Open Positions

Hi there! Nice to see that you're interested to join our awesome team! Check out our open positions below and should you find yourself perfect to join our growing team, send us your CV and Cover Letter and salary expectations by email specifying which position you're applying for at Careers@finnadvance.com

We expect a lot from our candidates, so what are you getting? We offer a place where you can actually make an impact. Impact both in your work and in the company but also in the wellbeing of people worldwide. We have an Employee Stock Option Plan and we can offer you as much freedom and responsibility as you hope for. As we're still a young and relatively small startup company, we can be very flexible and the job can offer you variety of interesting challenges as you go on, but it also means that getting results is key for the company's future success. Therefore, the work can be at times stressful and deadlines can be tight. But don't worry, we have the great team and team spirit and then the achieving the goals feels so much better!

Remember that the greatest asset you can have is a great attitude! And don't wait too long, we will fill the positions as soon as we find the right people for the job!

We're excited to hear from you,

Finnadvance Team

Scientific Project Lead
(Apply by 30.4.2022)

Job Responsibilities

  • Act as a bridge between the executive team and scientific teams

  • Plan the scientific projects and manage the project deadlines, milestones and the scientific teams

  • Budgeting for the projects

  • Report progress, needs and issues to the executive team

  • Represent the company in international conferences (willingness to travel for work is essential)

  • Represent the company to the largest enterprise customers

  • Guide the scientific development of the products based on latest publications and feedback from Finnadvance Customer Success

  • Position is based in Oulu, Finland

Desired Skills

  • A great and flexible attitude suitable for startup (things can change fast and delivering results is essential)

  • strong expertise in cell biology, 3D cell culture models, imaging techniques, evidence of hands-on experience in cell culture 

  • skills for leading internal development of FA products and services with the CEO

  • project management skills: can manage R&D projects, including resource allocation, schedules, and budgets

  • people leadership, experience in supervising team 

  • excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills (also online)

  • can communicate scientific concepts to a wide audience (internal and external)

  • understands the importance of good science visualization in reports, presentations, posters, publications 

  • knows scientific writing: publications, funding applications

  • familiar with research and R&D funding instruments (Finnish, EU, or Business Finland, maybe also some other) 

Background:

  • PhD in the relevant field: life sciences, medical or biomedical sciences, bioengineering, or cell biology with a research career, preferred therapeutic area in oncology, respiratory or neuronal/brain diseases

  • OR MSc in biomedicine, bioengineering, or cell biology and 5+ years of working experience in (relevant international) biotech industry R&D

Awesome Candidate Assets!

  • track record of relevant publications and commitment to excellence in science

  • experience in preparation of successful grant applications

  • knowledge of quality management

  • experience in microfluidics, specifically organ-on-chip devices and applications

Research Scientist
(Apply by 30.4.2022)

Job Responsibilities

  • Development of new tissue model platforms and validation of existing models for different applications

  • Planning and executing customer projects 

  • Working as a part of team in a fast-paced R&D environment

  • Creating customer protocols and communicating with current/prospective customers

  • Presenting research and the products at e.g., conferences, symposia, etc.

  • Position is based in Oulu, Finland

Desired Skills

  • PhD degree from relevant field of study (biochemistry, biotechnology, biology, etc) or MSc degree with minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience

  • Recent, strong experience from mammalian tissue culture

  • Be part a team player but take ownership of your own work as well

  • Capability to conduct research projects independently after initial orientation to the work

  • Good communication skills in English, written and spoken

  • Problem solving skills and proactive experimentation planning skills

  • Basic Microsoft Office package use (Excel, PowerPoint, Word etc)

Awesome Candidate Assets!

  • Previous experience from working with microfluidic platforms

  • Good skills in microscopy (e.g., confocal and fluorescence microscopy)

  • Previous experience from using data analysis programs (ImageJ, Origin)

  • Statistics and Physics background is a bonus

Production Engineer
(Apply by 30.4.2022)

Job Responsibilities

  • Development of microfluidic devices together with the team

  • Development of Organ-on-Chip platforms together with the team

  • Production of microfluidic devices and Organ-on-Chip platforms

  • Optimization of production processes to scale up and automate production

  • Position is based in Oulu, Finland

Desired Skills

  • MSc or PhD in engineering or bioengineering background (Ie. Biomedical, electrical, mechanical, computer science)

  • A great team player

  • Good written and spoken English skills 

  • Interest in microfabrication, organ-on-chip technologies and bioengineering

Awesome Candidate Assets!

  • Experience in

    • CAD designs

    • Simulations

    • Coding

    • Biomaterials

    • Bioengineering

    • 3D printing

  • Microfabrication Experience

  • Organ-on-chip Experience

Internship in South Korean Market Entry

Job Responsibilities

  • Help our sales to establish first contact with South Korean companies

  • Help our sales with administrative tasks

  • Offer your fresh view on the sales & business development

  • Position can be based in Helsinki Finland, Remote or Hybrid

  • Timing of the internship can be flexible

  • The internship position is paid position with salary negotiated depending on the experience level of the applicant

  • Position is fixed term of 1-3 months and can be flexibly consisting of full-time and part-time work

Desired Skills

  • BSc/MSc Student in relevant field (e.g. Internatonal Business, Life Sciences, Technology, etc.)

  • Fluent English and Korean languages both spoken and written

  • Have some background in Biology, Molecular Biosciences, Pharmacology, Life Science or Biotechnology to understand the context and communicate both internally and externally

Awesome Candidate Assets!

  • Interest or Background in Enterprise Sales

  • Deeper understanding or background in Pharmaceutical Industry & Drug Discovery