The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki conducts high-quality research and provides research-based basic and post-graduate education in medicine and dentistry, psychology and logopedics. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki is located in the Meilahti-Ruskeasuo Campus, offering excellent opportunities for close collaboration with both the University Hospital and public sector research institutes (the National Institute of Health and Welfare, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health).

Research Programs Unit of the Faculty of Medicine is a top-quality research environment. Unit’s five research program comprises groups that integrate clinical, translational and biomedical research.

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. Here, researchers are given the opportunity to work in an internationally acclaimed research environment and good working atmosphere. The group offers the availability of state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and bioinformatic resources for high-throughput analyses. The work has led to publications in journals such as Science, Nature, and New England Journal of Medicine.

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 an outstanding candidate for a


The open position is in the fields of cancer genetics, systems biology and bioinformatics research.

We are looking for an ambitious doctoral student with strong enthusiasm towards science. We expect the successful candidate to be highly self-motivated and responsible with excellent team working, problem solving, and analytical skills. The successful candidate has a strong background in medicine, genetics, molecular biology or bioinformatics (computer science, statistics or machine learning). Basic understanding of cancer biology and genetics/genomics is also considered important. Good knowledge of written and spoken English is required.

Graduate student is expected to conduct his or her given research project ambitiously, effectively and with attention to detail. Graduate student is encouraged to do team-work within the group. All graduate students will have supervision from Professor Aaltonen and a post-doc member of staff.

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

We offer an initial contract of employment for a minimum period of two years. The position is a full-time position preferably starting in spring 2018. A trial period will be applied.

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 30.11.2017.

For further information about the position, please contact aaltonen-applications(at) or visit

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