Join us

Welcome to Turtola Lab!

We welcome applications from motivated students and postdocs with diverse backgrounds in life sciences who are interested in joining our team.

If you are interested in carrying out a MSc thesis project studying fundamental gene expression mechanisms or participating in antifungal drug target identification, please contact us.

The University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS) offers salaried PhD scholarships, with the application process taking place every autumn. Prospective PhD students are advised to visit the UTUGS website for information on selection criteria and application details. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to get in touch well before the application deadline.

Turku Collegium for Science, Medicine and Technology (TCSMT) supports 3-year postdoctoral researcher positions. The call is open every autumn to international researchers. Please find detailed information on the TCSMT website.

We are based in Turku – a beautiful and old city (est. 1229) located on the South-West coast of Finland. Over 40 000 students in two universities maintain a lively and dynamic atmosphere. Just nearby three national parks and the labyrinthine archipelago offer many recreational activities. Finland is renowned for its high levels of social well-being, equality, and healthy work-life balance, which have resulted in its people being ranked as the world’s happiest. Our lab is located in the Biocity campus – a hub for life science and biomedical research.

Photos:; Visit Finland; Turun teknologiakiinteistöt



Matti Turtola
Department of Life Technologies
University of Turku
BioCity 6th floor
Tykistökatu 6A
20520 Turun Yliopisto