Professorship in Biotechnology

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Jitendra Sinha
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Professorship in Biotechnology

Preliminary announcement for a position at the level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professorship in Biotechnology
The University of Kuopio (UKU) is an internationally respected research-intensive university. The University is profiled in health, environment and well-being, and the research focus areas cover especially molecular medicine, drug research and biotechnology. A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences (AIVI) at UKU forms the core of Biocenter Kuopio, and houses altogether 14 research groups. AIVI’s research activities are concentrated on molecular medicine of major diseases of high importance for health care (cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, metabolism-related diseases) with strong expertise in molecular and cellular mechanisms of the diseases, disease modelling, prevention and therapy of the diseases (gene and cell-based therapy, pharmaceutical intervention), and in vitro and in vivo imaging. AIVI houses two Centers of Excellence in Research, one national and one Nordic. Please find more at http://www.uku.fi/aivi/.> http://www.uku.fi/aivi/btmm/index.shtml) will be taken into consideration. Ability to conduct high quality externally funded research in collaboration with other groups of AIVI and UKU is considered essential.
AIVI announces a position at the level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professorship in the field of Biotechnology. The position can be considered as a tenure track position. Candidates with proven track record in biotechnology and molecular medicine, and compatibility with the research focus areas of the Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine (
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their expressions of interest by June 30, 2009 by direct e-mail to Riitta Keinänen, Head of the Institute Administration (riitta.keinanen@uku.fi) with the following documents attached in one single pdf-file:

  1. Curriculum Vitae including current research funding and a list of supervised thesis, four (4) pages max (NIH style)
  2. List of all publications
  3. List of publications (max 20) which the candidate considers as the most relevant in regard to the position
  4. Research plan, four (4) pages max
  5. Description of proposed activities in research collaboration, networks and funding, two (2) pages max

The salary of the position will depend on the qualifications of the applicant according to the salary system of the Finnish universities. The position will initially be filled for a period of five (5) years.
The University of Kuopio and the University of Joensuu will fuse in 2010 to form the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). AIVI, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Medicine, the Department of Nursing Science and the Lab Animal Center will then form the Faculty of Health Sciences in the UEF with unique potential for research collaboration and synergism.
For more information, contact:
Leena Alhonen, Dean of the A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences (leena.alhonen@uku.fi, tel. +358 20 787 2106