry, enzyme kinetic measurements, high throughput drug screening approaches, AlphaScreen, isothermal calorimetry (ITC), biolayer interferometry (BLI), surface plasmon resonance (SPR), X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and modelling of proteins as well as protein-ligand complexes.

The qualification requirements of the positions are stated in the University of Turku Rules of Procedure. The Project Researcher is required to have a suitable higher university degree, and a motivation to apply for a right to study for a doctoral degree.

The positions are subject to a maximum of six-month trial period.

Salary

The salary is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. The job-specific salary for a project/doctoral researcher is 2108,40–2628,85 euros per month (levels 2-4 on the job demands chart) and for a senior researcher 2628,85-3549,72 euros per month (levels 4-6 on the job demands chart). In addition, a personal salary element will be paid and it is 6-50 % of the job-specific salary element.

How to apply

Please submit your application by 30 September 2022 at 11.59 pm (Finnish time) via the electronic application form of the University. A link to the application form (“Apply for the job”) is available above the announcement of the position at www.utu.fi/vacancies. Applications should be accompanied by a 1-page motivation letter, a CV, a list of publications and other documentation which may be relevant to the appointment. Kindly provide also the names and contact details of two professional references on the application form.

For further information about the position, please contact the Principal Investigator of TCML Dr Arto Pulliainen, arto.pulliainen@utu.fi

In case you need help with the application process, please turn to HR Specialist Kristiina Nuutila (kristiina.nuutila@utu.fi, tel. +358 503135224).

Postdoc in Ethical and Inclusive Community Engagement with Technology and Social Innovation

 The Socially-Intelligent Artificial Systems Group (SIAS) currently has a vacant Postdoc researcher position as part of the Horizon Europe funded coordination and support project “CommuniCity: Innovative Solutions Responding to the Needs of Cities & Communities”. The project, which will begin in September 2022 and last through September 2025, seeks to promote the socio-economic and technological engagement of disadvantaged or excluded groups in society through co-creation that is human-centred and community-minded

 

What are you going to do

 

You will join the Socially-Intelligent Artificial Systems Group at the Informatics Institute Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam. As part of a team of socially-engaged AI and data science scholars,  you will focus on setting the theoretical foundations for human-centred and community-minded approaches to technology development, adoption, assessment and improvement. You are expected to be the academic lead and liaison between the consortium and other partners, including academics, applied research institutes, cities and communities.

 

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Research existing general frameworks, methods, tools and principles for ethical and inclusive co-creation and map these to disadvantaged or excluded groups in society;
  • Develop new principles of people-centred scaling down approaches, which, in contrast to market-centred principles of scaling up, concentrate not on what makes citizens and communities similar, but what makes them different;
  • Serve as a link between consortium partners and other relevant stakeholders such as Civic AI lab, and oversee the improvement of existing processes and impact;
  • Consolidate ethical engagement and co-creation learnings into improved principles of scaling up for use beyond CommuniCity, in order to stimulate increased societal uptake of new technologies and knowledge-based solutions;
  • Identify best practices and establish guidelines and frameworks for inclusive co- learning and co-creation.

 

What do you have to offer

 

You are a dynamic, socially engaged scholar working on co-design, studying interactions between technology and society: relationships, interfaces, and phenomena occurring between devices (applications, platforms, digital infrastructure) and users/stakeholders, with proper academic training (qualitative/quantitative research methods, reflective inquiry, academic writing skills). Your background shows affinities with design studies, citizen science, critical AI, and possibly field work. You are familiar with co-creation activities and working with communities, local administrations, and intermediate bodies (NGOs, local associations, etc.) You are able to write up project descriptions and findings for academic and professional audiences.

 

Your experience and profile:

  • A PhD in exact science with a focus on social innovation, or social science, humanities with a focus on technology, innovation and co-creation;
  • An active, ambitious and socially aware and engaged scholar;
  • Experience in working with methods and concepts from sociology, ethnography, citizen science, geography, socially-engaged and critical AI/computer science, organizational and information systems studies;
  • Experience in performing research at the nexus between social practices, institutional processes, computational tools, co-creation and outreach activities;
  • A good team worker and versatile at all levels, capable of working in multidisciplinary teams of artificial intelligence, data and computational science, information studies, law;
  • Excellent organisational experience and skills.

 

Research experience that entails collaboration with non-academic institutions and agencies in the Netherlands, Europe, and beyond is highly welcome.

 

Our offer

 

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for a period of 12 months. If we assess your performance positive, your contract will be extended with 12 months. The preferred starting date is 1 October 2022.

