Tenure track position in cancer research
Tampere University
Tampere, Finland
5d ago
source : Euraxess

Job description

We are seeking highly motivated applicants with a track-record of internationally competitive research in any area of cancer research (ie.

biology, genetics, genomics or systems biology). Tenure track position will be filled at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, based on the career seniority of the selected candidate.

You will be expected to pursue and supervise scientific research in your topic area at the highest level. Active collaboration with local, national and global research partners, as well as with clinical stakeholders and industry is encouraged.

You will be expected to secure substantial external funding for your research program as well as nurture interactions with the wider society.

You can also contribute to development of degree education in cancer research in line with your own expertise.


You should have a doctoral degree and postdoctoral training in area relevant for pursuing career in cancer research. Teaching experience will be favourably considered but is not a requirement.

Tampere University strives for equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels, and encourages applications without regard to age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, disability or any other criterion not strictly relevant to the position.

We offer

Tampere University provides a multidisciplinary environment for research and education. We are inviting you to be a part of a vibrant, active, international research community.

Tampere University harbors state of the art molecular research infrastructure and core facilities, including for example bioinformatics, single cell genomics, proteomics, imaging, and animal facilities.

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Tampere University has also strong connections to Tampere University Hospital. In 2019, the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) granted an OECI Cancer Centre status for Tays Cancer Centre, which unites University’s cancer research and cancer care in the University Hospital.

This joint organization provides good opportunities for state-of-the-art bench to bedside research and new research initiatives.

The initial appointment will be for five years, with renewal and eventual permanent tenure subject to successful performance evaluation.

You will enjoy a generous startup package, subject to negotiation, and receive support throughout the five-year period to facilitate the establishment of an internationally competitive research programme.

A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

Salaries are based on a combination of job requirements and employees’ personal performance, in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System.

A typical starting salary for an Assistant Professor is approximately 4100 - 4500 EUR / month and for an Associate Professor approximately 4700 - 5500 EUR / month.

Higher salaries may be agreed dependent upon experience and / or performance.

Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security systems in the world. It includes, for example, sickness and family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system.

For more information on Finland, please check Business Tampere, InfoFinland and This is Finland.

For further information, please follow these links to find out about working at Tampere University and about working and living in Tampere by watching Tampere Higher Education Community - our academic playground.

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