University of Helsinki

senior scientist/co-PI

Jussi Taipale

Helsinki, Finland

The Laboratory of Professor Jussi Taipale is seeking for a

Senior Scientist/co-PI, Functional genomics and systems biology


Position available for a senior scientist/co-PI from October 2019 at the laboratory headed by Prof. Jussi Taipale ( at the University of Helsinki, Meilahti Campus. Our laboratory is part of the Academy of Finland Center of Excellence in Tumor Genetics (, focusing on a systems-biology approach to understand how tissue-specific factors collaborate with oncogenic signals to drive cell proliferation.

The position includes both scientific and administrative tasks, with the latter consisting of personnel (such as supervision of lab members, recruitment) and financial responsibilities (such as handling grant applications, reporting to financing bodies and planning and executing larger purchases). The scientific part constitutes ca. 50 % of the tasks and requires a strong background in any of the following fields: molecular biology, genetics, medicine, biochemistry or computer science. Applicants should be interested in working in an interdisciplinary environment as the laboratory combines experimental and computational approaches.

Applications (as a single pdf file) should include a CV with a list of publications and contact information for two references. Please submit your application as a single pdf file to The deadline for application is 30th September 2019.

Selected publications from Taipale lab:

Sahu et al. (2019) Defining the molecular state of human cancer. BioRxiv preprint (

Palin et al. (2018) Contribution of allelic imbalance to human cancer. Nat Commun. 10, 3664.

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

Katainen et al. (2015) CTCF/cohesin-binding sites are frequently mutated in cancer. Nat Genet 47:818-21.

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

Keywords: Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology, Systems Biology, Cancer, Transcription, Computer Science, Staff scientist, co-PI, administrative


Apply with CV and Cover Letter

Must be a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file and no larger than 1MBMust be a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file and no larger than 1MB

senior scientist/co-PI