The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-biological-and-environmental-sciences) at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / PROFESSOR IN NEUROBIOLOGY

The successful applicant may be appointed to a permanent full professorship or a fixed-term associate / assistant professorship (tenure track) depending on their qualifications and career stage.

The professorship is based in the Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme, which is one of the three Research Programmes in the Faculty. Neurobiology, including electrophysiology and molecular and developmental biology of the brain, is an area of strength of the Programme. The other areas of strength of the Programme are cell and developmental biology, genetics, virology and structural biology (for further information see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-biological-and-environmental-scien...).

The research and teaching activities at the Viikki Campus are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructures including core facilities for e.g. DNA sequencing and genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, and light- and electron microscopy including two-photon confocal and cryo-electron microscopes. Within the Research Programme, neurobiology research is supported by an in-house animal facility, and electrophysiological instrumentation is abundant in the laboratories. There are numerous research groups in the Viikki Campus that focus on e.g. molecular and developmental neurobiology, mechanisms of cell and network level activity, as well as on neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. The Viikki Campus is one of the three centres of neuroscience research in the Helsinki area, the other two being located in the Meilahti Campus, and at the Aalto University.

The professor is expected to contribute to the advancement of neurobiology in the Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme. Demonstrated excellence and scientific leadership in the field of neurobiology is a requirement.

The main tasks of the assistant professor / associate professor / professor in neurobiology will include scientific research and research-based teaching, and participation in international collaboration. In addition to giving lectures and courses, the professor will supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students and participate in the development of Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral programmes, in particular the Faculty’s Master’s Programme in Neuroscience (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/programmes/master/neuroscience) and the Doctoral Programme Brain and Mind (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-...) which is hosted by the Faculty.

An appointee to a full professorship shall hold a doctoral degree and have top-level scholarly qualifications and experience in the supervision of scientific research, along with the ability to provide top-level research-based teaching as well as to supervise theses and dissertations. In addition, the appointee shall present documentation of international cooperation in the field of research that he or she represents.

An appointee to an assistant / associate professorship in the tenure track system (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university/tenure-t...) shall hold a doctoral degree, have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work and have the teaching skills necessary for the position. In addition, applicants for assistant / associate professorships shall demonstrate their capability and motivation for an academic career through publications and other means.

When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention will be given to scientific publications, teaching experience and pedagogical training as well as the applicant’s participation in doctoral education. Furthermore, account shall also be taken of the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience and positions in Finnish and international organizations.

There is no requirement to be proficient in Finnish for foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have good skills in English.

The professor’s salary will be based on levels 8−10 and the assistant / associate professor’s on level 7 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The gross monthly salary will be approximately 4500–8000 €, depending on the appointee’s career stage and scholarly qualifications.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents in English:
1) CV
2) A report (max. 3 pages) on the applicant’s previous research activities, and a plan for how the applicant intends to develop their research and focus their activities in the future
3) A report (max. 3 pages) of experience and merits which are of relevance for the evaluation of teaching skills (please see the evaluation guidelines at https://www.helsinki.fi/sites/default/files/atoms/files/bytdk_teaching_s...)
4) A numbered list of publications in English and other works with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate their competence and merits, with five most important publications highlighted with brief explanations.

Or, alternatively, an academic portfolio containing the above documents and information (for instructions, please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/academic-portfolio).

The Faculty may request applicants to submit 5-10 publications of their choice to be sent to the assessors.

Applications must be submitted through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 30 September, 2018.

Further information can be obtained from the Director of the Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme, Professor Juha Partanen, juha.m.partanen (at) helsinki.fi, tel. +358 (0) 2941 59382 or from Professor Juha Voipio, juha.voipio (at) helsinki.fi, tel. +358 (0) 2941 59858.

Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi (at) helsinki.fi

Due date

30.09.2018 23:59 EEST