Postdoctoral Researcher in Super-Resolution Microscopy: The University of Helsinki, through the HiLIFE Helsinki Institute of Life Science, is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Postdoctoral Researcher in Super-Resolution Microscopy for a 3-year ERC-funded project, TEMPADAPT. The project aims to understand how temperature affects the cytoplasmic state in bacteria and its consequences on cellular processes using state-of-the-art super-resolution microscopy and single-molecule tracking. The position will involve contributing ideas, analyzing and interpreting findings, and writing up research in collaboration with the broader project group.
Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher
Research Area: Super-Resolution Microscopy
Location: HiLIFE Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland
Eligibility/Qualification: The candidate must hold, or be close to completion of, a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in biophysics, microbiology, computational biology, or a related field. The candidate should have experience in fluorescence microscopy data analysis and/or modeling of biological systems, excellent communication and writing skills in English, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary international team. The candidate should also have previous research published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, the ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and manage their own academic research and associated activities. Desirable skills include experience with super-resolution or advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques, previous experience working with bacteria, bioinformatics, foundations of statistics, and coding in Python/R/Matlab or similar language to process and analyze data.
|Ph.D.||Hold or close to completion|
|Experience||Fluorescence microscopy data analysis and/or modeling of biological systems|
|Communication Skills||Excellent communication and writing skills in English|
|Interpersonal Skills||Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary international team|
|Research||Previous research published in peer-reviewed scientific journals|
|Independent Work||Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and manage own academic research and associated activities|
|Experience||Super-resolution or advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques|
|Work Experience||Previous experience working with bacteria|
|Bioinformatics||Foundations of statistics|
|Coding||Python/R/Matlab or similar language to process and analyze data|
Job Description: The postdoctoral researcher will apply and develop super-resolution microscopy and single-particle tracking techniques and analyze, integrate, and make sense of single-cell and molecule level data. The project will involve genetic engineering, RNA-sequencing, machine learning, and modeling to study intracellular spatial organization, macromolecular crowding, liquid-liquid phase separation, heat- and cold-shock protein dynamics, and gene regulation. The researcher will contribute ideas, analyze and interpret findings, and write up research in collaboration with the broader project group.
Salary and Benefits: The starting salary of the postdoctoral researcher will be 3400-3900 euros/month, depending on the appointees’ qualifications and experience. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care, supported access to high-quality sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their application as a single PDF file, which includes a motivation letter, a CV, a list of publications, and contact information of two references. The application should be submitted through the University of Helsinki’s recruitment system by clicking on the ‘Apply for job’ button.
The deadline for applications is 31st May, but the position will be filled once a suitable candidate has been identified.