Postdoctoral Researcher, Systems Biology

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,500 members of staff. We operate in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world .

The Faculty of Health Sciences operates at the Kuopio Campus of the University of Eastern Finland. The Faculty offers education in medicine, dentistry, nutrition and pharmacy, as well as in some other central fields of the health care sector . The Faculty is research-intensive, and its internationally recognised research activities are closely linked to the strategic research areas of the University. There are approximately 2 500 degree students and about 450 PhD students in the Faculty. The faculty has 680 staff members. http://www.uef.fi/en/ttdk/etusivu

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Postdoctoral Researcher, Systems Biology

A successful applicant will have a Ph.D in systems biology, bioinformatics, statistics or computer science, and prior experience in the mathematical/computational analysis or design of biological systems . The applicant should also have basic knowledge in human biology , biochemistry, or metabolism. The research work primarily includes analyses from the METSIM cohort comprising genetic data (common and rare variants, exome and genome sequencing), and detailed phenotyping data (epigenetics, microbiota. metabolomics).

The Postdoctoral Researcher will be located in the Genome Center of Eastern Finland ( http://www.uef.fi/en/web/genediagnostics ) School of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Kuopio campus.

A person to be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher is required to hold an applicable doctoral degree (UEF University Regulations, Section 31). The doctoral degree may not be from more than 5 years ago at the time when the position starts. An applicant with a doctoral degree completed more than 5 years ago can be considered for a specific reason only (maternity, paternity, parental or child care leave, military or non-military service). If the applicant pleads to the above mentioned reasons, he or she needs to explain them in the application.

Mobility after the completion of the doctoral degree is required (having experience from some other research environment than the one awarding the doctoral degree). A research environment refers to a local research community or a group in which the researcher works. The mobility requirement is automatically met for those applicants who are planning to change their recent research environment by applying for this Postdoctoral Researcher position at the School of Medicine at the University of Eastern Finland. Previous mobility periods or a plan of future ones should be indicated in the application.

Experience in international research cooperation or international researcher mobility will be regarded as merits.

Good command of the English language is required.

The position will be filled for a fixed term of 2,5 years from 1 June 2019 or as agreed. Postdoctoral researcher positions are always filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

The salary of the Postdoctoral Researcher position is based on level 5 of the job requirement level chart of the teaching and research staff in the salary system for Finnish universities (2,935.55 /month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary is supplemented by a personal performance component, which can be a maximum of 50 % of the job requirement component.

A person can be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher funded by the University of Eastern Finlands strategic funding only once.

For further information on the position, please contact: professor Markku Laakso, +358 29 445 4046 , markku.laakso@uef.fi . For further information on the application procedure, please contact: executive head of faculty administration Riikka Pellinen, +358 29 4454 123, riikka.pellinen@uef.fi .

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
- a résumé or CV
- a list of publications
- copies of the applicant's academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicants language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
- a description (max. 3 pages) of the fields and areas of research which the applicant intends to advance during his or her post doc period (including a description of the applicants previous mobility periods or plan of future ones)

The application needs to be submitted no later than 12.5.2019 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.


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