The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) is a governmental research, development and specialist organization in the field of occupational health and safety. The main functions of the FIOH are research, specialist advisory services, training, and dissemination of information. There are about 500 employees currently working at the FIOH.

The Genetic Toxicology group of the Occupational Safety unit is seeking a post-doctoral student to work as a fixed-term Researcher and to study the genotoxic effects of environmental exposure to micro- and nano-plastics in vitro, in vivo and in human populations. The work is part of the EU H2020 research project PlasticHeal (grant agreement No. 965196) and its duration is two years. Participation in other projects of the group is also expected.

The tasks associated to this job include:

  • Perform experiments and analyses of samples and results.
  • Writing of reports and scientific manuscripts.
  • Provide support in the technical coordination and execution of running activities related to the projects, including task leadership.
  • Participation in the dissemination of the results of the projects.


  • PhD in Science: Biology, Toxicology or related areas.
  • Expertise in in vivo and in vitro models in the area of genetic toxicology.
  • Good writing and communication skills in English.
  • Previous experience in flow-cytometry analyses, microscopy, in vitro carcinogenicity assays and human biomonitoring studies will be considered as assets.

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