Scientist Imaging

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Imaging Scientist


This is a really exciting opportunity for a Preclinical Imaging Scientist to join a well-established CRO located in Kuopio, Finland. This is a brand-new role to join a team of 5 (Nuclear Imaging Scientist, MRI Imaging Scientist, Electrophysiologist and 2 Data Analysts) as the lab expands their capability in oncology/neuro science.


The ideal candidate will have expertise in multimodal in vivo imaging techniques for rodents (PET, SPECT, MRI, ultrasound, optical), with a focus on nuclear imaging and MRI. Experience with oncology models is preferred. Day-to-day you will report to the Group Leader as part of a multi-disciplinary preclinical research team.


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage client-sponsored preclinical imaging studies as Study Director/Lead Scientist, providing scientific guidance in a global, cross-functional setting.
  • Develop new services and serve as a scientific authority for both the local site and the broader company business unit.
  • Collaborate with internal commercial teams to enhance client communication and create scientific marketing content.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning and career growth in the field.




  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) is advantageous. Master’s degree (M.Sc.) or equivalent degree in biological science, life science, biomedical physics, or related discipline.
  • Three years of experience with in vivo imaging and studies in small animals in a publicly traded company, in academia, or a in government-funded research agency. Experience from pharmaceutical or biotech industry in a scientific role is advantageous.
  • Knowledge and practical experience in oncology models is essential. Experience in conducting preclinical drug efficacy studies in is advantageous. Experience in pre-clinical central nervous system disease models is advantageous.



  • Excellent planning, problem-solving and organizational skills. Ability to work flexibly across projects and adapt to new priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Collaborative team player comfortable working and communicating in a cross-functional and international environment. Track record in people and project management and ability to mentor and train staff will be an asset.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English, scientific writing skills, good presentation skills with ability to professionally communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge on humanized oncology models and immune oncology is advantageous.
  • Right to design procedures and projects involving laboratory animals in Finland through a FELASA-accredited course is advantageous.



  • This is a hybrid role, the candidate will be based in Kuopio, Finland and expected to be on-site 2-3 days a week.
  • Language requirements: English
  • VISA and relocation package support are available for this role
  • Salary package is competitive based on experience