Doctoral Researcher and Senior Researcher (post doc)
DOCTORAL RESEARCHER and SENIOR RESEARCHER (post doc) to a project focusing on molecular mechanisms of thyroid disorders
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We are looking for highly motivated researchers to join our group focusing on molecular mechanisms of thyroid disorders. We are investigating thyroid genetics by evaluating patients with congenital or familial thyroid diseases and using in vitro and in vivo methods. The research projects aims at characterization of novel gene mutations and testing their pathogenicity. The work involves analysing next-generation sequencing data, generation and phenotyping of new disease models using common molecular biology methods.
The positions are fixed-term from 1 April 2023, but the start of employment is negotiable.
Senior Researcher position is fixed-term for three years.
Doctoral Researcher position is fixed-term for one year. If the selected candidate does not yet have the right to study for a doctoral degree at the University of Turku, the position will be filled first as Project Researcher.
We expect the selected Senior Researcher to have a doctoral degree in a relevant field and to be able to conduct independent scientific work. Doctoral Researcher should have the right to study for a doctoral degree at the University of Turku or to be interested in starting doctoral research at the university as well as demonstrate motivation for the studies.
Suitable candidates have knowledge and previous experience in cell and molecular biology and genetics methods. Skills and experience in bioinformatics methods and in vivo models as well as research in the field of endocrinology, genetics or cell biology are considered an advantage. Working in the project also requires good social skills and fluency in English.
We value equality and diversity in our work community and encourage qualified applicants, regardless of background, to apply for our open positions.
The salary is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. The salary of doctoral researcher is on levels 2-4 on the job demands chart, which means that the job-specific salary element is 2108,40-2628,85 euros per month. The salary of senior researcher is on levels 4-6, and the job-specific salary element is 2628,85-3549,72 euros per month. In addition, a personal salary element will be paid. The personal salary element is 6-50 % of the job-specific salary element. Trial period is applied in the position.
Please submit your application by 21 March 2023 at 11.59 pm via the electronic application form of the University. A link to the application form ( Apply for the job") is available above the announcement of this position at www.utu.fi/vacancies. Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and other documentation which may be relevant to the appointment.
For further information about the position, please contact Senior Research Fellow Jukka Kero (firstname.lastname@example.org). In technical questions about applying, please contact HR Specialist Henna Huovinen (email@example.com, tel. +358 50 382 1869).