The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world's leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 17 other locations.

Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, invites applications for


The initial period of appointment is from 2.1.2018 (or as agreed) to 31.12.2018.

We are looking for a highly motivate and outstand postdoctoral researcher for the project 3iRegeneration ( financed by TEKES. The aims of the project are to enhance the regeneration by induction of new cells locally in the brain by innovative pharmaceuticals and drug delivery systems. The research work is part of a large national consortium coordinated by Prof. Heikki Ruskoaho (Division of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Pharmacy), involving different partners at the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and Helsinki University Central Hospital, combining expertise in areas of life sciences, chemistry, physics, engineering sciences and medicine in an innovative fashion.

The successful running of the work requires experience in targeting therapy to the brain, and strong experience in nanotechnology, controlled drug delivery, nanocarriers, and in vitro/in vivo model systems. The appointee must hold a suitable PhD degree. The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Polymer Chemistry/Nanoscience/Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, and a strong background in nanobiosystems and nanomaterials for drug encapsulation and delivery, as well as in vitro and in vivo imaging experience of nanomaterials. In addition, the candidate should have at least 1–3 years of previous postdoctoral experience, preferentially abroad.

The salary will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart 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 performance. In total, the monthly salary will be between about 3 100–3 800 € depending on the applicant’s qualifications and experience. Standard Finnish pension benefits and occupational health care are provided for university employees. The position will be filled with a 4 months trial period.

The application should include a complete and updated CV of the candidate (max. 2 pages), including education, previous degrees obtained, prior post-doctoral research experience, and a complete list of publications, and one letter of motivation (max 1 page).

Please submit your application with attachments by 21 December 2017 at 23:59 (GMT +2hrs) using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply Link. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. Please fill in only the mandatory fields (*) in the Recruitment System, and deliver the attachments as a single pdf file.

Enquiries about the position should be addressed to Associate Prof. Hélder A. Santos ( and Prof. Dean Jouni Hirvonen ( Enquiries about the electronic recruitment system and application should be addressed to the HR Specialist Heidi Kauppinen (, p. +358504155341).

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