Professor (30%) in Clinical Microbiology
University of Oulu

Professor (30%) in Clinical Microbiology

Finland 07 Mar 2021


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The North changes the world – more sustainable, more intelligent, more humane. We, at the University of Oulu, work as part of the international science community to produce new scientific information and science-based solutions. We are committed to educate future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent and humane world. Creating new, taking responsibility and succeeding together are values that build a strong foundation for all our actions. We offer a working environment where individuals can cultivate their skills, do meaningful work, and develop professionally. Our university's several specialized research and service units enable extensive and diverse development and career opportunities for experts in various fields.

The following post is open in the University of Oulu

Professor in Clinical Microbiology, part-time (30%)

Nomination and Location of the Position

The post concerned is a Professor in Clinical Microbiology (30%) and it belongs to the Research unit of Biomedicine at the faculty of Medicine, UO.

This position is connected to the Northern Finland Laboratory Center NordLab´s (Oulu University Hospital) Position of Chief Physician. These two posts have to be applied jointly.  Apply to the Northern Finland Laboratory Center NordLab´s (Oulu University Hospital) Position here:

Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Language Skills:

The professor will be a dynamic individual who provides vision, leadership, and guidance in the field of clinical microbiology.

Qualifications for successful candidate include a doctoral degree, high quality scientific competence, experience in supervising scientific research, ability to give high quality education based on research and supervision of doctoral theses, as well as evidence of international collaboration in his/her field of research and training, not to mention ability to academic leadership. (see section 33, Universities’ Act).

When assessing the applicant’s merits, issues taken into consideration include scientific publications and other research achievements, teaching experience, pedagogical training, and other teaching merits. In addition, the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, practical familiarity within the field concerned, and success in acquiring domestic and international research funding, scientific work abroad and other international activities will be taken into consideration. The duties of a professor are to be responsible for both undergraduate and postgraduate training, and implementation of entrustable professional activities in postgraduate training as part of clinician’s daily work.

The teaching language in UO is Finnish. Teaching in English is also possible.


Salary is in accordance with the Finnish universities salary system (for teaching and research personnel): level 08 - 10. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50% of the job-specific component). Starting salary roughly 6200-7200 € (in 100% post) depending on the initial demand level.

This is permanent, part-time (30%) employment, starting from 1.9.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. A six-month trial period is applied to the position.

Selection Procedure

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures (in English), should be submitted using electronic application form by March 7, 2021.

1)    a curriculum vitae following the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (tutkimuseettinen neuvottelukunta). The guidelines are available at

2)    list of publications classified as follows:

 A. Peer-reviewed scientific articles

Original journal articles, review articles, literature reviews, systematic reviews, sections and chapters in scientific books and conference proceedings etc.

B. Non-refereed scientific articles

Non-refereed journal articles, book sections and non-refereed conference proceedings etc.

C. Publications intended for professional communities

Articles in commercial journal, articles in professional manuals or guidelines, textbook chapters, professional conference proceedings, published development or research reports etc.

D. Ten (10) most important publications marked in the publication list(e.g. by * or color coding).

3) a brief research vision and action plan (max 3 pages)

4) a brief account of teaching merits or a teaching portfolio and teaching plan (max 3-4 pages, instructions: see below)

Reviewer Assessment

The Dean will nominate a recruiting committee to take care of the evaluation process. The committee includes also members from the Northern Finland Laboratory Center NordLab. As proposed by the recruiting committee the research council of the university will appoint minimum of two reviewers to be consulted regarding the applicants.

Interview and proposal by the recruitment committee

The recruiting committee analyses the reviewers´ evaluations, interviews the suitable candidates and makes a proposal for the appointment.

Official Employment

Based on the proposal by the recruiting committee the Dean will make her proposition to the Vice Rector for Research, who will make the nomination to the post.


If the position of the Chief Physician in Northern Finland Laboratory Center NordLab cannot be jointly filled with the post of Professor in Clinical Microbiology, or the Recruiting Committee disagrees about the suitable candidate,recruiting process of Professor in Clinical Microbiology in UO becomes void as well.

If the chosen person resigns from the post of Chief Physician in Northern Finland Laboratory Center NordLab, the employment relationship in UO expires as well.

Contact information

For further information regarding filling of this post:

Anne Remes, Dean

Faculty of Medicine   

University of Oulu                                   

P.O.Box 5000 

FIN - 90014 University of Oulu

tel +358-50-5330090

e-mail: anne.remes(at)                  

Basic regulations

University Law (558/2009) and Statute (770/2009); University of Oulu administration rules and regulations (23.11.2015)


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