Postdoc­toral Re­searcher in Pain Chro­no­phar­ma­co­logy

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Helsinki, Finland
18 May 2021
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We invite applications for a


position in the research group of Academy Research Fellow Dr. Vinko Palada that explores circadian regulation of chronic pain and associated comorbidities. The aim of Academy of Finland funded project is to investigate the effects of nerve injury on circadian clocks in sensory tissues and to explore the potential of chronobiotics, drugs with ability to modify circadian rhythmicity, to provide pain relief.

Job description and key requirements:

We are looking for creative and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong enthusiasm towards science. A successful candidate should have a PhD degree and strong academic background in neuroscience, molecular biology, pharmacology, chronobiology, or other related discipline. At least one first author publication is required. Previous experience with pain research, expertise in mouse models and drug screens are considered strong merits. Working knowledge of R or Phyton and experience with omics analysis are beneficial. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently and will take part in experimental planning, applying for grants, drafting of the manuscripts and co-supervision of students. Excellent communication skills in English, and technical and organizational abilities are expected.

Contract and work benefits:

The employment would start in November 2021 as a 2-year position with a possibility of prolongation. A 6-month trial period will be applied. The initial starting salary is at the level 5 for teaching and research personnel according to the salary system of the Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component will be paid based on personal performance, with an overall starting salary to approximately 3200 EUR per month, which is increased based on the qualifications and previous relevant research experience of the candidate.

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The University provides support for internationally recruited employees and their family members with their transition to work and life in Finland. For more on the University of Helsinki as an employer, please see

Application requirements:

The application should include: a cover letter describing previous achievements and motivation for the position (1 page), a detailed CV (including date of the thesis defense, title of the thesis, previous academic/work positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions and list of peer-reviewed publications) and contact details for three referees. A single PDF file with all necessary documents should be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on ”Apply for the position” button below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

Closing date for applications is on June 22nd 2021.

Informal enquires may be directed to Dr. Palada at

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About the University of Helsinki:

The University of Helsinki (UH), founded in 1640, is a vibrant scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It 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. Together with the Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE), the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, constitutes the Academic Medical Center Helsinki (AMCH). This medical center has been very successful in international comparisons, ranking among the top 10 medical campuses in Europe and among the top 50 globally.

Due date

 22.06.2021 23:59 EEST

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