Project specialist/Postdoctoral researcher in medical bioinformatics
University of Turku

Project specialist/Postdoctoral researcher in medical bioinformatics

Finland 31 Mar 2021


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We are seeking two experts in data analytics and bioinformatics to join our team at Turku Medical Bioinformatics Centre (MBC). We develop computational data analysis tools and statistical and machine learning methods for the interpretation of large molecular and clinical datasets in close collaboration with medical research teams and biobanks. As a core facility and coordinator of the nationwide Biocenter Finland bioinformatics infrastructure platform, we also support high-quality research by providing bioinformatics support for academic and healthcare units.

The candidates will work in close collaboration with researchers affiliated with the InFLAMES Flagship in the fields of genomics, immunology and bioinformatics. The InFLAMES Flagship is a joint effort of University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University to be an internationally top-level immunological research and development cluster which will be globally attractive for both researchers and business partners:

We offer a vantage point in the rapidly developing area of computational medicine, with versatile opportunities to develop as a specialist in the field and to network with leading experts in the world. Our multicultural and multidisciplinary team provides a working community that fosters creativity and diversity. Meet our research group here:

Key responsibilities

  • Deployment, testing and development of new data analysis tools for single-cell omics data, including transcriptomics, epigenomics and proteomics
  • Processing and computational analysis of various types of sequencing and mass cytometry datasets
  • Provision of expert support in bioinformatics

Essential qualifications

  • Experience in various bioinformatic data analysis tools
  • Good programming skills (e.g. Python, R) and ability to work with version control tools (e.g. Git)
  • Good communication skills in English and strong interpersonal skills
  • Academic degree in a relevant discipline

Desirable qualifications

  • Prior experience in single-cell sequencing or mass cytometry data analysis
  • Experience in biomedical research


The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities. The position belongs to either to research personnel or to the other staff depending on job title. The salary will be in average 2300-3000 eur/month for a person holding MSc degree and in average 3100 - 3600 eur/month for a person holding PhD degree.

Duration of the contract

The start of employment is negotiable. The position is fixed-term for two years, with a possibility for extension. The position is subject to a six-month trial period. The qualification requirements of the position are written in the University of Turku rules of procedure .

What to do next

The applications must be submitted at the latest on March 31, 2021 using the electronic system. The application should include a motivation letter, CV, degree certificates and contact information for two referees. A link to the electronic application system can be found at .

For further information please contact bioinformatics-coordinator(at) or +358 (0)29 450 3796

In case you need help with the application process, please turn to HR Specialist Paula Luoma paula.luoma(at)

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