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Open position for Geneticists at the Clinical Interpretation Team – Helsinki, Blueprint Genetics

27.6.2018 | Ajankohtaista
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, targeted family member tests and others. 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.

Qualifications
Education:
  • Clinical Laboratory Geneticist degree; or
  • Board certification in Clinical Molecular Genetics / Laboratory Genetics and Genomics; or
  • Ph.D. in Genetics.
Experience and skills:
  • 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.
  • Experience in working under certified and accredited quality management systems is an asset.
  • Fluent skills in oral and written English are a necessity.
Personal attributes:
  • Great attention to detail
  • Critical thinking when reviewing scientific literature
  • Effective planning and organization skills
  • Excellent follow-through abilities
  • 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.

More information and application at https://careers.blueprintgenetics.com/jobs/107185-geneticists 
Apply at the latest by 2nd of July.
Inquiries about the position can be sent to Clinical Interpretation Team Leader Dr. Eveliina Salminen at eveliina.salminen[at]blueprintgenetics.com

Tohtorikoulutettava, bio- ja ympäristötieteet Jyväskylän yliopisto — Jyväskylä

26.6.2018 | Ajankohtaista

Tohtorikoulutettava, bio- ja ympäristötieteet Jyväskylän yliopisto — Jyväskylä

Työpaikkakuvaus

Jyväskylän keskustassa sijaitsevan yliopiston kauniilla puistokampuksella sykkii monitieteinen ja moderni tiedeyliopisto – ihmisläheinen ja dynaaminen yhteisö, jonka 2 500 asiantuntijaa ja 15 000 opiskelijaa etsivät ja löytävät vastauksia huomisenkysymyksiin. Jyväskylän yliopisto on ollut tulevaisuuden palveluksessa jo vuodesta 1863, jolloin suomenkielinen opettajankoulutus sai alkunsa täältä. Voimanlähteenämme on moniarvoinen vuoropuhelu tutkimuksen, koulutuksen ja yhteiskunnan välillä. Vaalimme tutkimuksen ja koulutuksen tasapainoa sekä ajattelun avoimuutta – sytytämme taidon, tiedon ja intohimon elää viisaasti ihmiskunnan parhaaksi.

Bio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitoksella, matemaattis-luonnontieteellisessä tiedekunnassa, on haettavana

4 tohtorikoulutettavan tehtävää alkaen 1.1.2019 tai sopimuksen mukaan, enintään neljän vuoden määräajaksi.

Bio- ja ympäristötieteiden tohtoriohjelma järjestää tohtorikoulutusta akvaattisten tieteiden, ekologian ja evoluutiobiologian, solu- ja molekyylibiologian ja ympäristötieteen oppiaineissa. Tohtorikoulutettavat sijoittuvat bio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitoksen tutkimusryhmiin.

Tohtorikoulutettavan tehtävät painottuvat väitöskirjatutkimukseen, jatkokoulutukseen, avustaviin opetustehtäviin sekä niihin liittyviin muihin tehtäviin.

Tohtorikoulutettavan tehtävistä, kelpoisuusvaatimuksista ja kielitaidosta määrätään yliopiston johtosäännössä ja kielitaito-ohjeistuksissa. Tohtorikoulutettavalta edellytetään hyvää englannin kielen taitoa.

Tohtorikoulutettavalta edellytetään ylempi korkeakoulututkinto ja jatkotutkinnon opiskeluoikeus Jyväskylän yliopistoon. Mikäli hakijalla ei ole ennestään opiskeluoikeutta, sitä on haettava hakuajat huomioiden erillisellä hakemuksella asianomaisesta tiedekunnasta.

Tohtorikoulutettavan tehtäväkohtainen palkanosa määräytyy yliopistojen palkkausjärjestelmän opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön tehtävien vaativuustason 1-4 (1 826,50 €/kk – 2 500,06 €/kk) perusteella. Lisäksi maksetaan henkilökohtaiseen työstä suoriutumiseen perustuvaa palkanosaa enintään 46,3 % tehtäväkohtaisesta palkanosasta.

Tehtävää täytettäessä käytetään kuuden kuukauden koeaikaa.

Lisätietoa hausta ja projekteista, joissa väitöskirja tehdään, on nähtävissä verkkosivulla.

Tiedustelut: Projektikuvauksissa mainitut ohjaajat tai sähköpostitse doct-bioenv@jyu.fi.

