University of Oulu, 2016

Postdoctoral positions at the MRC Oulu for 2019

Postdoctoral positions at MRC Oulu for 2019


Medical Research Center Oulu (MRC Oulu) is a strategic research organization of the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and the University of Oulu. MRC Oulu offers a multidisciplinary research environment for clinical, translational and health care socioeconomic research, and promotes high level clinical research and internationalization of the research in the field of medical sciences.

Description of the position

Open postdoctoral positions are available in Medical Research Center Oulu for 2019. The duration of the positions vary between 3-6 months, up to a maximum cumulative total of 4 person years. The starting date will be at the earliest in February 2019 after completion of the selection process. The applications will be evaluated by an external evaluation panel based on the qualifications of the applicant. The results of the call will be announced at the earliest in January 2019.

Required qualifications and assessment

We will consider candidates involved with the MRC Oulu research group. The successful candidate must hold a PhD degree in the field of Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedicine, Health sciences or Medical Technology or other related field.

Fluency in both written and spoken English, as well as good communication and teamwork skills are required. Demonstrated experience in writing scientific publications, potential in acquiring supplementary funding and teaching experience will be taken as merits. When assessing the applicant’s qualifications, issues to be considered will include scientific publications, supervision experience, activity in the scientific community and familiarity with the research field.


The salary will be based on level 5-6 of the demand level chart for university-level teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component).

Application Procedure

The following documents must be attached to the application (in English):

  • Curriculum vitae (max 2 pages)
  • List of publications
  • Brief description of research merits and experience (max 1 page)
  • Cover/motivation letter including research funding plan (max 1 page)
  • Research plan (max 2 pages)

Verified copies of the applicant's academic degree certificates/diplomas (and copies of certificates/diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas) must be provided by request in the case of appointment for position.

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures must be submitted using the electronic application system by 31 December 2018.

For further information: MRC Oulu coordinator katja.riipinen[at]


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Last updated: 12.12.2018