Open position for a Research Coordinator for High Throughput Screening Operations at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine at the University of Helsinki. In the beginning of 2017 FIMM joined the University of Helsinki’s new life science research centre, Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE, as an operational unit. FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, technology centre and biobanking infrastructures under one roof, promoting translational research in grand challenge projects, specifically, the impact of genome information from the Finnish population in personalised health and medicine, individualised cancer medicine, and digital molecular medicine. FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, composed of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the centres for molecular medicine in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and the EU-LIFE Community.
Research Coordinator for High Throughput Screening Operations
The High Throughput Biomedicine (HTB) unit of the FIMM Technology Centre performs high throughput bioassays, mainly cell-based drug screening and RNAi experiments. The unit supports research at University of Helsinki and functions as a national and international infrastructure platform mainly for academic researchers. We currently have an opening for a Research Coordinator for project management and coordination. The primary activities of the position include, but are not limited to:
       Project management and coordination
       Method and protocol development (especially in 3D tumor models)
       High throughput screening
       Administration of the HTB unit
The Research Coordinator will work independently as well as closely with HTB researchers and staff. The specific tasks include management of academic/company collaborations, in vitro disease modeling, microscopy, administration of unit finances and academic writing of applications and reports, high throughput screening, protocol development and data management.
Qualification and experience:
Candidates should have PhD degree in biotechnology, biology, biochemistry, engineering, or a related discipline including proven experience with at least: project management and coordination, supervision of personnel, drug sensitivity testing, handling of clinical samples, cell culture, biochemical, molecular, or cellular techniques, assay development, high content microscopy, flow cytometry, laboratory automation, robotics, and high-throughput screening. The successful candidate is expected to have excellent problem solving, organisational, and analytical skills, and is able to work systematically. In addition, the candidate should be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and communication skills, a service-minded attitude, and be able to work independently as well as within a team.
More information and application at www.fimm.fi/en/open-position/research-coordinator-high-throughput-screening-operations-0