Postdoctoral Researcher and Doctoral Student positions are available in the
laboratory of Eija Jokitalo at the Institute of Biotechnology, Helsinki
Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), University of Helsinki.
The aim of the project is to increase understanding of the regulation of
endoplasmic reticulum (ER) functioning and participation in organelle
communication, and to reveal the connection of ER (dys)functioning and
diseases, e.g. diabetes or Parkinson's Disease. We will utilize the latest
technological development in imaging of organelles, cells and tissue to
characterize ER structure under physiological or pathological conditions such
as ER stress, and during differentiation processes where cells adopt
The successful postdoctoral applicants will have at least one first authorship
publication and a MD/PhD degree in a relevant field of life sciences and
background in cell and molecular biology and/or biological imaging.
For the doctoral student position, we invite applications from enthusiastic
and motivated students with a M.Sc. degree in biology, biochemistry or
biological imaging. Previous experience in cell biology and light microscopy
and hands on experience in working with cultured mammalian cells are
In both positions, excellent communication skills in English and ability to
work in the international team setting are expected.
The salaries will be based on the University salary system and depend upon the
applicant's level of prior experience and skillset. The appointment of post
doctoral researcher is for 2 years with a possibility of extension. Both
positions are funded by the Academy of Finland research grant and will start
as soon as the suitable candidates are identified. A trial period of 6 months
will be applied.
The Institute of Biotechnology is a research institute at University of
Helsinki, located in the Viikki science park. The institute harbors ~35
research groups and 250 researchers, and it operates at the highest
international level. For more information on the Institute, please visit
https: // www. helsinki.fi/en/hilife-institute-of-biotechnology.
Please submit your application through the University of Helsinki Recruitment
System via the button “Apply for the position” ("Hae työpaikkaa").
Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki should submit their
application via SAP HR-portal. You may fill in only the mandatory fields
(),in the Recruitment System, and include as an attachment a single PDF
file containing a detailed CV, motivation letter (1 page), contact
information of at least two referees, and other possible documents attesting
to your competence for the position. You will receive an automatic
confirmation email when you have successfully submitted your application.
The due date for the applications is 31.10.2021. Review of applications will
begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Informal
inquiries should be sent to email@example.com
Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) is a new institute established
in 2017 that supports high quality life science research across the University
campuses and faculties. HiLIFE builds on existing strengths and new recruits
and partnerships to create an attractive international environment for
researchers to solve grand challenges in health, food, and environment. HiLIFE
coordinates research infrastructures in life sciences and provides research-
based interdisciplinary training.
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 professional development opportunities. The International Staff Services
office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in
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 livable cities. Finland and the Helsinki region possess top expertise in
sciences in terms of a vibrant talent pool, leading research, strong support
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