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. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office ( assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

The Department of Chemistry ( at the Faculty of Science carries out research on chemistry and its applications at an international level and provides academic teaching based on high quality research. The department forms accountability unit operating on an annual budget of 19 million euros and reports 200 person-years per annum. There are 14 professors at the Department.

Radiochemistry research is a part of molecular science research programme at the Department of Chemistry. The Tracers in Molecular Imaging (TRIM) research group develops of new molecular imaging tools and radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging for diverse applications including oncology, image-guided drug delivery, neurology, and radiation therapy. In addition, we offer training at the B.Sc., M.Sc., and doctoral levels in radiopharmaceutical chemistry.

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a


position starting in October 2018. The position is a full-time job until May 31st, 2020, and it will be filled with a 4-month trial period.

The researcher will mainly work in an EU-project, A Modular European Education and Training Concept In Nuclear and RadioCHemistry (MEET-CINCH) and focus on developing high quality electronic teaching material in radiopharmaceutical chemistry. Other duties include coordination of the radio(pharmaceutical) chemistry services for the Helsinki In Vivo Animal Imaging Platform of the Helsinki Institute of Life Science. The position will require good skills in written and oral English, and the candidate should be able to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary scientific community.

A suitable candidate for the position must hold a doctoral degree in the relevant field and have previous experience in working with e-learning tools and project management. The candidate is expected to have sufficient knowledge on radiopharmaceutical chemistry; practical experience in radiopharmaceutical chemistry research is appreciated but it can be compensated with good skills in producing e-learning materials and high motivation for novel education/training approaches (flipped-classroom). Experience in teaching natural sciences is considered a strength.

The salary will be in accordance with the University´s salary system (for teaching and research personnel), where level 5 is for a postdoctoral researcher. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be approximately 3300 – 3700 €/month.

For further inquiries regarding the position, please contact Associate Professor Anu Airaksinen (

For more information on the research group and publications, see both and Overview of the MEET-CINCH project and information on current activities can be found via the project webpage

How to apply

Applications should include (1) CV with a list of publications, (2) contact details for two references, (3) a brief description of research and teaching experience (1–2 pages), and (4) a copy of a PhD degree certificate.

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply for the position link below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is September 23rd, 2018.

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