Professor or Associate Professor (tenure track) in Sport Sciences

 


The employment relationship will start on 1 March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The professorship is based on an employment contract concluded for an indeterminate term and the associate professorship on a contract for a fixed term of five years.

The discipline of social sciences of sport trains academic professionals and experts for the constantly changing organisational networks of sports, physical activity and leisure. The objective of education in the social sciences of sport is to understand sport, exercise, and overall physical activity as broad social phenomena that change over the course of time. Our teaching is based on the scientific traditions of sport sociology as well as sport policy and administration.

Tasks and qualifications

The professor / associate professor is in charge of leading and developing broad-based research, teaching and societal interaction related to the social sciences of sport. Applicants are expected to have evidence or interest in specialising in the following central areas of expertise required in the position: sociological phenomena of physical activity; the organisation of physical activity as operations of the public, private and third sectors and as part of welfare policy; and evaluation research on physical activity. The person selected for the position is expected to deepen these subareas scientifically and to conduct independent research utilising the research infrastructure offered by the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences and networks in the field.

In addition, the professor / associate professor will participate in providing bachelor’s and master’s education, the supervision of theses and dissertations, doctoral education, the development of multidisciplinary research activities, and the acquisition of research funding granted on the basis of quality. Familiarity with the national and international decision-making systems related to sport, physical activity and welfare policy is regarded as an advantage for the applicant.  

The professor is expected to have a doctoral degree in social sciences and solid scientific qualifications. Further requirements include extensive experience in teaching and the supervision of doctoral dissertations and postdoctoral research, broad experience in leading research, and strong evidence of national and international cooperation in the field of research as well as of acquiring research funding.

The person appointed to the associate professorship is expected to have a doctoral degree in social sciences and strong evidence of the ability to conduct and publish international scientific research. The selected person must have active international cooperation networks and experience of the supervision of doctoral dissertations, acquisition of research funding, leading research activities, and research-based teaching.

For further information on the positions and qualification requirements, please see:  University of Jyväskylä Regulations and information on required language skills and the general requirements for appointing assistant/associate professors. The qualification requirements must be met before the application period ends.

The applicants should evaluate their own eligibility based on the aforementioned criteria and decide whether to apply for the position of full professor or associate professor. Please specify this on the online application form. The applicants are considered only for the position they specify. 


What we offer as an employer

Tenure track career path

We will support your career path success in compliance with the tenure track model: Tenure track at the University of Jyväskylä. For a person who has worked successfully as an associate professor, an evaluation procedure will be initiated before the end of the fixed term, in which the employee’s eligibility for a full professorship will be evaluated. The university will also support a new associate professor and professor in forming a research group and creating a research plan.

A scientific community of wisdom and wellbeing

As a valued member of the University of Jyväskylä’s academic community, you will have excellent opportunities to contribute to international research. You will be part of our international and multidisciplinary community, in which everyone’s wellbeing is important. Our campus and its surroundings offer you optimal opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. 

Salary 

The salary is based on the job demands level and the employee’s personal performance, in accordance with the salary system for Finnish universities. For the position of associate professor, a trial period of six months will be used.

How to apply

Please attach the following PDF documents to the online application in English

1) A curriculum vitae (CV) composed according to the responsible conduct of research and, where possible, considering the template for a researcher’s curriculum vitae (see instructions by the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK; https://www.tenk.fi/en)
2) A numbered list of all the scientific and other publications that the candidate wants to use to demonstrate eligibility and merits for the position. The list of publications must be drawn up according to the guidelines of the Academy of Finland.
3) A short (2–3 pages) written account of the applicant’s scientific research, merits related to scientific activity and leading research, including the acquisition of supplementary funding and responsibilities in externally funded research projects
4) A short (2–3 pages) written account of the applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits (teaching portfolio)
5) A short (2–3 pages) written account of the applicant’s societal interaction and international cooperation
6) Maximum ten (10) main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications
7) A short (2–3 pages) description of how the applicant intends to promote research and education related to the field of the position at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

Please submit your application by 9 January 2022, at the latest, using the online application form.

For further information, please contact Professor, Dean Ari Heinonen, tel. +358 40 805 3551, ari.o.heinonen@jyu.fi and Head of Administration Heikki Herva, tel. +358 50 443 2400, heikki.herva@jyu.fi.

