Post doc positions available in the new Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics

FIMM is currently seeking
Up to 6 Postdoctoral Researchers in Statistical and/or Translational Genomics for the new Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics
for a fixed-term of two years with a possibility of extension for a third year
Description: Revealing the molecular mechanisms underlying common complex diseases holds the promise of improved and targeted prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Building on unique resources and an extensive track record in disease genetic studies in Finland, the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics (CoECDG), hosted at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) at HiLIFE, aims to develop and apply a powerful, reliable and general strategy for comprehensive identification of risk and protective variants. The CoECDG will also develop and pilot strategies and lead national efforts to implement genomic findings into prevention and personalised treatment of common complex diseases.
The CoECDG is searching for outstanding candidates to work as postdocs in projects related to the CoE key focus areas. The CoECDG has 10 PIs and builds on Finnish unique strengths: Europe’s largest population isolate, large-scale genomic data, decades of nationwide health register follow -up, EHR with possibility for inbuilt automated decision-support systems – and focuses on genetic discovery and translation in three systemic diseases (coronary artery disease, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease), neuropsychiatric disorders and addictions. The successful candidates will interact with research groups within CoECDG and with national and international collaborators and participate in collaborative research projects such as the FinnGen project. Much of the research at CoECDG will be done in collaboration with leading global genomics institutions. There is also a possibility for research visits to some of these, including the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
For more information and to applyhttps://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/postdoctoral-researchers-in-statistical-and-or-translational-genomics

Application deadline 26.3.2018.
CoECDG website: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/centre-of-excellence-in-complex-disease-genetics