The Faculty of Medicine promotes scientific research of a high standard and is responsible for providing research-based undergraduate and postgraduate education in medicine, dentistry, psychology and logopedics, as well as for the English-language Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine. In addition to its teaching and research activities, the Faculty serves as a significant expert organisation in the healthcare sector and contributes to the discourse on ethics in the field. In terms of research, the Faculty aims for a place among the best medical faculties in the world, while consolidating and strengthening its status as a top-level institution of medical education.

Together with Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE), the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, constitutes the Academic Medical Center Helsinki (AMCH). This medical center has been very successful in international comparisons, ranking among the top 10 medical campuses in Europe and among the top 50 globally.

The Faculty of Medicine is currently seeking a

Laboratory Coordinator for the Network Pharmacology Group

for a fixed-term of two year appointment with a possibility of extension

The research group of Network Pharmacology for Precision Medicine (NetPhar) aims to develop mathematical, statistical and informatics tools to tackle biomedical questions that may potentially lead to breakthroughs in drug discovery. We are focusing on network pharmacology modeling, aiming at a systems-level understanding of how cancer signaling pathways can be inhibited by synergistic drug combinations through multi–target perturbations. These methods offer an improved efficiency to identify more effective cancer treatments for personalized medicine.

To facilitate the experimental validation of the computational predictions, we need expertise in the lab to carry out a series of biological assays to generate high-quality genotypic, functional and phenotypic data. Such an experimental work will become an important component to advance the understanding of mode of actions for anticancer drugs across a variety of cancer samples.

•Cell culture and sample preparation
•Molecular profiling assays including PCR, qPCR, western blot, RNAi, CRISPR and microscopy
•Cell-based drug screening assays
•Involved in the planning and reporting of research projects in a multi-disciplinary team

Qualification and experience:
•Master’s degree or equivalent in biosciences with proven working experience
•Good data analysis skills (MS Office)
•Good interpersonal and communication skills
•Self-motivated with good problem solving and troubleshooting skills
•Fluent in Finnish and English

Salary and contract:
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University salary system.

The position is a full-time position starting 1st of October, 2019 or upon mutual agreement.

Application should be written in English and include the following documents:
- Motivation letter (1 page)
- CV including contact details for two referees (max 2 pages)

Please submit your application, together with the attachments, as a single pdf file, through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal no later than 30st September 2019.

For further information please visit our website contact the Group leader, A/Prof. Jing Tang (jing.tang(at)

Due date

30.09.2019 23:59 EEST