Postdoctoral Researcher or Project Researcher (Hyperpolarised MRI)

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,500 members of staff. We operate in Joensuu and in Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The Faculty of Health Sciences operates at the Kuopio Campus of the University of Eastern Finland. The Faculty offers education in medicine, dentistry, nutrition and pharmacy, as well as in some other central fields of the health care sector. The Faculty is research-intensive, and its internationally recognised research activities are closely linked to the strategic research areas of the University. There are approximately 2 500 degree students and about 450 PhD students in the Faculty. The faculty has 680 staff members.

We are now inviting applications for

a Postdoctoral Researcher or a Project Researcher position (Hyperpolarised MRI), Faculty of Health Sciences, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, Kuopio Campus ( Extended application period).

The appointed researcher will participate in research aiming to develop methods for MRI imaging using hyperpolarised porous silicon particles as contrast agents in neurological models at high and low magnetic fields. Low-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of hyperpolarised compounds has the potential to revolutionise medical MRI by allowing the development of low-cost portable MRI devices. The project aims to establish an experimental basis for the further development of hyperpolarised low-field MRI. The researcher will work in collaboration with material scientists developing the particles as well as with MR researchers.

A person to be appointed as a Postdoctoral Researcher shall hold a suitable doctoral degree. Positions of postdoctoral researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

The person to be appointed to the Postdoctoral Researcher position is required to hold a doctoral degree, which may not have been completed more than five years ago at the time of accepting the position. In this context, the five years refer to a net period of time, which does not include maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service, etc.

A person to be appointed as a Project Researcher shall hold a suitable doctoral degree.

Previous experience in MR research or a degree in engineering or physics is preferable but not essential.

Good knowledge of written and spoken English is required.

T he position is filled for a fixed term from 1.7.2019 (or as agreed) to 31.12.2020. The position is filled for a fixed term due to the funding period of the project.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 5 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff ( 2,935.55/ month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 50% of the job requirement component.

For further information on the position, please contact: Research Director Mikko Kettunen, +358 29 4454067 , For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR Secretary Asta Suhonen, tel. +358 29 4454125 ,

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
- a résumé or CV
- a list of publications
- copies of the applicant's academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicants language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas

The application needs to be submitted no later than 28.6.2019 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.


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