PhD/Postdoctoral Positions in Bioinformatics at University of Helsinki in Finland

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Дедлайн: 31.05.2018



The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki conducts high-quality research and provides research-based basic and post-graduate education in medicine and dentistry, psychology and logopedics. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki is located in the Meilahti-Ruskeasuo Campus, offering excellent opportunities for close collaboration with both the University Hospital and public sector research institutes (the National Institute of Health and Welfare, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health). In addition to teaching and research, the Faculty serves as an important authority in the field of health care and actively participates in ethical discourse. The Faculty aims to become one of the most highly reputed medical faculties in the world as well as to maintain and to strengthen its position as a Centre of Excellence in teaching.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, together with Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) form the Academic Medical Center Helsinki (AMCH). This medical unit is ranked among the 10 best medical centers at European level and the 50 best centers in the world.

Faculty of Medicine is seeking candidates for a

PhD Student/post-doctoral position in bioinformatics for the Single-cell transcriptomics of cancer research group

We are looking for outstanding computational researchers to join our fresh team!
We are eager to unravel the mechanisms that tumor cells initially employ to escape the control of their environment, and utilize later to survive through cancer treatments. We are pursuing these mechanisms by single-cell transcriptomics in the biological context of ovarian and colon cancer, combined with genome editing and other technologies providing functional dissection and validation.

The position will consist of developing and applying advanced analyses on the large single-cell data sets that our wet-lab scientists produce. For example, you will be computationally identifying and characterizing the tissue-specific transcriptional networks that transmit the signals relevant for growth of colon cancer cells, and compare those to networks utilized by ovarian cancer cells. Additionally, the position encompasses analyzing in-house produced single-cell transcriptomics data on lineage tracing, heterogeneous clinically-derived tissue samples as well as analysis of additional high-throughput functional experiments on tumor cells.

A successful candidate has, or is close to having, MSc or PhD degree (for PhD student or post-doctoral positions, respectively) and has a background in bioinformatics, computer science, physics, systems biology or mathematics and most importantly, strong enthusiasm to computationally solve complex biological problems, such as those presented in molecular oncology. The candidate should have solid programming skills (e.g. R, C, Python), knowledge of mathematical network modelling approaches, and ability to work independently in a multi-disciplinary team (i.e. you will have to work and communicate with biologists).

Initial contract of employment will be done for a minimum of one and half years and the starting date is to be agreed, preferably between May and September 2018. Trial period of six months will be applied.

Salary will be based on the Universities salary scheme for teaching and research personnel composed of both task specific and personal performance components that will be evaluated during the first year, with typical starting levels of 2/5 (2448.97 EUR) for a PhD student, or 5/5 (3533.51 EUR) for a post-doc.

The research will be carried out in the new Single-cell transcriptomics of cancer research group in collaboration with highly skilled groups with complementary expertise in high-throughput technologies, mathematical and computational modelling, and clinics. The Single-cell transcriptomics research group belongs to Medicum of the Faculty of Medicine and operates at the Meilahti Campus, the Academic Medical Center Helsinki, where the close vicinity of the research laboratories with Helsinki University Hospital and Finnish Institute for Molecular Medicine supports the integration of biomedical, translational, and clinical research.

To apply, please submit your application letter, CV, publication list as well as names and contact information for two references in a single PDF document, using the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

The application deadline is May 31st, 2018.

For further information contact: anna.vaharautio(at)

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Due date

31.05.2018 23:59 EEST


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