Turku Centre for Biotechnology, a joint department of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, seeks a project researcher to work at the Proteomics Core Facility from August 1st 2017 to January 31st, 2018. The Proteomics Core is a service facility that provides mass spectrometry based protein analysis at a national level.
Initially the main duties will involve sample preparation and analysis by mass spectrometry, and maintenance of laboratory supplies. The candidate is expected to have a Master’s degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject related area. Also, the candidate should ideally be conversant in one of the Finnish official languages and also in English since most of the work is carried out in an international research environment.
Applicants will be expected to have experience in one or more of the following areas:
Basic knowledge of mass spectrometry principles
Practical knowledge of protein sample preparation and analysis
Experience with basic programming (in R or Excel macros) or with current MS analysis software (please describe)
The applications will be evaluated in two stages, firstly the written application and then in an oral discussion with the most highly scoring candidates in the second round. The second round is based on the oral interviews.
Specific training will be provided in the operation of the current HPLC systems and mass spectrometers though prior experience is extremely highly valued. The ability to work independently, as well as a part of a team and good organizational skills are important. There will be a possibility to combine this with a PhD in mass spectrometry methods development.
The salary is in accordance with the university salary system for research and teaching personnel job demand level 2-3, where the work specific salary component is between 1985.58 and 2181.44 € per month depending on qualifications. In addition, there is a share increase based on the personal performance, which is at most 46.3% of the base salary. There is a trial period of three months in the position.
The position must be applied electronically at the latest on June 4th, 2017. A link to the electronic application system can be found from the following link: www.utu.fi/careers (position ID: 3842). The application should include CV, publication list where appropriate and contact details of two referees.
For further information on the position please visit at www.btk.fi/proteomics or contact Anne Rokka, firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter James, email@example.com. For enquiries concerning the electronic application system, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.