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ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.

Postdoc­toral re­searcher BioIma­ging, University of Hel­sinki, Finland

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world
Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

Euro-BioImaging (EuBI) is a European Research Infrastructure for Imaging Technologies in Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Helsinki BioImaging is a partner in The Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node of EuBI, and joins the activities of three University of Helsinki imaging core facilities: Biomedicum Imaging Unit, Light Microscopy (www.biu.helsinki.fi), Light Microscopy Unit, Institute of Biotechnology (www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/lmu) and Electron Microscopy Unit, Institute of Biotechnology (www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/em).

Helsinki BioImaging is inviting applications for a

Postdoctoral researcher

for the period of 1.4.2017 – 31.12.2020

The post involves participation in the EuBI projects hosted by Helsinki BioImaging including user training, documentation and reporting of imaging activities, networking between imaging facilities, and participation in teaching and other duties of the units as needed. The position is offered with a four-month trial period.

A successful candidate should be highly motivated, have excellent organizational skills and previous experience in biological or medical imaging technologies. Experience in confocal microscopy, electron microscopy, image processing and analysis are desired. The candidate is expected to have a doctoral degree in a suitable discipline. We expect the candidate to have skills in laboratory techniques complementing the imaging approaches. We also require experience in student supervision and teaching, a cooperative attitude, and enthusiasm for learning new skills. The candidate should be fluent in English and have good communication and scientific writing skills.

The salary is based on level 5 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

Applications should include: a letter stating your interests and previous experience, focusing in microscopy and other relevant techniques, image analysis and computer skills, a complete CV in English as well as contact information for 2-3 referees. Please compile all materials into a single PDF file.

The application, together with the required attachments, must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

The closing date for applications is 15th March 2017, or until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact Eija Jokitalo, Maria Vartiainen or Elina Ikonen (emails firstname.lastname(at)helsinki.fi).

Apply at latest 15.03.2017

Due date

Wednesday, March 15, 2017