Laboratory technician in the Functional Cancer Genomics group

27.2.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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The Functional Cancer Genomics group led by Dr. Sakari Vanharanta at the Translational Cancer Medicine Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland, invites applications for the position of


The aim of our research is to understand how cancer mutations activate oncogenic programs and how these programs lead to cancer progression and metastasis, with the long-term goal of translating this knowledge into novel therapeutic approaches and patient benefit. We are looking for a laboratory technician to participate in our scientific efforts and to help manage the day-to-day activities of a research laboratory. The tasks will consist of laboratory management and experimental work. The responsibilities will also include supervision of other members of the team.

The Functional Cancer Genomics group consists of biomedical scientists with diverse backgrounds and expertise. We have strong international connections and work in a collaborative manner towards shared goals. After eight years at the University of Cambridge, the team is moving to Helsinki, and will be located at Biomedicum Helsinki within the Academic Medical Center Helsinki, which provides a multidisciplinary research environment for basic and translational research with state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technologies and synergistic expertise of several research groups.

A successful candidate has a higher vocational diploma or a master’s degree in molecular biology, biotechnology or equivalent. Excellent skills in basic molecular biology techniques and experience in culturing cancer cell lines is mandatory. Experience with laboratory animal work is considered an advantage. An ability to work independently and with precision is essential. Successful implementation of your tasks will require technical precision, independent problem-solving ability, excellent communication and organizational skills and the capability for teamwork.

The position is available as soon as the selected candidates are available. The project allows initially a three-year fixed-term position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University guidelines.

Please submit your application as a single PDF file through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking “Apply for the position” link below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application by signing into https://msap.helsinki.fi.

If you need technical support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment (at) helsinki.fi.

The deadline for applications is 28 Feb 2022.

Please attach the following documents to your application as a single PDF file:
• Cover letter that details your past experience and motivation for applying for the post
• CV
• Contact details of at least two referees

Further information. For more information on the position, please contact Dr. Sakari Vanharanta (sakari.vanharanta (at) helsinki.fi).

More information on the Translational Cancer Medicine Program can be found here: https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-medicine/research/research-progra….

For additional information about the application process, please contact HR Specialist Päivi Sinisalo (paivi.sinisalo (at) helsinki.fi).

Postdoctoral Researcher – University of Helsinki

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