 

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between € 2,960 to € 4,670 (scale 10). This does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance the UvA offers. The UFO profile Researcher 4 is applicable. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.

 

Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park we offer you multiple fringe benefits:

  • 232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime);
  • Multiple courses to follow from our Teaching and Learning Centre;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as time management, handling stress and an online learning platform with 100+ different courses;
  • 7 weeks birth leave (partner leave) with 100% salary;
  • Partly paid parental leave;
  • The possibility to set up a workplace at home;
  • A pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
  • The possibility to follow courses to learn Dutch;
  • Help with housing for a studio or small apartment when you’re moving from abroad.

 

Are you curious to read more about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits, take a look here.

 

About us

 

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

 

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

 

The mission of the Informatics Institute (IvI) is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

 

The Socially Intelligent Artificial Systems (SIAS) group focuses on civic-centred and community-minded artificial intelligence (AI) that aims to reduce inequality and promote equal opportunity in society. The predominant question the group tries to answer: How can we use AI, and in particular learning systems, to advance society? And how can we do that in such a way that people from all corners of society benefit from it? SIAS positions itself in the AI and Data Science research themes of the Informatics Institute, with clear links to the Computational Science and Systems & Networking themes.

 

SIAS is engaged in a long-term partnership with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the City of Amsterdam and the Dutch Ministry of Interior Affairs in the Civic AI Lab. This lab is part of the Innovation Centre for AI (ICAI), the Dutch national AI network that stimulates AI technology and talent development between academia, industry and government. Civic AI Lab develops AI technology that highlights the inequality of opportunity in society and that actively increases the prospect of equality of opportunity in education, well-being, environment, mobility and health. The lab also serves as an information point for residents and businesses who have questions about new technologies and the ethical and inclusive use of them.

 

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

 

Questions

 

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

 

Job application

 

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the button below. We accept applications until and including 1 September 2022.

 

Applications should include the following information (all files besides your CV should be submitted in one single pdf file):

  • a detailed CV including the months (not just years) when referring to your education and work experience;
  • a letter of motivation;
  • a list of publications.

 

Please make sure to provide ALL requested documents mentioned above.
You can use the CV field to upload your resume as a separate pdf document. Use the Cover Letter field to upload the other requested documents, including the motivation letter, as one single pdf file.

 

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

 

We will invite potential candidates for interviews soon after the expiration of the vacancy.

 

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

 

If you encounter Error GBB451/ GBC451, reach out to our HR Department directly. They will gladly help you continue your application.


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Postdoctoral Position in Solar Photocatalysis

 Are you exceptionally interested in the development of reactor solutions for solar-driven photochemistry? Are you interested in conversion of CO2 using photocatalysis? And do you like to work in a team of young researchers? We are seeking a Postdoctoral candidate who is interested in interdisciplinary research and likes technological advances in solar photochemistry. This postdoc will focus on advancing our solar reactors based on luminescent solar concentrators. [see for an overview from our group: DOI: 10.1007/s43630-021-00130-x ] ”

 

What are you going to do


You are expected:

  • to be active in photocatalysis and its translation to continuous processes of our Flow Chemistry group, publishing in high level international journals, presenting at leading conferences and supervising PhD students;
  • to be working at the interface between organic synthetic chemistry and chemical engineering;
  • to be aiding in the attraction of external funding;
  • to be open to collaborations with other institutes and/or companies by presenting your work to these collaborators and to transfer the technology to the company.

 

What do we require

 

  • a PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering;
  • strong interest in synthetic chemistry or photoreactor technology;
  • demonstrated experience in photocatalysis;
  • the ability and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team;
  • a strong desire to work with the newest technologies, e.g. flow chemistry or automation technology;
  • you are able to show leadership and are able to manage a small research team.

 

Our offer


A temporary contract for 38 hours per week, preferably starting on October 1, 2022, for the duration of 24 months. Initially, we will appoint you on a temporary basis for 12 months. We offer you subsequently an extension of the employment contract of 12 months if we assess your performance positively.

 

Based on a full-time contract (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from € 2,960,- to € 4,670,- (scale 10), depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract. This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

The UvA offers excellent possibilities for further professional development and education.

 

What else do we offer

  • a function in which initiative is strongly valued;
  • an enthusiastic team that welcomes new members;
  • an inspiring academic and international environment in the heart of Amsterdam.


About us
 

The Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is one of eight institutes of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) Faculty of Science. HIMS performs internationally recognized chemistry and molecular research, curiosity driven as well as application driven. This is done in close cooperation with the chemical, flavour & food, medical and high-tech industries. Research is organized into four themes: Analytical ChemistryComputational ChemistrySynthesis & Catalysis and Molecular Photonics.

