Post­doc­to­ral re­searc­her – Research group Mik­ko Nie­mi, University of Helsinki



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 logope-dics, 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 (RPU) of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-medicine/research-programs-unit) consolidates demonstrated research excellence, with focused research programs addressing the greatest challenges in human health. Research programs provide the critical mass to combine biomedical, translational and clinical research, forming a synergistic platform for top-class scientific and translational discoveries. Nine research programs comprise of 89 research groups in total.

The research group of Prof. Mikko Niemi at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, is looking for a

Postdoctoral researcher

to be responsible for pharmacogenomics laboratory analyses of the IndiviStat project.
The research group of Prof. Mikko Niemi explores the effects of human genetics on the transport and metabolism of drugs. The main focus of the group has recently been on identifying novel genetic determinants of drug response employing targeted massively parallel sequencing meth-ods. Mikko Niemi’s group invites applications for a positon of Postdoctoral researcher to work in project IndiviStat which is an ERC Consolidator grant project aiming to individualize statin ther-apy by using a systems pharmacology decision support algorithm.

The position is available immediately or latest at the beginning of January 2020 until July 2022, with a possibility of extension.

-PhD degree in genetics or related field
-Experience in genetic laboratory analyses
-Good written and oral communication skills in English
-Ability to work independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary research group
-Experience in next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics is considered to be an ad-vantage

Salary (level 5) is based on the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid. There will be a six-month trial period for the position.

The application, together with the required attachments, must be submitted through the Universi-ty 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 application should include a short cover letter describing your areas of ex-pertise and motivation for the position, CV, and names and contact information of two references.

The dead line for applications is 8.10.2019

For further information, please contact: marja.e.masanti(at)helsinki.fi

For more information on the research group, please see

In case you need technical support with the recruitment system, please contact recruit-ment(at)helsinki.fi.

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08.10.2019 23:59 EEST