Postdoctoral Researcher to Group Pietiläinen

Country: Finland;

City: Helsinki

Vacancy added: 21.08.2019

Employer: University of Helsinki

Resumes due: 19.09.2019


The Faculty of Medicine promotes scientific research of a high standard and is responsible for providing research-based undergraduate and postgraduate education in medicine, dentistry, psychology and logope-dics, as well as for the English-language Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine. In addition to its teaching and research activities, the Faculty serves as a significant expert organisation in the healthcare sector and contributes to the discourse on ethics in the field. In terms of research, the Faculty aims for a place among the best medical faculties in the world, while consolidating and strengthening its status as a top-level institution of medical education.

Together with the Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE), the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, constitutes the Academic Medical Center Helsinki (AMCH). This medical center has been very successful in international comparisons, ranking among the top 10 medical campuses in Europe and among the top 50 globally.

The research group of Prof. Kirsi Pietiläinen at the Obesity Research Unit, University of Helsinki, located at Biomedicum Helsinki, is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist.

The translational lab Pietiläinen is focused on global metabolic profiling of obesity by systems biology methods, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and epigenomics, especially con-centrating on mitochondrial function in obesity in adipose tissue and muscle. The clinical studies and sample collections include twin studies and weight loss interventions. The group is part of the Center of Excellence for Research on Mitochondria, Metabolism and Disease (FinMIT)

Pietiläinen group invites applications for a position of


beginning from 1.10.2019 till 31.12.2020.

Your Tasks
•developing an advanced computational framework for comprehensive multiomics (tran-scriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, lipidomics, microbiota), multitissue (adipose tissue, muscle, serum, urine, faeces, saliva) analyses
•designing single cell RNA sequencing analytics
•exploiting innovative concepts for data visualization
•developing machine learning methods, especially for predicting longitudinal models
•active participation in research projects
•writing of manuscripts and project proposals
•participation in mentoring of students

You have

•PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science or a related Life Science discipline (with strong background in Bioinformatics)
•advanced programming skills
•strong background in statistical methods
•experience in the analysis of large-scale omics data
•excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills
•strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build scientific relationships.
•highly self-motivated and enthusiastic for cross-scaling omics research

We Offer

•an interdisciplinary and supportive team
•a lab with excellent multiomics, multitissue human materials
•innovative projects in mitochondrial metabolism and obesity
•an excellent scientific environment in an international research community

Salary will be based on the Universities salary scheme for teaching and research personnel com-posed of both task specific (demand level 5) and personal performance components. Trial period will be applied.

Your application should include a CV, publication list, motivation letter and contact details for referees (referee letters are considered a surplus).

Please submit your application by September 19th, 2019 (in PDF-format) by using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

For further information, please contact o professor Kirsi Pietiläinen: kirsi.pietilainen(at), tel. +358505992295.

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