Call for Scientific Director of BioCity Turku

This is a part-time position (maximum 50% full time equivalent) based at the University of Turku, Finland. The position is for five years, beginning 01.01.2022.

BioCity Turku is a joint biocentre which links the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University to support and coordinate life science and molecular medicine related research in the Turku region. The BioCity Turku community currently comprises more than 140 research groups and over one thousand researchers.

The key responsibilities of the Scientific Director of BioCity Turku are: to promote life science research and education; support development of the research environment and infrastructure; and to coordinate collaboration between researchers in bioscience and medical research. The Scientific Director acts as the chairperson of the common Executive Board of the Turku Bioscience Centre and BioCity Turku, and, in working with the Board, contributes to the strategy and development of Biocenter Finland through participating in appropriate decision making processes.

BioCity Turku
Turku Bioscience Centre
Biocenter Finland

The successful applicant will have demonstrated high-level academic competence in the life science and/or molecular medicine research fields and is expected to continue their own relevant academic research. The role requires a deep understanding of the life science research field, particularly in respect to current, leading edge research and innovation. Excellent interpersonal skills, effective strategic planning and implementation skills, and high-quality written and verbal communication skills (in English) are considered essential to this role.

The position is one of teaching and research personnel. The salary is determined based on the collective agreement of the Finnish universities and will be based on Professors’ demand levels 8-10. The exact salary is specified when finalising the employment contract, and the salary level is determined based on the competence and knowledge of the successful applicant and the full time equivalent load (30-50% FTE). There is a trial period of six months.

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Vice Rector Kalle-Antti Suominen, Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen.. In case you need help with the application process, please turn to our HR Specialist Paula Luoma, Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen.

Along with your application, kindly enclose your CV, an academic portfolio, your list of publications and a motivation letter describing how you would develop BioCity Turku in future.

Instructions for your academic portfolio can be found here:

Please submit your application using the online application system by 16.06.2021, at the latest. The link to the online application system can be found here:

BioCity Turku represents one of the most successful scientific fields in Finland and provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of life sciences in Turku and beyond. We warmly welcome you to join our multicultural community!

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