Train­ing Po­s­i­tion in Veter­in­ary Patho­logy

Helsinki, Finland
16 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has four departments. An essential part of the activities of the Faculty is the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Faculty is the only institution of higher education in Finland to educate veterinarians. It has about 750 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs about 150 academic staff, which is about a half of the total staff number. The annual intake of new veterinary students is 70. The degree programmes have been accredited in accordance with the ESEVT system for the evaluation of veterinary education in Europe.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine invites applications to a


The fixed term position is available starting on 1 March 2021 for a maximum of 1+3 years.

The position is for three years (residency) as a training in preparation for the ECVP board examination, If necessary, when the appointee is not familiar enough with veterinary pathology, the position may be for 4 years (1 year internship + 3 years residency).

This training position is at the Pathology Unit of the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, which is an ECVP registered residency training centre. It provides an exciting opportunity for a veterinarian interested in pursuing career in pathology. The appointee will undertake diagnostic pathology work (necropsy, biopsy and cytology duties) on a wide range of species and in close collaboration with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and external practitioners. The appointee will also contribute to the veterinary undergraduate teaching to a limited extent. The residency also comprises a small research project to provide essential training in basic or applied research.

The appointee must be registered/licensed to practice as a veterinarian in European countries and have received veterinary qualification from an ESEVT-approved establishment. Experience from veterinary work in any field is a merit. To successfully attend the duties of the position, the appointee should be able to communicate fluently in Finnish and in English.

The salary will be based on levels 3-4 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system applied in Finnish Universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The gross salary is about 2 500–3 200 euros/month. The position has a probationary period of 6 months. Standard Finnish pension benefits and occupational health care are provided for University employees.

Please enclose to your application the following documentation in English, preferably as a single pdf file:

  • CV and publication list
  • Reasoning and motivation why you wish to specialize in pathology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Professional interests and career goals

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the button Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki should submit their application via SAP HR portal. You may fill in only the mandatory fields (*) in the Recruitment System, and information on where you found about the position.

The closing date for applications is 17 January 2021 at 23:59 EET.

Further information about:

  • The position: Professor Antti Sukura: antti.sukura(at), p. +358504358741, or the University Lecturer responsible for the residency program: Kristel Kegler: kristel.kegler(at), p. +358449601250
  • Applying and/or technical support: HR Specialist Heidi Kauppinen, heidi.m.kauppinen(at), p. +358504155341.

For more information about the University of Helsinki and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine please follow the links:

Due date

17.01.2021 23:59 EET