Postdoctoral position

University of Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland

Positions available immediately at the laboratory headed by Dr. Daniela Ungureanu and Prof. Jussi Taipale ( at the Applied Tumor Biology Program at the University of Helsinki. Our laboratory is part of the Academy of Finland, Finnish Center of Excellence in Tumor Genetics Research. We take a systems-biology approach to understand how tissue-specific factors collaborate with oncogenic signals to drive cell proliferation in cultured cancer cells and in model organisms such as Drosophila.

Applicants with strong backgrounds in molecular biology/genetics/medicine/biochemistry/computer science who are interested in working in an interdisciplinary environment in a laboratory combining experimental and in silico analyses are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please send an application containing your CV, publication list including impact factors and two letters of reference to The deadline for applications is 15 March 2019.

Selected publications from Taipale lab:

Zhu  et al. (2018) The interaction landscape between transcription factors and the nucleosome. Nature. Oct, 76-81.

Yin et al. (2017) Impact of cytosine methylation on DNA binding specificities of human transcription factors. Science, May 5;356(6337).

Nitta et al. (2015) Conservation of transcription factor binding specificities across 600 million years of bilateria evolution. Elife. Mar 17;4.

Turunen et al. (2014) Uterine Leiomyoma-Linked MED12 Mutations Disrupt Mediator-Associated CDK Activity. Cell Rep 7, 654 – 60.

Yan et al. (2013) Transcription factor binding in human cells occurs in dense clusters formed around cohesin anchor sites. Cell 154, 801-13.

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Postdoctoral position