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Funded Postdoc positions in Bioinformatics at Institute of Biotechnology, Helsinki Institute of Life Science in Finland

Institute of Biotechnology (BI) is a part of Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE, with a mission to increase knowledge in biotechnology and integrative biology and use this for the benefit of society. BI aims to strengthen its position as an international outstanding research institute in biosciences profiled through high impact research and renowned scientists and to develop as an international, competitive and rewarding workplace sought after as a collaboration partner within the university and internationally.

BI was established in 1989 and is located on the Viikki Life Sciences Campus. The staff of ca. 300 is very international representing over 30 countries and consisting of researchers at all career stages, as well as technicians and supporting staff. BI is a founding member of Biocenter Finland, a national alliance coordinating biosciences through shared technologies, education and services. BI collaborates extensively with university faculties and other research units on campus in research and education of Masters and graduate students, and taking science to the society.

University of Helsinki, Institute of Biotechnology invites applications for a position of a


We are seeking to appoint a bioinformatics method developer to join the Holm group at the Institute of Biotechnology.

The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing and developing methods for assembly of de novo sequenced genomes. The role will provide the applicant with the opportunity to work at the frontline of methodological development in computational genomics.

The genome assembly project has interactions with the NGS sequencing lab ( which hosts state of the art sequencing technologies, including PacBio. The research group is equipped with state of the art computing facilities.

The postdoctoral researcher position is for two years.


  • PhD in a suitable field, such as bioinformatics, computer science, genetics
  • Demonstrated capacity of problem solving and writing code that works
  • Proven understanding and experience in the fields of genomics, data processing, high-throughput data analysis, and genomic databases
  • Proficiency in C/Fortran
  • Experience in carrying out independent research and working in a team
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated good time management and project management skills
  • Ability to review, synthesise, and present scientific data and methods

Desirable skills

  • Experience with cluster computing
  • Experience processing NGS data from the emerging technologies developed by PacBio, etc.

Apply in University’s recruitment system….

The application should include

  • statement of motivation
  • CV
  • list of publications
  • names and contact details of references

Review of applications will start 25 August, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Questions to professor Liisa Holm,

Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi(at)

Deadline: August 25, 2017

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