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centred environment of 2,600 experts and 14,700 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

Education and research in sport sciences in Finland are concentrated at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. There are two main lines of study at the Faculty: Sport Sciences and Health Sciences. Links between physical activity and health as well as promotion of exercise and health are viewed from a multidisciplinary perspective with the improvement of health, functional ability, and wellbeing across the human lifespan as the key aim.

Research at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is a central part of the University’s denoted core research field of exercise, health and well-being.


1-2 Assistant or Associate Professors (Tenure Track) in Mathematics


 


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science at the University of Jyväskylä is currently seeking to recruit candidates for the positions of

1-2 ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS (TENURE TRACK) IN MATHEMATICS

The positions start on August 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position of an assistant professor is for a fixed term of three to five years, and the position of an associate professor is for a fixed term of five years (according to the tenure track model). At the conclusion of each fixed-term assignment, there will be an evaluation procedure to assess the employee's qualifications for promotion to the next level (associate/full professor).

Qualifications we are looking for

Responsibilities of assistant/associate professors include research and teaching related to their research area. The person appointed to the position is expected to carry out internationally high-level research in Mathematics. We are looking for candidates that have shown internationally strong research potential and experience in a field of Mathematics that supports the scientific profile of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. We especially value merits in the research fields of (geometric) analysis and/or stochastics

The teaching responsibilities of assistant/associate professors include lectures and other courses of mathematics ranging from basic courses to postgraduate ones. The tasks include advising students and supervising theses at the bachelor, master, and postgraduate levels.

Additionally, assistant/associate professors are involved in the societal interaction as experts. The assistant/associate professor participates in managerial research and administrative tasks, continuous development of education, acquisition of research funding, and demanding specialist tasks. 

Candidates should have an excellent record of conducting and publishing scientific research, establishing international networks, acquiring external funding, and teaching. Please see the general requirements for appointing an assistant professor or associate professor (tenure track). The qualification requirements should be met before the closing time of this call. 

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

The university and the department will support the formation of the research team and the implementation of the research plan both financially and by addressing needed technical support for the new group. We support your success in the tenure track path, please read about the tenure track at the Faculty of Mathematics and science.

Salaries are based on the job demands and employees’ performance following the Finnish University Salary System. A holiday bonus is paid to all employees. There is a trial period of six months at the start of the employment. 

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes, for example, sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland.

A competent and prosperous scientific community

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a respected member of the university community. You get the opportunity to learn from your colleagues and meet high-level researchers from the full spectrum of science and humanities. Here the barriers between disciplines are low, and we encourage our employees to cross them in their daily work. We offer you a meaningful career where you can make a real impact in your field and society. 

You will become part of our international and multidisciplinary community where the wellbeing of everyone is important. We provide a good setting for a mobile and healthy lifestyle on and around campus. Jyväskylä region offers an excellent balance between ambitious work and a chance to relax after work, with beautiful nature and various sport and cultural activities within close distance from home and work.   

Take a closer look at our workplace by watching the Faculty video on YouTube

How to apply

The online application form should include (in English):

  1. A motivation letter
  2. Curriculum vitae, composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (maximum 2 pages).
  3. A numbered list of all scientific and other publications in which the applicant wishes to demonstrate their competence and merit for the position.
  4. A maximum of five (5) main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications.
  5. Research statement (2-4 pages describing research merits, including external funding, and future plans).
  6. Teaching and societal impact statement (a short 2-4 page description of applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits, and societal impact including future development plans).

Please submit your application at the latest on February 10, 2022 (Finnish time) by using the online application form.

Further information: Head of the department, Professor Tero Kilpeläinen, tero.kilpelainen@jyu.fi, phone +358408053432 and Vice head of the department, Professor Petri Juutinen, petri.juutinen@jyu.fi, phone +358408053427. 
 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Jyväskylä in central Finland is a world-class research institution training mathematicians and statisticians for various jobs in industry, education, and academic research. The main research areas in the department are mathematical analysis and geometry, stochastics, inverse problems, and statistics with their applications. In mathematical analysis and geometry, the research is focused on geometric analysis, nonlinear partial differential equations, and geometry of metric groups. In stochastics, the key research area is stochastic analysis. The research group in Inverse problems focuses its research on inverse problems in geometry and partial differential equations. These have applications, e.g., in medical and industrial imaging. In statistics, the research areas are computational statistics, causal models, design, nonparametric and robust multivariate methods, biometry, and environmental statistics. The department is a member of the networks of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems, and the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Randomness and Structures. 

