Available Positions:

Position Opening: Research Assistant/Project Researcher in Cancer Immunology

The Medical Immuno-Oncology Research Group (MIORG) within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Turku invites applications for a Research Assistant position under the supervision of Adjunct Professor Carlos Rogerio Figueiredo. This role focuses on a project that utilizes innovative technologies and methodologies to analyze immune responses in metastatic melanoma from both animal models and human samples.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform scientific research in metastatic melanoma immunotherapy, which includes studying cancer immunobiology and conducting drug discovery through various in vitro and in vivo assays.

Essential Qualifications:

  • A B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in a relevant field (e.g., cell biology, biomedicine, biochemistry).
  • Expertise in cell culture and handling mouse/human samples.
  • Previous experience with Flow Cytometry.
  • Experience in handling animals (possessing a Finnish license is beneficial).

Candidate Profile:

  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate initiative, independent thinking, excellent communication skills, and the capacity to collaborate effectively within a team.


  • Salary is based on the Finnish university system’s collective agreement for research assistants, adjusted according to education, skills, and experience.

Contract Duration:

  • The appointment can start immediately or no later than July 2024 and includes a six-month probationary period.
  • This is a fixed-term contract for one year, with potential for extension.

Application Process:

  • Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis starting 9th May 2024.
  • Deadline for applications is 25th May 2024, by 23:59:59 Finnish time.
  • Submit applications via email to miorg.finland@gmail.com, including a motivation letter and CV.

Selection Process:

  • Top candidates will be invited for an interview.

Further Information:

  • For more details about the position, please contact Dr. Rogerio de Figueiredo at crdefi@utu.fi.