Post-doctoral researcher in functional/computational genomics

Post-doctoral researcher in functional/computational genomics

University of Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland

Post-doctoral researcher – functional/computational genomics/bioinformatics (starting early 2019)

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for working in the field of functional epigenomics. The focus of the lab is to investigate the interplay between lineage-specific transcription factors and oncogenes in cancer using modern genome-wide methods for regulatory genomic features and chromatin architecture. The group of the newly appointed Principal Investigator (Medicum, University of Helsinki) Dr. Biswajyoti Sahu ( belongs to the Applied Tumor Genomics Program (starting from 2019) in the Research Programs Unit of the Faculty of Medicine in University of Helsinki providing an excellent research environment with strong focus on cancer research.

We offer a position in a young, multi-disciplinary and teamwork-oriented group that will be comprised of both computational and wet-lab scientists. The ideal candidate will be involved in computational experimental design and analysis of functional genomics datasets from next-generation sequencing methods including but not limited to ATAC-seq, Hi-C, ChIP-seq, as well as CRISPR-based approaches. The candidate should have a PhD degree in computational biology, bioinformatics or applied mathematics-related field with strong background in programming languages. Demonstrated skill and prior experience in the analysis of high-throughput omics datasets is required and candidates with proven track record in terms of publications will be given preference.

Additionally, the lab is also looking for a PhD student. The candidate should have a Master’s degree in any field of life sciences or other translational programs with a particular interest in molecular biology and functional genomics. A good understanding of biochemistry, genomics experiments and statistics is expected. Prior experience in generating experimental omics datasets is an asset but not a requirement.

With English as a working language, excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Knowledge of Finnish language is not required. Salaries are based on the salary system for Finnish universities (YPJ), ~€36,000-40,000 for postdocs and ~€25,000-28,000 for PhD students (annual gross, depending on experience) 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) or bs645(at) Applications will be considered on a rolling basis till a suitable candidate is found.

Applications should be include a one-page cover letter describing your research goals, interest and motivation together with recent curriculum vitae (CV) including publications. In addition, two-three reference letters with their contact details must be sent to:


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Post-doctoral researcher in functional/computational genomics