University of Helsinki

Group leader, Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE

Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE, University of Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland

The Institute of Biotechnology (BI) ( is an international research unit within the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki, a leading Nordic university with a strong commitment to life science research. The 36 research groups of BI conduct research and develop infrastructures in biotechnology and modern biosciences at the highest international level, actively applying the results for the benefit of society.

The Institute of Biotechnology invites applications from outstanding candidates for the position of


in the areas of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genomics, Quantitative Biology, Structural Biology, or Plant Biology. The position is initially for five years with a possibility for extensions based on external evaluations every 4 years and potential tenuring at a relevant faculty of the University of Helsinki following commendable evaluation. Early career stage researchers are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate has a solid track record including a PhD or equivalent degree, post-doctoral experience in an international setting, and recent demonstration of excellence in research. The candidate is expected to develop an independent externally funded line of research.

We offer an international, inspiring, and supportive research environment, along with excellent research facilities including in-house state-of-the art technologies in imaging, genomics, proteomics, CryoEM, crystallography, and NMR. The successful candidate will also enjoy the access to all HiLIFE infrastructure platforms ( The position comes with an attractive negotiable 3-5 year startup package and a salary according to the University of Helsinki guidelines.

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees. Finland was recently ranked as the best country in the world for expat families and Helsinki in the world’s top ten most livable cities offering e.g. high quality free schooling (also in English), and generous healthcare and family benefits. For more information about working at the University of Helsinki and living in Finland, please see

Short-listed candidates must successfully complete an interview process including a research seminar and evaluation by BI’s Scientific Advisory Board. The interviews are expected to take place on January 9-10th, 2020, and the recruitment to be completed by the end of March 2020.

For further information on the position and the application procedure, please, go to

The closing date for submitting applications is November 10th, 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.