Tag-arkiv: University of Helsinki

Postdoc­toral Re­searcher / Bioin­form­atician in com­pu­ta­tional cancer and autoim­munity research

Professor Satu Mustjoki’s lab Hematology Research Unit (https://www.helsinki.fi/hematology) at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center has an opening for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER / BIOINFORMATICIAN

in computational cancer and autoimmunity research.

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.

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 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=mustjoki+s%5Bau%5D&).

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.

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 by clicking the ‘Apply for the position’ button below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) should submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. Applications should include a resume and a cover letter as a single PDF file.

The deadline for the applications is 17.12.2020.

For further information please contact Satu Mustjoki: satu.mustjoki (at) helsinki.fi or Matti Kankainen: matti.kankainen (at) helsinki.fi. If you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment (at) helsinki.fi.

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.

Due date

17.12.2020 23:59 EET

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Post expires on Thursday December 17th, 2020

Doc­toral stu­dent, Mod­el­ling and ma­chine learn­ing for psy­cho­ther­apy re­gisters

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 logopedics, 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.

Faculty of Medicine, Quantitative Methods and Modeling research group, together with a local psychotherapy center, invites applications for a position of

DOCTORAL STUDENT IN Modelling and machine learning for psychotherapy registers

The tentative starting date for the position is 1st of January 2021 or as mutually agreed, possibly immediately after selection.

Dr. Tom Rosenström is setting up a new research group at the Department of Psychology and Logopedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, working in collaboration with HUS Helsinki University Hospital’s division on IT-Psychiatry and Psychosocial Treatments. We are looking for a highly motivated doctoral student to join our team. The position is funded up to August 2023 and can be later extended to August 2025.

The group of Tom Rosenström is looking for outstanding candidates for a PhD Student trainee position to study what works in psychotherapy and to whom it suits, using modern statistics together with large psychotherapy registers. The novel approaches may also shed light to the still-open fundamental question of ‘why and how psychotherapy works’. We use a wide range of statistical techniques from machine learning and multivariate statistics to causal inference, together with multiple healthcare and national data registers.

We are looking for a creative thinker with strong analytical skills and high motivation to advance psychosocial treatment and mental health research. Our group is well-connected internationally and the hired PhD Student will have a chance to present her / his findings in national and international conferences, and also a longer period abroad may be discussed.

The PhD Student candidate must hold, or soon receive, a master’s degree, and have background in mental health research and / or statistical methods. The ability to think independently and an interest towards quantitative research approaches will be prioritized. Strong written and oral communication skills in English are required. At least some experience with programming is expected. Informal inquiries about the position prior to deadline are encouraged to tom.rosenstrom(at)helsinki.fi.

The appointee must apply and obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki within the probationary period of 6 months applied in the appointment.

The salary of the position is based on level 2 of the demands level table for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary will be 2200-2500 euros/month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience.

University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The Faculty of Medicine has strong activities towards enhancing gender equality, diversity and employee wellbeing. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland. The appointee will receive supervision from and collaborate with two supervisors who have expertise in statistical methods, psychology, psychotherapy and clinical psychiatry.
To apply for this fully funded PhD training position, please submit the application through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job by October 31, 2020. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal.
In your application, please include:

– a CV (with possible list of publications)
– a copy of your transcript records (the courses completed during master’s and bachelor’s program; if you have not yet obtained your master’s degree, please include an estimated date for this)
– contact details of 1-3 references
– a cover letter (maximum 1 page) describing your research interests, experience in quantitative methods and/or mental health work and why you are an excellent candidate for this project.

Due date

31.10.2020 23:59 EET

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Post expires on Saturday October 31st, 2020

Post-doc­toral fel­low / PhD stu­dent in the field of func­tional ge­n­om­ics and cancer research

Post-doctoral fellow / PhD student in the field of functional genomics and cancer research (available immediately)

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for working in the field of functional epigenomics in cancer research and transcriptional regulation.

The focus of the lab is to investigate the interplay between transcription factors and oncogenes using modern genome-wide methods for regulatory genomic features and chromatin architecture.

The group belongs to the Applied Tumor Genomics Program in the Research Programs Unit of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki providing an excellent research environment with strong focus on cancer research. The center is very well equipped with modern facilities and supported with core facilities for genomics, next generation sequencing, proteomics, imaging etc. We offer a position in an ambitious, multi-disciplinary and well-resourced group that is comprised of both wet-lab and computational scientists
(https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/enhancer-biology).

