Labor­at­ory Tech­ni­cian to Gen­ome Bio­logy Unit

Helsinki, Finland
21 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Maternity Cover, Permanent
Full Time

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki (UH) conducts high-quality research and provides research-based basic and post-graduate education in medicine and dentistry, psychology and logopedics. It is located in the Meilahti Campus, offering excellent opportunities for close collaboration with both the University Hospital and public sector research institutes. Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE) is a new institute established in 2017 that supports high quality life science research across the campuses and faculties of UH, and coordinates research infrastructures in life sciences.

Genome Biology Unit (GBU) is a core facility in the Genome Editing, Function and Stem Cell research infrastructure platform of HiLIFE. GBU distributes genome-scale cDNA clones and offers cloning services to biomedical research groups. GBU also provides high throughput scanning services of brightfield and fluorescent microscopy slides.

GBU is currently looking for a LABORATORY TECHNICIAN.

The position is available during a maternity leave 21.10.2019-29.2.2020 with probable extension to 31.8.2020.

The position involves laboratory work including cDNA cloning and automated slide scanning, as well as customer service and billing. The position also involves laboratory maintenance, research and development tasks, as well as researcher training.

The successful candidate will work in a small team in close connection with research groups. Higher vocational diploma or a master's degree in molecular biology, biotechnology or equivalent is required, and experience in molecular biology laboratory work including DNA cloning is mandatory.

Successful implementation of your tasks will require technical prowess, independent problem-solving ability, fluent written and oral communication skills in English and capability for teamwork with researchers coming from different backgrounds. Preferred but not required experience includes analysis of brightfield and fluorescent microscopy slides, FileMaker software usage, and customer service. Previous knowledge of the local research environment is considered an advantage.

The salary will be based on the salary level 8 in the University salary system.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and names of two referees as a single pdf file through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

Closing date: 3.9.2019 or as soon as a suitable candidate has been found.

For more information about GBU, please visit:

More information: Saara Ollila, saara.ollila(at)

Due date

03.09.2019 23:59 EEST