The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU's naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third-largest employer in Central Finland. 


POSTDOC­TORAL RE­SEARCHER IN POP­U­LA­TION / LAND­SCAPE GE­NET­ICS

 

The Life-history Evolution Research Group within the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences invites applications for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

in an integrative project to address spatio-temporal genetic variation of butterflies in relation to land use and recent population trends for a fixed term of 3-years.

The post doc will join the Life-history Evolution Research Group (http://www.helsinki.fi/life-history-evolution) led by Associate Professor Marjo Saastamoinen. The post-doctoral project will also be part of a newly established Centre for Ecological Genetics (EcoGenetics) (https://bio.au.dk/forskning/forskningscentre/centre-for-ecological-genet...), an international collaboration between PIs from universities in Helsinki (FI), Aarhus (DK), and Aberdeen (UK), with the aim to understand the effect of insect decline on genetic diversity.

In this specific project the successful post-doctoral candidate is expected to use existing time-series genomic data/samples available for the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) in the Åland islands, SW Finland, to examine both spatial and temporal patterns of genetic variation in relation to population demographics, climate and land use. Alternatively, or in addition, genetic sampling of different butterfly species with varying population trends across land-use gradient accompanied with historical museum specimens can be used for a more comparative genetic analyses. The centre will further establish relationships between genetic diversity and organismal performance, and develop a predictive modelling framework integrating genetic, ecological and environmental effects on insect population genetics. The research spans several topics in ecological and evolutionary research using different molecular methods and statistical and process-based modelling.

At the University of Helsinki, the research group of M. Saastamoinen is also part of the Research Centre for Ecological Change (www.helsinki.fi/rec) and the Research Programme of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Thus the post doc will have an opportunity to interact within the dynamic and highly international research environments, with vast expertise in questions related to biodiversity change using long-term ecological monitoring data and spatial statistical analyses.

The successful candidate will participate in planning and potentially collecting samples, analyse the genetic data, and lead the writing of the resulting manuscript(s). The candidate is expected to have a strong background in evolutionary ecology, more specifically population or landscape genetics.

The successful applicant should have completed a PhD in evolutionary ecology or genetics, or a related field, and have strong statistical or bioinformatics skills. We seek candidates with excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to conceive, execute and complete research projects, and to think independently and creatively. The post doc will work as a part of a team and thus good social skills are also required.

The starting date is 1.2.2022, but a later starting date can be negotiated. There will be a trial period of six months in the beginning.

For more information, contact assoc. prof. Marjo Saastamoinen by email: marjo.saastamoinen@helsinki.fi

The salary will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be ca. 3300–3800 euros/month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience.

Application should include the following documents as a single pdf file:
• motivational letter (max 1 page),
• CV (max 2 pages)
• publication list
Include also contact information of two persons who can provide a reference letter based on request.

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply link. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for submitting the application is 20 December 2021.

In case you need technical support with the recruitment system, please contact rekrytointi(at)helsinki.fi.

HiLIFE, Helsinki Institute of Life Science (www.helsinki.fi/hilife), at the University of Helsinki, is one of the leading life science research institutes in the Nordics. HiLIFE supports outstanding research and generation of innovations across the University’s campuses and provides research-based interdisciplinary training. HiLIFE has a staff of more than 650 diverse scientists and support personnel.

The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences is the largest research and teaching unit in biosciences in Finland and situated at the Viikki campus. To find more about the Faculty, please visit: https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-biological-and-environmental-scie...

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

Finland is a member of the EU, has high quality free schooling (also in English), generous family benefits and healthcare, and was recently ranked as the best country in the world for expat families and in the world’s top ten most liveable cities. Finland and the Helsinki region possess top expertise in sciences in terms of a vibrant talent pool, leading research, strong support services and functioning collaboration networks. For more information about working at the University of Helsinki and living in Finland, please see helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university.

