Research Assistant-Group Frederic Michon

Helsinki, (FI)
Monday, 9 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 6 January 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Research assistant position available in Frederic Michon's group in the Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE


We are looking for a motivated research assistant, or biotechnician, to work as a member of an international research team. Our group is focusing on stem cells, tissue homeostasis and regeneration in zebrafish and mouse cornea. The lab is located in Viikki campus of The University of Helsinki, easy to reach by public transport. Our work benefits from the use of transgenic animals, but in our daily life, we use basic methodology on molecular biology, such as qPCR, histology, immunohistochemistry and imaging. Our research assistant would work mostly on PCR and immunohistochemistry. We expect that you would have a previous lab experience, and having the rights to perform animal experiments would be a valuable asset. Furthermore, we expect you to be able to communicate and write your lab notes in English. The work time is 60-100 % of a regular working week. Salary will be paid according to the University of Helsinki salary scheme. The times are flexible and can be adjusted to the applicant’s schedule, so this might be an ideal opportunity for a student to learn new skills.

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To apply, please send your application through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for the applications is January 6, 2020.

The Institute of Biotechnology (BI) at the University of Helsinki is an independent research institute within HiLIFE Helsinki Institute of Life Science ( with a mission to increase knowledge in biotechnology and multidisciplinary bioscience and use this for the benefit of society. HiLIFE and BI offer state-of-the-art core facilities in microscopy, imaging, model organisms, omics technologies, genome editing, histotechnology and bioinformatics.

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. It is currently investing heavily in life sciences research. The University of Helsinki has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members, and it offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.