Open Vacancies:

Open Vacancies at Turku Bioscience:

Two Research Managers in Biological and Medical Imaging for a fixed period employment at Turku Bioimaging

Our organization

Turku Bioimaging is a research organization to employ and promote the strengths of both biological and medical imaging in the Turku region. The organization was established in 2007 and now University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University have agreed to reinforce Turku Bioimaging by strategic recruitments. The organization and its team are internationally renowned with many important national and international tasks related to coordination and promotion of imaging science. More about us.

We are now looking for two talented persons for the positions of Research Manager. One of them will be for the field of Medical Imaging with the base location at Turku PET Centre. The other will be for the field of Biological Imaging with the base location at Turku Bioscience.

Positions are for a fixed period of one year, with a likely continuation for a 2-years-prolongation. After three years, the positions will be evaluated for a possible long-term continuation. Starting date is October 1, 2019 and there is a trial period of six months.

Job description

The task of the Research Manager is to support the research activities in the field of Biological/Medical Imaging within the Turku Bioimaging. The responsibilities will involve participation in the application processes and preparing applications especially for different EU funding opportunities. The tasks will also involve strengthening the roles of Turku Bioimaging in Euro-Bioimaging status as well reinforcing the position of Turku Bioimaging in Finnish roadmap for research infrastructures. The tasks will also include national coordination of the research within Biological/Medical Imaging.

What we are expecting from you

Success in the position requires a broad knowledge of techniques and concepts in Biological/Medical Imaging, including practical and theoretical understanding on how to conduct scientific research. A successful applicant should preferably also have experience in preparation, coordination, management, and reporting of research projects. As the core task for the Research Manager is related to funding, understanding of research infrastructures and how they operate (at both national and international levels) is considered important, as well as a thorough understanding of especially EU-level funding opportunities. Finally, insight into image data management is considered an advantage.

A doctoral degree in an appropriate field is required and a Docentship (adjunct professorship) in an appropriate field is considered also an advantage. The Research Manager is also required to have a good written and spoken English and readiness to travel and to represent Turku Bioimaging at national and international meetings. You also need good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and collaborate with scientists and industrial partners from many different disciplines.

Salary and application

The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities. The Research Manager belongs to our research personnel and salary will be 4183 – 4500 eur/month in average.

Please write a CV and a motivation letter that describes why you are applying for the position and how you would like to develop Turku Bioimaging and bioimaging in general in Turku.

In the motivation letter, please also describe your vision of how Turku Bioimaging should be developed in terms of Biological and Medical Imaging and how the collaboration of relevant imaging scientists and centers in Finland and in Europe should be developed in the future.

Please submit your application by using our electronic application form:

Application deadline is September 1st, 16:00. We will read the applications already during the application process, so please send your application at your earliest convenience. In case you need help in the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact our HR Specialist Paula Luoma paula.luoma [at]

Further information

Director, Professor John Eriksson, Turku Bioscience, tel. +358 2 215 3313, john.eriksson [at]
Director, Professor Juhani Knuuti, Turku PET Centre, tel. + 358 500 592 998, juhani.knuuti [at]

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Research grant for a starting PhD student in The Cell Adhesion and Cancer Group in Turku Bioscience

The Cell Adhesion and Cancer Group in Turku Bioscience is announcing one research grant for a starting PhD student from 23rd Sept 2019 – 22nd Aug 2020 (one year duration; 2000 €/month). The grant is related to work investigating integrin and growth factor receptor (GFR) trafficking in normal and in tumour cells.

The applicant will have an MSc in a relevant cell biology field, previous hands-on experience with cell culture, transfections, trafficking assays, microscopy and image analysis (in particular imageJ) and excellent communication skills. We expect the applicant to be highly motivated to conduct academic research to a high standard. Prior publications in either the integrin and/or GFR field will be highly appreciated.

Application period is 23.08.2019 – 06.09.2019. Please apply by sending an e-mail to paula.luoma [at] Emails sent after the application period will not be processed. Please remember to include “applicant – integrin and GFR trafficking” as the subject of your e-mail.

Please include in your application the following items:
1) a CV including list of publications and
2) a personal motivation letter (max one page)

Further Information: Dr Hellyeh Hamidi (hellham[@]
Selection will take place latest by September 13th 2019 and all applicants will be informed of the decision in due course.