The University of Tampere is a multidisciplinary international academic institution with more than 16,000 students and about 2,200 staff members, located in the dynamic city of Tampere, Finland. The University values creativity, societal responsibility and academic freedom as well as equal chances for learning, gaining knowledge, participating and influencing. Strategic research areas of the University are health and society.
FICAM (The Finnish Centre for Alternative Methods) in Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Tampere in an expert center covering broad expertise and technologies related to the development of human cell based tissue and organ models to be used in regulatory sciences (toxicology), drug development and biomedical research. In addition to own test development, FICAM acts as a research service laboratory and collaborator for other research groups and industry. FICAM is an OECD GLP-laboratory and belongs to the Commission´s (EURL-ECVAM) reference laboratory network.
We are seeking for a highly motivated, innovative and systematic researcher/postdoctoral researcher (M.Sc. or Ph.D) with expertise and experience in cell culture, tissue engineering, gene expression and basic analytics related assessment of toxicological, pharmacological and cell biological effects.
The position is available from March 1, 2018 (or as agreed) to December 31, 2019. It is possible that the job will continue after that.
The researcher´s main task will be the development of cardiovascular model and studying its relevance to mimic human effects. You will be part of FICAM´s research group co-operating with national and international groups. It is possible to supervise M.Sc, or Ph.D. students.
The salary will be based on the requirement level chart for the teaching and research staff of Finnish Universities. The preliminary requirement level is 5 for postdoctoral researcher and level 4 for researcher (M.Sc). In addition to the basic salary, a supplementary salary component will be paid according to the personal performance.
For-month trial period applies for the appointed person.
Applications must be submitted by the online application form of the University of Tampere (link below) by February 6, 2018 at 15.45 local time.
A complete application should include CV and covering letter with two referees.
All the material should be submitted in English.
For additional information, please contact:
Research Director Tuula Heinonen, Tuula.email@example.com, tel. +358505749705
HR Specialist Merja Koivula, firstname.lastname@example.org (recruitment process)
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