Biocentrum Helsinki; Call for Research Groups at University of Helsinki and Aalto University
Biocentrum Helsinki (http://www.helsinki.fi/biocentrum) is an umbrella organization of selected research groups performing research in the fields of molecular biology, experimental biomedicine, biotechnology and bioinformatics. It promotes excellence in research and innovation, and cooperation
between campuses and universities, funds development and operation of research core facilities, and supports repatriation of Finnish scientists and recruitment of foreign scientists to the University of Helsinki and Aalto University. Biocentrum Helsinki is part of Biocenter Finland, the national network of
The funding term of the current members of Biocentrum Helsinki comes to an end on December 31, 2010. Biocentrum Helsinki invites applications of research groups for the term January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2013. Currently 28 groups of high international quality are members of Biocentrum
Helsinki and receive an annual grant of approximately 50 000 €. The applicants must be affiliated to and work at the University of Helsinki or Aalto University. Retirement terminates the membership and grant. In the case of part-time affiliation the grant will be reduced. Joint applications by multiple
principal investigators will not be considered.
The applications should include:
- Cover letter explaining the added value that membership will bring to the group.
- Short curriculum vitae of the principal investigator (max 2 pages).
- Complete references of selected max 20 publications from 2001 and onwards, with impact factor (IF) and number of citations (NC) indicated. List of granted patents and pending applications can be included.
- Research plan (max 3 pages) describing research aims and approaches, potential applications of the expected results, and relevant past achievements of the group, including key references.
- Composition of current research group (number of senior scientists, postdocs, doctoral students and other students).
- Granted funding for 2010, both university budgetary funding and external funding.
The applications will be assessed by international peer review and the final decisions will be made by Rector Thomas Wilhelmsson and Rector Tuula Teeri.
Further information on Biocentrum Helsinki from the Chair of the Board, Professor Irma Thesleff, firstname.lastname@example.org, and on the application procedure from Professor Eero Vuorio, email@example.com, Director of Biocenter Finland.
The electronic applications should be addressed to Rector Thomas Wilhelmsson or Rector Tuula Teeri, and sent by e-mail no later than June 10, 2010 to the Registrar of the University of Helsinki, email address firstname.lastname@example.org, in a single PDF file (file name: name of applicant, subject of e-mail:
Helsinki, 11 April 2010
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