Due date

20.12.2021 23:59 EET

DOC­TORAL STU­DENT IN MAR­KET­ING

 


The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 universities in
the world. Department of Economics and Management is situated at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-agriculture-and-forestry/research.... Department comprises roughly faculty of 50 researchers. Recruited doctoral student in marketing would be part of the marketing faculty https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/value-creation-in-marketing. The research project Forestmap is situated in the Viikki science park equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and comprehensive core facilities for marketing science.

The Department of Economics and Management and sub-discipline of marketing invites applications for a

DOCTORAL STUDENT

in marketing focusing on the current and future business uses of forest maps. The Forestvalue project ForestMap – The next generation of forest maps -adapting a Nordic success story across the globe is EU funded project where also the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland funds University of Helsinki.

We are looking for a highly-motivated candidate with a master’s degree preferably in marketing, forest science, economics and business administration or other suitable area. We expect the candidate to be able to plan and conduct research independently and accurately after initial training and to have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Forestmap data utilized in the project is mostly presented in Finnish language. The candidate should work well in a team as she/he will be integrated into an international research team of experts in marketing science. The background and interests of the successful candidate will determine their specific line of research.

PhD degree consists of the student’s research project and studies specific to the research field, as well as transferable skills training. The appointee is expected to work full time on the PhD thesis and to complete their thesis and the associated studies in four years. The appointee will become a member of the Doctoral Programme in Food Chain and Health, which will provide training, guidance and a community of like-minded students.

The appointee should either already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment, or apply for the right and obtain it within the probationary period of six months of their appointment. If the candidate does not already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki, it must be applied for separately, please see: https://www.helsinki.fi/ en/research/doctoral-education/the-application-process-in-a-nutshell.

The starting date is 31.1.2022 but can be negotiated. The starting salary will be ca. 2200 - 2300 euros/month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The position is funded initially for one year with a possibility for extension up to three years total. PhD applicants will be expected to apply for further funding through the University of Helsinki’s Doctoral Programmes. There will be a trial period of six months in the beginning.

Applications should include the following documents as a single pdf file: motivation letter expressing your interest in and suitability for the project (max 1 page), CV (max 3 pages) and publication list. Include also contact information of two persons who can provide a reference letter based on request.

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application by signing to https://msap.sap.helsinki.fi. Deadline for applications is 2nd of January, 2021.

For more information, please contact the principal investigator Professor Jari Salo: jari.salo(at)helsinki.fi

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

Due date

02.01.2022 23:59 EET



PRO­FESSOR OR AS­SIST­ANT/​AS­SO­CI­ATE PRO­FESSOR, CHEMISTRY OF CIR­CU­LAR ECO­NOMY


The University of Helsinki (https://www.helsinki.fi/en) is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. Some 35,000 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree at the University of Helsinki.

As a part of the Faculty of Science, the Department of Chemistry has a wide profile and it carries out international level research in three research programs, i.e., materials chemistry, synthesis and analysis, and molecular science. The Department operates on an annual budget of 20 million euros and reports more than 200 FTE person-years per annum. The Department has 15 tenured professors, 2 tenure-track associate professors, and 1 visiting professor. Details on the Department of Chemistry and its research activities are given at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-science/faculty/chemistry

Sustainability and sustainability science are at the hub of research in the department, and cover topics from biomass to fundamental and theoretical aspects of climate research and carbon cycle, including topics from CO2 capture to catalysis research in general. To strengthen the central role of chemistry in these timely topics, the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki invites applications for a

PROFESSOR OR ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN CHEMISTRY OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The aim of this position is to strengthen experimental research on chemistry of circular economy. The research focuses on conversion and utilization of organic waste, side streams or renewable raw materials to commodity chemicals, materials or products. Illustrative examples of research topics could be chemical recycling of plastics, or valorization of lignocellulose waste to industrial raw materials and new products. In general, we welcome applications with various chemistry research topics that have a strong impact on sustainability.

The general research area is fundamental research on organic chemistry, having applicability to circulation related topics and handling of materials also on a large scale. The successful candidate has deep understanding in organic chemistry and knowledge of separation and purification methods, the composition, conversion and separation of raw materials, as well as their availability.

The teaching duties focus on chemistry, and circular economy at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The new position in chemistry of circular economy will be situated at the Department of Chemistry and will be closely associated with the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, HELSUS. The aim of HELSUS is to gather different disciplines to build systematic approaches to meet challenges of future society.

