University of Helsinki PhD/Postdoctoral Positions in Finland, 2018

Scholarship Description:

The University of Helsinki is inviting applications for PhD/postdoctoral positions in Bioinformatics within the Faculty of Medicine. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Host College/University:

The University of Helsinki is a university located in Helsinki, Finland since 1829, but was founded in the city of Turku in 1640 as the Royal Academy of Turku, at that time part of the Swedish Empire.

In order to be admitted to a program in Finnish or Swedish, students need to be able to communicate in Finnish or Swedish.

Degree level:

This is a PhD/Postdoctoral position. Scholarships can be taken at The University of Helsinki in Finland.

Field of Study:

Position is awarded in bioinformatics for the Single-cell transcriptomics of cancer research group.

Scholarship Awards:

Salary will be based on the Universities salary scheme for teaching and research personnel composed of both task-specific and personal performance components that will be evaluated during the first year, with typical starting levels of 2/5 (2448.97 EUR) for a PhD student, or 5/5 (3533.51 EUR) for a post-doc.


International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

A successful candidate has, or is close to having, MSc or PhD degree (for PhD student or post-doctoral positions, respectively) and has a background in bioinformatics, computer science, physics, systems biology or mathematics and most importantly, strong enthusiasm to computationally solve complex biological problems, such as those presented in molecular oncology. The candidate should have solid programming skills (e.g. R, C, and Python), knowledge of mathematical network modelling approaches, and ability to work independently in a multi-disciplinary team (i.e. you will have to work and communicate with biologists).

Application Procedure: 

To apply, please submit your application letter, CV, publication list as well as names and contact information for two references in a single PDF document, using the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for the job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

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