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Geneticist – Blueprint Genetics, Clinical Interpretation – Espoo

9.7.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

Are you an expert in human genetics and inherited human diseases? Do you have the ambition to utilize your experience in genetic interpretation whilst being among the pioneers of the molecular era of medicine? Are you passionate about helping patients? If you answered “yes,” you might be the person we are looking for!


Blueprint Genetics is on a mission to bring world-class genetic knowledge to mainstream healthcare. We are a team of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds, who share the passion for helping patients and families affected by inherited disorders. We work with hundreds of clinics around the globe and the quality of our interpretation has been praised by many of the world’s best medical centers.  

To meet demands arising from rapid growth, we are looking for a Geneticist to join our Helsinki Clinical Interpretation Team. 

Job description

In this Geneticist position, you will have the opportunity to work with an experienced, highly motivated geneticist team that places great value in high-class clinical interpretation. We have a diverse genetic testing portfolio including, targeted variant analysis, approximately 3,900 single genes, over 220 panels across 14 medical specialties and whole exome sequencing.

Your daily work will entail analyzing the genetic data with our in-house developed interpretation tool and writing the test results into high-class written statements. Interpretation of the data requires the use of several databases, genetic tools and understanding how the clinical history of the patient matches with the findings. In challenging cases, you are supported by a group of clinical consultants in various medical specialties.  


We are looking for a person who is genuinely motivated by providing true care for the patients. You are able to deliver high-quality results independently, and taking responsibility comes to you naturally. At the same time, you are a true team player with an eagerness to work towards a common goal. You are enthusiastic about keeping up with the most recent scientific findings and developing your expertise. You work efficiently under pressure in a fast paced production environment and you adjust effortlessly to evolving situations. 

Our ideal candidate has: 

  • Ph.D. in Genetics or Clinical Laboratory Geneticist degree in Clinical Molecular Genetics / Laboratory Genetics and Genomics. 
  • Excellent understanding of human genetics, inheritance models and inherited human diseases and ability to understand medical terminology and learn clinical aspects of the diseases. 
  • Knowledge of current genomic information and variant databases, in addition to experience in NGS methods. 
  • Uncompromised attention to detail. In practice this means analytical, critical and systemic approach, as well as ability to follow rules is needed to maintain coherent variant classifications throughout the team and high quality of the reports. 
  • Experience in interpreting and reporting genetic test results in a clinical setting utilizing NGS, Sanger sequencing and other methods is an asset, but similar research experience is valued as well.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English are a necessity.
  • Strong experience in interpreting and reporting genetic test results in a clinical setting utilizing NGS is a necessity for a possible remote position.

What we offer

At Blueprint Genetics, the work you do has real impact in patient’s lives, and this commitment is something our team takes great pride in. 

Our global and multidisciplinary team of geneticists is a unique group of almost 30 PhD level scientists and Clinical Laboratory Geneticists. Our team members have an average more than 13 years of previous scientific experience, several years in clinical diagnostics (per person) and approximately 500 peer-reviewed scientific articles published, thus you will be supported by a group with extensive experience in the field.  

You get to utilize your skills and experience in an environment that is unlike anything you have experienced before. Our working culture is immediate, positive and we work in low-hierarchy teams and organization. We offer you a rapidly evolving working environment, where you can learn and grow together with the company and great colleagues!   

If you are up for the challenge, please, submit your application and CV at the latest by August 16, 2020 with your salary request. 

This position is preferably based out of our Helsinki office but can be performed remotely in the EU region as well.

In case of any questions, you may send a message to interpretation_managers(at)

Laboratoriopäällikkö – Movet Oy, Kuopio

9.7.2020 | Avoimet työpaikat

Movet Oy on johtava kotimainen yksityisessä omistuksessa oleva eläindiagnostiikkalaboratorio, joka tuottaa palveluja eläinlääkäreille, tuottajille, tutkimusyksiköille ja eläinharrastajille. Meillä on Avainlippu ja olemme kuuluneet toistuvasti Kauppalehden Menestyjät -yrityksiin. Laadukkaan toimintamme ydin on henkilökunnan korkea ammatillinen osaaminen sekä vahva sitoutuminen työhönsä. Ylpeytemme on ystävällinen ja osaava asiakaspalvelu.


Olet kokenut ja ystävällinen esimies, jolla on vahvaa osaamista diagnostiikasta. Sinulla on hyvät sosiaaliset taidot; olet helposti lähestyttävä, tehokas ja motivoitunut ja saat ympärillä olevat ihmisetkin innostumaan.