The appointee is expected to conduct research on internationally high level and have broad experience of experimental work and modern laboratory methods. To be successful in the position, the candidate is expected to collaborate in-house and should establish strong network of national and international cooperation. Good communication and collaboration skills are mandatory as the professor is also expected to build connections between academic research and industrial partners (the position has been established with donated funds). In addition, the appointee must take advantage of national and international research funding opportunities, participate in doctoral education at the Department, and participate in the interaction between science, industry and the society.

Qualifications
The successful applicant may be appointed to a permanent full professorship or a fixed-term assistant/ associate professorship (tenure track), depending on their qualifications and career stage. For more information on the career path and a description of the tenure track model at the University of Helsinki, please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers/academic-careers/tenure-track.

A professor must hold a doctoral degree in chemistry or other relevant field and have high-level academic qualifications and experience in heading scientific research. The professor must also be able to provide research-based teaching of high quality, supervise dissertations and theses as well as show evidence of international cooperation in the field.

An assistant/associate professor must hold a doctoral degree in chemistry or other relevant field and have demonstrated ability for independent scientific work as well as teaching skills required for the position. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to have competence and motivation for scientific career proven by scientific publications and other academic activities.

When assessing the qualifications of each candidate, attention will be paid to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching materials, other teaching merits, and, if deemed necessary, teaching skills as demonstrated in a lecture as well as participation in doctoral education. Furthermore, attention will be paid to the applicant’s activities within the research community, success in obtaining research funding, shown activity in industrial collaboration, as well as research work abroad and elected positions in international organizations.

What do we offer?
The University will offer the appointee a challenging career opportunity in top-level research and research-based teaching, possibilities for international collaboration, and for the appointed assistant/associate professor prerequisites to grow into full professorship. In addition to the funding possibilities offered by the national funding agencies, the Faculty of Science also has infrastructure funding available, allocated based on departmental infrastructure plans. The selected person will get a startup package of 160 000 EUR/year for the first three years.

A typical starting salary for a newly appointed full professor is ca. 6300-6800 euros/month. The starting salary for an assistant professor is ca. 4900 euros/month and for an associate professor ca. 5700 euros/month.

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including preventive occupational health services and general medical care, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The Faculty of Science is an equal opportunity workplace committed to advance wellbeing and diversity and promote gender equality in science and education. We support the compatibility of work and family-life e.g. by providing an opportunity for 6 weeks of paid annual leave.

The University assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland. Finland is a very family-friendly country with generous parental leaves, very affordable state-subsidized daycare that is available for all children, as well as world-renowned free primary education and public healthcare. For more on the University of Helsinki as an employer and living in Helsinki, please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers and https://welcome.helsinki.

How to apply
We welcome applicants from a variety of genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and minorities.

Applications must have the following enclosures as a one single pdf file (in English):

1) a cover letter describing the candidate´s suitability for the position and motivation to apply for it (1–2 pages)

2) an academic portfolio approved by the Faculty (as set out at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-science/faculty/join-us/academic-p...), containing e.g. a summary of supervision duties of master’s and doctoral theses, plans how the applicant will develop her/his research field and its teaching, and a list of publications

3) a research plan (max. 7 pages) describing the scope of research, and long-term goals of the applicant.

Please submit your application through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link “Apply for the position”.

The shortlisted candidates will later be asked to submit up to 10 selected publications into the University of Helsinki Recruitment System upon request of the Faculty.

The deadline for applications is February 10, 2022.

Further information
Further information on the position and the working environment may be obtained from:
• Professor Heikki Tenhu, Head of the Department of Chemistry, heikki.tenhu(at)helsinki.fi
• Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen, Department of Chemistry, ilkka.kilpelainen(at)helsinki.fi

Due date

10.02.2022 23:59 EET





 

POSTDOC­TORAL RE­SEARCHER / BIOIN­FORM­ATICIAN IN COMPUTATIONAL CANCER AND AUTOIM­MUNITY RESEARCH

 

Professor Satu Mustjoki’s lab Hematology Research Unit (www.Helsinki.fi/hematology) at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center has an opening for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER / BIOINFORMATICIAN

in computational cancer and autoimmunity research.

