University Lecturer Biological Physics at University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki, Finland is offering lecturer position in life sciences. Applications are invited up to February 26, 2019.

The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. Some 35,000 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree at the University of Helsinki.

Measured in number of students and teachers, the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki is the largest science faculty in Finland. There are some 6,000 students taking a basic degree. Out of them, some 1,000 are postgraduates. There are some 500 international students, and over 200 researchers and teachers from abroad.

The Department of Physics is a large and multidisciplinary department that offers the most varied university programme in the physical sciences in Finland. At the beginning of 2019, the department employs about 200 people, of which 1 is an academy professor, 15 are professors and 3 are assistant professors.

The Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki invites applications for a

UNIVERSITY LECTURER IN BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS Starting from 1 September 2019 (or as agreed). The field of the position is computational biological physics and it will be based in the Materials Physics Division of the Department.

One of the strong new research fields of the Department is Biological Physics, where the researchers working in this field use Scientific Computing to unlock challenging problems at the interface of physics, chemistry, biology, life sciences, and the medical sector. The objective of the computational research is to understand in atomistic/molecular detail the physical and chemical principles that govern the function of biomolecular systems. The research and training are very international and strongly coupled to experimental collaborations.

The Department of Physics together with the Faculty of Science has initiated an international BSc teaching program in Science, where the courses in the programs will be lectured in English. The teaching duties of the selected university lecturer will focus on this BSc program. These duties will be complemented by teaching, supervision, and research duties in computational biological physics and scientific computing. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the BSc program, a background in biological physics (or a closely related field) is particularly well suited for teaching in the wide scope of the BSc program in Science. To be successful in the position, the candidate must have a background and/or research experience in computational biological physics (or a closely related field such as theoretical/computational chemistry dealing with biomolecular systems), experience in teaching and supervision of students, and experience in scientific computing. When assessing the qualifications of each candidate, attention will be paid to scientific publications and other research results, teaching experience, experience in supervising students and younger scientists, the ability to collaborate, and experience in working in a high-performance supercomputing environment. Further attention will be paid to the candidates' mobility and activities within the research community. We anticipate the candidates to describe how their research is naturally linked to the biological physics research programs of the Department.

The Faculty of Science hosts the University of Helsinki part of the Finnish Grid and Cloud Infrastructure for scientific computing, and has access via applications to the supercomputing facilities of the IT Centre for Science CSC. An appointee to the position of university lecturer shall hold an applicable doctoral degree and be able to provide high-quality teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations. When assessing the qualifications of the applicants, attention shall be paid to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning materials, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a teaching demonstration.

According to the Government Decree on Universities, university lecturers are required to be proficient in Finnish. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application.

The salary is based on the salary system of Finnish universities. The salary range is from 3700 - 5000 euros per month.

1) an academic portfolio approved by the Faculty (as set out at…), containing a summary of supervision duties of master's and doctoral theses and a presentation on how the applicant plans to develop her/his field and its teaching; 2) a list of those publications and other relevant documents on competence and merits that the applicant wishes to be taken into account in the selection process. Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for applications is 26 February 2019.


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