Senior Lecturer in Cell and Molecular Biology

Senior Lecturer in Cell and Molecular Biology

Finland 31 Mar 2021
University of Jyväskylä

University of Jyväskylä

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The Department of Biological and Environmental Science is currently seeking to recruit a candidate to the position of 


The position starts on September 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter in effect until further notice.

Qualifications we are looking for

The expertise and research interests of the senior lecturer are expected to match research areas of interest within the Department of Biological and Environmental Science especially biological nanoscience and evolutionary biology. One of the focus areas in biological nanoscience is the cellular, molecular, genetic and evolutionary analysis of host-pathogen interactions. We specially search candidates who study host-pathogen interactions related to zoonotic diseases. 

The tasks of the senior lecturer are to lead and participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching in virology, bacteriology, genetics or evolutionary biology, establish vigorous, extramurally funded research programs, and to participate in societal interactions in the discipline. 

You are the person we are looking for if you have a suitable Doctoral degree and demonstrated top-level research, publication and research funding records. Records in university level teaching and supervision are also valued. 

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of senior lecturer are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. A good command of English is required and a proficiency to teach in English will be considered beneficial.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to influence international research. You get to participate in our international and multi-science community where the welfare of each individual is important. Finland has a high standard of living, with free schooling (also in English), affordable childcare, good family benefits, and healthcare. Jyväskylä is located in central Finland in the Finnish lakeland, and has excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. The city of Jyväskylä is a major educational center and the city has a large student population. As such there is a vibrant cultural scene in the city. To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

The annual salary range will be approximately 44,000 - 55,000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. A trial period of six months will be used in the beginning of the employment.

How to apply?

The application documents that should be included in pdf format (the file name should contain the name of the applicant):

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by March 31, 2021. For more information, please contact Professor Jari Ylänne,, tel +358 50 4285273, or The Department Head, Professor Janne Ihalainen,, tel. +358 40 0247 979.

Research of the Department of Biological and Environmental Science belongs to the University’s denoted core research activity field of basic natural phenomena and mathematical thinking. The research in the Department focuses on three main areas: evolutionary biology, natural resources and environment, and biological nanoscience. In biological nanoscience, biological processes are investigated at the molecular level and the information gathered from these investigations is utilized widely in the fields of natural sciences. The Department offers state of the art biosafety level 2 cell culturing facilities connected directly to the advanced imaging technologies, as well as the facilities in molecular biology and molecular genetics. The Department is directly connected with the research infrastructure at the Nanoscience Center of the University of Jyväskylä housing various microscopes, spectroscopy facilities, as well as nanoprocessing tools and clean room facilities. The Konnevesi research station, experimental ecology laboratories and modern greenhouses give cutting-edge facilities for wider use of experimental research from the molecular level to organism level. 

The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU's naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

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