The new researcher / bioinformatician will play a critical role in the computational analysis and statistical modelling of large-size WES, WGS, lncRNA-seq, and scRNA-seq datasets and integration of these data with clinical information.

The aim of the research is to further advance our understanding on the pathogenesis of cancer and autoimmunity diseases and builds upon the group’s previous successful work on the topic (please see our webpage and the latest publication list at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=mustjoki+s%5Bau%5D&).

We require fluency with Python, Perl, R or equivalent in a UNIX environment. Experience in biostatistics and machine-learning as well as understanding on and/or demonstrated ability to process genomics data and especially scRNA-seq data is desired. Strong publication record is an advantage.

The contract will be for two years starting at your earliest convenience. Trial period of 6 months will be applied.

Salary will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities and is based on the university salary system.

Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the ‘Apply for the position’ button below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) should submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. Applications should include a resume and a cover letter as a single PDF file.

The deadline for the applications is 31.12.2021.

For further information please contact Satu Mustjoki: satu.mustjoki (at) helsinki.fi or Matti Kankainen: matti.kankainen (at) helsinki.fi. If you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment (at) helsinki.fi.

The University of Helsinki (UH), founded in 1640, is a vibrant scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. It is currently investing heavily in life sciences research. UH offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.

Together with the Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE), the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, constitutes the Academic Medical Center Helsinki (AMCH). This medical center has been very successful in international comparisons, ranking among the top 10 medical campuses in Europe and among the top 50 globally.

Due date

31.12.2021 23:59 EET

UNIVERSITY LEC­TURER OF THE­OR­ET­ICAL PHILO­SOPHY

 

The University of Helsinki is Finland’s oldest and largest academic institution, an international scholarly community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki usually ranks among the top one hundred universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is looking for solutions to global challenges and engendering new thinking for the benefit of humanity.

The University of Helsinki Faculty of Arts https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-arts is Finland’s oldest and largest unit of teaching and research in the arts in terms of the organisation and selection of its disciplines. The Faculty is also a significant international community of research, education and culture.

The Department of Philosophy, History and Art is an internationally high-quality center for research and teaching, dating back to the year the university was founded in 1640. The discipline of theoretical philosophy at the University of Helsinki has a strong international research tradition in systematic philosophy. The discipline currently has three professors and two university lecturers, in addition to several scholars and doctoral students working in the field. Theoretical philosophy has been very successful in obtaining external research funding.

The Faculty of Arts invites applications to the Department of Philosophy, History and Art for the position of

UNIVERSITY LECTURER OF THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY

into permanent employment starting from 1.8.2022. The appointment starts with a trial period of six months.

The university lecturer will be responsible for teaching theoretical philosophy in Bachelor's and Master's programs together with other teachers. The university lecturer in theoretical philosophy will be responsible for several courses in the Bachelor and Master Programmes in Philosophy, including running the Bachelor’s and Master’s seminars (with the Professors and the other Lecturer of the discipline). The university lecturer will also actively contribute to the planning and development of teaching.

The appointee must hold an applicable doctoral degree and have demonstrable teaching experience relevant to the post. The lecturer is expected to provide teaching in at least logic (I and II) and in philosophy of language, and to have research expertise in at least one of the following areas: philosophical logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and continental philosophy. Philosophical breadth, both of expertise and teaching competence, is considered an asset.

SELECTION CRITERIA
According to the regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to the position of University Lecturer must hold an applicable doctoral degree, and be able to provide high-quality teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations.

When assessing the qualifications of applicants, attention will be paid to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning materials, other teaching merits, and a teaching demonstration. An active research profile and international publications and networks are required qualifications. Success in obtaining research funding is considered an asset.

Pursuant to section 1 of the Government Decree on Universities (770/2009), appointees to teaching positions at the University of Helsinki must be proficient in the language in which they provide instruction, i.e., Finnish or Swedish. The teaching language for this position is Finnish. If the person selected does not speak Finnish, they are required to acquire sufficient Finnish language skills to teach within two years. Support is provided for language learning. Successful completion of the task also requires a good command of English.

WE OFFER
The assignment provides an opportunity to work in an inspiring, international and multidisciplinary environment. The salary for the position will be based on levels 5−6 of the requirement scheme for teaching and research positions in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. The appointee’s gross monthly salary will range from €3,300 to €4,500, depending on one’s qualifications and experience.

