Research Director Petra Sipilä is looking for a motivated and talented doctoral researcher to join her team to investigate how transcription factors, epigenetic modifications and metabolic enzymes interact with androgen receptor to regulate androgen response in the epididymis. Furthermore, we are interested in how those interactions affect epididymal sperm maturation and thus male fertility. In the project, we are using experimental animal studies and state-of art genome wide omics methods such as ChIP-seq, to solve the research questions.
The selected person is expected to start on 1.10.2023 or as agreed. The position is fixed-term until 30.9.2027.
The research group is working at the Institute of Biomedicine, Research Centre for Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology. The Institute of Biomedicine has strong expertise in mouse models and pre-clinical research, and it recognizes endocrine and reproductive medicine as main research fields. The core facilities of the Turku Bioscience (https://bioscience.fi/) offer state-of-the-art technologies for research, including platforms for high throughput RNA sequencing, as well as bioinformatics unit that supports the development and utilization of data analysis platforms.
The applicant must have a higher university degree (e.g. Master’s degree) in biomedicine, biology or a related field, high level of self-initiative and independency. The successful candidate should have previous experience in working with modern cell and molecular biology techniques. Any previous experience in working with in vivo animal models is beneficial. We are looking for applicants with a strong collaborative nature, effective communication skills and the capacity to work independently and as part of a team. Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required in the position.
The qualification requirements of the position are available on the University of Turku Rules of Procedure. In case the selected candidate does not yet have the right to study for a doctoral degree at the University of Turku, the title of Project Researcher will be used at first, and the study right for a doctoral degree should be applied in the next suitable call. For additional information, please see University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS) and Doctoral Programmes and note the language and other requirements for admission.
The salary is based on the salary system of university teaching and research staff and the task-specific salary component of a Project Researcher/Doctoral Researcher is at level 2-4 (2182,19 – 2720,86 EUR/month). In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid (6–50 % of the job-specific salary element). The task-specific salary component of an entry-level Doctoral Researcher is typically on level 2, in which case the salary is approximately 2313-2400 EUR per month at the beginning of the employment relationship.
How to apply
Please submit your application through the online application system no later than 31.8.2023 at www.utu.fi/careers. The link to the application form is at the beginning of the announcement (“Apply for the job”).
Applications should contain (in English):
1) motivation letter (max 1 page) focusing on your strengths related to our research topics
2) CV (max 2 pages)
3) copies of degree certificates
4) contact details for at least two referees who have given their consent to the applicant (name, working place, e-mail address)
5) any other documents relevant to the position
For further information about the position, please contact Petra Sipilä, petra.sipila(at)utu.fi. For help with the application system, please contact HR Secretary Päivi Aalto, paivi.aalto(at)utu.fi.
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