Research Assistant, Zebra Fish Research unit, part-time (20%)

University of Turku
March 16, 2023
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Research Assistant, Zebra Fish Research unit, part-time (20%)

Zebra Fish Research unit, lead by Doctor of Philosophy & Docent Ilkka Paatero, needs practical help with research phases in upcoming months. There is a short part-time (20%) position open for a Research Assistant.

Expectation of Competence

  • Applicable bioscience studies
  • Initiative in technological development
  • Good co-operation and communication skills
  • Completed laboratory animal science course (with fish module)
  • Experience in working with fish, biological samples (eg. embryos, model organisms and tissues), microinjection, fluorescence microscopy and image analysis.
  • We offer you interesting and responsible tasks and an opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in a versatile work environment.

    The qualifications for the positions are specified in the University of Turku Rules of Procedure. Our selection criteria are based on the principle of finding the most qualified and suitable candidate for the job. In practice, this means that not only education, publications and working experience but also personal qualities, communication, motivation, and other relevant criteria will be considered.

    Period of employment and salary

    The start date of employment will be on 1st of March 2023, but is negotiable. Period of employment will last until 31.5.2023. The position is subject to a one-month trial period.

    The monthly salary will be in the range of 2032 -2280€/month, depending on the stage of studies and competence. The position belongs to our research personnel. The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities.


    Applications must be submitted no later than on 19 th of February in the electronic application system of University of Turku at https: // www. . A link to the electronic application system can be found at the beginning of this job advertisement “Apply for the job”.

    The application must include your CV (max 2 pages), study transcript and a motivation letter (max 1 page) including a description of your knowledge and skills in relation to our expectation of competence mentioned above.

    For further information about the position, please contact Zebra Fish Research unit's leader Ilkka Paatero ilanpa(at) If you need help with the application process, please contact biocityhrservices(at)

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