Tenure track position in cancer research / Syöpätutkimuksen tenure track -tehtävä

Updated: 6 months ago
Deadline: 26 Nov 2020

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The Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology (MET) is dedicated to pursuing world-class research and delivering high-quality education in the fields of biomedical engineering, biotechnology, medicine and health technology. The MET faculty has 70 professors and a total staff of over 600 and we conduct internationally acclaimed basic and applied research.

Cancer research is one of the focus research areas of the MET faculty. We conduct both basic cancer research in the areas of biology, genomics, immunology and bioinformatics as well as clinical cancer research in the infrastructure of Tays Cancer Centre of Tampere University Hospital. Thus, the environment is strongly built to conduct also translational cancer research. 

Job description  

We are seeking highly motivated applicants with a track-record of internationally competitive research in any area of cancer research (ie. biology, genetics, genomics or systems biology). Tenure track position will be filled at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, based on the career seniority of the selected candidate.

You will be expected to pursue and supervise scientific research in your topic area at the highest level. Active collaboration with local, national and global research partners, as well as with clinical stakeholders and industry is encouraged. You will be expected to secure substantial external funding for your research program as well as nurture interactions with the wider society. You can also contribute to development of degree education in cancer research in line with your own expertise.


You should have a doctoral degree and postdoctoral training in area relevant for pursuing career in cancer research. Teaching experience will be favourably considered but is not a requirement.

Tampere University strives for equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels, and encourages applications without regard to age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, disability or any other criterion not strictly relevant to the position.

We offer

Tampere University provides a multidisciplinary environment for research and education. We are inviting you to be a part of a vibrant, active, international research community. Tampere University harbors state of the art molecular research infrastructure and core facilities, including for example bioinformatics, single cell genomics, proteomics, imaging, and animal facilities. For further information please check this link.

Tampere University has also strong connections to Tampere University Hospital. In 2019, the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) granted an OECI Cancer Centre status for Tays Cancer Centre, which unites University’s cancer research and cancer care in the University Hospital. This joint organization provides good opportunities for state-of-the-art bench to bedside research and new research initiatives. 

The initial appointment will be for five years, with renewal and eventual permanent tenure subject to successful performance evaluation. You will enjoy a generous startup package, subject to negotiation, and receive support throughout the five-year period to facilitate the establishment of an internationally competitive research programme. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

Salaries are based on a combination of job requirements and employees’ personal performance, in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. A typical starting salary for an Assistant Professor is approximately 4100 - 4500 EUR/month and for an Associate Professor approximately 4700 - 5500 EUR/month. Higher salaries may be agreed dependent upon experience and/or performance.

Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security systems in the world. It includes, for example, sickness and family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. For more information on Finland, please check Business Tampere, InfoFinland and This is Finland .

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How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below ). The closing date for applications is 26.11.2020 (at 23.59 EEST, GMT+3 / 20.59 UTC).

Please write your application and accompanying documents in English and send all attachments in the form of a SINGLE PDF file. This file should be a compilation of the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines
  • List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines . (Please indicate your ten most important publications and add hyperlinks to these publications. For any of the ten that are not open-access, please append full copies of the published manuscript at the end of the PDF file).
  •  A short letter of motivation.
  •  A research plan (max. 5 pages) outlining your proposed research.
  • Teaching portfolio (including your teaching and supervision experience, development of teaching skills, information on any produced teaching materials, plus your views on teaching and learning in the field: e.g. 1 page)
  • The names, positions and contact details of three academic referees who can support your application.
  • Candidates may be invited for a video interview during the recruitment process and may also be invited for an in-person visit at a later stage, that may include an aptitude assessment. They will also undergo a review by external experts and, for applicants at associate professor level, may be required to give a demonstration of their teaching skills.

    For more information about the position, please contact:
    Dean Tapio Visakorpi (tel. +358503185829, tapio.visakorpi@tuni.fi )
    With questions about the application process, please contact:
    HR Partner Emmi Mustaniemi (tel. +358294525042, emmi.e.mustaniemi@tuni.fi)
    Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää: www.tuni.fi

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    Application period starts: 2020-10-26 14:00Application period ends: 2020-11-26 23:59

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