Senior / Postdoc­toral Neur­os­cient­ist

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 May 2022

The group of academy professor Anu Suomalainen Wartiovaara (@ASW_lab) is looking for a senior /postdoctoral neuroscientist, who has robust experience working with transgenic mouse models and who thrives on exploring molecular pathogenesis and treatment for neurodegenerative diseases.

ASW lab is an ambitious, international group working in the field of mitochondrial medicine, located in the Research Program of Stem Cells and Metabolism, a flagship unit of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki. Our exciting, demanding projects dive deep into molecular metabolism and physiology. Our mission is to advance mechanistic understanding of metabolic roles in degenerative diseases of the brain and to develop novel tools for diagnosis and treatment.

Our research is based on discovery science with a strong translational angle. See here our website:

For an applicant, we expect:

  • PhD degree
  • Solid experience in neuroscience using transgenic mice; experience in molecular cell biology and analysis of visual pathways is also appreciated.
  • Advanced skillset in molecular imaging and cell signaling and ability to set up methodology.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Experience in supervision of students.

The salary level is formed based on previous qualifications, experience and personal performance in the position according to University of Helsinki regulations.

The position is available immediately. A contract of one year fixed-term is initially offered, with a possibility of extension. Trial period of 6 months will be applied.

Please attach to the application a cover letter, CV, and contact information of at least two referees. The application, together with the required attachments, must be written in English. Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the ‘Apply for the position button’ below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) should submit their applications through SAP Fiori . If you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment (at)

For further information contact academy professor Anu Suomalainen Wartiovaara, anu.wartiovaara (at) Applications are received until 10th of May, 2022, but in case a suitable applicant is found before this date, the call may be closed earlier.

Due date

10.05.2022 23:59 EEST

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