01.10.2018 - 11:45

FIMMPOD Annual Call for Postdoctoral Researchers at FIMM now Open

FIMMPOD is a professional development programme at FIMM aimed at enhancing the research experiences and career opportunities of postdoctoral and senior researchers. One of FIMMPOD's goals is the recruitment of outstanding researchers to the institute, and therefore FIMMPOD organises a call for postdoctoral researchers every year. The call for 2018 is now open.

FIMM is seeking applications for two postdoctoral researcher positions in the areas of computational systems medicine and epigenetics of complex diseases and traits.


The Computational Systems Medicine group led by Tero Aittokallio focuses on developing and applying integrated computational-experimental approaches for the prediction of system-level phenotypic responses to genetic and chemical perturbations. The current research topics include 1) machine learning modelling for drug response prediction, 2) identification of synthetic lethal interactions and drug combinations for anticancer treatment, and 3) mining of clinical and molecular markers predictive of medical outcomes. The Computational Systems Medicine group is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral candidate with a strong data modelling track record and a particular interest in large-scale data analysis to work on projects related to the group’s areas of interest. 

The Epigenetics of Complex Diseases and Traits group led by Miina Ollikainen is focused on understanding epigenetic variation in complex traits and diseases, such as smoking, alcohol use, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. The research of the group applies statistical epigenomics approaches utilizing genome-wide DNA methylation and histone modification data, genotype data, and the wealth of phenotypic data from the well-characterized Finnish Twin Cohort and large-scale population-based cohorts. The projects aim at assessing genetic and epigenetic alterations and their interaction with pertinent environmental or lifestyle exposures to obtain more precise estimates of their individual and joint effects on common disease risk. The group is seeking outstanding candidates with strong data analysis background and an interest in large-scale epigenetic analyses for one postdoctoral researcher position. 

Detailed call announcements can be found on the FIMM Open Positions webpage. Newly recruited postdoctoral and senior researchers are automatically enrolled in FIMMPOD upon joining FIMM. Information about the FIMMPOD Professional Development Programme for Postdoctoral and Senior Researchers can be found on the FIMMPOD webpages, and the FIMMPOD coordinator, Heidi Virtanen, is also happy to answer any questions.

The deadline for applications is 28th October 2018.


Last updated: 01.10.2018 - 12:35