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Posted by , on 27 February 2020

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Kuure lab, affiliated with STEMM research program at Research Programs Unit of the Faculty of Medicine and Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), University of Helsinki, invites applications for a position of


for a two-year fixed term position (possibility for extension) starting as soon as possible. Trial period of six months will be applied.

The position is open in a national research consortium focusing on modeling Finnish disease heritage in mouse. These monogenic diseases are typically rare, but highly enriched in Finland. With CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing we aim at mimicking two rare human fetal syndromes, LCCS1 and LCHAD, and an adult-onset motoneuron disease, the Jokela type of spinal muscular atrophy, in animal models.


The successful applicant should have PhD degree and be well acquainted with molecular biology, genome engineering, and most importantly, show self-motivation and enthusiasm towards science, learning new things and technologies. Previous experience in imaging, developmental and cell biology, and tissue processing techniques are acknowledged.

The salary is based on the Finnish university salary (YPJ) system, which take into account previous qualifications, experience and performance.

To apply, please submit a single pdf application including a short cover letter describing your areas of expertise and motivation for the position, CV (max 2 pages), and names and contact information of two to three references through  by clicking on “Apply for the position“. Current employees of the University of Helsinki are to submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

Application deadline is March 29, 2020

For further information, please contact GM-unit Director Satu Kuure, tel. +358 2941 59395, or by mailing

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