Suomen Solubiologit ry

Yhdistys edistää solubiologian tutkimusta, koulutusta, tiedotusta ja työpaikkojen perustamista solubiologeille harjoittaen koulutus- ja tiedotustoimintaa.

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Two fixed term postdoc positions (2 years, extendable) are available at Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM)

24.2.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

Two fixed term postdoc positions (2 years, extendable) are available at Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM). We welcome applications both from recent PhD graduates and more experienced scientists. Experimentalists, computer scientists and hybrids alike are encouraged to apply. Researchers aiming for academic principal investigator positions in the future are encouraged to apply for independent funding during their first year in NCMM.

The aim of the Haapaniemi group is to build a gene editing platform that can be used to correct patient-specific mutations in ex vivo cell therapies for genetic immune and other rare childhood diseases. We will use high-throughput biology techniques to optimize, develop and understand the CRISPR-Cas system that forms the base of the platform, and develop and implement methods to evaluate its safety in a clinical setting. We will use the modified gene editing technologies for the benefit of the patients in the Nordic hospitals

The aim of the Saarela group is to identify novel genetic causes for rare and complex immune and hematological diseases and improve their diagnostics and treatment. We use modern genetic and informatics methods, including deep learning, to analyze genomics and clinical data, as well as molecular genetics and cell biology approaches to understand molecular bases of the diseases and normal immune function. We will also use NGS based methods to identify molecular diagnosis for patients suffering from rare genetic disorders to enable accurate prediction of disease course, targeted treatment and genetic counselling.

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Open positions for a Postdoctoral Researcher & Project Researcher at the Faculty of Health Sciences, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, Kuopio Campus

24.2.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,500 members of staff. We operate in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The Faculty of Health Sciences operates at the Kuopio Campus of the University of Eastern Finland. The Faculty offers education in medicine, dentistry, nutrition and pharmacy, as well as in some other central fields of the health care sector. The Faculty is research-intensive, and its internationally recognised research activities are closely linked to the strategic research areas of the University. There are approximately 2 500 degree students and about 450 PhD students in the Faculty. The faculty has 680 staff members.
We are now inviting applications for
a Postdoctoral Researcher or Project Researcher (Neurosciences) &
a Project Researcher (Neurosciences) position (Faculty of Health Sciences, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, Kuopio Campus)

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Doctoral candidate position available in Folkhälsan Research Center and University of Helsinki located in Meilahti campus

24.2.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

This opportunity has arisen through Dr. Shintaro Katayama as a junior PI supported by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. The joint research groups with Professor Juha Kere are base in the Folkhälsan Research Center at Helsinki, Research Programs Unit at University of Helsinki, and Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Karolinska Institutet. The focus of the work is aimed at understanding where and when RNAs are regulated in various human developmental stages [*1] or the cell types [*2] to understand the disease [*3] or to use the deregulated RNAs for diagnosis [*4]. For the aim, the groups are willing also to develop new molecular and/or bioinformatics methods [*5, 6, 7].

As part of the joint research groups, there is a position available for a PhD candidate studying RNA (not DNA) editing in human normal epidermal cells and the model cells using high-throughput sequencing at Folkhälsan Research Center and University of Helsinki. The main duties will involve the establishment of a genome-scale analysis pipeline or tools to map the RNA editing sites in human cells using a nanopore sequencer as well as computational analysis of the experimental results. The analysis includes the integration of the other experimental results using other equipment or methods to investigate the association between gene expression and RNA editing.

The successful candidates should have (or be close to completed) an MSc in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Systems Biology, Computational Biology or a related field. Experiences of an open-source software package development will be plus. Applicants interested in any of the above research areas will be considered.

Please send your application to shintaro.katayama(at) latest Sunday March 15 2020. Please include a brief letter motivating your interest and goals, a CV (2 pages, specifying your education and expertise in the topics listed above), and a list of possible previous publications. The selection processes will be conducted in April and the post is available from summer 2020. The funds for this position are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Selected publications:

*1 Töhönen, V. & Katayama, S. et al. Nat Commun 6, 8207 (2015).

*2 Hirabayashi, S. & Bhagat, S. et al. Nat Genet 51, 1369–1379 (2019).

*3 Katayama, S. & Panelius, J. et al. J. Invest. Dermatol. 139, 2058–2061.e4 (2019).

*4 Katayama, S. & Hammar, KS. et al. Eur. Respir. J. 55, 1901330 (2020).

*5 Katayama, S. et al. J. Bioinformatics 29, 2943–2945 (2013).

*6 Krjutškov, K. & Katayama, S. et al. Hum. Reprod. 31, 844–853 (2016).

*7 Katayama, S. et al. BMC Bioinformatics 20, 418–9 (2019).



Solubiologi 2/2019 on ilmestynyt! Joko olet saanut omasi?

Vuoden 2019 toisessa numerossa on mukana Jukka Westermarckin (syöpätutkija, lääkäri, syöpäbiologian professori ja tutkimusjohtaja, Turun yliopisto) haastattelu, kuukauden solubiologi Johanna Tuomela (solubiologian dosentti, ryhmänjohtaja, yliopistonlehtori, Turun yliopisto), Anu Kauppisen immuno-oftamologian tutkimusryhmän esittely (Itä-Suomen yliopisto), Mari Björkmanin ”Solubiologina lääketeollisuudessa” kolumni sekä asiaa seeprakalasta ja jobitista!