Sähköiseen hakulomakkeeseen tulee liittää pdf-tiedostoina:

1) Hakemus, josta ilmenee hakijan kiinnostus tehtävää kohtaan sekä ansiot, ja projekti, johon haetaan sekä 1-2 suosittelijan nimet ja yhteystiedot

2) Ansioluettelo (CV), joka laaditaan hyvää tieteellistä käytäntöä noudattaen sekä ottaen huomioon mahdollisuuksien mukaan ansioluettelomalli (kts. TENK:n ohje)

3) Tutkintotodistukset

Hakemus tulee jättää viimeistään 31.8.2018 sähköisellä hakulomakkeella.

Tuotespesialisti, Kliininen diagnostiikka ja patologia – AH diagnostics

26.6.2018 | Ajankohtaista

Tuotespesialisti Kliininen diagnostiikka ja patologia – AH diagnostics

AH diagnostics etsii Tuotespesialistia dynaamisen ryhmämme vahvistukseksi nykyisen spesialistin äitiysloman ajalle. Tuotespesialisti tulee vastaamaan kliinisen diagnostiikan proteiinianalytiikan, molekyylidiagnostiikan ja patologian tuotteiden myynnistä ja markkinoinnista koko Suomen alueella.

Toimenkuva

Tehtäviin kuuluu asiakassuhteiden kehittäminen ja ylläpito sekä tuotevalikoiman kehittäminen markkinapalautteen perusteella. Tehtäviin kuuluu myös tuotetuen tarjoaminen asiakkaille yhdessä pohjoismaisten applikaatiopäälliköiden ja -koordinaattorien kanssa. Tuotevalikoima kattaa kliinisen diagnostiikan proteiinianalytiikan, molekyylidiagnostiikan ja patologian tuotteet, niin perinteisiä menetelmiä kuin uusinta innovatiivisinta teknologiaa. Tehtävä mahdollistaa oman tietotaidon kehittämisen viimeisimpien teknologioiden parissa. Työ on pääasiassa kentällä tapahtuvaa asiakas kontaktointia.

Keskeisimmät tehtävät

  • Toteutat yrityksen strategiaa asiakastapaamisilla, kampanjoilla, markkinointimateriaaleilla sekä projekteilla
  • Ylläpidät ja kehität olemassa olevia asiakassuhteita
  • Luot yhteyksiä eri alojen mielipidejohtajiin
  • Koordinoit seminaareja, näyttelyitä sekä muita tapaamisia
  • Valmistelet ja jaat markkina-analyysejä sekä pitkän ajan suunnitelmia
  • Vastaat paikallisesta tuotemarkkinoinnista ja ennusteiden teosta
  • Työskentelet yhdessä pohjoismaisen tiimin kanssa kehittääksesi strategioita sekä tuotevalikoimaa

Haemme henkilöä jolla on

  • Kokemusta kliinisestä kemiasta ja/tai patologiasta
  • Myyntikokemus katsotaan eduksi
  • Itsenäinen ja oma-aloitteinen
  • On kotonaan niin laitteiden kuin kulutustavaroiden kanssa ja hallitsee ongelman ratkaisun, tiimityön ja kommunikaation
  • Pystyy matkustamaan Suomessa sekä ulkomailla. Hallussa voimassa oleva ajokortti
  • Sujuva suomen sekä englannin kielen taito

Tarjoamme

Kilpailukykyisen palkan ja muut edut sekä vahvan tuotevalikoiman, joka sisältää useita uusia ja mielenkiintoisia teknologioita. AH diagnostics houkuttelee monia arvokkaita, uusimman teknologian toimittajia, jotka edelleen vahvistavat asemaamme markkinoilla ja mahdollistavat jatkuvan henkilökohtaisen kehittymisen alalla.

Yhteystiedot

Lisätietoja tehtävästä antaa Country Manager Jouni Rantanen sähköpostilla jouni@ahdiagnostics.fi tai puhelimella 010 325 3001. Lähetä hakemus, CV ja palkkatoiveesi osoitteeseen hr@ahdiagnostics.fi viimeistään 20.7.2018 mennessä.

Scientist / Senior Scientist Probiotics – DuPont Kantvik, FI

26.6.2018 | Ajankohtaista

Scientist / Senior Scientist Probiotics – DuPont Kantvik, FI

Description

DuPont Nutrition & Health is a USD 4.7 billion global business and one of the world’s largest producers of specialty food ingredients, developing and manufacturing solutions for the global food & beverage, nutrition and pharma market. With more than 8,500 employees, 50+ manufacturing sites and 20+ R&D centres across the world, N&H is on a mission to make food safer, more sustainable, better tasting and more nutritious.

N&H is part of DowDuPont, a globally listed company, which came to life following the merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont in 2017. DowDuPont has a turnover of approximately $62 billion, employs around 98,000 FTEs and is headquartered in Wilmington, USA.

