Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomedical physics

 

The University of Oulu is an international scientific community, with 15,000 students and 3,000 employees. The wide multidisciplinarity is a strength of the University both in education and research. The modern environment, world class research infrastructures and extensive cooperation with international research institutes and private sector organizations provide excellent possibilies for research and innovation. More information https://www.oulu.fi/university/.

 
3 year Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomedical physics

Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit - NANOMO (www.oulu.fi/nanomo) is a highly international research environment presently formed by 5 prof./tenure track PI’s  and around 40 other researchers. The main funding sources are the European Union ERC, Horizon2020 programs, EU EIT and ERDF funds, the Academy of Finland, Business Finland and other foreign and domestic funders. The unit coordinates Finnish national participation in the MAX IV synchrotron facility and contributes to the EU-XFEL project.  The research topics include electronic structure research especially in clusters and nanoparticles, atmospheric research, functional materials (steel, CO2 negative materials, nanocatalytes for sustainability), biomedical research, mesoscopic quantum structures in materials, and physics didactics research.

 

The actions of NANOMO on synchrotron (SR) based research and the coordination of Finnish collaboration to MAX IV facility in Lund, Sweden, supports several focus areas of the University of Oulu; “Creating sustainability by materials and systems”, “Molecular and environmental basis for lifelong health” and “Earth and near-space system and environmental change”.

 

Subject field and description of the position

 

The position is related to recent renewal of Biophysics research and curriculum to Biomedical physics. The position is strengthens the NANOMO unit collaboration with Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. The infrastructures to be benefitted in the intended research are NANOMO electrophysiology laboratory at Kontinkangas campus as well as the various possibilities available at international synchrotron radiation facilities.

 

We expect you to actively participate in the international multidisciplinary and intersectorial collaboration network of NANOMO. As a part of the NANOMO unit, your duties also include supervising PhD students as well as supervision of M.Sc and B.Sc theses. We also expect participation in teaching as a part of the physics curriculum.

 

Required Qualifications

 

-          Ph.D in physics or related area, obtained within the past 10 years

-          Experience and knowledge of electrophysiology and synchrotron radiation technique(s)

-          Teamwork skills and good communication skills in both written and spoken English

 

When assessing your qualifications,  we will emphasize scientific publications, thesis supervision, activity in the scientific community, practical familiarity with the field in question, scientific work abroad, and other international activities. Furthermore, shown potential in acquiring supplementary funding and teaching experience will be taken as a merit when choosing the scientist. We expect you to have experience from research environments other than University of Oulu.

 

Terms of employment

The duration of the position is 3 years, beginning on September 1, 2020 at earliest.
A six-month trial period will be applied to the position.

The salary is in accordance with the university salary system (for teaching and research personnel, level 5 – 6). In addition to the basic salary, supplementary salary will be paid for personal achievement and performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 50 % of the basic salary level for the post. The typical salary for a starting postdoctoral researcher is €3,400 per month.

In addition to the salary, the employed person will be insured by the university and provided occupational healthcare. Finland is known as a country with a high quality of life and good healthcare system.

How to apply

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted via our e-recruitment system online by July 31th, 2020 at 23:59 (Finnish local time). The application should be written in English and include the following:

1)    A motivation letter (max. 2 pages) summarizing applicant’s professional experience and expertise and describing why applicant is interested in about this position. Also, information on personal research interests, experience and career plans are valuable to provide here

2)    Curriculum vitae (max. 4 pages) in accordance with the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae).

3)    List of publications based on the guidelines of the Academy of Finland (https://www.aka.fi/en/funding/apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines/list-of-publications/)

4)    A research plan (max. 4 pages).

5)    Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned copy of the original doctoral degree certificate and transcript of records and, when necessary, official translations to Finnish or English.

6)    Contact information of two senior/experienced researchers who may be asked to give a statement on the candidate.

 

Top candidates will be invited to an on-site or remote interview.

 

For further information about the application and selection procedures, please contact:

 

Professor, Head of Unit, Marko Huttula, Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit, e-mail: Marko.Huttula(at)oulu.fi



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