The candidate should have a PhD / Master’s degree in any field of life sciences or quantitative sciences with a particular interest in functional genomics and cancer research. The ideal candidates will be involved in generation and integration of functional genomics datasets from next-generation sequencing methods such as ATAC-seq, Hi-C, ChIP-seq, single-cell genomics as well as CRISPR-based approaches.

A good understanding of cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genomics experiments and bioinformatics is expected. Prior experience in generation and analysis of high-throughput omics datasets is desirable and candidates with proven track record in terms of publications will be given preference, especially for postdoctoral fellows. With English as a working language, excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Salaries are based on the salary system for Finnish universities (YPJ) in the range of 40,000 – 45,000 euros per annum for post-docs and 25,000 – 28,000 euros for PhD students depending on experience level, and a six-month trial period will be applied.

Details on the project and other informal queries are very welcome and should be sent to biswajyoti.sahu(at)helsinki.fi. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis till a suitable candidate is found.

Applications should be in a form of single pdf containing (1) a one-page cover letter describing your research goals, interest and motivation, (2) a recent curriculum vitae (CV) including publications, and (3) two–three reference letters with contact details of the referees.

Please apply as soon as possible or by October 8, 2020 via the University 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 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 logopedics, 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.

Due date

08.10.2020 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Thursday October 8th, 2020

Postdoc­toral and/​or PhD po­s­i­tions in cell biology of the en­do­cytic cyto­skel­eton

Helsinki Institute of Life Science, HiLIFE (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-life-science), is a new life science institute at the University of Helsinki established in 2017 supporting high quality research across campuses and life science faculties. HiLIFE builds on existing strengths, new recruits and partnerships to create an attractive international environment for solving grand challenges in health, food, and environment. It coordinates research infrastructures in life sciences, provides research-based interdisciplinary training and supports researchers within its units and partner faculties. In 2019 HiLIFE has a staff of 600 and budget of 59 M€.

Our lab is located within the HiLIFE unit Institute of Biotechnology, Viikki campus. The Institute of Biotechnology (BI) (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/hilife-institute-of-biotechnology) is an international research unit within the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki. Research groups at BI conduct research and develop infrastructures in biotechnology and modern biosciences at the highest international level, actively applying the results for the benefit of society.

The Almeida-Souza Lab at HiLIFE invites applications for

Post-doctoral researcher and/or PhD student in cell biology of the endocytic cytoskeleton

We offer you a highly collaborative, supportive and international research environment. The working language of the institute is English. Our research goal is to understand the molecular logic behind the dynamics of the actin cytoskeleton at endocytic sites and how disturbances in this process affect physiology and disease progression.

Projects in the lab involve Super-resolution imaging and analysis, protein biochemistry, CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering and drug screens. Please look at our webpage for more details (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/endocytic-cytoskeleton-biology). Successful candidates will be able to decide which projects suit best their interests and expertise.

Our lab offers a 3-year fixed-term contract for postdocs and a 4-year fixed-term contract for PhD students. Candidates will be encouraged to apply for their own funding.

We seek motivated individuals willing to contribute positively to the research team and the HiLIFE community at large. Our lab is committed to build an environment where everyone is respected and valued. Importantly, we believe that science should be fun and exciting.

The successful Doctoral and/or Postdoctoral candidates will hold an excellent Master Degree (or equivalent) and/or PhD in Biology with a specialization in Cell Biology and/or Biochemistry. In addition, the Postdoctoral candidate will have a proven record of excellence in the above-mentioned research areas, whereas the Doctoral candidate will have a strong potential for excellence in research. Previous experience with cellular and molecular biology techniques is essential. Experience with super-resolution microscopy and/or protein purification using multiple expression systems is definite plus.

To apply, please submit your application using the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal. Upload a single pdf-file containing a one-page cover letter outlining your relevant work experience and motivation to work on our research group, your CV and contact information for 2-3 referees. Please indicate whether you are applying for the PhD student or Postdoc position.

The application deadline is January 6th, 2020, but review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For informal enquiries, contact leonardo.almeida-souza@helsinki.fi. In case you need technical support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, 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. The University of Helsinki has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members, and it offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.

Due date

06.01.2020 23:59 EET

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Post expires on Monday January 6th, 2020