We are looking for a

SCIENTIST / SENIOR SCIENTIST

to join our Global Health & Nutrition Science team based in Kantvik, Southern Finland.

Our team runs a global and diverse program of clinical and pre-clinical studies, targeting to document health benefits of probiotics and other bioactive food ingredients in our portfolio. We can offer you a position in a dynamic international research organization that is a world-wide leader in applied research in the area of probiotics and nutrition.

Our R&D team is looking for a research professional to Scientist or Senior Scientist position to execute gastrointestinal tract simulations and to provide expertise in the areas of gut microbiology and digestive health. Your primary duties will be

  • Planning and executing digestive health simulations and analytics in vitro, related to projects in human and animal nutrition.
  • To provide scientific expertise in the field of digestive health by for example writing scientific documentation and presenting research.
  • Provide scientific support to pre-clinical and clinical projects as necessary
  • Documentation of the experiments according to company guidelines.
  • As part of the project team, participate in analysis, presentation, and publication of the research.

Qualifications

You are qualified for the position if you have

  • PhD (or equivalent degree) or MSc (or equivalent degree) in microbiology, nutrition, or other relevant degree.
  • Experience in one or more of the following research areas digestive health, probiotics, gut microbiota, or animal/human nutrition.
  • Hands-on experience in working with intestinal simulators and anaerobic bacteria is considered valuable, but not mandatory as we will provide training.
  • Hands-on experience in in vitro work, especially on microbiological methods, for both culture-based and molecular techniques.
  • Familiarity with computers or computer automation
  • Track-record of scientific publications and experience in scientific communication is considered valuable, ideally in the context of food and health ingredients, is a considerable advantage.
  • Effective communication skills including good personal presentation, oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English is essential and Finnish is an advantage.
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and team player skills.
  • “Can do” attitude and ability to deliver results under time and resource pressures.
  • Excellent safety attitude
  • Willingness to travel occasionally

The position is permanent.

The application closes on 31st of July 2018.

For enquiries, please contact Markus Lehtinen, Markus.Lehtinen@dupont.com

Job

Research & Development

Primary Location

EMEA-Finland-Southern Finland-Kantvik

Organization

Nutrition and Health

Education Level

Master’s Degree (±18 years)

Schedule

Full-time

Employee Status

Regular

Job Type

Experienced

Bioinformatician/computational biologist Post-doc wanted! – Bioinformaatikon (Post Doc) paikka avoinna

25.6.2018 | Ajankohtaista
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/post-doctoral-researcher-bioinformaticiancomputational-biologist
 
The University of Helsinki is a leading international university with a strong world-wide ranking in life science research. Helsinki Institute of Life Science, HiLIFE, is a new life science institute at the University of Helsinki established in 2017 supporting high quality research across campuses and life science faculties.
 
The Academy of Finland funded Center of Excellence, MetaStem, launched in 2018, brings together four competitive groups (three with ERC funding) at the University of Helsinki working on Stem Cell Metabolism using mouse and fly models, primary cell culture, organoid models and human derived pluripotent stem cells.
 
The groups of Pekka Katajisto (http://www.katajisto-lab.com/) and Ville Hietakangas (http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/hietakangas/) at MetaStem invite applications for a joint
 
POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER (BIOINFORMATICIAN/COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGIST)
 
for a full-time one-year position with a possible extension to three years. The full-time position can start in September 2018 or upon mutual agreement.
 
The Bioinformatician will work in close cooperation with experimental biologists on projects relating to metabolic control of cell fate in multiple stem cell systems and model organisms. The bioinformatician will analyse and integrate data generated for example by single-cell RNA sequencing, ATACseq, and metabolomic approaches. The research is conducted in collaboration with international partners (e.g. in Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm), and short research visits and training abroad is possible.
 
A suitable candidate holds a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. bioinformatics), with previous experience in analysing functional genomics data and a solid expertise on related statistics. Sufficient understanding of biology is essential in order to allow smooth cooperation with experimental biologists. Experience from groups working on cell biology, transcription and/or metabolism is considered a strength. Excellent English skills are required.
 
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on demand level 5-6 of the University salary system. A trial period of 6 months will be applied.
 
Application should be written in English and include a 1 page cover letter and 3-4 pages CV, a list of publications, contact information for three references (no need to send copies of transcripts or any other documents).
 
To apply, please submit your application by 10.8.2018 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.
 
For more details on the projects, please contact: pekka.katajisto(at)helsinki.fi or ville.hietakangas(at)helsinki.fi.

