Senior Specialist or Research Scientist, Bioinformatics, Luonnonvarakeskus

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Senior Specialist or Research Scientist, Bioinformatics

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services to our customers based on best available scientific knowledge. Our research results and services generate added value and sustainability as well as scientific evidence to support decision making. We carry out research on forestry, agriculture, food, game, and fisheries. We also perform statutory services.

Being open-minded and curious and having a strong will to leave a positive mark to the world binds Luke people together. Together we build a positive working culture where each other’s work is highly respected. In Luke, the work assignments are versatile and employees can influence the content of their work. We work in a mobile work culture which gives you the possibility to work from wherever it suits you the best. Luke offers a multidisciplinary international research environment with unique research infrastructures, experimental sites and well-equipped laboratories.

Description of the post/job

Job duration
Permanent employment
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Natural Resources Institute Finland
Latokartanonkaari 9

Natural Resources Institute Finland
Paavo Havaksen tie 3
Oulun yliopisto

Natural Resources Institute Finland
Itäinen pitkäkatu 4 A 7 krs

Natural Resources Institute Finland
Tietotie 4

Natural Resources Institute Finland
Yliopistokatu 6

More information about the job

Timo Hurme
Group Manager
+358 29 532 6555

Daniel Fischer
Coordinator of Bioinformatics
+358 29 532 6670

The person works in Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) as a Bioinformatician (Senior Specialist, Bioinformatics or Research Scientist, Bioinformatics). Tasks include participation in planning new research projects and participation in execution of research projects as a researcher specialized in bioinformatics. The person can also lead projects and apply for project funding. The position requires the person to be involved in scientific writing and publishing as an author. The person is expected to actively participate in developing field of bioinformatics in Luke.

The person should preferably work in Helsinki, Jokioinen, Oulu, Joensuu or Turku.

Our expectations of the applicant

– PhD or MSc in relevant quantitative field (Bioinformatics, Computer science, Statistics or similar) or advanced Life Sciences degree (Genetics, Molecular biology, Biochemistry, or similar) with significant computational experience
– Research experience as a bioinformatician with animal and/or plant applications
– Experience in computational bioinformatics
– Experience dealing with non-model organisms
– Extensive knowledge and experience in one or several of the following: transcriptomics, metagenomics, genome assembly and annotation, genomics
– Knowledge and experience in relevant data analysis methods in bioinformatics and development of pipelines
– Knowledge in HPC (such as CSC services, computing clusters) and data repositories
– Programming skills in Python, R or similar. Skills in relevant software, such as Bash and specific bioinformatic tools
– Good written and oral skills in English language
– Experience in research project work
– Active collaboration and networking skills, team orientation

The following is seen as benefit:
-Publications as author in the area of Bioinformatics and/or achievements in private companies in the field of bioinformatics
– Relevant leadership experience
– Knowledge and experience in machine learning, experience in multiple operating systems
– Wet lab experience
– Good networks in bioinformatics community, both locally and globally
– Experience in teaching/training
– Good written and oral skills in Finnish language
– if applicable, you can include a portfolio of own software projects / code (e.g. your GitHub profile or self-hosted page)

Information about pay

The position is at complexity level 8-9 in Luke’s salary system. Therefore, the position-specific salary component is EUR 3,165.51-3,579.47 per month. In addition to the position-specific salary component, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. It can be at most 50 % of the position-specific salary component. The applicant may also present a separate salary request.

Other information about the job

Please attach your CV and application letter to your application.

How to apply

Apply for this vacancy on the website.

However, you can also apply for this job by submitting your application to the address given below. Please include the ID of the job you apply for both in your application and on the envelope. Applications will not be returned.

Luonnonvarakeskuksen kirjaamo
Latokartanonkaari 9
Helsinki, FINLAND

Please note that the application period expires on 26 February 2021 at 4.00 pm (time in Finland, UTC + 2). Unfortunately, we are unable to consider late applications.