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Blueprint Genetics is looking for a Geneticist (Clinical Interpretation, Helsinki)

9.4.2019 | Avoimet työpaikat

Introduction
Blueprint Genetics is on a mission to bring world-class genetic knowledge to mainstream healthcare. To meet the challenges imposed by our rapid growth, we are looking for new Geneticists to join our Clinical Interpretation Team. We are a team of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds who share the passion for helping patients and families suffering from inherited disorders. Our constantly evolving diagnostic portfolio currently includes over 200 tests that cover a wide variety of clinical specialties and diagnostic approaches, including Whole Exome Sequencing. 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. If you have the ambition to be among the pioneers of the molecular era of medicine, you might be the person we are looking for.

Job description
The position involves interpretation and reporting of findings from our clinical molecular genetic tests, including panel-based tests, Whole Exome Sequencing and targeted variant tests. Our Geneticists also participate in the development and validation of products and applications in a project team environment. Those interested get to collaborate with our Software Engineers and Data Scientists with the development of our proprietary software tools that enable us to interpret identified variants efficiently by utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Clinical Laboratory Geneticist degree or Board certification in Clinical Molecular Genetics / Laboratory Genetics and Genomics or Ph.D. in Genetics.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of current genomic information and variant databases is essential
  • Fluent skills in oral and written English are a necessity
  • Great attention to detail
  • Critical thinking when reviewing scientific literature
  • Effective planning and organization skills
  • Excellent follow-through abilities
  • Experience in working under certified and accredited quality management systems is an asset.
  • Fitting the immediate, low-hierarchy and positive Blueprint culture

What we offer
At Blueprint Genetics, you get to be a valued part of our global and multidisciplinary team of people who want to make a difference. You will be working daily to bring your expertise from base pairs to bedside for improved patient outcomes. We offer you a rapidly evolving working environment where you can learn and grow together with a unique company and great colleagues. You get to use everything you have learned in an environment that is unlike anything you have experienced before.

The position is permanent full-time position.

More information and application at https://careers.blueprintgenetics.com/jobs/212558-geneticist

Research programs unit at the University of Helsnki has an open position for a BIOINFORMATICIAN in an exciting collaboration discovering pathways and targets for neurodegenerative diseases

9.4.2019 | Avoimet työpaikat

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 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.

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.

Research programs unit has an open position for a BIOINFORMATICIAN  in an exciting collaboration discovering pathways and targets for neurodegenerative diseases. We search for an experienced bioinformatician highly motivated to participate in an early-discovery NeurOmics project, belonging to a novel pharma-academia “New Modalities Ecosystem”.

More information and application at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/bioinformatician

A post-doctoral fellow in Thyroid Research at the Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

8.4.2019 | Avoimet työpaikat

Post-doctoral job is available at the Research Centre for Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology, In Docent Jukka Kero´s Thyroid group at the Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Finland. The Department is well equipped with facilities for modern molecular and cell biology research. The close connection with Turku Center for Disease Modeling (TCDM) offers excellent facilities and infrastructure to perform experiments with genetically modified disease models.

We are looking for a highly motivated senior researcher or a postdoc with strong experience in molecular biology, genetics and experimental disease models. The group focuses on molecular mechanisms of thyroid disorders. We are studying thyroid genetics in patients with congenital or hereditary thyroid diseases using in silico, in vitro methods, or genetically modified disease models.

The research project focuses on novel gene mutations and testing their pathogenicity in vitro and in vivo. The work involves analyzing the next-generation sequencing data and generation and phenotyping of new disease models. The researcher will work closely with technicians and PhD-students in the group.

There is a trial period of four (4) months. The position is for 2-4 years and could start in May 2019 or as negotiated.

For more information, please contact Jukka.Kero@utu.fi .

Solubiologi-lehti

2.2.2019

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Solubiologi-lehden toimituskunta piti vuosittaisen kokouksensa 1.2.2019 Turussa. Tehokkaan parituntisen aikana ideoitiin päätoimittaja Jenny Joutsenen johdolla mm. lehden sisältöön ja ulkoasuun liittyviä uudistuksia, jotka tulette näkemään vielä tämän vuoden aikana. Paljon uutta on tulossa!