New researchers appointed to Tampere Institute for Advanced Study
In the call for applications in spring 2023, nine two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions and six three-year Senior Research Fellow posts were open in Tampere University’s fields of research.
A pre-selection was conducted by a selection committee consisting of the University's professors in the fields of technology, health, and society. Sixty-four pre-selected applications were then ranked by international external evaluators in the same fields.
“Many of the experts involved in the evaluation considered the overall standard of the applications they assessed to be high internationally, reflecting the high pressure of applications and the opportunity that the pre-selection process provided to send only the very best applications to external evaluation," says Director of the Tampere Institute for Advanced Study Juha Teperi who coordinated the application round.
“Even though many of the appointed persons have a background at Tampere University, they also include people from further afield from, for example, Cambridge, Lyon and Kerala,” Teperi adds.
Tampere University’s President appointed 15 researchers based on the proposal of the selection committee. In accordance with the proposal, the President also put 24 researchers on a reserve list.
The following people appointed took their new posts as researchers at the institute on 1 September 2023:
Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Heittola, Toni: Acoustic Scene Understanding
Karlsson, Joshua: Controlling the Photostability of Next Generation Solar Cells–Molecular Photonics (Physical Chemistry)–PHOTOSENG
Koivikko, Anastasia: High-speed Optical Sensors for Traumatic Brain Injury Detection
Kraatila, Elise: Age of Uncertainty: Speculative Narratives in 21st-century Fiction and Nonfiction
Maazaz, Ismaël: Entangled Waterscapes: Temporalities, Experiences and Policies of Water Scarcity and Flooding in Central Africa
Morikka, Jack: Investigating the Role of Macrophage Signalling in Pulmonary Fibrosis Using Omics and Cell Co-Culture Models.
Raju, Shiji: Heparin-capped Superparamagnetic Iron-oxide Nanoparticles Armed with Interleukin-2 and Anti-programmed Death Molecule-1 as a Multifunctional Nano-immunotherapeutic Combatant in Prostate Cancer
Saari, Sina: Mitochondrial Thermogenesis and Metabolic Adaptation in Hare and Human Fibroblasts
Taskinen, Ilari: Experiences of War with Digital Data
Senior Research Fellows
Backman, Jussi: A Political Genealogy of Happiness
Hakkarainen, Teemu: Semiconductor Light Sources for Quantum Technology
Juuti-Uusitalo, Kati: Development of Preclinical Two-dimensional iPSC-based Small Intestinal Epithelial in Vitro Model for Celiac Disease
Kuosmanen, Julia: Embodied Video Gaming as a Means of Cognitive Peer-training of Impulse and Behavior Control in Children with Attention Deficit and ADHD
Kylliäinen, Anneli: Early Parental Guidance of Facial Interaction and Sleep Quality for Toddlers with Prodromal Traits of Autism
Urbanucci, Alfonso: Dissecting Prostate Cancer Dependencies for Tailored Treatments