Bioinformatician
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine
Finland

 

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world


Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

 

Research Programs Unit of the Faculty of Medicine is a top-quality research environment. Unit’s nine research programs comprises groups that integrate clinical, translational and biomedical research.

 

Exciting opportunity for a BIOINFORMATICIAN

 

In the groups of Anu Suomalainen Wartiovaara, (FinMIT Centre of Excellence, University of Helsinki), and Anna-Elina Lehesjoki (University of Helsinki, Folkhälsan Research Center)

 

Our research aims to advance systemic mechanistic understanding of progressive brain diseases and to develop novel technological and methodological approaches to improve the diagnosis, treatment and early detection of these disorders.

 

We search for an experienced bioinformatician, who would participate in highly motivated to participate in an early-discovery NeurOmics project, belonging to a novel pharma-academia collaborative project, and is funded by Business Finland.

 

A successful candidate
•holds a PhD degree and/or years of experience in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science or related fields with experience in integrative analysis of biological data
•knows R, Python, C, or Java programming languages and is familiar with Linux environment
•has experience in working with omics analysis (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics), including data preprocessing, quality assessment, analysis and integrative analysis of large data sets.
•has ability to develop and customize the analysis tools and maintain and interpret large databases.
•holds excellent written and communication skills in English

 

We offer an exciting and highly dynamic international academic research environment with a pharma interphase. The internationally leading research groups are highly networked and utilize state-of-the art technologies. The science is based on discovery science with a strong translational angle. The salary level is competitive, and formed based on previous qualifications, experience and personal performance in the position according to University of Helsinki regulations.

 

A contract of initially two years will be offered with a possibility for extension. A six-month trial period will be applied. The position is available immediately.
The applicant should include a cover letter, a CV, and contact information of at least two referees. The application, together with the required attachments, must be written in English and submitted through 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.

 

For further information contact Jana Buzkova, jana.buzkova(at)helsinki.fi or Academy Professor Anu Wartiovaara, anu.wartiovaara(at)helsinki.fi. The deadline for application is December 9th, 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 logopedics, 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 HUS Helsinki University Hospital 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.

 

Due date

09.12.2019 23:59 EET

 

 


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