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Postdoctoral or Senior Researcher (Single-Cell Genomics)

We seek a highly talented postdoctoral or senior researcher to join our Single-cell omics team at Turku Bioscience Centre. The selected candidate will be in charge of management of the daily operations of the single-cell genomics core facility and will work in close collaboration with researchers on the fields of genomics, immunology and bioinformatics.

The unit houses cutting-edge research equipment including 10x Genomics Chromium and  Chromium X systems, and the automated Connect platform. This infrastructure represents a critical resource for the InFLAMES Flagship, a joint effort of University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University aiming at being an internationally recognized, top-level, immunological research and development cluster which will be globally attractive both for the researchers and business partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervision and development of single-cell genomics core facility services
  • Supporting researchers in the use of single-cell genomics platforms and pursuing collaborative research projects
  • Development of quality control strategies

Essential skills

  • PhD in life sciences or other relevant discipline
  • Experience using single-cell genomics and next-generation sequencing technologies
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication in English
  • Strong scientific publication record

Ideal skills

  • Postdoctoral experience on a relevant field (ideally at least one but no more than seven years)
  • Experience with spatially resolved transcriptional profiling
  • Experience in immunology and immune profiling methods
  • Experience with processing of blood and solid tissue samples
  • Experience with lab automation systems
  • Supervisory experience
  • Project management experience

The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities and will depend on the degree and qualifications of the applicant.  Salaried positions in Finland automatically include payments to a pension fund, unemployment funds, an extensive occupational healthcare, affordable sports services and even a holiday allowance. These positions belong to the personnel group of teaching and research personnel.

The salary will be in average 3180-3500 eur/month for a person holding a PhD degree. For a Senior Researcher the salary will be – depending on competence and experience – in average 3400 – 4500 eur/month.

The start of employment is negotiable. The position is fixed-term for until the end of 2023 with a possibility for extension. The position is subject to a six-month trial period.

What to do next

Please submit your application by the online application system latest on 10.10.2021. Kindly use a link to the online application system

In addition, applications must have the following enclosures (in English):
1) motivation letter max 1 page focusing on your strengths related to our research topics
2) CV
3) copy of certificates of degree
4) contact details for at least three referees (name, working place, e-mail address)
5) a list of publications, highlighting the five most relevant ones

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime: Tapio Lönnberg taplon [at]

In case you need help with the application process, please turn to our HR Specialist Paula Luoma paula.luoma [at]

About the research environment

Turku Bioscience Centre is an advanced core facility and research centre hosted jointly by University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. We offer access to a comprehensive selection of cutting-edge research methods and an opportunity to be involved in internationally competitive science in a stimulating, highly networked environment. We are a truly international community, with more than half of the personnel having an international background. Accordingly, the work language is English.

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