Laboratory Tech­ni­cian

Helsinki, Finland
07 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term

The University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary research university, which ranks among the leading universities in the world and the top ten universities in Europe. We offer a stimulating environment to conduct state-of-the-art research at the Research Programs Unit of the Faculty of Medicine. Unit’s six research program comprises groups that integrate clinical, translational and biomedical research.

The research of group Eija Pirinen studies mitochondrial abnormalities and nutrient signalling in obesity and its related metabolic diseases, cancer, inherited mitochondrial disorders and neurodegenerative diseases and aims to develop novel mitochondria-based treatment options for these diseases

Pirinen group invites applications for a position of


The part-time or full-time position is planned for 16.8.2021 till 31.12.2021 with a possibility of extension.

We are looking for a laboratory technician with a background in molecular and cellular biology. We expect good cooperation, accuracy, reliability, work-fearless attitude and the proficiency in written and spoken English. Prior experience in cell culture experiments is considered a surplus.

The main responsibilities of the research technician will be to help other team members in their projects, including cell culture, molecular biology and work with different types of research samples. Furthermore, the technician will take care of orders, maintain the laboratory inventory and prepare necessary reagents for the research group. The applicant should have also an interest in new technologies and be open to learning something new every day.

Salary will be based on the Universities salary scheme composed of both task specific and personal performance components. Depending on the funding situation an extension of the fixed-term work period might be possible.

Please submit your application (in PDF-format) using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal no later than 31.07.2021. The document should include a short cover letter describing the motivation for the position, CV including a description of previous experience in methodology and recommendations/persons available for reference.

Further information is available from Eija Pirinen, Adjunct Professor, PhD, tel. +358 40 5877 066 or

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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. UH offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.

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

31.07.2021 23:59 EEST

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