The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki conducts high-quality research and provides research-based basic and post-graduate education in medicine and dentistry, psychology and logopedics. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki is located in the Meilahti-Ruskeasuo Campus, offering excellent opportunities for close collaboration with both the University Hospital and public sector research institutes (the National Institute of Health and Welfare, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health). In addition to teaching and research, the Faculty serves as an important authority in the field of health care and actively participates in ethical discourse. The Faculty aims to become one of the most highly reputed medical faculties in the world as well as to maintain and to strengthen its position as a Centre of Excellence in teaching.
The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, together with Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) form the Academic Medical Center Helsinki (AMCH). This medical unit is ranked among the 10 best medical centers at European level and the 50 best centers in the world.
Raivio group ( in Academic Medical Center Helsinki and at the University of Helsinki discovers new genetic diseases (see our latest work, ) and models their mechanisms with human pluripotent stem cells (see for example, ).

Raivio group is currently seeking

Postdoctoral Researcher

for a fixed-term period of two years (November 2018 – October 2020).

Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in a relevant field and previous experience with human pluripotent stem cells, and ideally, have additional expertise in animal work and/or CRISPR/Cas9 genetic engineering. In addition, the candidate should be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on demand level 5-6 of the University salary system.

Applications should include a 1 page cover letter, CV, a list of publications, and contact information for three referees (no need to send copies of transcripts or any other documents).

Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by using the Apply link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal.

Closing date for applications is 31st of October, 2018, with possible recruitment decisions even earlier pending suitable applications.

For further information on the position, please contact kirsi.vaaralahti(at)

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