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Scott Rawls in the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) and Department of Pharmacology at Temple University (Lewis Katz School of Medicine) in Philadelphia

25.6.2018 | Ajankohtaista
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Scott Rawls in the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) and Department of Pharmacology at Temple University (Lewis Katz School of Medicine) in Philadelphia. Our laboratory is studying and developing neuropharmacological profiles of synthetic cathinones (e.g. ‘bath salts’) for comparison with established psychostimulant drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine. A major emphasis is determining how chemokine and cytokine systems in brain reward substrates are impacted by psychostimulant drug intake and influence psychostimulant reward, reinforcement and relapse. We utilize a combination of behavioral (self-administration, conditioned place preference, ICSS, forced swim, elevated plus maze), neurochemical (in vivomicrodialysis/HPLC) and cellular (gene/protein expression, immunohistochemistry, binding) techniques. We also use contemporary drug discovery approaches through collaborations with medicinal chemists to separate adverse and therapeutic effects of synthetic cathinones.

For this position we are seeking a highly-motivated candidate with experience in studying behavioral and neurochemical effects of drugs of abuse to lead a NIDA-funded project investigating impacts of chemokine/cytokine systems on psychostimulant dependence and relapse.  The successful candidate will join a highly-interactive neuroscience community and will work as part of a team that includes members of other laboratories in CSAR and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  

A recent Ph.D. degree in either neuroscience or pharmacology is preferred. Submit a curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references to Scott Rawls, Ph.D., scott.rawls@temple.edu.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.

Two postdoctoral positions in Khodosevich group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen : Copenhagen, Denmark

21.6.2018 | Ajankohtaista

Two postdoctoral positions in Khodosevich group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen : Copenhagen, Denmark

We are looking for two highly motivated and dynamic researchers, who will join a team of molecular and cellular biologists and computational scientists studying how human neurodevelopmental disorders arise during brain development and maturation

The Research Centre

The Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) is a research centre of excellence for biomedical research, focusing on disease-oriented basic research, at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. BRIC hosts 24 independent research groups that perform basic and translational research aimed to understand diseases like cancer, neurological and metabolic disorders.
For further information about the Khodosevich group and BRIChttp://www.bric.ku.dk/

Our research

Our group studies mechanisms that are responsible for neuronal specification, positioning and circuit formation during prenatal and postnatal brain development, and how these mechanisms are impaired in neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, autism. We analyse mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders and human tissue to identify those neurons that are affected in a particular disorder, and how dysfunction of affected neurons contribute to brain circuit malformation and underlie cognitive impairment in human patients. Our work is highly interdisciplinary, from high-throughput analyses of single neurons in human and mouse tissues to functional studies of disease relevant genes in mouse models in vivo or in human cell cultures in vitro. Importantly, we have international network of collaborators for studying human brain disorders by variety of frontline technologies and cooperate with several Hospitals for most efficient transition from basic to translational studies.

Your job

Two postdoctoral positions are available:

1.You will investigate how human neurons are affected in neurodevelopmental disorders by comparative analysis of healthy and disordered brains. You will implement single cell transcriptomics pipelines that are established in the lab with follow-up analyses of disease-causing genes in human cell cultures and in mouse models.
2.You will investigate how neuronal circuits are affected in mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders. You will study this question by analysing brain anatomy, neuronal morphology and cellular properties of affected neurons.

Profile

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists with the following competences and experience:

Essential:

You have a PhD in Life Sciences, preferably in Neuroscience, Developmental Biology or Brain disorders

  • You are highly experienced in molecular and cellular biology, and previous single cell work is an advantage
  • You are particularly interested in understanding of how neurodevelopmental disorders arise and in finding new targets for translational research
  • You have and excellent track record with several published papers where your contribution was essential
  • You have proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • You have excellent English skills written and spoken

We offer

  • A 2.5 to 4-year contract (possibly extendable) with a competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. social security, health coverage, parental leave)
  • Access to state-of-the art tools and infrastructure
  • Tailored support in raising competitive funds and communicate your research
  • A stimulating and supportive international research environment

We have weekly internal seminars with PhD students and postdocs presenting their work as well as external seminars with international speakers. BRIC also hosts several research clubs; Hematology club, Chromosome Biology club, Stem cell club and Single Cell Transcriptomics seminar series. The Institute has an association for students and postdocs (ASAP), a PhD programme (MoMeD) and a Postdoc Career Programme (PCP). BRIC has extensive international collaborations and actively participates in the European alliance, EU-LIFE consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions and is part of the EU-funded LIBRA initiative to obtain gender balance in life science research.

