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Project Researcher/Project Engineer - Cell Imaging and Cytometry Core, Turku Bioscience, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Application deadline 28 Feb 2021

We are seeking applications to work at the flow cytometry division of the Cell Imaging and Cytometry Core https://bioscience.fi/services/cell-imaging/services/ in Finland.

This is a multi-user facility that provides flow cytometry and mass cytometry services to the academic and industrial research community and supports the InFLAMES Flagship which aims at being an international top-level research and development cluster in the field of immunology. https://inflames.utu.fi/

The successful candidate will join a team that provides cytometry services to a large multi-user customer base. He or she will contribute towards the continuous development of these services to maintain the latest technologies and protocols that support excellent science, while expanding our customer and applications base. https://bioscience.fi/

 About the research environment

Turku Bioscience Centre is an advanced core facility and research centre hosted jointly by the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University in Finland. 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 and proficiency in English is a requirement.

Key Responsibilities

Work as a core staff member to maintain a cutting-edge infrastructure platform and provide advanced services in the area of cell sorting and analysis, single cell analysis (CyTOF/ Helios) and imaging mass cytometry (Hyperion).

  • Develop advanced mass cytometry and mass cytometry imaging techniques
  • Interface with academic and private sector customers
  • Develop quality control strategies
  •  Train users on sample preparation, instrument usage and data analysis

Essential qualities

  • A primary degree of B.Sc, MSc, PhD, or a technical diploma, or a degree in bioanalytics will be considered.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills.

 Desirable experience

  • Prior experience with cytometry technologies, ideally including mass cytometry expertise
  • An interest in working hands-on with high-end instrumentation and software.

Salary

The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities. The Project Researcher will belong to UTU research personnel and the Project Engineer to the UTU other staff. The salary is on average 2200 -2570 eur/month. The final salary will be defined based on the applicant education, competence and work experience. Salaried positions in Finland automatically include payments to a pension fund, unemployment funds, a good occupational healthcare and even a holiday allowance.

Duration of the contract

The start of employment is negotiable. The position is fixed-term until end of 2024, with a possibility for extension. The position is subject to a six-month trial period.

What to do next

Please send your application no later than 28.02.2021 via the electronic application form of the University of Turku, you will find the link on our recruitment page:  https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies

Kindly enclose with your application a CV including contact information for three referees, a motivation letter describing your relevant skills and knowledge related to our research fields in particular, and other documents that may influence the filling of position. All individuals will be considered without discrimination.

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact our Vice-Director, Research Director Eleanor Coffey elecof(at)utu.fi

In case you need help with the application process, please turn to HR Specialist Paula Luoma paula.luoma(at)utu.fi

 

Working in Finland

We also welcome you cordially to our multicultural working community. In case you are arriving in Finland for the first time, we offer you orientation support.

Please learn more about the culture and the people:

Working culture 

https://www.infofinland.fi/en/living-in-finland/work-and-enterprise/finnish-working-culture

This is Finland

 https://finland.fi/

See what it is really like to work here at the University of Turku:

Story 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkZ7cMoJbSE&list=PLSmJtlSQuvVJLoW484Z7CjYhiKqDPK4rm&index=3&t=0s

Story 2 – end part in English, about moving with a family and having a work-life-balance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amvSXHUXu5A&list=PLSmJtlSQuvVJLoW484Z7CjYhiKqDPK4rm&index=4

Post-doctoral Researcher - Single-cell genomics, Turku Bioscience Centre, University of Turku, Finland. Application deadline 14 Feb 2021

We seek a highly talented Post-doctoral Researcher to join our Single-cell genomics team at Turku Bioscience Centre. The selected candidate will focus on implementation of novel single-cell analysis techniques and support researchers in their use. The candidate will work in close collaboration with researchers affiliated with the InFLAMES Flagship on the fields of genomics, immunology and bioinformatics.

The InFLAMES Flagship is 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. https://inflames.utu.fi/

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 and there is no need or requirement to learn Finnish. https://bioscience.fi

Key Responsibilities

  • Implementation and troubleshooting of new single-cell genomics applications, including
  • RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, multi-omics and spatial transcriptomics
  • Supporting researchers in the use of single-cell genomics platforms and pursuing collaborative
  • research projects
  • Development of quality control strategies

Essential qualifications

  • PhD in life sciences or other relevant discipline
  • Hands-on experience with genomics and cell culture techniques
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication in English

Desirable qualifications

  • Experience with immunology, single-cell genomics and next generation sequencing
  • Hands-on experience with processing of blood and solid tissue samples
  • Experience with lab automation systems
  • Strong scientific publication record

Salary

The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities. The successful applicant will belong to UTU research personnel. The salary for a Post-Doc is on average 3100 -3600€/month. Salaried positions in Finland automatically include payments to a pension fund, unemployment funds, a good occupational healthcare and even a holiday allowance. 

Duration of the contract

The start of employment is negotiable. The position is fixed-term until end of 2024, with a possibility for extension. The position is subject to a six-month trial period.

What to do next

Please send your application no later than 14.02.2021 via the electronic application form of the University of Turku, you will find the link on our recruitment page:  https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies

Kindly enclose with your application a CV, degree certificate(s), list of publications, a motivation letter describing your relevant skills and knowledge, and other documents that may influence the filling of position. All individuals will be considered without discrimination.

For further information please don’t hesitate to contact Tapio Lönnberg taplon(at)utu.fi

In case you need help with the application process, please turn to HR Specialist Paula Luoma paula.luoma(at)utu.fi

 

Working in Finland

We also welcome you cordially to our multicultural working community. In case you are arriving in Finland for the first time, we offer you orientation support.

Please learn more about the culture and the people:

Working culture 

https://www.infofinland.fi/en/living-in-finland/work-and-enterprise/finnish-working-culture

This is Finland

 https://finland.fi/

 

See what it is really like to work here at the University of Turku

Story 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkZ7cMoJbSE&list=PLSmJtlSQuvVJLoW484Z7CjYhiKqDPK4rm&index=3&t=0s

Story 2 – end part in English, about moving with a family and having a work-life-balance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amvSXHUXu5A&list=PLSmJtlSQuvVJLoW484Z7CjYhiKqDPK4rm&index=4

 

Working with us

This is Finland

Introduction to Finnish working culture

About Biocity community
Are you wondering what it would be like to work with us? Check out what Hellyeh Hamidi from Ivaska Lab has to say in the second part of this introduction video about Biocity community! Don’t forget to turn on English subtitles for the first half of the video for Sanja Vanhatalo’s comments. (CC –> Settings –> Subtitles –> Auto-translate — English)

International work community at University of Turku