A PhD or a postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland. This is a fixed-term position for one year and is available from August 2021. The selected researcher will participate in a project studying the association between oral microbiome and ischemic stroke. We invite applications from researchers with a strong background in molecular biology and understanding in metagenomics, microbiology, and bioinformatics. Applicants should possess a PhD degree in microbiology (or corresponding) and have prior experience in above mentioned subjects. Previous postdoctoral experience is not required, but is considered as an advantage. Good communication skills with written and spoken English are essential. (5.7.2021)

Postdoctoral and doctoral student positions are available in the newly established Translational Pain Research group at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, led by Academy of Finland Fellow Dr. Vinko Palada. Dr. Palada´s group investigates circadian regulation of chronic pain and associated comorbidities by using the state-of-the-art methods such as high-throughput omics, cell biology, drug library screens and the functional studies in experimental models. This is a new and exciting research field, with the aim of revolutionizing our understanding of pain mechanisms and developing novel therapies for pain relief. The group closely collaborates with Helsinki University Hospital and the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2021.

The mitochondrial morphogenesis group led by Hongxia Zhao is inviting applications for postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students  in cell biology and biochemistry, University of Helsinki. The full-time position will start as soon as possible. (3.8.2021)