FIMM is at the international forefront of molecular medicine research and has a mission to gain new fundamental understanding of the molecular, cellular, and etiological basis of human diseases. FIMM promotes translational research and the adoption of personalised medicine in health care and integrates research with cutting-edge technology platforms.
FIMM is a research unit belonging to HiLIFE at the University of Helsinki, a leading Nordic university with a strong commitment to life science research. Internationally, FIMM is a node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, with three other Nordic research centres and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). As in all EMBL-affiliated institutes, there is significant emphasis on international recruitment of early-stage group leaders as well as PhD students as well as supporting research infrastructures for the entire UH and Finnish research community. FIMM is also part of an international EU-LIFE network comprising fifteen elite biomedical research institutes which aims to support and strengthen research excellence and provides a voice for researchers in European policy related to health systems and society. FIMM has an internationally diverse staff of roughly 250.
We are seeking a visionary scientific leader with internationally recognised strong track record of innovative research in molecular medicine, and with strong leadership skills, including prior experience in leadership and management. Suitable candidates for the position think strategically, are innovative, have a global mind-set, and strong people and change agility skills. We value merits in building interdisciplinary academic research in a highly collaborative environment.
The FIMM Director will:
Lead the scientific research within FIMM and produce and implement a strategy for future scientific growth, development, and excellence
Be responsible for daily operations, personnel, resources and procuring external funding, and development of FIMM
Recruit and foster a new generation of outstanding and highly interactive researchers through the EMBL model
Lead the director’s own research group
Foster new collaborations, also within the University of Helsinki and HiLIFE
Contribute to the development of life-science research cooperation across the University’s faculties and institutes
The Director is appointed for a period of five years with a possibility of renewal and the position is associated with funding for the research group. For more information, please visit the FIMM Director call announcement webpage. The application deadline is January 9th, 2023 (23:59 Finnish time).