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Exciting positions in international teams

Research positions

The Institute of Biotechnology - BI - is home to 100 postdocs and 120 PhD students. It provides state-of-the-art training to launch and nurture the careers of gifted young bioscientists, more than 500 of them over 25 years.

BI offers exciting positions at all levels of your research training and career. Here you will find first class research and state-of-the-art scientific services. As a member of one our groups you will be part of a young international team, using English as your working language.

The atmosphere at BI is stimulating, and a disticnt pioneering spirit can be felt among our staff. BI housed on the Viikki campus with "a touch of life" offers an inspiring home to about 300 scientists and administrative staff.

BI's research groups are well funded to support a number of pre- and post-doctoral positions. There is a strong tradition to encourage traveling and participation in meetings and courses. BI also participates in organizing international meetings and courses every year especially within the graduate program curricula.

If you come to work at BI, we also recognize your private needs and try to make relocation as smooth as possible. For newcomers, there are short-term housing possibilities. Our administrative staff is helpful in your legal requirements including visas, work permits, health insurance and family matters.

Finland is an outstanding country for parent with young kids with world-class public day-care and education, and Helsinki offers a range of foreign language schooling options. We are also very aware that many of our new employees are accompanied by spouses looking for qualified positions, and in some cases can help secure positions.

BI has a program to support your efforts to learn the local languages and we have several possibilities for team and personal exercise.

Related links: Infopankki - Moving to and living in Finland

Ph.D. Theses from the Institute

Elina Niemelä
The regulation of U12-dependent splicing and its significance to mRNA stability.

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Kvist Jouni
Functional genomics of the Glanville fritillary butterfly.

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