University of Turku (UTU)

Professor of Medical Engineering

University of Turku (UTU), Finland

Turku, Finland

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.


Applications are hereby invited for the position of Professor of Medical Engineering.


For the position, we seek candidates who will have a distinguished career and an established international reputation in their fields, as well as an excellent publication record, and success in acquiring external research funding.


The position is located in the Institute of Biomedicine in the Faculty of Medicine and will be filled as a five-year fixed-term employment period.


Institute of Biomedicine is located at the heart of the Turku Medical and Biosciences campus and the candidate is expected to work in close collaboration with the groups of the Faculty of Medicine, as well as the Department of Future Technologies, Faculty of Science and Engineering located at the same campus area.

The duties of the professor are to carry out and supervise scholarly work, to provide education based on it and to keep abreast of academic developments, as well as to participate in societal interaction and international cooperation in his or her field. Responsibilities of this position include, in addition to teaching and supervising students, acquiring substantial external funding, building collaborations within the campus, nationally and internationally – both within academia and industry.


The requirements for a person to be appointed as a professor are a doctoral degree, high-level academic competence, experience in managing academic research, experience of international cooperation in the research field he or she represents, as well as the ability to provide high-level research-based education and to supervise final theses.

The applicants are expected to have background and good skills in interfacing medicine, technology and biosciences, and with track record in innovation. The professor is expected to work on the mentioned interface position between medicine and technology, in the area of medical technology. This includes working with biomedical data related to biomedical sensor and data fusion for health and well-being monitoring and diagnosis, medical signal processing, sensing and analysis of physiological data, data visualization, risk analysis, patient survival data analysis and pattern recognition. Knowledge in data sources and data analytics related existing health and biological information, such as patient records, laboratory measurements, bed-side and at-home measurements, self-documentation, best practices and care guidelines are highly appreciated.

Applicants must also have a strong record of research accomplishments commensurate with their rank, evidence of leadership and vision, proven ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate education.


The position is subject to a six-month trial period.


The salary is determined in accordance with the university’s salary system for teaching and research personnel. For professors, the salary is situated between levels 8–10 on the job demands’ chart, where the task specific salary component lies between 4719,77 – 6016,79 euros per month. In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid.


For more detailed information on the application and evaluation procedure, please see the appointment specification.


Applications should be submitted through the eRekry online application system. Applications must be submitted by 2nd January, 2020 at the latest (23:59) Finnish time (GMT +2) via the University of Turku’s electronic application system in University of Turku www pages www.utu.fi/careers. The link to the on-line application system can be found at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job).


For the position, please contact Dean, professor Pekka Hänninen +358 40765 1547, pekka.e.hanninen@utu.fi


Additional information about enquiries concerning the appointment procedure should be directed to Faculty Services Manager Päivi Salonen, tel. + 358 50 435 1268, e-mail: pahasa@utu.fi.


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