Postdoctoral researcher in cellular neuroscience for development of nerve-machine interface Tampere University of Technology
The post-doctoral position will focus on the growth of human neural cells and networks on graphene devices, characterization of the cells and networks, electrophysiological signal measurements and analyses from neural cells using graphene field effect transistors and microelectrode arrays.
The candidate will gain expertise in working with multidisciplinary and international research area and supervision of younger researchers and students. The research group fully also supports the researcher with the establishment of an independent research pathway in future.
We are seeking outstanding candidates who have a track record of internationally significant research in cellular neuroscience using human pluripotent stem cell derived neurons. In addition, knowhow on in vitro methods for electrophysiological recordings is highly preferred as well as knowledge about brain on chip platforms.
The suitable candidate has:
· a doctoral degree
· an ability to independently conduct internationally significant research in the field with potential for excellence in research
· strong methodological expertise with cellular neuroscience and electrophysiology
· experience in collaborating with international scientific networks
· communication skills needed to successfully perform the duties and functions of the position
· proficiency in English
We invite you to be a part of our research team as well as an active, internationally renowned research community at Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology and its Centre of Excellence on Body-on-chip Research . Tampere University and its higher education community offer a unique multidisciplinary environment for research and education. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees. The duration of this position is for three years.
Salaries are based on the job demands level and personal performance appraisal according to the Finnish University Salary System. Postdoctoral Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 5-6 (teaching and research staff category). In addition, salary includes a personal performance component.
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How to apply
Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date and time for applications is 31 May 2022 at 23:59 (UTC +3).
Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format. Applications should include the following documents:
· Curriculum Vitae (according to Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity guidelines)
· List of publications in international, peer-reviewed and indexed scientific journals (according to the Academy of Finland guidelines). Please indicate your four most important publications and include hyperlinks to these publications. If the publications indicated are not found by link, please attach them to application as a separate PDF attachment.
· Cover letter explaining why you are applying to the position and why you would be particularly suited to it.
· The names, positions and contact details (institutional email addresses) of two professional references who can support your application.
Candidates may be invited to a video interview during the recruitment process. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.
For more information about the position, please contact:
Adj. professor Susanna Narkilahti, firstname.lastname@example.org; +358 40 70 85113
With questions about the application process, please contact:
HR Specialist Hanna Viitasaari, email@example.com