Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 Oct 2022

Cancer Gene Therapy Group (CGTG), a part of Research Programs Unit of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki is looking for a 


for employment lasting until December 31, 2023. A trial period of 6 months will be applied. Employment can start on November 1, 2022 or as agreed.

Cancer Gene Therapy group is located at Haartman Institute on the Helsinki Academic Medical Campus in Meilahti, Helsinki, Finland. Our research involves cancer immunotherapy with oncolytic viruses, checkpoint inhibitors and adaptive cell therapies and their interplay.

The appointee will participate in our group’s research projects under supervision of our current lab manager. Tasks will include fetching, processing, managing, maintaining and analyzing of clinical patient samples. Methods involved are e.g. PBMC isolation, neutralization antibody assays, qPCR. The tasks may include also cell culture, viral work, DNA work and animal work. Furthermore, the appointee will participate in laboratory maintenance by preparing reagents, following the consumption of laboratory supplies, placing orders, cleaning cell incubators and water baths etc.

We expect from you:

  • a degree of a bioanalyst, laboratory technician, laboratory assistant, or equivalent
  • interest in, enthusiasm and motivation for research and our group’s research topics
  • readiness for animal work
  • adequate written and oral skills in the English language
  • open-minded attitude

We offer you:

  • an opportunity to work in a highest quality group at the very cutting edge of cancer research
  • a stimulating research environment and inspiring working atmosphere
  • a versatile job and a chance to be involved in interesting research projects in a practical way
  • a possibility to be involved in improving cancer treatment

The salary will be based on level 6-7 of the demands level chart for expert and support personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. Please submit your application as a single PDF file containing your CV and the application letter.

Further information about the position may be obtained from project coordinator Minna Oksanen, tel. 02941 26832, minna.k.oksanen(a) . More information about our group and research can be found at:

Enquiries regarding the recruitment process HR Specialist Tuomas Leikkonen, , tel. +358 2941 58050

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The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki constitutes the academic medical centre together with HUS Helsinki University Hospital and the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE). This medical centre has been successful in international comparisons, ranking among the top 10 medical campuses in Europe and the top 50 globally.

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