 

The Flow Chemistry Group’s (part of Synthesis & Catalysis theme) mission is to expand the available chemical space by embracing technology to the fullest extent. The aim of the Flow Chemistry group (a.k.a. the Noël Research Group) is to build bridges between chemical engineering and organic synthetic chemistry. Consequently, long-standing problems in synthetic chemistry can be overcome, which includes scalability, gas-liquid reactions, photochemistry, electrochemistry and the generation and use of hazardous reagents. This allows us to effectively expand the available chemical space by bringing overlooked or avoided reagents into play.

 

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

 

Questions
 

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

 

Job application
 

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by September 1, 2022. You may apply online by using the link below.

 

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications; 
  • a letter of motivation.

 

Please mention the months (not just years) in your cv when referring to your education and work experience.

 

We will recruit until the position is filled and close the position when a suitable candidate is found.

 

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

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Lecturer in European/East European History

 The capacity group European Studies is looking for a candidate to teach in the bachelor of European Studies, specifically in the majors of European history and of East European Studies. The candidate can also be asked to teach courses in the European Studies more generally or adjacent programmes such as the bachelor of History. The candidate has expertise in the political history of Europe and/or European integration. Your expertise testifies of a clear transnational perspective on the political history of Europe and/or has a distinct international or global focus. clear transnational perspective on the political history of Europe and/or has a distinct international or global focus.

 

What are you going to do

 

You contribute to the further development of education in the broad field of European Studies and specifically European History and Eastern European Studies, and develop new initiatives. You provide inspiring lectures and tutorials. Your teaching duties also include supervising theses and contributing to the teaching across the curriculum.

 

You will participate in the teaching of existing modules on European and transnational political history, such as The Other Europe, Turning Points in Modern European History, National Thought in Europe, and The Ordering of Modern Europe, alongside more specialized courses. There may be an opportunity to teach courses that build on your own expertise in European Studies and European history. Important is proven flexibility in teaching on topics beyond your own research focus, a willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams of teachers and the ability to offer lectures and tutorials in the bachelor and minor programmes that aspire to a wide range of students.

 

Tasks and responsibilities

  • teaching courses within the bachelor European Studies, in cooperation with the staff of the capacity group European Studies;
  • supervising bachelor and master theses;
  • keeping track of relevant scholarship and integrate new insights into teaching;

 

What do you have to offer

 

You are a dynamic and ambitious lecturer with a strong international teaching profile. You show that you have a broad knowledge of the political history of Europe (including Eastern Europe) and/or European integration, in particular from a transnational and/or international perspective. You are able to familiarize students with the methods of historical research and source criticism, and you have a strong affinity with transnational and interdisciplinary historical research.

 

You like to work and teach in an international environment. You are familiar with the challenges posed by teaching in an international and diverse classroom and are interested in further developing the skills that are needed to teach in such a challenging environment.

 

You are independent and able to cope with pressure, while you are at the same time collegial and are able to work together with others in team.

 

Your experience and profile

  • PhD in History or any other field relevant to the position;
  • experience with teaching in Bachelor programmes at an academic level, especially in European Studies;
  • experience with digital and audiovisual equipment;
  • affinity with IT in academic education;
  • team spirit and a willingness to participate in activities of the capacity group of European Studies;
  • willing and able to cooperate in multidisciplinary projects;
  • administrative experience and skills;
  • Good command of English; command of Dutch will be considered an advantage;
  • University Teaching Qualification, or willing to acquire this.

 

International experience as well as the ability to teach in both English and Dutch are an advantage as is previous experience teaching in an international and/or interdisciplinary programme.

 

What can we offer you

 

We offer a four-year, 0.8 FTE contract (University Job Classification System profile "Docent 4"). The employment contract is for 30.4 hours a week, but you may opt for working fewer hours per week if desired. Preferred starting date is 1st of October.

 

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and relevant experience, ranges between € €2.960 to €4.670. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

 

What else do we offer?

  • excellent possibilities for further professional development and education;
  • an enthusiastic, inspiring and professional academic team;
  • the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their interdisciplinary approach - are world renowned.

 

About us

 

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

 

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of history, language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.

 

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

 

Questions

 

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact (during office hours):

 

Job application
 

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your letter and CV. You can apply online via the link below. The deadline for applying for this vacancy is 28 August 2022.

 

Applications should include the following information (submitted in one .pdf):

 

  • a letter of motivation;
  • a detailed CV including teaching experience and publications;
  • the names and email addresses of two references who can provide letters of recommendation.

 

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

 

The interviews will be held on 2 September 2022.

 

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.


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