​​Open positions for post-doctoral researchers and/or PhD students in cell and structural biology at University of Helsinki. The ‘Actin-based molecular machines’ group of Academy Professor Pekka Lappalainen is inviting applications for post-doctoral researchers and/or PhD students in cell biology, biochemistry, and structural biology. The group is seeking for dedicated and enthusiastic post-doctoral fellows and/or PhD students to join projects that focus on: 1) Understanding the mechanisms by which contractile, mechanosensitive actomyosin bundles assemble in human cells, and 2) Elucidating functions of the actin cytoskeletons in evolutionarily distant pathogenic unicellular parasites. The deadline for the applications is April 15, 2021, but the positions will be filled immediately once suitable candidates have been identified.

A PhD student position and a postdoctoral position are available in the laboratory of Dr. Daniela Ungureanu and Prof. Jussi Taipale at the Medical Systems Biology group at the Applied Tumour Genetic Program at University of Helsinki. Our research group is part of the Academy of Finland's Center of Excellence in Tumour Genetics Research. The laboratory focuses on the study of transcriptional control of cell growth, using functional genomics and systems biology. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021.

Melanoma Immune Oncology Research Group (MIORG) Leader Dr Rogerio de Figueiredo is looking for two doctoral candidates to join his group on a fixed-term, grant-based position. MIORG is affiliated to the Institute of Biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku. This environment offers a broad community of internationally renowned research groups and excellent research infrastructure. Turku is a beautiful, historic university city in the South-West coast of Finland with an intriguing mix of history, culture and activities, as well as good connections. The applicant should hold MSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field (e.g. cell biology, biomedicine, biochemistry, biotechnology, drug discovery). Prior experience working within the field is desired. Applications must be submitted by May 3, 2021 at the latest (23.59.59 Finnish time).


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