The University of Helsinki https://www.helsinki.fi/en is a leading Nordic life science university and an international academic community comprising 40,000 students and staff. With a critical outlook and a creative attitude, we are building a better future.
Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-life-science
is a new life science research institute forming an attractive
international environment for researchers, and facilitating national and
international partnerships in areas of research, infrastructures, and
innovations. The university life science research institutes - Institute
of Biotechnology, Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, and
Neuroscience Center - are included in HiLIFE as operative units. HiLIFE
has joint Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professors and HiLIFE Fellows
with life science faculties on Viikki, Meilahti and Kumpula campuses.
We are now recruiting
5 TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR POSITIONS
starting June 2019 at the earliest. The HiLIFE Tenure Track positions
are initially for three to five years with a possibility for extension
or tenuring following successful evaluation.
The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent
externally funded line of research in current or emerging areas of life
sciences. The following fields have been identified by the participating
faculties: forest sciences, food and nutrition sciences, agricultural
sciences, microbial biotechnology (Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry);
molecular and integrative biosciences, ecosystems and environment,
organismal and evolutionary biology (Faculty of Biological and
Environmental Sciences); clinical medicine (Faculty of Medicine);
pharmacology and therapeutics, pharmaceutical chemistry and technology,
pharmaceutical biosciences (Faculty of Pharmacy); physical biochemistry
modelling, x-ray bionanoimaging, integrative paleontology, global
biodiversity and ecosystem change, biosphere-atmosphere interactions and
climate change (Faculty of Science).
Finalists must successfully complete an interview process that
includes a research seminar and teaching demonstration. The positions
come with an attractive negotiable startup package, and are initially
for three to five years with a possibility for extension or tenuring
following successful evaluation. All positions are shared between HiLIFE
and one of the participating faculties where contracts during the
tenure-track are with HiLIFE and following tenuring at the faculty. The
salary is negotiable within the framework of the University of Helsinki
We seek candidates with a doctorate degree and significant
post-doctoral experience and recent demonstration of excellence in
research in life sciences according to career stage. Early stage
independent researchers are especially encouraged to apply. The formal
qualifications required for the positions are indicated in the general
qualification requirements of the University of Helsinki (level 3) https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/open-positions/qualification-requi...
Applications are submitted via the link at the bottom of the page,
(employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their
application via the SAP HR portal), and include limited information on a
form and a single pdf attached to the form. On the form the applicant
includes personal information, a short motivation letter, a list of five
selected publications describing the key finding and applicants
contribution, and contacts for referees. In a separate attached pdf the
applicant includes a curriculum vitae including teaching experience (2
pages); a list of not more than 20 publications, and a research plan (2
Applications are submitted by October 31, 2018.
Evaluation of applications is carried out by an Appointment Committee
and includes external referee statements and interviews of shortlisted
applicants. The interviews are expected to take place in early February,
and the recruitment to be completed by the end of May 2019.
HiLIFE director, Professor Tomi P Mäkelä tel:+358 2941 25500, e-mail: email@example.com