The research team of Kaisa Ivaska at the Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku is looking for a highly motivated graduate student for fixed term employment. The position is a part of a research project funded by the Academy of Finland aimed at understanding the role of bone-derived endocrine factors in the regulation of whole body glucose homeostasis.
Bone-derived endocrine factors, or osteokines, are able to regulate energy metabolism in animal models. The evidence in humans, however, remains inconclusive. This research project aims to characterize osteokines in circulation and in the local bone marrow microenvironment, and to investigate the regulation, significance and diagnostic potential of osteokines. The work will include cell culture, molecular biology, protein analytics and handling of animal and human samples. Any previous experience on these techniques is beneficial for the applicant. Fluent written and spoken English are required.
To apply for the position for Senior Researcher, the candidate must have doctoral degree completed and have experience on independent scientific work. To apply for the position for Doctoral Student, the candidate must have a higher university degree (Master’s degree) completed in a field relevant for the position (e.g.; cell biology, biomedicine, or biochemistry). In addition, motivation to carry out the planned graduate studies are required. In case the selected candidate is not eligible for registration as a graduate student at the time of employment, the title of Project Researcher will be initially used.
The position will be available from December 1st 2020 or upon negotiation for two years. There will be a six-month trial period in the contract.
The salary is in determined in accordance with the University of Turku salary system (for teaching and research personnel), which is 2179 euros/month at minimum for a graduate student and 3145 euros/month at minimum for a senior researcher.
Applications must be submitted no later than October 27th 2020 (23:59 p.m.) via the electronic application form of the University of Turku. Contact information and the link to the application system can be found from the University of Turku recruitment page https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies.
Applications should contain a motivation letter (max. 1 page), CV and contact information (name, position, email) for two references, who have given their consent to the applicant.
For further information, please contact:
Kaisa Ivaska, University of Turku, Institute of Biomedicine, email: kaisa.ivaska (at) utu.fi
HR Secretary Päivi Aalto tel + 358 50 313 6830 email: paivi.aalto (at) utu.fi
HR Specialist Terhi Suojanen tel.. +358 50 356 9262, email: terhi.suojanen (at) utu.fiContinue reading
|Title||Doctoral Student or Senior Researcher in a project on bone-derived osteokines|
|Employer||University of Turku|
|Job location||TURUN YLIOPISTO, FI-20014 Turku|
|Published||October 16, 2020|
|Application deadline||October 27, 2020|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Biochemistry,   Molecular Biology,   Cell Biology  |