The Biology of Neuro-Immune interaction, HiLIFE-Neuroscience center at University of Helsinki, has an immediate opening for one PhD student/Technician position studying the role of neuroimmunity in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This is an Academy of Finland, Research Council for Health, funded project.

We are a young, enthusiastic group (P.I. Francesco Noé, PhD, Academy of Finland fellow), seeking for excellence in neuroscience research. For group details, please see

We are seeking an outstanding, highly motivated individual to join our team to conduct research activities in the field of neuroimmunity, using well-established and innovative techniques, such as flow cytometry and scRNAseq.

The successful candidate has previous research experience in flow cytometry and cell sorting, and knowledge of molecular techniques, including cloning, bulk RNA sequencing, and Western Blot. Previous experience in conducting/analyzing scRNAseq experiments will be regarded as a merit. The candidate will be expected to carry out experiments analyzing phenotype and transcriptome of T lymphocytes extracted from mouse tissues. The ideal candidate will also have research experience in confocal microscopy. The candidate is expected to be self-driven, to have strong work-capacity and enthusiasm for science, and to have good communication skills. The successful candidate will be involved in master students supervision, scientific reporting, and in further collaborations (national and international).

To be appointed as an early stage researcher, the candidate should be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies: i.e., s/he is required to have completed a suitable higher university degree or an equivalent education abroad, which would qualify the person for similar academic studies. The position of PhD Student imply that the Candidate successfully enrolls to one of the Doctoral Programmes at University of Helsinki.

The official language of the laboratory is English. A fluent English language proficiency is required.

The position is filled for a fixed term of one year, starting on 1.12.2020/as soon as possible or as agreed. The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities. Trial period of 6 months will be applied.

For further information on the position, please contact: Academy Fellow Francesco Noé,

Application should contain the following appendices:
- a résumé or CV
- a cover letter describing a) your prior work in flow cytometry and transcriptomic analysis; b) your short-term and long-term career goals.
- a list of publications, when applicable (
- copies of the applicant's academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
- academic merits and research activities (max 1 page)
- names and contact information of two referees, preferably recent employers and ideally including the applicant’s actual main supervisor

The application needs to be submitted no later than 30.11.2020 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time).

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The University of Helsinki is an equal opportunity employer. International applicants are encouraged.

HiLIFE -Neuroscience Center
The Neuroscience Center is an international research unit within Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki, a leading Nordic university with a strong commitment to life science research. The research focus of NC is on translational brain plasticity. We carry out research relevant for the human brain both in health and disease, and during development and aging, by applying versatile approaches and modern technology platforms. NC aims at making fundamental discoveries about brain functions and especially translate research findings into improvements in the treatment, prevention and diagnosis of psychiatric and neurological disorders. The research in NC spans across several scales from stem cell research and molecular neuroscience to systems and cognitive neuroscience in both animal and human models. The research groups of NC conduct research in neuroscience at the highest international level and actively apply the results for the benefit of the society. NC collaborates actively with other units of HiLIFE and faculties of the University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Central Hospital, and Neurocenter Finland.

Helsinki Institute of Life Science
Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) is a new institute established in 2017 that supports high quality life science research across the University campuses and faculties. HiLIFE builds on existing strengths and new recruits and partnerships to create an attractive international environment for researchers to solve grand challenges in health, food, and environment. HiLIFE coordinates research infrastructures in life sciences and provides research-based interdisciplinary training.

University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki (UH), founded in 1640, is a vibrant scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. It is currently investing heavily in life sciences research. UH offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.

Due date

30.11.2020 23:59 EET