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nanotoxicologist, Molecular Biologist (MSc), biochemist (phd)

i bring: fresh points of view, team spirit, interpersonal savvy, perseverance, positivity, zen attitude, organization, precision, analytical thinking, Innovation, Problem Solving

Research (2006-): nanosafety, Cell biology, Proteomics, Life Sciences, Virology, Toxicology, Cancer dissemination: five peer-reviewed Publications (nanosafety, Virology), national and international conferences, Presentations, posters, final reports

impact: 270 citations (20.4.16, researchgate)

knowledge: Life Sciences, Biochemistry, molecular biology, Nanomedicine, nanotoxicology, High Throughput Screening, Risk Assessment, Scientific writing, alternative Testing strategies, Proteomics, Protein corona, electron Microscopy

next job: Scientist, specialist, technical advisor, Scientific Advisor, Scientific writing, legislation, Risk Assessment, Sales

workplace: companies, academia, eu, industry, government

email: sund dot jukka at gmail dot com


Past Experience

  • Post doctoral scientist

    January 2015 --- December 2015

    i was responsible of the In Vitro part of a research project funded by the academy of finland. the project was aiming to discover the effects of Nanomaterials on the Respiratory system by integrative genomic approach. i was looking for ways to utilize In Vitro High Throughput Screening in nanomaterial Risk Assessment.

    my duties included:

    Planning and carrying out the In Vitro experiments

    Analysis and presentation of the results

    ▪ supervision of junior researchers and technical staff

    main achievements:

    • samples delivered on time

    • introduction of a new research platform to asses toxicity of Nanomaterials (semi-high throughput)

    • setting up a new semi-high throughput workflow to extract DNA/RNA/mirna

    Project Leader: dario greco, phd, adjunct Professor, academy of finland Research fellow

  • researcher

    September 2014 --- December 2014

    i worked as a project Researcher in sisu project funded by the finnish work environment fund. the goal of the project was to uncover novel Biomarkers of moisture damage by utilizing methods of Systems Biology.

    my duties included:

    Analysis of Microarray results

    ▪ collecting samples from pbmc cells

    ▪ measuring RNA purity by bioanalyzer

    ▪ cdna synthesis and subsequent rtpcr Analysis of mrna expression

  • Graduate Student / Researcher

    January 2008 --- August 2014

    investigating the safety of engineered Nanomaterials (enms) by proteomic techniques.

    ph.d. project covered:

    ▪ enm-Protein interaction studies

    Analysis of intracellular proteome changes after enm exposure

    Analysis of secretome changes after enm exposure

    main achievements:

    • four Publications

    • phd

    • successful grant application

    • arranged several recreational days for the Lab-people

    • extraction of a Protein mixture from the hair and dander of cows, which can be used to detect bovine allergy in skin prick tests.

    group Leader (unit of systems Toxicology): Research Professor harri alenius Director (nanosafety Research centre): Research Professor kai savolainen ph.d. project Supervisor: ph.d., doc. anne puustinen

  • Undergraduate Student

    March 2007 --- October 2007

    performing the experiments for my Master's thesis: quantitative dissociation and Characterization of the virion structure of a halophilic archaeal Virus hmv1

    main achievements:

    • gained skills in Bacterial Culture, Virus culture and Purification, as well as ultra centrifugation

    • my work was used as the basis for a publication

    group Leader: academy Professor dennis bamford

  • Undergraduate Student

    June 2006 --- August 2006

    practical Training, learning the basic methods in molecular and Cell biology.

    main achievements:

    • obtained skills in PCR, plasmid Purification, Molecular Cloning, Cell Culture, Genotyping, northern blotting and other basic molecular biology methods

    • mainly caused infections to cell lines, though. (still don't think it was my fault)

    group Leader: m.d., ph.d., academy Professor kari alitalo


Self Assessment :
Attention to detailAuthenticityCollaborationAnalytical thinkingCharmCreative thinkingCoordinationCritical thinkingCuriosityDependabilityEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeKindnessOptimismOrganizationPerspectiveProblem solvingReaction to stressResiliencyResponsibilitySelf-confidenceSelf-disciplineStrategic thinkingTrustWillingness to compromise


LinkedIn Assessment :
Project PlanningStress ManagementInnovationTeam SpiritResearchNetworkingImmunologyProteomicsNano SafetyNanotechnologyLife SciencesMass SpectrometryWestern BlottingProtein ElectrophoresisMicroscopyNanoparticlesCell biologyElectron MicroscopyDNA extractionMammalian Cell CultureBacterial TransformationMolecular CloningPCRBioinformaticsDIGEPurificationCell SignalingRT-PCRVirus CultureCellVirologyVirus PurificationBacterial CultureOil recoveryNavigationIn Vitromolecular biologyBiochemistryscienceScientific WritingPositivityTeamworkTask CompletionPeople SkillsNanomaterialsToxicologyCell CulturePresentationsSupervisory Skills

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Design scientific experimentslifesciencePublish scientific projectsInterpret scientific data Write papers Write protocolsWrite final reportsWritten presentationOral presentationPresent data at congressdrafting grant applicationsObtain grantsCollaborate with project teamCoordinate projectsExecute scientific projectsDesign scientific projects (in biology)project management Analyze dataAnalyze proteinSupervise PhD studentsSupervise techniciansCell culture Guide students Use a confocal microscopyAseptic techniquesAttend seminarsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyCoach staffcollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with principal investigatorCommunicationConduct literature searchesCreate SOPsData validationDesign protocolsDesign studiesDirect co-workersInterpret dataLiaise with doctors and other professionals throughout the studyLiaise with research teamManage multiple projectsManage research projectsManuscript preparation and reviewManuscript preparationPeople managementPrepare manuscriptR&DResearch at universitiesSetup of research equipmentSpecimen processingUnderstand protocolsUse fluorescence microscopyUse laboratory techniquesUse western blotting techniqueValidate dataWork under specific instructionsWrite papersWrite documents


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of Helsinki in 2014
  • Basics in Research management from University of Helsinki in 2013
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Molecular Biology from University of Jyväskylä in 2008
  • in from Mäkelänrinne sports high school in 2001


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Work Preferences

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    Account Manager - Life Sciences Biologist BrightOwl Admin Drug Safety Officer Freelance Science Writer Lead Consultant Medical Affairs Associate Medical Advisor Medical Director Medical Officer Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Medical translator Medical Writer Molecular Biologist Pharmacovigilance Assistant Pharmacovigilance Officer Post-doctoral Fellow Postdoctoral Research Fellow Postdoctoral fellow Postdoctoral Researcher R&D manager R&D Scientist Regulatory Affairs Assistant Regulatory Affairs Associate Regulatory Affairs Consultant Research associate Research fellow Scientific Advisor Scientific Associate scientific collaborator Scientific consultant Scientific Officer Scientific Writer Senior Consultant Senior Medical Sales Representative Senior Medical Writer Senior Scientist
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  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 4 days per week
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Area / Region

Vantaa, Finland


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