Laboratory Engineer / Research Technician - Metabolomics

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Sample preparation, solvent preparation
  • Using and maintaining mass spectrometers (GC-MS and LC-MS)
  • Ordering supplies for laboratory operation
  • Maintaining sample and chemical databases

Essential qualifications

  • Suitable degree in a relevant field
  • 1-5 years of working experience 
  • Good team work skills
  • Good communication skills in Finnish and English and strong organizational skills

Desirable qualifications

  • Experience with operating mass spectrometers 
  • Motivation and interest in working hands-on with high-end instrumentation
  • Previous work preparing biofluid samples for analysis
  • Experience with using software such as Topspin, Analyst, Compass, MassHunter, MS-DIAL, mzMine MassLynx.
  • Understanding of basic GC and/or LC maintenance

Duration of contracts

The start of employments is negotiable, preferably in May-June 2023. The position is fixed-term for 36 months, with a possibility for an eventual extension. The position is subject to a six-month trial period. The qualification requirements of the positions are written in the University of Turku rules of procedure.

What we offer you

Salaried positions in Finland automatically include payments to a pension fund, unemployment funds, an extensive occupational healthcare, affordable sports services and even a holiday allowance. We support a good work-life balance. This position belongs to the personnel group of other university personnel.

The salary will be 2500 – 3000 euros/month on average for a Research Technician and for a Laboratory Engineer 2600 – 3200 euros/month depending on competence and work experience. The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities.

What to do next

Please submit your application by the online application system latest on 9.4.2023. Kindly use a link to the online application system

In addition, applications must have the following enclosures (in English):

1) motivation letter max 1 page focusing on your strengths related to our research topics

2) CV

3) copy of degree certificates

4) contact details for at least three referees (name, working place, e-mail address)

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Our selection criteria are based on the principle of finding the most qualified and suitable candidate for the work. In practice, this means that not only education, publications and working experience but also personal qualities, communication and motivation factors and other relevant criteria will be taken into account.

About us

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Turku Bioscience Centre is an advanced core facility and research centre hosted jointly by University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. We offer access to a comprehensive selection of cutting-edge research methods and an opportunity to be involved in internationally competitive science in a stimulating, highly networked environment. We are a truly international community, with more than half of the personnel having an international background.

We value equality and diversity in our work community and encourage qualified applicants, regardless of background, to apply for our open positions.

Read more about us as an employer on the “Come Work with Us!” page.

For further information on the position, please don’t hesitate to contact matej.oresic(at)

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