Research Manager, Cell- and Tissue imaging

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,000 students and 2,500 members of staff. From 1 August 2018 onwards, well be operating on two campuses, in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The Faculty of Health Sciences operates at the Kuopio Campus of the University of Eastern Finland. The Faculty offers education in medicine, dentistry, nutrition and pharmacy, as well as in some other central fields of the health care sector. The Faculty is research-intensive, and its internationally recognised research activities are closely linked to the strategic research areas of the University. There are approximately 2 500 degree students and about 450 PhD students in the Faculty. The faculty has 680 staff members. http://www.uef.fi/en/ttdk/etusivu

We are now inviting applications for

a Research Manager (Cell and Tissue Imaging) position, School of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, Kuopio Campus

In the Institute of Biomedicine, we conduct research ranging from population-based studies to basic molecular mechanisms to understand, treat and prevent common chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer s disease, cancer, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We also host the core units of cell and tissue imaging, bioinformatics and chromatin research. More information on our research activities is available at our website at uef.fi/biomedicine/research .

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Manager who will be responsible for the operation and development of the Cell and Tissue Imaging Unit (CTI) in the Institute of Biomedicine. The CTI unit specialises in high and super-resolution imaging of cells and tissues as well as in molecular dynamics in live cells. We have state-of-the-art microscopes, high-throughput live-cell imaging instruments and a histology laboratory equipped with modern devices. The CTI unit offers user training and support, including consultation on experimental set-up, sample preparation and image analysis.

The task of the Research Manager will be to actively develop the infrastructure and operations of the CTI unit in collaboration with researchers and experts in the faculty. In addition, the Research Manager is expected to do scientific research, supervise MSc and PhD theses and teach undergraduate and postgraduate students according his/her expertise. The Research Manager will also participate in separately agreed administrative tasks.

A successful candidate will have a suitable doctoral degree and a solid experience of the use of cell and tissue imaging techniques in research. In evaluating the merits of the applicants, we will consider their research activity and vision of carrying out research work in the Research Manager position, as well as their expertise and experience in cell and tissue imaging, peer-reviewed publications, external research funding and supervised theses. Additional consideration is given to teaching experience and pedagogical education.

The Research Manager position is a permanent position starting on 1 September 2019 (or as agreed).

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 7 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff ( 3 946,50 / month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 50% of the job requirement component.

For further information on the position, please contact: Head of the Institute Anitta Mahonen, tel. +358 29 4454243, anitta.mahonen@uef.fi ; Professor Mikko Hiltunen, +358 29 4454723, mikko.hiltunen@uef.fi

For further information on the application procedure, please contact: HR-secretary Tellervo Rajanto, tellervo.rajanto@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 4454278.

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:

- A résumé or CV
- A list of publications
- Copies of the applicant's academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicants language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
- A short summary of your research background including:
1) description of your experience in cell and tissue imaging techniques
2) description of your research project/ideas carried out in this position
3) your vision of the potential for developing cell and tissue imaging in next few years

The application needs to be submitted no later than 31.7.2019 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.


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