The Tumor Genomics Research Group at the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Medicine is one of the largest biomedical research groups in Finland with a 30-member research team, including biologists, computer scientists, and medical doctors. The group focuses on understanding the causes and mechanisms of tumorigenesis, particularly in uterine leiomyoma and colorectal cancer. We offer the opportunity to work in an internationally acclaimed research environment with a good working atmosphere, and the availability of state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and bioinformatic resources for high-throughput analyses. The group is part of the Academy of Finland funded Center of Excellence in Tumor Genetics (CoETG) with a special focus on understanding the interplay between genetic and environmental signals leading to neoplasia.

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of

for a fixed-term of two years

The open position is in the field of cancer genetics research. We are looking for a responsible laboratory technician with excellent team working and social skills. The successful candidate has preferably at least 1-2 years previous experience of laboratory work, is able to work independently, and willing to take initiative. Good English language and basic IT skills are required.

Laboratory technician’s responsibilities
We expect the successful applicant to conduct his/her work efficiently and with attention to detail. The work consists of project management and design as well as development of processes, functioning as a contact person for service providers, and basic laboratory work.

We offer an initial contract of employment for two years. The position is full-time and starts as soon as possible. A trial period will be applied.

The salary is based on the University's salary scheme for support personnel, and composed of both task specific and personal performance components.

The group is situated in Biomedicum, at the Meilahti Campus in Helsinki, Finland.

To apply, please submit your application letter, CV and names of two references in a single PDF document through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply link. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal.

Closing date for applications is 31.01.2018.

For further information visit, or e-mail aaltonen-applications(at)

Apply at latest 31.01.2018

Due date

Wednesday, January 31, 2018