Job Ad, 29/09/2018

As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor / As­socia­te Pro­fes­sor / Pro­fes­sor in Com­pa­ra­ti­ve Di­sea­se Re­search at the University of Helsinki

Deadline is 31/10/2018

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.

1HEALTH is a new network organization, led by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and cooperated by four other faculties at the University of Helsinki, to co-ordinate research actions within the area of One Health. One Health is a globally emerging concept recognizing that the health of humans and animals is interconnected and that their populations share the essentials of life: the genome, disease agents, health, welfare, and the environment. One Health involves different disciplines and professions to work together to resolve emerging health problems concerning animal and human populations worldwide. In addition to other profiling actions, 1HEALTH will host several tenure track professorships with their established research environment in years 2018-2022.

This 1HEALTH position is a joint position between the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Medicine. The research and teaching field of the professorship is translational research in disease mechanisms including e.g. nervous system, cardiovascular, muscular, gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases. The professorship is based in the One Health Research Programme hosted by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The areas of strengths of the program relevant to the call include for example development, neuroscience and molecular genetics in the context of in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo animal models. The 1HEALTH Programme also offers unique opportunity to utilize spontaneous animal diseases occurring in natural populations as a model of human diseases.