Your job alert was successfully created.
helsinki-uni-logo

Doc­toral Stu­dent Po­s­i­tion in Cell and De­vel­op­mental Bio­logy

17 days ago | Closing on Jan 02
University of Helsinki
Doc­toral Stu­dent Po­s­i­tion in Cell and De­vel­op­mental Bio­logy
University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki is a motivating, multicultural community with a broad range of international connections and approximately 80 cooperation agreements with universities on different continents.
Visit employer page
JOB DETAILS
Published: 17 days ago
Application deadline: Jan 02
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Please mention that you found this job on Academic Positions when applying.
SHARE THIS JOB

Doc­toral Stu­dent Po­s­i­tion in Cell and De­vel­op­mental Bio­logy

The University of Helsinki is a leading Nordic university with a preeminent role in life science research. Within the university, the Institute of Biotechnology (BI) is a part of the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), dedicated to successful development of biotechnology and integrative biology and the application of this knowledge for the benefit of society. HiLIFE coordinates research infrastructures, provides research-based interdisciplinary training, and supports researchers within its units and partner faculties.

The Epithelial morphogenesis group (http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/mikkola/) led by Research director Marja Mikkola is inviting applications for a

DOCTORAL STUDENT POSITION IN CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

for a fixed-term of two years with a possibility of extension, if funding for it can be secured. The full-time position will start in January 2019, or later by agreement.

Our laboratory, funded by the Academy of Finland, Sigrid Jusélius Foundation, Cancer Foundation Finland, and HiLIFE, uses mammary gland and hair follicle as models to uncover the principles of epithelial morphogenesis in development and disease. We use a wide range of molecular, cellular, and imaging techniques, as well as ex vivo and in vivo manipulation of developing mouse organs. The PhD project will focus on cell fate specification and cellular mechanisms governing early hair follicle morphogenesis and is tightly linked to our single cell transcriptomics project aiming to uncover cellular heterogeneity in the embryonic skin.

We are seeking for dedicated and enthusiastic candidates with a Master’s degree in cell/molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, biomedicine, or other appropriate field. Candidates who will receive their MSc degree in near future are also eligible to apply. Previous experience in confocal imaging and image analysis, quantitative gene expression analysis, or cell and tissue culture is considered advantageous. Good written and oral skills in English and a team spirit are a necessity.

We offer an international, inspiring and supportive research environment and excellent research facilities with access to state-of-the art technologies. We are part of the Academy of Finland funded Center of Excellence in Experimental and Computational developmental biology (http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/evodevo/ECDev.html). The salary will be based on level 2 of the University salary system for teaching and research personnel and includes a salary component based on personal performance. A six-month trial period will be applied.

The application should include the following documents as a single pdf-file: a motivation letter describing your research interests (max 1 page), a CV (including degree topics and grades), and contact information of at least two referees.

To apply, please submit your application using the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for the position. Internal applicants must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for submitting applications is January 2, 2019, but review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The application should include the following documents as a single pdf-file: a motivation letter describing your research interests (max 1 page), a CV (including degree topics and grades), and contact information of at least two referees.

To apply, please submit your application using the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for the position. Internal applicants must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for submitting applications is January 2, 2019, but review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Recent publications from the lab include:
1. Biggs LC, Mäkelä OJM, Myllymäki SM, Das Roy R, Närhi K, Pispa J, Mustonen T, Mikkola ML. Hair follicle dermal condensation forms via Fgf20 primed cell cycle exit, cell motility, and aggregation. Elife 7, pii: e36468, 2018.
2. Ahtiainen L, Uski I, Thesleff I, Mikkola ML. Early epithelial signaling center governs tooth budding morphogenesis. J Cell Biol 214: 753-67, 2016.
3. Shirokova V, Biggs LC, Jussila M, Ohyama T, Groves AK, Mikkola ML. Foxi3 deficiency compromises hair follicle stem cell specification and activation. Stem Cells 34: 1896-908, 2016.
4. Voutilainen V, Lindfors PH#), Trela E#), Lönnblad D, Shirokova V, Elo T, Rysti E, Schmidt-Ullrich R, Schneider P, Mikkola ML. Ectodysplasin/NF-κB promotes mammary cell fate via Wnt/β-catenin pathway. PLoS Genet 11:e1005676, 2015.
5. Ahtiainen L, Lefebvre S, Lindfors PH, Renvoisé E, Shirokova V, Vartiainen MK, Thesleff I, Mikkola ML. Directional cell migration, but not proliferation, drives hair placode morphogenesis. Dev Cell 28: 588-602, 2014.

Due date

02.01.2019 23:59 EET

Continue reading

12 JOBS FROM THIS EMPLOYER

University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki
Location: Helsinki, Finland | Closing on Jan 07
Postdoc­toral Re­searcher
The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff...
University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki
Location: Helsinki, Finland | Closing on Jan 31
Two Bioin­form­aticians, In­sti­tute for Mo­lecu­lar Medicine Fin­land (Fimm)
The University of Helsinki is a leading Nordic university with a strong life science research. An international academic community with a critical outlook and a creative attitude is aiming to build a better future together. The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)...
University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki
Location: Helsinki, Finland | Closing on Jan 31
Pro­fessor or As­sist­ant/ ​As­so­ci­ate Pro­fessor, Atomic Layer De­pos­ition and Etch­ing
The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. Some 35,000 students are...
University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki
Location: Helsinki, Finland | Closing on Dec 18
Postdoc­toral Re­searcher for Pi­etiläinen Group
Research Programs Unit of the Faculty of Medicine is a top-quality research environment in Mei-lahti Campus. Unit’s five research program comprises groups that integrate clinical, translational and biomedical research. The Clinical and Molecular Metabolism program (starting...

SIMILAR JOBS

CAREER ADVICE

Who wouldn’t want to study or work in the happiest country in the world? Here are the essential steps to move to Finland.

By Academic Positions
Posted May 01, 2018 at 08:00am

To ensure you get strong letters of recommendation, follow these simple dos and don’ts.

By Academic Positions
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at 08:00am

On-campus interviews are an essential step in the faculty member, PhD student, or postdoc hiring process.

By Academic Positions
Posted Dec 07, 2018 at 08:00am