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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Environmental Chemistry) / Tutkijatohtori (Ympäristökemia)

Published date 2 weeks ago
Posted: 2 weeks ago
Company Tampere University
Company: Tampere University
End date June 28, 2024
Due date: June 28, 2024
Location Tampere
Location: Tampere

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our university community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society.

The Environmental Health research group at Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow specializing in Environmental Chemistry. The position is full-time and will be filled for a fixed-term period of one year.

Our Environmental Health research group is engaged in Wastewater-Based Surveillance (WBS) and has experience in the surveillance of pathogens in municipal wastewater. Now we aim to expand the research infrastructure to cover the analyses on other biomarkers and chemical markers in municipal wastewater and sewage sludge. 

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology (MET) is committed to high quality research and education in the fields of biomedical engineering, biotechnology, medicine, and health technology. We conduct basic, applied, clinical, and translational research in collaboration with Tampere University Hospital (TAYS). Our existing research areas in health research include biomedical engineering fields from biomaterials and microtechnologies to health data science, cell and molecular biology, with applications in areas such as cancer, cardiovascular and celiac diseases, immunology, and ophthalmology.

Job description

We are seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher with a solid background in chemistry or biology (or a related field) to set up and update the MET laboratory equipment base, make the necessary acquisitions, develop methods and supervise the analysis. The task includes proteomics and metabolomics - analyses of proteins (large molecules) and pharmaceuticals and their metabolites (small molecules). 


We are looking for versatile and independent researchers with an applicable doctoral degree in the field of natural sciences, environmental biotechnology / engineering, or a related subject area. We expect you to have a solid experience in mass spectrometry: especially LC-MS/MS and TOF techniques. We value a competence to pursue independent scientific work and to write scientific publications. 

We expect you to be fluent in spoken and written English. We appreciate experience of studying and working abroad and contacts to international research community. Additional experience in bioinformatics etc. is considered as a bonus. 

Tampere University is a unique, multidisciplinary, and boldly forward-looking community. Our values are openness, diversity, responsibility, courage, critical thinking, and learner-centredness. We hope that you can embrace these values and promote them in your work.

We offer

The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of one year, starting as soon as possible or as mutually agreed. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. The position of a Postdoctoral Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 5-6 (teaching and research staff). A typical starting salary of Postdoctoral Researcher is around 3500 EUR/month.

We offer a world-class research environment in internationally recognized research groups. We have strong collaborative networks and offer great opportunities for researchers to develop their careers in an international setting. We offer you the opportunity to join our dynamic and innovative international community.  

As a member of staff at Tampere University, you will enjoy a range of competitive benefits, such as occupational health care services, flexible work schedule, versatile research infrastructure, modern teaching facilities and a safe and inviting campus area as well as a personal fund to spend on sports and cultural activities in your free time. Please read more about working at Tampere University. You can also find more information about us and working and living Tampere by watching our video: Tampere Higher Education Community - our academic playground.  

Finland is among the most stable, free and safe countries in the world, based on prominent ratings by various agencies. Tampere is the largest inland city of Finland, and the city is counted among the major academic hubs in the Nordic countries. Tampere region is the most rapidly growing urban area in Finland and home to a vibrant knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial community. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society. Tampere is also surrounded by vivid nature with forests and lakes, providing countless opportunities for easy-to-access outdoor adventures and refreshment throughout the year. 

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How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 28 June 2024 (23:59 EEST / UTC +3). Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines 
  • List of publications according to Research Council of Finland guidelines
  • References from two people
  • Motivation letter (incl. research directions): 
    • 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications. 
    • Previous research fields and main research results. 
    • Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

For more information, please contact:

Project Manager, Kirsi-Maarit Lehto, tel. +358 50 420 1494, (available starting from 12th of June).


Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää:

Tampereen yliopiston lääketieteen ja terveysteknologian tiedekunnan Biotieteet -yksikössä on haettavana tutkijatohtorin määräaikainen tehtävä ympäristökemian alalla. 

Lääketieteen ja terveysteknologian tiedekuntamme on monialainen biolääketieteen tekniikan, bioteknologian, lääketieteen ja terveysteknologian tutkimuksen ja opetuksen korkeatasoinen yksikkö. Teemme kansainvälisesti merkittävää perus- ja soveltavaa tutkimusta.  

Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä ja hakuohjeet yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta. Jätäthän hakemuksesi yliopiston sähköisellä hakulomakkeella (linkki löytyy tämän ilmoituksen alta). Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 28.6.2024 klo 23.59.