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Two group leader positions, Neuroscience Center, Uni Helsinki

University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Uusimaa (FI)
University salary system
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

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The University of Helsinki, Finland, is a vibrant scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. It is currently investing heavily in life sciences research. 

The Neuroscience Center is an international research unit within Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) ( The mission of the Neuroscience center is to advance fundamental discoveries in neurosciences to understand how the brain gives rise to complex behaviors in health and disease. The research groups at the institute operate across  several scales in the areas of systems and cognitive neuroscience, circuit neuroscience and physiology, neurobiology and molecular neuroscience, and neurogenetics and stem cell research.  


The Neuroscience Center invites applications from outstanding candidates for  

2 GROUP LEADER positions 

The positions are initially for five years with a possibility for a four-year extension based upon external mid-term evaluation. The successful candidate will have an excellent track-record of research performance, including a PhD or equivalent degree along with post-doctoral experience. We are particularly looking for candidates with a focus in circuit, systems or computational neuroscience.   

We offer an international, inspiring, and supportive research environment, along with excellent research facilities and in-house state of the art technologies. NC hosts state of the art infrastructures and facilities for rodent brain research. These include neuronal stem cell core, multiphoton microscopes, optogenetics, in vivo imaging and electrophysiology, as well behavioral facilities. The members of NC have also access to cutting-edge human brain imaging including MEG, EEG, TMS, and MRI-based techniques and high-performance computing via Finnish IT Center for Science - CSC.   

The qualification requirements include an applicable doctoral degree, postdoctoral training from a relevant field in neuroscience, and an excellent scientific track record with high-impact publications in the top journals of the field. 

We expect successful candidates to carry out independent research line, engage in multidisciplinary research collaborations, and participate in the supervision of students. Candidates should be able to take advantage of the infrastructures and networks available at the Neuroscience Center.   

We welcome applicants from a variety of genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and minorities. HiLIFE employs more than 650 diverse scientists and support staff. With about 50 % of international staff the daily working language is English.   

The application consists of an online form and attachments. The application should include:  

  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum vitae (2 - 3 pages) 
  • Publication list 
  • Summary of past research, and future plans (max 3 pages).  
  • Names of two referees 

Applications will be evaluated by an Appointment Committee. Short-listed candidates will complete an interview process that is expected to take place in August – September, 2024. To apply, please submit your application using the University of Helsinki recruitment system by clicking on "Apply for the position".  

The closing date for submitting applications is 31.5. 2024 at 23:59 (EET).

For further information, please see the full job ad at: 



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