Doctoral Researcher/Project Researcher, Chemistry of Drug Development

University of Turku
February 18, 2023
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Doctoral Researcher/Project Researcher, Chemistry of Drug Development

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.

The Detection Technology Research Group is recruiting

a doctoral researcher/project researcher for a fixed-term position

in a LanthaGlo project funded by Academy of Finland for time period 1.3.2023 – 31.8.2024. The starting date is negotiable and it might be possible that the work continuees longer than 31st of August 2024 based on working with a doctoral thesis.

Research group: The doctoral researcher/project researcher will be working in the Detection Technology Group at the Department of Chemistry in the University of Turku. The Detection Technology Group develops new bioanalytical methods for research and industrial use under drug development.

Department of Chemistry has very new facilities giving state-of-the-art facilities to study and to do high quality research.

Description of the position : The doctoral researcher/project researcher will be engaged in a project that seeks for new oligonucleotide (DNA and RNA) related methods for analytical, diagnostic, and drug discovery purposes, employing mostly luminescent detection technologies. The doctoral researcher/project researcher will be working on methods based on novel luminescence read-out systems developed in the group. Project relates to non-PCR based oligonucleotide detection, oligonucleotide binding and processing enzymes, and oligonucleotide binders (aptamers). We are seeking a highly qualified doctoral researcher/project researcher to develop new assay concepts and alternative binder molecules. Typically, a doctoral degree completes in three years in the research group.

Position is a part of collaborative project having partners in USA and Europe. Upon mutual agreement, part of the work can be performed one of the collaborative universities.

Expectations for the candidates: The candidates • must have high motivation to do research aiming the completion of PhD. • hold a MSc or equivalent degree in chemistry or bio-related disciplines (e.g. biotechnology or biochemistry) or is close to graduate • benefit from earlier experience in assay development and/or bioanalytical luminescence based techniques. • have the ability to conduct independent scientific work and good English skills.

The qualification requirements of the position state in the University of Turku's Rules of Procedure: https: // www. utu.fi/en/university/organisation. I f 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 contract is valid until 31st of May 2023 and the study right for a doctoral degree should be applied in the next possible call (spring 2023): University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS) and Doctoral Programmes. If a candidate is close to graduation (FM or equivalent) the title of a research assistant will be used in the beginning of employment.

Salary Salary will be determined in a contract. Salary will be determined through University of Turku system for research and teaching personnel in levels 2-4, in which the task-specific salary is 2108,40–2628,85 €/month). Additional 6-50% based personal performance will be added to task-specific salary. If the candidate does not have an FM or equivalent degree at the beginning of employment, a salary will be determined through University of Turku system for research and teaching personnel in level 1, in which the task-specific salary is 1917.09 €/month). Additional 6-50% based personal performance will be added to task-specific salary.

One (1) month trial period applies to the position.

Applications & additional information In your application, please include • a CV • a motivation letter • a statement of current and future research interests • a degree certificate (MSc) • names and addresses/e-mails of academic referees

Final day for completing the application is Tuesday 31st January 2023 (23:59) through electronic recruitment system. Electronic link for the system in at the beginning of this job advertisement (Fill the form). Advertisement can be found from: https:// www. utu.fi/tyopaikat.

Please send direct informal inquiries to PhD Kari Kopra, [email protected]

Working in Finland Please learn more about the culture and people in Finland: • Career in Southwestern Finland (with information on Turku) • Working culture • This is Finland • University of Turku

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