Simon Pfisterer’s research group ( at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki is looking for a


for a fixed-term period of August 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023.

We are an international and dynamic research group, using automated systems to investigate cellular mechanisms underlying hypercholesterolemia. To achieve this goal we combine open-source robotic tools with cutting edge laboratory technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 mediated gene editing.

The main responsibilities of the research technician will be to help other team members in their projects, including cell culture, molecular biology and work with patient samples. Furthermore, the technician will take care of orders, maintain the laboratory inventory and prepare necessary reagents for the research group.

Experience in cell culture routines and skills in molecular biology would be a big plus. The applicant should have an interest in new technologies and be open to learning something new every day.

The salary is based on level 7-8 of the job requirement scheme for other personnel in the salary system of the University of Helsinki. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. There is a six-month trial period for the position. Depending on the funding situation an extension of the fixed-term work period might be possible.

Applicants are requested to submit their application as well as a CV including contact details for 1-2 referees as one single pdf file.

The application must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for the position. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

The closing date for applications is July 28, 2021.

For further inquiries please contact:

The Faculty of Medicine promotes scientific research of a high standard and is responsible for providing research-based undergraduate and postgraduate education in medicine, dentistry, psychology and logopedics, as well as for the English-language Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine and provides also psychotherapist education. In addition to its teaching and research activities, the Faculty serves as a significant expert organisation in the healthcare sector and contributes to the discourse on ethics in the field. In terms of research, the Faculty aims for a place among the best medical faculties in the world, while consolidating and strengthening its status as a top-level institution of medical education.

Together with HUS Helsinki University Hospital and the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, constitutes the Academic Medical Center. This medical center has been very successful in international comparisons, ranking among the top 10 medical campuses in Europe and among the top 50 globally.

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28.07.2021 23:59 EEST