Postdoctoral researcher in Computational Biomedicine at Turku Centre for Biotechnology
A grant for a postdoctoral researcher is open for applications in the project directed by Dr. Laura Elo, Research Director in Bioinformatics at Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku, Finland (http://www.btk.fi/research/research-groups/elo/).
Turku Centre for Biotechnology www.btk.fi/ is a joint department of University of Turku www.utu.fi/en/ and Åbo Akademi University, providing high-end technologies and expertise to academic and industrial researchers and a stimulating multidisciplinary and international research environment. The Computational Biomedicine Group of Dr. Elo develops computational data analysis tools and mathematical modelling methods for biomedical research, with the eventual goal of improving the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of complex diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. A specific focus is on analyzing and interpreting data generated by modern high-throughput biotechnologies, such as deep sequencing and mass-spectrometry proteomics.
The project of the postdoctoral researcher involves setting up analysis workflows and analyzing genomic data. The specific focus is on variant annotation and prioritization in the context of complex diseases in close collaboration with clinical teams.
The grant is initially for one year, starting from October 1, 2016, with a possibility for extension. Starting date is negotiable. The amount of monthly grant awarded to the postdoc is based on candidate’s previous experience and personal performance.
We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with previous experience in genomic research and related analysis platforms and tools. General knowledge in bioinformatics, statistics and R, Matlab or other mathematical/statistical software is required. Good communication skills in English, both oral and written, are essential. Independency and self-driven attitude are highly appreciated, but the candidate should be able to do research as part of a team as well. The candidate should hold a PhD degree or complete one within next months.
The application including motivation letter, CV, list of publications, contact information for 2-3 referees, and copies of relevant degree certificates and study transcript should be sent in one PDF-file to jenni.vaarno(at)utu.fi. Please include “postdoctoral researcher” as subject in the email. The deadline for the applications is September 19th 2016. For further information, please contact Jenni Vaarno, jenni.vaarno(at)utu.fi or +358 (0)2 333 8313.