Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)
The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is a partner institution of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. FIMM is a joint venture of the University of Helsinki, the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. FIMM is located on the Meilahti medical campus in Helsinki.
As part of the INSENS Marie Curie FP7 Initial Training Network (ITN), FIMM is seeking an outstanding candidate for a position of
Doctoral Student in DISC1 and Underlying Gene Networks in Schizophrenia
One training position is available at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) in the team of Group Leader William Hennah (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Responsibilities and tasks:
The primary role of the early stage researcher (ESR) will be to carry out and analyse Next Generation Sequencing for a targeted protocol to study candidate genes for psychiatric disorders. The ESR will also be expected to participate in the translation of any findings with follow up analysis of neuropsychological, biological and treatment related traits. The ESR will work in close collaboration on Next Generation Sequencing with the experts in the FIMM Technology Centre.
Qualification and Experience:
Candidates are expected to have a relevant academic degree (MSc, or equivalent) in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, computer science, genetics, mathematics, medicine, or other related fields, obtained before the starting date. Following Marie Curie Actions guidelines, candidates should also have no more than 4 years of research experience, and not have resided in Finland for more than 12 months during the last 3 years. Some research experience in bioinformatics, next generation sequencing, or human genetics/genomics is desired, and an interest or experience in psychiatric or neurological disorders is valued, but not required. Candidates should be fluent in English, with good oral and written communication skills.
• Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a suitable field
• Previous experience genetics/genomics, bioinformatics, or Next Generation Sequencing
• Good command of English language
Applications are to be submitted to the INSENS network. Instructions and eligibility criteria can be found at the INSENS website: http://www.in-sens.eu/vacancies/.