Project Researcher or Postdoctoral Researcher for Metabolomics
University of Turku Centre for Biotechnology

Project Researcher/Postdoctoral Researcher for Metabolomics at Turku Bioscience


We are seeking a project researcher/ postdoctoral researcher, who is interested in applying analytical skills in metabolomics research. Successful applicant will join the Turku Metabolomics Centre and the Systems Medicine Group led by Matej Oresic at Turku  Bioscience , BioCity Turku,  Finland.

We are seeking for a project researcher to join our international multidisciplinary research team to work on the analysis of biological samples in metabolomics studies. The work will involve developing new targeted mass spectrometry based methods to support the research in TMC and the Systems Medicine group. One of the current focus of the System Medicine group is to explore the role of n-acyl amides in gut brain communications.

Position requirements:

A relevant degree (MSc or PhD) in analytical chemistry, metabolomics or related field.Experience with preparation of biological samples, preferably in metabolomics applications.Practical experience with separation techniques (liquid and/or gas chromatography) and mass spectrometry in the analysis of small molecules.Outstanding personal initiative and communication skills.

 About Turku Bioscience

Turku Centre for Bioscience is a joint research institute of University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, whose mission is to promote high quality research and training. Research groups in Centre carry out high quality research and core facilities offer expertise and state-of-the-art technology platforms e.g. in genomics, functional genomics, epigenomics, metabolomics, proteomics, computational biology and high-end imaging as well as crystallography methods. 

More information: ,

The salary is in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel) level 3-4 for a project researcher, reaching in average a total salary of 2367,48 - 2788,72   eur/month. For a postdoctoral researcher the salary level is 5-6, reaching in average a total salary of 3111,68 - 3765,58 eur/month. The starting date is negotiable, preferably in early September. The position is initially for 1 year with the possibility of extending the contract. There is a trial period of six months.

The deadline for applications June 16th, 2019. A link to the electronic application system can be found from the following link: Please include in English a CV, full publication list, list of selected publications and contact information for three references in your application.

For further information on the positions please contact: Dr. Alex Dickens ( or Prof. Matej Oresic, e-mail: Enquiries on the application procedure may be directed to HR Specialist Paula Luoma

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Finland

Please send your application via the link, which you'll find in the beginning of this page.

Our selected relevant publications:

Frank E, et al. Platform for systems medicine research and diagnostic applications in psychotic disorders-The METSY project. Eur Psychiatry. 2018 Jan 17. pii: S0924-9338(17)33017-1Bowden JA, et al. Harmonizing lipidomics: NIST interlaboratory comparison exercise for lipidomics using SRM 1950-Metabolites in Frozen Human Plasma. J Lipid Res. 2017 Dec 58(12):2275-2288.Pedersen HK, et al. Human gut microbes impact host serum metabolome and insulin sensitivity. Nature. 2016 Jul 21;535(7612):376-81.Hyötyläinen T, Jerby L, Petäjä EM, Mattila I, Jäntti S, Auvinen P, Gastaldelli A, Yki-Järvinen H, Ruppin E, Orešič M. Genome-scale study reveals reduced metabolic adaptability in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Nature Commun. 2016 Feb 3;7:8994Kostic AD et al. The dynamics of the human infant gut microbiome in development and in progression toward type 1 diabetes. Cell Host Microbe. 2015 Feb 11;17(2):260-73.


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