BRIC has a highly international profile (over 60% international researchers) and English as working language. An International Staff Mobility Office at UCPH supports and guides international researchers through your initial steps in Denmark (e.g. residence and work permits, tax and pension, banking, medical care, childcare). They also offer a dual career network open for spouses of our researchers.

Start date: preferably September 2018 or after agreement

For further information regarding the position, please contact Associate professor Konstantin Khodosevich on e-mail: konstantin.khodosevich@bric.ku.dk

Terms of salary and employment
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,224.48 DKK/4450 Euro. An additional 17.1 % monthly contribution to pension will be paid by the employer. Depending on qualifications, a higher salary may be negotiated.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.
The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.

Application

Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below or via BRIC’s website on http://www.bric.ku.dk/jobs/. The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDFformat:
1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page), where you also indicate which of two advertised positions you would like to apply for.
2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
4. List of publications.

Letters of recommendation
Furthermore, the shortlisted applicant should provide two letters of recommendation. To be taken into consideration, the letter must be signed by the supporting person on paper with institutional letter head and in PDF-format and send to konstantin.khodosevich@bric.ku.dk with subject “name candidate-postdoc-2018”; preferably by the supporting person. The letters should be received 1 week after being notified about shortlisting. Please make sure that an easy match between the recommendation letter and the individual applicant is possible.

Application deadline: July 8, 2018
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

Application procedure

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/

BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career. …

Don’t forget to mention Naturejobs when applying.

 

Geneticists – Blueprint Genetics, Helsinki FI

21.6.2018 | Ajankohtaista

Geneticists – Blueprint Genetics, Helsinki FI

Job description

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, targeted family member tests and others. 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.

Education

Qualifications

    • Clinical Laboratory Geneticist degree; or
    • Board certification in Clinical Molecular Genetics / Laboratory Genetics and Genomics; or
    • Ph.D. in Genetics.

Experience And Skills

    • 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.
    • Experience in working under certified and accredited quality management systems is an asset.
    • Fluent skills in oral and written English are a necessity.

Personal Attributes

    • Great attention to detail
    • Critical thinking when reviewing scientific literature
    • Effective planning and organization skills
    • Excellent follow-through abilities
    • 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.
Apply at the latest by 2nd of July

Inquiries about the position can be sent to Clinical Interpretation Team Leader Dr. Eveliina Salminen at eveliina.salminen[at]blueprintgenetics.com

Multiple Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Epigenetics, human iPS cells, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Biology, Bioengineering, and Blood Cancers: Columbus, OH, United States

20.6.2018 | Ajankohtaista
Multiple Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Epigenetics, human iPS cells, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Biology, Bioengineering, and Blood Cancers: Columbus, OH, United States
 
Multiple postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Dhvanit Shah Laboratory (www.shahlaboratory.org) at the Center for Childhood Cancers and Blood Diseases, Nationwide Children’s Hospital & Ohio State University, Columbus OH, United States.
 
The Shah laboratory provides a dynamic microenvironment that offers excellent opportunities for intellectual exchange and collaborations among investigators from diverse fields. We investigate the origin, development, and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), and their utility in treating patients with blood and bone-marrow diseases. We have expertise in utilizing zebrafish, mice, and human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to analyze novel genes and mechanisms important for blood formation. Our goals are to utilize our knowledge in developing cellular- and mechanism-based therapies as well as generating functional HSCs for the treatment of hematological diseases.
 
Position # 1: Epigenetics of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Development and Disorders
The ideal candidate will have Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, Immunotherapy, Hematology, Oncology, and/or Biology. This position offers an excellent opportunity to learn and apply skills in epigenetics, directed differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), HSC transplant, xenograft, computational biology, high-throughput screening, gene-editing, and/or molecular and cellular biology techniques. 
 
Position # 2: Bioengineering of 3D Scaffold Development
The ideal candidate will have Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Biophysics, Machine Learning, Systems Biology, Chemical Engineering, and/or Drug Development. This position offers an excellent opportunity to learn and apply skills in organoid development, 3D bio-printing, Bio-MEMS, artificial intelligence, microfluidics, proteomics, and/or medicinal chemistry. 
 
Strong background in one or more of these areas is preferred but not required. Qualified candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a group environment.
 
Interested candidates should send their cover letter, CV, and contact details of three references to:
 
Dr. Katja Helenius at katjaphelenius@gmail.com
 
AND
 
Dr. Dhvanit I. Shah
Center for Childhood Cancers,
Nationwide Children’s Hospital &
Ohio State University College of Medicine
700 Children’s Drive, WA 5015
Columbus, OH 43205
 
NCH & OSU are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employers.