Post-doc­toral fel­low / PhD stu­dent in the field of functional ge­n­om­ics and cancer research – University of Helsinki



Post-doctoral fellow / PhD student in the field of functional genomics and cancer research (available immediately)

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for working in the field of functional epigenomics in cancer research and transcriptional regulation.

The focus of the lab is to investigate the interplay between transcription factors and oncogenes using modern genome-wide methods for regulatory genomic features and chromatin architecture.

The group belongs to the Applied Tumor Genomics Program in the Research Programs Unit of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki providing an excellent research environment with strong focus on cancer research. The center is very well equipped with modern facilities and supported with core facilities for genomics, next generation sequencing, proteomics, imaging etc. We offer a position in an ambitious, multi-disciplinary and well-resourced group that is comprised of both wet-lab and computational scientists

The candidate should have a PhD / Master’s degree in any field of life sciences or quantitative sciences with a particular interest in functional genomics and cancer research. The ideal candidates will be involved in generation and integration of functional genomics datasets from next-generation sequencing methods such as ATAC-seq, Hi-C, ChIP-seq, single-cell genomics as well as CRISPR-based approaches.

A good understanding of cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genomics experiments and bioinformatics is expected. Prior experience in generation and analysis of high-throughput omics datasets is desirable and candidates with proven track record in terms of publications will be given preference, especially for postdoctoral fellows. With English as a working language, excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Salaries are based on the salary system for Finnish universities (YPJ) in the range of 40,000 – 45,000 euros per annum for post-docs and 25,000 – 28,000 euros for PhD students depending on experience level, and a six-month trial period will be applied.

Details on the project and other informal queries are very welcome and should be sent to biswajyoti.sahu(at)helsinki.fi. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis till a suitable candidate is found.

Applications should be in a form of single pdf containing (1) a one-page cover letter describing your research goals, interest and motivation, (2) a recent curriculum vitae (CV) including publications, and (3) two–three reference letters with contact details of the referees.

Please apply as soon as possible or by October 8, 2020 via 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.

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.

Due date

08.10.2020 23:59 EEST