Laboratory Manager
University of Helsinki

Professor Sara Wickström’s lab ( at the University of Helsinki has an opening for a

Laboratory Manager (Technician)

in Stem Cell and Developmental Biology.

The new staff member will have a central role in managing and organizing day-to-day operations in the Wickström Laboratory. The successful candidate will work together with researchers using basic molecular biology, cell culture and histology techniques. In addition, the work includes organizational tasks such as managing the experimental animal colony using an electronic database (PROVET), the networking with local distributors and service providers, negotiating offers for consumables and (small) lab equipment as well as communicating with authorities (e.g. the GMO board or the Finnish customs).

The Wickström lab is world-renown for its research on tissue stem cell mechanics and stem cell niche biology. The lab continues to develop and apply cutting-edge high-throughput techniques to address questions regarding the roles of mechanical forces in cell fate decisions, tissue morphogenesis, and diseases such as cancer.

We expect experience in an applicable field of biomedical sciences, accuracy, reliability, and proficiency in spoken Finnish and English. Experience in molecular biology (PCR and cloning) and everyday wet lab applications, as well as understanding of basic biomedicine methods are highly appreciated.

We offer a collaborative, multidisciplinary and international environment with possibilities for personal and professional development. The Stem Cell and Metabolism (STEMM) research program and affiliations to Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) and Wihuri Research Institute provide state-of-the-art infrastructure to conduct work in our team that includes scientists at all professional levels. In Biomedicum, top-notch medical research, education and care meet daily to benefit of the patients and the entire society. It is also home to the Faculty of Medicine and the Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) which makes it an interactive research community with interests in a broad range of topics from fundamental biology to clinical applications.

The appointment will be for 16 months starting in August 2021 with a possibility to extension. Trial period of 6 months will be applied. Salary will depend upon the applicant's level of prior experience and skillset, approximately 2800 to 3200€ per month.

Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the ‘Apply for the position’ button below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) should submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. Applications should include (as a single PDF file):
1) a motivation letter
2) a resume/biosketch
3) names and email addresses of two academic contacts capable of providing a recommendation for the applicant

The due date for the applications is 30.6.2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Informal inquiries are very welcome and should be sent to sara.wickstrom (at)

Due date

30.06.2021 23:59 EEST


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