Labor­at­ory Co­ordin­ator

Helsinki, Finland
Oct 22, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 08, 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world
Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences is Finland’s most high-profile and extensive hub of research and teaching in the field. The Faculty educates experts to meet the needs of universities, research institutes, government, schools and the business sector. The Faculty is comprised of three units or research programmes: Ecosystems and Environment, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, and Molecular and Integrative Biosciences.

Academy Professor Johanna Mappes’s research group at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki invites applications for:


To a permanent position starting 16th November 2020 or by mutual-agreement.

The main tasks would be coordinating and being in charge of insect cultivations, mainly butterflies, and assisting in sample-taking, preparation of samples and also field- and laboratory work.

The successful candidate should have a B.Sc. or M.Sc,. in life sciences or have a basic understanding of biology and insects. The successful candidate is expected to have interest in research, experience in laboratory work and have good skills in using basic computing programs. The candidate should have good communication skills in both Finnish and English and the ability to manage an ensemble of tasks at the same time. We also appreciate flexilibilty and the ability to work independently, but also as a part of a group.

The salary is based on level 7-9 of the job requirement scheme for other personnel in the salary system of the University of Helsinki. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The position includes a 6 month trial period. Applicants are requested to submit their application as well as a CV including contact details for at least 2 referees as one single pdf file.The application must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for the position. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The closing date for applications is November 8th, 2020.For further inquiries please contact Academy Professor Johanna Mappes (johanna.mappes(at)

Due date

08.11.2020 23:59 EET