Career with us

We offer internationally recognized unique biomedical research environment in Helsinki. FIMM is the leading genetics and genomics research unit in Finland. We are managing petabytes of human genetic and health data and these datasets will increase tenfold in the forthcoming years. We’re daily collaborating with top researchers and research institutes in the world and international health-care companies to improve health and well-being on a global scale.

FIMM collaborates locally with the Faculty of Medicine, Helsinki University Hospital and Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare. We are hosting a national Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics of the Academy of Finland and leading FinnGen, a large-scale genomics study of the Finnish population.

FIMM - an Ecosystem for Genetic Discovery and Clinical Translation. This video was prepared for ASHG 2019.

We promote research careers at different levels and participate in international researcher training. FIMM Group leaders will be provided with resources, capabilities and an exciting and fertile research environment to advance their careers in Finland.  With EMBL-style contracts based on a 5+4 years’ model with a mid-term review, the group leaders have the time to prove the feasibility and impact of their bold research proposals. For the Group Leaders, FIMM provides attractive sustainable support packages, including salaries for the group leader, 1-2 postdoctoral fellows, 2-3 doctoral students and technician(s), consumables and modern laboratory facilities. 

The contact person regarding all HiLIFE recruitments is Anu Roine:

Human Resources Specialist
Staff Services

 When starting a recruitment please contact Anu Roine and Sanni Hyppönen:

Human Resources Coordinator
Staff Services


Open positions

Below you will find information about the open positions currently available at FIMM. If none are listed, we do not have any open positions at the moment.

FIMM Technology Centre operates several core units, which develop methods and offer services starting from sample management and preparation to genomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics. We are now seeking for outstanding candidates for a Laboratory technician postion. The position is shared between three units / projects all operating at FIMM: EV/HiPrep Cores; biobanking activities; Beat DKD (diabetic kidney disease). They all share the same goal of high quality sample management and preparations. 

Main tasks of the laboratory technician include sample management and preparations, equipment set-up/care and customer service. The position requires previous laboratory skills in RNA- and DNA preparations.

Please read the whole job announcement and apply by 31 January, 2021.


As part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, FIMM in collaboration with the Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth) and HIIT is seeking outstanding candidates for positions of

Doctoral Students

in Molecular Medicine, Molecular Bioscience, Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Artificial Intelligence
starting in August 2021                                                                                                           

Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute focusing on human genomics and personalized medicine at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science of the University of Helsinki. FIMM integrates molecular medicine research and technology centre and biobanking infrastructures under one roof promoting translational research in grand challenge projects, specifically, the impact of genome information from the Finnish population in personalized health and medicine, individualized cancer medicine, and digital molecular medicine. The areas of interest of the 22 research groups cover cancer, cardiovascular disease, immune disorders, and neurological and psychiatric diseases. A particular focus is to enhance the understanding of sex-based differences in health outcomes, with emphasis on understudied or sex-biased phenotypes and disorders.  

The Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth) is multidisciplinary by nature and consists of eight internationally and nationally networked doctoral programmes that approach life sciences from clinical, molecular and behavioral perspectives. The doctoral school aims to provide systematic, efficient and high-quality doctoral training to prepare doctoral candidates for both professional careers in research and other positions of high expertise.

In the areas of bioinformatics and computational biomedicine, FIMM collaborates with Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, a multi-disciplinary research institute focused on basic and applied research on information technology. Modern molecular medicine requires state-of-the-art methodologies in machine learning and artificial intelligence, data analysis, visualization and modelling of large data sets; HIIT research groups and programmes provide world-class research excellence in these areas.

We currently have at least four openings for doctoral students who show outstanding potential to become independent researchers and who will significantly benefit from the FIMM-EMBL/DSHealth/HIIT International PhD rotational training. Specifically, these positions are in the fields of molecular medicine, molecular bioscience, drug research, neuroscience, bioinformatics, computational biomedicine, data science and artificial intelligence.

Detailed information about the research areas in this call can be found at the following websites:


Supervisors and research groups in this call - please follow the link. These are also listed in the application form.

Qualifications and experience: Candidates are expected to have a second cycle academic degree (MSc, MD or equivalent) in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, cell biology, computer science, genetics, mathematics, medicine, or other related fields, obtained before the start of the position (August 2021). The successful candidate will have good problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills. In addition, the candidate should be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, and be able to work independently as well as in an international team.

Application and selection process: The call opens January 7, 2021. Candidates are invited to apply online at no later than February 4, 2021 at 23:59 Eastern European Time.

To apply, applicants should submit in the online system the following forms in English:

  • Application form: submitted no later than February 4, 2021 at 23:59 Eastern European Time.
  • Referees letters of recommendation (2), submitted no later than February 11, 2021 at 23:59 Eastern European Time. Applicants are asked to fill in the contact information of two referees in the application form. An automated reference request will be sent by email to both referees when the applicant submits the application form.

Please note that candidates are expected to carefully follow the application instructions above.  Applications submitted after the deadline, failing to meet the requirements above, or sent directly to group leaders will not be considered.

Application review will begin after the call is closed. Top candidates will be jointly selected by FIMM, DSHealth and HIIT and invited for two rounds of online interviews with a selection committee in mid-March and early April 2021. The final candidates selected for the positions will be offered an initial contract for 18 months, during the first half of which they will engage in training through research group rotations. Upon a successful review and selection of a research group after the rotational period, the initial contract will be extended up to a four-year period.

For further information about:

We are seeking for an outstanding candidates for Postdoctoral Fellow position jointly operated in research groups of Dr. Outi Kilpivaara and Dr. Ulla Wartiovaara-Kautto at the Faculty of Medicine and Dr. Esa Pitkänen at the Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM). 

Catching the early transcriptomic and genetic events in hematopoietic progenitor cells in bone marrow failure (BMF), and correlating these during progression to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and further to acute myeloid leukemia (AML), may allow therapeutic intervention before the point-of-no-return. This project is trying better to understand the inherited mutations that cause BMF/MDS as well as the acquired changes that occur during progression to leukemia, using state-of-the-art molecular technologies to guide leukemia precision medicine.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be studying how leukemias arise from premalignant conditions utilizing single-cell and bulk DNA/RNA sequencing technologies, machine learning and data analytics. A suitable candidate should have a background in genetics / bioinformatics / hemato-oncology, and hold a PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, computer science, genetics, hematology, machine learning, or other relevant field but also candidates with a PhD degree close to completion are encouraged to apply. 

Read the whole job announcement and apply by 19th February, 2021.