Laboratory Co­ordin­ator, Fac­ulty of Pharmacy

Helsinki, Finland
26 May 2021
End of advertisement period
13 Jun 2021
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. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits.

The Faculty of Pharmacy ranked #46 in the world in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020. It is located at Viikki Campus in Helsinki and provides good access to local and national research infrastructures including biobanks. It has about 200 employees, out of which 15 professors, and about 800 undergraduate and 160 postgraduate students with well-organized doctoral school programs.

The Faculty of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, invites applications for the position of a


The appointment is fixed term until the end of August 2023, starting as soon as possible. The position will be filled with 6 months probationary period.

The duties of the laboratory coordinator include coordinating and supporting the laboratory activities of the Bioactivity Screening Group ( and the DDCB core facility at the Faculty of Pharmacy ( The primary activities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Scientific laboratory support for ongoing projects, incl. planning and execution of experiments and data analysis and reporting
  • Managing laboratory automation and screening equipment
  • Maintenance of laboratory, cell culture and microbial collections, and equipment

The laboratory coordinator will work independently as well as closely with the researchers and the core facility staff. We expect training and experience in an applicable field, such as pharmacy, microbiology, biotechnology, biochemistry, or molecular biology as well as accuracy, reliability and ability to work systemically, both independently and as part of a research team. Experience in microbiology, cell culture, biochemical and molecular biology techniques, microscopy and laboratory automation are highly appreciated. We also expect good written and verbal communication skills (in English and preferably also in Finnish), excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills and unprejudiced approach.

The salary is based on the job requirement scheme for specialist and support staff according to the salary system of the Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The requirement level of the position is 7. In total, the gross salary is about 2500-2800 EUR per month depending on the qualifications and merits of the applicant.

Occupational health care is provided for university employees. Read more about the employee benefits at the University of Helsinki in Faculty of Pharmacy is a rather small and international faculty with an ambitious and nice working environment. Read more about the Faculty in

Application to the position

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments as a single pdf file, 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 the SAP HR portal. You may fill in only the mandatory fields (*) in the Recruitment System.

The application should include

  • a motivation letter
  • a complete CV with full contact details, education/previous degrees obtained, prior work/research experience
  • names and email addresses of two academic contacts capable of providing a recommendation for the applicant

The above-mentioned attachments must be written in English and submitted as a single pdf file.

The closing date for applications is June 13, 2021 (23:59 EET). Both Finnish and international applicants are encouraged to apply.

Further information:

Due date

13.06.2021 23:59 EEST

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