Marie Curie Fellowship opportunity

Interested in working as a Marie Curie Fellow in Biophysics of Bone and Cartilage (BBC) research group at the University of Eastern Finland?
Here is your opportunity to succeed in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship application process and work in a leading research group.

BBC group is a global leader in the biophysics of bone and cartilage, and consists of >40 researchers applying experimental, computational and clinical approaches for understanding and developing innovative techniques for diagnosis of joint diseases.

The “UEF MSCA-IF Training Programme 2019” aims to recruit excellent postdoc or higher-level scientists to the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by supporting the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) application preparation. Promising candidates will be invited to UEF to attend our MSCA-IF proposal development days in May 2019. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for most promising applicants.

During the MSCA-IF proposal development days, the UEF supervisor and the applicant meet and attend training on how to write a successful MSCA-IF proposal. Both the supervisor and the applicant should attend the training, be committed to write the application together, and submit the proposal by September 11, 2019. The MSCA-IF 2019 call will open in April 2019.

Who can apply for MSCA-IF European Fellowship funding?
- All nationalities can apply
- Mobility rule: Applicant who has not resided in Finland more than 12 months during the past 36 months immediately before the call deadline (Sept 11, 2019)
- Experienced researchers only: Applicant has a doctoral degree or at least four years' full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline
- The applicant must have a supervisor in the receiving institute

For further information on the position and to express your interest (by March 11 2019), please contact:
Professor Rami Korhonen
+358 40 355 3260


Väitöskirjaprojekti ja tutkijatohtorin tehtävä

Väitöskirjaprojekti sairaalafyysikon ammatista kiinnostuneelle fyysikolle tai diplomi-insinöörille.

Tutkijatohtorin tehtävä - Matemaattisten mallien soveltaminen kliiniseen käyttöön

Kohti kehittyneempää ja yksilöllisempää uniapnean diagnostiikkaa uuden sensoritekniikan ja laskennallisten menetelmien avulla

Tässä tutkimushankkeessa kehitetään uusia teknisiä ja laskennallisia menetelmiä uniapnean diagnostiikkaan. Menetelmät perustuvat puettaviin potilaan unta häiritsemättömiin antureihin, mittausdatan analysointiin koneoppimiseen perustuvilla menetelmillä sekä uusiin diagnostisiin parametreihin.


- Uusien parametrien ja mittausratkaisujen tutkimus ja kehitys
- Kliiniset potilasmittaukset ja tutkimustulosten raportointi
- Väitöskirjan kirjoitus (VK-työntekijä)
- Väitöskirjatutkijoiden ohjaus (tutkijatohtori)

VK-hakijalta edellytetään

- Ylempi korkeakoulututkinto (FM,DI) / Opinnot loppusuoralla
- Lääketieteellisen fysiikan/tekniikan opinnot ovat eduksi

Tutkijatohtorilta edellytetään lisäksi

- Tohtorin tutkinto / väitöspäivämäärä vahvistettu

Lisätietoja tehtävistä ao. hakuilmoituksesta.




Two Early Stage Researcher (PhD Student) positions (Computational Modelling) in the Department of Applied Physics, Kuopio Campus

We are seeking two highly motivated and talented PhD students (Early Stage Researchers) to work full-time on an Academy of Finland funded research project focused on ‘computational modelling in spectroscopy’. The project will be conducted in the Biophysics of Bone and Cartilage (BBC) research group, at the Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, under the supervision of Academy Research Fellow Isaac Afara and other senior members of the research team. The BBC group is a global leader in the biophysics of bone and cartilage, and consists of >40 researchers applying experimental, computational and clinical approaches for understanding and development of innovative techniques for diagnosis of joint diseases.

The project aims to provide a basic understanding of light interaction in connective tissues that could improve optical assessment of connective tissue in arthroscopic surgery. The primary tasks of the Ph.D. students will include laboratory experiments on soft tissues (e.g., articular cartilage), computational modeling of photon transport and interaction in connective tissues using Monte Carlo simulation, diffusion approximation, finite element, and finite difference time domain (FDTD) methods. The Ph.D. students will also be responsible for the preparation of personal grant applications, and other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Experience and Skills

  • M.Sc. in any of the aforementioned fields, preferably within the last 2 years
  • Working knowledge on approaches for solving ODEs and PDEs
  • Strong programming skills in MATLAB, Python, C++, etc. (the more the better)
  • Basic knowledge in optics and/or spectroscopy
  • Fluency in spoken and (especially) written English for technical communication
  • For further information on the positions, please contact: Academy Research Fellow Isaac Afara,, tel. +358 50 350 1905 (email is preferable). For further information on the application procedure, please contact: Executive Head of Administration Arja Hirvonen email:, tel. +358 44 716 3422. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.




    Contact: +358 29 4451111 (Switch), email: bbc-l [at]