Computational Biologist Position in Biomedicum Functional Genomics Unit, University of Helsinki

Computational Biologist Position in Biomedicum Functional Genomics Unit
Biomedicum Functional Genomics Unit (FuGU) is a core unit organization located in Biomedicum Helsinki with expertise in genome profiling and functional genomics technologies. FuGU provides academic and industrial clients access to a wide range of genomics and related computational data analysis services. The unit is one of the five Life Science Research Infrastructures in the HiLIFE Genome Analysis Infrastructure (HGI) platform and is also part of the Biocenter Finland Genome-Wide Methods network. The unit operates together with Oncogenomics research group at the Genome-Scale Biology Research Program, Research Programs Unit.
A Computational biologist position is immediately available in FuGU for up to three years until the end of 2020. The position gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in a wide range of areas of genomics and genome-wide biology. Your work will mainly focus on data pre-processing and analysis of next-generation sequencing and microarray data but will also involve development of customized data analysis services, management of FuGU IT infrastructure, implementation of quality assurance standards, participation in design of customer projects and teaching in Master’s program and Graduate school courses.

The candidate should ideally have an MSc or PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics or relevant fields. Previous experience with the analysis of next-generation sequencing data is required with proven competence in:
·         Working in the Linux/UNIX environment (Essential)
·         Working with R/RStudio (Essential)
·         Background in DNA-seq and RNA-seq sequence alignment analysis (Essential)
·         Good programming skills (Python, R) (Preferable)
·         Basic knowledge of statistics (Preferable)
·         Background in microarray data analysis (Preferable)
The candidate should also have excellent team working and communication skills. Successful implementation of your tasks will require ability to work independently and in a team of lab coordinator, research assistants and researchers. The position also requires active communication with other HiLIFE research infrastructures as well as customers coming from academia and industry.
The salary of a computational biologist will be based on levels 8-9 of the demands level chart for other personnel in the salary system of the Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid.
To apply, please send covering letter, CV and names of two referees to Dr. Outi Monni, E-mail: outi.monni@helsinki.fi The closing date of the application is Sunday March 25th, 2018. The position is filled as soon as suitable candidate is found.
For more information on Biomedicum Functional Genomics Unit and our research, please visit www.helsinki.fi/fugu/ and https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/oncogenomics/   .