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Human Genetics Research Coordinator Vacancy @ FIMM Finland

Human Genetics Research Coordinator Vacancy @ FIMM Finland

Human Genetics Research Coordinator Vacancy @ FIMM Finland: The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine at the University of Helsinki. In the beginning of 2017 FIMM joined the University of Helsinki’s new life science research centre, Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE, as an operational unit. FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, technology centre and biobanking infrastructures under one roof, promoting translational research in grand challenge projects, specifically, the impact of genome information from the Finnish population in personalised health and medicine, individualised cancer medicine, and digital molecular medicine. FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, composed of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the centres for molecular medicine in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and the EU-LIFE Community. Human Genetics Research Coordinator Vacancy @ FIMM Finland

Human Genetics Research Coordinator Vacancy @ FIMM Finland

FIMM is currently seeking a

Research Coordinator
for a fixed term of three years with a possibility of extension.

We are seeking a qualified and motivated Research Coordinator for national and international research projects of Human Genomics Unit at FIMM led by Professors Aarno Palotie and Samuli Ripatti.
Professor Aarno Palotie is the Research Director and Head of Human Genomics unit at FIMM, and Group Leader at the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA. He has a wealth of experience in complex trait genetics. Professor Palotie has led the International Headache Genetics Consortia (IHGC), and been one of the key driving forces in large sequencing and genotyping initiatives such as UK10K neurodevelopmental arm. He is the Chair of the Sequencing Initiative Suomi (SISu) project, the SUPER project as part of the Stanley Global Neuropsychiatric Genomics Initiative and has recently initiated several academic-pharma partnership projects aiming to aid drug development using genomic information.

Human Genetics Research Coordinator Vacancy @ FIMM Finland

Professor Samuli Ripatti is EMBL Group Leader at FIMM and Professor of Biometry at Faculty of Medicine. His research group has broad collaboration with international research groups to study genetic variation and its connection to lipids, metabolites and other risk factors for metabolic diseases. Professor Ripatti’s group also builds statistical and computational models for cardiovascular disease risk estimation. Ripatti has played key roles in major Finnish sequencing efforts, such as SISu, Fin-Met-Seq and EUFAM projects. He is the PI of the GeneRISK Study, pioneering studies utilizing personal genetic risk information and returning it to the participants with couching to lower the risk. He will chair the recently funded Academy of Finland Center of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics starting in January 2018

In close relation with Professors Palotie and Ripatti and in collaboration with Project Coordinator Mrs Sari Kivikko, the successful candidate is expected to assist Professors Palotie and Ripatti and collaborating senior scientists at FIMM Human Genomics Unit to coordinate and manage the international research projects involved, for example, EU FP7/H2020 projects, NIH projects, the new Center of Excellence and other collaboration projects. Major tasks include monitoring project progress, liaising with financial and administrative staff, organizing and participating in project meetings, preparing reports and communicating with funding agencies and collaborators. The position provides also opportunities for teaching and collaborative research in research management and soft skills training in research environment.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD degree with minimum two-years working experience, preferably in the field of life science related discipline. Experience in project coordination and management at international level (especially large-scale consortium management experience) is appreciated. The candidate should have fluency in written and spoken English (knowledge of Finnish or other European language will be an advantage), excellent organizational, communication and problem-solving skills, strong capability to work independently as well as cooperate harmoniously with administrative staff. The candidate should be available to travel abroad (occasionally and mostly within Europe).
This is a full-time position based in Biomedicum 2, Helsinki (www.biomedicum.fi), Finland, and is expected to start on August 1st, 2017 or earlier for an initial period of at least three years with a possibility of extension.
Salary will be based on the University salary scheme for research and teaching staff. Scheme level depends on the candidate’s qualifications.

To apply for the position, please send your motivation letter and CV, including list of publications and contact information for two references, 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.
Please apply no later than July 17th. The employment may begin as soon as possible or as agreed.
For further information please visit our website at http://www.fimm.fi and/or contact professors aarno.palotie(at)helsinki.fi, samuli.ripatti(at)helsinki.fi or project coordinator sari.kivikko(at)helsinki.fi.

This information is also available as a pdf.

Human Genetics Research Coordinator Vacancy @ FIMM Finland

View Original Notification: https://www.fimm.fi/en/open-position/research-coordinator

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