University of Turku

1-2 postdoctoral researchers, doctoral researchers or project researchers in the field of Health Technology

2024-08-08 (Europe/Helsinki)
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The Department of Computing, Faculty of Technology at the University of Turku is looking for 1-2 postdoctoral researchers, doctoral researchers or project researchers in the field of Health Technology.   

The work is full-time, although part-time work is possible. The positions are fixed term, starting as soon as possible by mutual agreement, and ending on September 30, 2027.  

The positions are in the STIMULUS project (Speckle Technology and Digital Biomarkers of Microvascular Function for Monitoring Cardiovascular Diseases), funded by a European Innovation Council Pathfinder grant. In this project, we develop new instruments for assessing adverse changes in microcirculatory status linked to hypertension, chronic kidney disease and heart failure, leading to earlier detection of cardiovascular diseases (over 60 million people in the EU suffer from them). The instruments are developed and validated in clinical trials. We integrate two state-of-the-art technologies leading to a novel innovation, 3D speckle tissue monitoring.   

The University of Turku leads the project and oversees a work package focusing on instrument development, biosignal analysis, and extraction of novel digital biomarkers. As a postdoctoral researcher, doctoral researcher or project researcher, you will join the innovative health technology research group at the University of Turku and a consortium of leading research institutes from Netherlands, Denmark, France, and Germany.  

What we offer  

You will have the opportunity to develop new innovative medical instruments including device prototyping, tissue modeling, signal processing and electronics design. You will be a part of a multidisciplinary research group with both clinical/hospital and international collaboration and will have the opportunity to pursue your own ideas, participate in other interesting side projects and carry out international research visits. All this leads to good possibilities to advance your research career.  


Who we are looking for

Your experience and ambitions  

Preferably, you have a background in technical or technical physics, a genuine drive to develop solutions for better healthcare, and know-how on one or several of the areas listed below: 

  • medical instrumentation  
  • prototyping  
  • embedded programming  
  • Python programming skills  
  • research experience  

We welcome candidates with genuine interest in developing new innovative healthcare solutions and encourage candidates of varying degrees of experience to apply. High motivation, willingness to learn and a true drive to progress are your greatest assets to succeed in the recruitment process.  

Qualification requirements

The qualification requirements of the positions are stated in the University of Turku Rules of Procedure: Organisation and Management of the University of Turku | University of Turku (utu.fi)

A person selected for the post of Postdoctoral researcher is required to have a doctoral degree and the ability to conduct independent scientific work as well as having the necessary teaching skills.   

A person selected for the post of Project researcher is required to have a higher university degree. The degree must be completed by the end of the application period. When assessing the merits of the applicants, special emphasis will be placed on competence and practical expertise in the field in question. 

A person selected for the post of Doctoral researcher is required to have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Turku. In addition, when acquiring their degree or otherwise, they are required to have demonstrated the ability and motivation to undertake postgraduate studies and the capacity to complete a doctoral degree in accordance with the research plan.  

 

Salary & trial period

The salaries are determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. For a Postdoctoral researcher the salary will be in the beginning of the employment around 3500-3700 euros/month, for a Doctoral researcher/Project researcher around 2400-2600 euros/month, depending on previous experience and skills. The amount of the salary is defined when the employment contract is prepared. 

A six (6) month trial period applies to the positions.  

 

How to apply

Applications must be submitted at the latest on Thursday, 8 August 2024 (16:00) using the electronic application form of the University of Turku on the following address: https://www.utu.fi/careers  

The link to the application system is at the beginning of this announcement (“Apply for this position”).  

Please include with your application:  

  • a CV with any information you consider relevant for the application  
  • copies of degree certificates with translation in English or Finnish (if applicable)  
  • list of publications  
  • a brief cover letter stating your interests and motivation  

For further information about the position, please contact Assistant Professor Matti Kaisti (mkaist@utu.fi). Regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Specialist Nina Reini (nina.reini@utu.fi).  


Department of Computing

The Department of Computing educates professionals for the modern digitalised society. Central themes of teaching and research include Digitalisation, Machine Learning, Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, Cybersecurity and Health Technology. 

The Faculty of Technology is the newest faculty of the University of Turku, it was established in the beginning of 2021. The Faculty consists of the Department of Computing, Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. We have more than 2,000 graduate and postgraduate students and circa 400 employees, 50 of whom are professors. Our faculty is an international, multicultural and diverse work community.

The University of Turku is an inspiring and international academic community of 25,000 students and staff in Southwest Finland. We build a sustainable future with multidisciplinary research, education, and collaboration. With us, your work will have a significant impact and relevance in the changing world.

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Tittel
1-2 postdoctoral researchers, doctoral researchers or project researchers in the field of Health Technology
Arbeidsgiver
Plassering
Vesilinnantie 5 Åbo, Finland
Publiseringsdato
2024-06-17
Søknadsfrist
2024-08-08 16:00 (Europe/Helsinki)
2024-08-08 15:00 (CET)
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