Etsimme joukkuepelaajaa laboratoriomme esimieheksi, joka tekee mielellään yhteistyötä ja jakaa ajatuksia ja ideoita. Tehtävän hoitaminen vaatii hyviä vuorovaikutustaitoja sekä päätöksentekokykyä. Olet aloitteellinen, organisointikykyinen, ratkaisukeskeinen ja kehität aktiivisesti laboratorion toimintaa. Odotamme sinulta tuloksellista toiminnan koordinointia, paineensietokykyä ja asiakaslähtöisyyttä.

Tehtävän menestyksekäs hoitaminen vaatii soveltuvaa ylempää korkeakoulututkintoa (esim. biotieteet, eläinlääketiede, biokemia, maa-ja metsätaloustieteet), englannin kielen taitoa sekä sujuvaa sähköisten työkalujen ja järjestelmien käyttöä. Pystyt toimimaan lakien ja standardien vaatimusten mukaisesti ja menetelmien laadunvarmistus on sinulle tuttua.

Tarjoamme sinulle mielenkiintoisen ja haastavan työn, jossa pääset edistämään eläinten hyvinvointia jatkuvasti kehittyvässä ja kasvavassa yrityksessä, jonka erinomainen palvelu tunnetaan koko Suomessa.

Tehtävä täytetään sopivan henkilön löydyttyä, aikaisintaan 1.9.2020.
Hakuaika 7.8. asti.

an Early Stage Researcher (Biomedical MRI) position – A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, Kuopio Campus, University of Eastern Finland

2.7.2020 | 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 2,700 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
an Early Stage Researcher (Biomedical MRI) position, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, Kuopio Campus The researcher will work in a project, where hyperpolarised metabolic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques at high and low magnetic fields will be used to study cerebral ischaemia (stroke), the cause of 10% of annual deaths worldwide. Metabolic information obtained with hyperpolarisation MR techniques is optimal for stroke imaging because it reports on fast catabolic processes disturbed in stroke (e.g. lactate formation and acidosis). These questions will be investigated in four interleaved work packages, in which the necessary preclinical techniques for high and low magnetic field imaging of stroke will be explored using a range of hyperpolarised metabolic (e.g. pyruvate, glucose) and perfusion markers. Furthermore, the project will aim to deepen the understanding of hyperpolarised signal kinetics in the brain. The project is expected to result in novel tools for high and low magnetic field metabolic imaging of stroke, which will complementexisting techniques such as CT and FDG-PET. Techniques are applicable to other neurodiseases with perturbed metabolism, such as traumatic brain injury, as well as cancer research.  

The researher will work in a group led by Research Director Mikko Kettunen. The group focuses on developing new metabolic MRI techniques using hyperpolarised markers, and the project forms a part of the researcher’s PhD thesis.

A person to be appointed as an early stage researcher shall be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies, i.e. he or she is required to have completed a suitable higher university degree or an equivalent education abroad which in the country in question would qualify the person for similar academic studies. Positions of early stage researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

The person to be appointed to the position is required to hold a higher university degree in suitable field (including but not limited to biochemistry, physics, engineering). Previous experience in animal experiments or MR research is preferable but not essential. Good knowledge of written and spoken English is required. 

The position is filled for a fixed-term period of one year from 1.9.2020 to 31.8.2021. The starting date of the position can be agreed, but the selected person must start at latest on 1.11.2020. The position is filled for a fixed-term due to it pertaining to a specific project.

In addition to CV and the publication list, the applicant should include a motivation letter and the names of up to three references.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on levels 2 – 4 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€2,055.66 – 2,563.09/month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 50 % of the job requirement component.

For further information on the position, please contact:
 Research Director Mikko Kettunen, +358 29 445 4067,
For further information on the application procedure, please contact: saima-asiattt@uef.fiA probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
– a résumé or CV (
– a list of publications (  
– copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
– motivation letter

The application needs to be submitted no later than 16.8.2020 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.



Solubiologi 1/2020 ilmestynyt!

Jihuu, vuoden 2020 ensimmäinen Solubiologi on ilmestynyt! Joko olet saanut omasi?

Lehdessä esittelyssä Kuukauden Solubiologi Joanna Ilvesaro (Fimlab Laboratorioiden laboratoriopäällikkö) ja Nordic Laboratories Oy Helsingin Viikistä. Professorin mielipiteen tarjoilee Seppo Vainio (Kehitysbiologian professori Oulun yliopistosta), ja tiedeartikkeleissa pureudutaan histonikoodin sekä syövän täsmälääkehoitojen jälkeiseen jäännöstautiin. Mahtava paketti piristämään solubiologian korona-arkea! Lehden voi lukea myös pdf-muodossa jäsenintrassamme.