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Post-doctoral position in Kuopio/Finland

12 February 2018

Post-doctoral position in Kuopio/Finland

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The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We are now inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher (Neurosciences) position, Faculty of Health Sciences, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, Kuopio Campus.

The Kanninen research group is seeking a motivated postdoctoral researcher to join a highly dynamic group of researchers working on multiple aspects of neurodegeneration. The group utilizes both murine and human in vitro cultures of brain cells and mouse models of disease to investigate molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration. The group is particularily interested in mitochondrial dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease and the impact of environment and life style factors on brain health.

The candidate should have a PhD in Neuroscience or related discipline with experience in in vitro culture of neurons and/or glia. Candidates with experience in culture of stem cells are highly encouraged to apply. In addition, experience with calcium imaging, epigenetic techniques and in vivo experimentation are considered an advantage.

The successful candidate will be committed and motivated, display independent thinking skills, and possess the ability to work independently while supervising students. Good knowledge of written and spoken English are essential.

Positions of postdoctoral researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).The position is filled for one year starting from 19.3.2018 or as agreed. The position is filled for a fixed term due to the duration of the project. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The application needs to be submitted no later than 11.3.2018 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form found at:

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1 year and negotiable
University of Eastern Finland
A.I.Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

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Katja Kanninen
A.I.Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences
University of Eastern Finland
P.O.Box 1627
70211 Kuopio

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