HiLIFE is seeking for new Tenure Track professors – the call is now open

HiLIFE is initiating a new Tenure Track assistant/associate professor call in June 2022, with an aim to recruit 3 motivated and skilled life scientists from 2023 onwards.

HiLIFE Helsinki Institute of Life Science is one of the leading life science research institutes in the Nordics, fostering outstanding research and innovations across the University of Helsinki campuses and Faculties. To achieve the significant breakthroughs in science, HiLIFE focuses on providing researchers sufficient resources and freedom to pursue their ambitions and expertise towards higher goals.

The HiLIFE Tenure Track program dates back to 2017 when the very first 5 assistant/associate professors were selected, followed by 5 more highly talented life science researchers in 2019. Besides contributing to developing every-day life science research and teaching activities, one of the Tenure Track professors merits is to have secured 6 prestigious ERC grants for their important life science research topics.

After a few years break, HiLIFE is thrilled to open another Tenure Track assistant/associate professor call in cooperation with life science associated faculties. Although this time the search revolves around selecting 3 top candidates, there may be further possibilities opening through collaboration with HiLIFE operational units (Institute of Biotechnology, Neuroscience Center, and Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland).

Application process

The Tenure Track assistant/associate professors will be selected for initial 3 to 5 years term through an Appointment Committee reviews, external referee statements and interviews. These will take place over autumn 2022 – winter 2023.

Each of the tenure track professors will be based in one HiLIFE unit and one relevant participating faculty, all receiving an attractive start up package from HiLIFE to support their first steps in the new position. While on the Tenure Track position, the employment contract is formed with HiLIFE but following tenuring it transfers to the faculties. The extensions and/or tenuring will be determined by the end-of-term evaluations.

Read the more about the HiLIFE Tenure Track 2022 call and how to apply at HiLIFE Careers. You will also find the position advertisement posted in UH career site open positions, Nature, and ResearchGate.

Applications for the HiLIFE Tenure Track assistant/associate professor positions can be submitted until August 25, 2022.

Interviews with selected candidates will be scheduled for 9th – 11th January 2023, and hiring decisions are expected to be finalized in March 2023.

  Contact details for further information:

HiLIFE director Olli Silvennoinen

  • tel:+358 50 359 5740
  • e-mail: olli.j.silvennoinen(at)helsinki.fi
  • out of office July 11 - 29

Human Resources Partner Anu Roine

  • tel: +358 50 556 0633
  • e-mail: anu.roine(at)helsinki.fi
  • out of office June 24 - July 31

Head of Administration Jonna Katajisto

  • tel: +358 50 415 1096
  • e-mail: jonna.katajisto(at)helsinki.fi
  • out of office July 11 - 22  and August 15 - 25


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