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    Opportunity: Postdoctoral Researcher / Bioinformatician in computational cancer and autoimmunity research @ University of Helsinki -- Helsinki, Finland
    Submitted by Jenni Hamalainen; posted on Saturday, November 13, 2021


    Professor Satu Mustjoki's lab Hematology Research Unit ( at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center in Finland has an opening for a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER / BIOINFORMATICIAN in computational cancer and autoimmunity research. The aim of the research is to further advance our understanding on the pathogenesis of cancer and autoimmunity diseases and builds upon the group's previous successful work on the topic (please see our webpage and the latest publication list at[...]D&;).

    The University of Helsinki (UH), founded in 1640, is a vibrant scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. It is currently investing heavily in life sciences research. UH offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.

    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.

    Please see our international careers page for more information about working in Finland:


    The new researcher / bioinformatician will play a critical role in the computational analysis and statistical modelling of large-size WES, WGS, lncRNA-seq, and scRNA-seq datasets and integration of these data with clinical information.


    We require fluency with Python, Perl, R or equivalent in a UNIX environment. Experience in biostatistics and machine-learning as well as understanding on and/or demonstrated ability to process genomics data and especially scRNA-seq data is desired. Strong publication record is an advantage.


    Full-time or as agreed. The contract will be for two years starting at your earliest convenience. Trial period of 6 months will be applied.


    Salary will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities and is based on the university salary system.


    Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System:[...]earch

    Applications should include a resume and a cover letter as a single PDF file.

    For further information please contact Satu Mustjoki: satu.mustjoki (at) or Matti Kankainen: matti.kankainen (at)


    30 November 2021 (midnight, Finland-time UTC +2)

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