The University of Helsinki provides its employees a wide range of opportunities and benefits, such as support for competence development and application for research projects, library, sports and welfare services. Read more about career opportunities and benefits at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers.

HOW TO APPLY
The application must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through https://msap.sap.helsinki.fi/

The application must be accompanied by the following documents as a single PDF file:
1) a CV
2) a report (for example, a university portfolio) of up to 5 pages on the applicant's teaching expertise
3) a numbered list of publications
4) five most important publications for this open position
5) a report of up to three pages on the applicant’s research activities (incl. acquired research funding)

See instructions https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-arts/faculty/instructions-applicants-...

After the closing of the application period, the appointment committee will invite the top candidates to an interview and, if necessary, ask the top candidates to fill a separate report on their teaching qualifications and to give a demonstration of teaching skills.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Department, Professor Niklas Jensen-Eriksen, niklas.jensen-eriksen@helsinki.fi, and discipline coordinator, Professor Filipe Pereira da Silva, jose.pereiradasilva@helsinki.fi. Further information about the recruitment process can be obtained from HR Specialist Anni Kauppinen, hr-humtdk@helsinki.fi.

The closing date for applications is 10.1.2022.

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

Due date

10.01.2022 23:59 EET

POSTDOC­TORAL RE­SEARCHER IN CIR­CA­DIAN REG­U­LA­TION OF PAIN

 


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 University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is a leading university in Nordics and Europe and one of the top 100 international universities in the world.

Postdoctoral researcher position is available in the newly established Translational Pain Research group at Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, led by Academy Research Fellow Dr. Vinko Palada. Dr. Palada´s group investigates circadian regulation of chronic pain and associated comorbidities by using the state-of-the-art methods such as high-throughput omics, molecular biology, drug library screens and the functional studies in experimental models. This is a new and exciting research field, with the goals to revolutionize our understanding of pain mechanisms and to develop novel therapies for pain relief. The group closely collaborates with Helsinki University Hospital and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Job description:
Neuropathic pain affects up to 8% of the general population and is one of the most challenging pain conditions to treat due to poor efficacy of the currently available drugs and comorbidities, particularly sleep disorders, which are insufficiently addressed in pain management. On the molecular level, both sleep and pain are under circadian control. As adaptation to 24h environment on Earth, our internal circadian clocks are reset daily to precisely 24h and disruptions in this pattern have been reported in sleep disorders, frequent in neuropathic pain. However, it is currently not known whether the clocks are disrupted also in pain conditions.

The main aim is to provide the first evidence whether nerve injury disrupts circadian clocks in pain regulating sensory tissues. This may allow the use of chronobiotics, drugs with ability to modify circadian rhythmicity, to resynchronize clocks and sleep patters and provide pain relief.

Key requirements:
The successful postdoctoral applicant will have at least one first authorship publication and PhD degree in neuroscience, pharmacology, chronobiology, or other related discipline. Previous experience with pain, sleep and circadian research, expertise in animal work, surgical skills and behavioral tests are considered a strong merit for this position. Know-how of omics analysis, cell-based reporter assays, EEG recording and sleep scoring is an advantage. Excellent communication skills in English and ability to work in the international team setting are expected. The degree requirement must be met by the beginning of the employment.

Application requirements:
Please send your application including a detailed CV (with a date of thesis defense, title of the thesis, previous academic/work positions, current position, academic distinctions, list of peer-reviewed publications and copy of doctoral certificate), motivation letter (1 page) and three reference contacts as a single PDF file to the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the ‘Apply for position’ button. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

Deadline for application is January 7th, 2022. For further information, please contact Dr. Vinko Palada (vinko.palada(at)helsinki.fi).

Contract and work benefits:
Employment would start on March 1st 2022 as fixed 2-year position, with a possibility of extension. The initial salary is according to the salary system of the Finnish universities. In 2021, Finland has been ranked as the happiest country in the world for 4th time in a row according to the annual World Happiness Report and was recently rated as the best country in the world for expat families. Finland and Helsinki possess top expertise in sciences in terms of a vibrant talent pool, leading research, strong support services and functioning collaboration networks. For more information about working at the University of Helsinki and living in Finland, please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university

Due date

07.01.2022 23:59 EET

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