Postdoctoral Researchers at Achim Lab in Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme

University of Helsinki


The University of Helsinki is the largest university in Finland, hosting an international academic community of 40,000 students, researchers and staff members. University of Helsinki is also the most important provider of research infrastructures in Finland.


Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme in the University of Helsinki is an interdisciplinary research unit for the studies of the molecular and mechanistic basis of life. We are unifying areas of experimental biosciences, including Biochemistry, Genetics, Structural Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Neuroscience and Physiology.


Achim Lab in Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme invites applications for




Our project
We are looking for ambitious and enthusiastic researchers interested in developmental neuroscience, neurological disease, computational modelling or bioinformatics, to work on an interdisciplinary project that aims to characterize the developmental mechanisms leading to the differentiation of cell types underlying mood and motivated behaviors.

We will use high-throughput transcriptome and genome profiling methods and mouse transgenesis in order to look at transcriptional regulators and regulatory interactions at the neuronal fate decisions and during cell differentiation. The position is available immediately. The postdoc position is funded by the Academy of Finland grant and is available for 3 years, with a possibility of extension.


Your skills
Postdoctoral candidates should possess a PhD degree in a relevant field. Prior experience with transcriptomics or genomics, genome-wide data analysis, or in computational modelling based on biological data is an advantage.


Desired skills or interests: high-throughput genomics or transcriptomics data collection and analysis, including single-cell transcriptomics and genomics; molecular genetics methods, cell sorting, cell culture (primary cells). The candidate should also have good communication and presentation skills. The working language will be English.


The salary will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system applied in Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personnel work performance. The salary range will be 3100-3500 euros/month, depending on the merits and experience of the appointee. There will be a six-month trial period for the position.


Please attach the following documents as a single pdf-file:
1) CV with a list of publications
2) two recommendation letter


The application must be submitted as one single pdf file through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Applicants employed by the University of Helsinki must submit their application through the SAP HR portal ( The closing date for applications is 21 October 2019.


For further information, please contact: kaia.achim(at), or visit our website at

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Due date

21.10.2019 23:59 EEST

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