Open position in bioinformatics ~

14 de julio de 2012

Open position in bioinformatics

A permanent position for carrying out research in the field of
bioinformatics applied to farm animals and plants is available at MTT
Agrifood Research Finland in Jokioinen.

MTT Agrifood Research Finland is a leading research institute in
Finland developing sustainability and competitiveness of the food system
( Operating under the Ministry of Agriculture
and Forestry, MTT employs around 750 people at 15 locations across
Finland. Our head office is situated at Jokioinen, a 1.5-hour drive
from Helsinki.

The bioinformatician will join the Biotechnology and Food Research
Unit, genetics group and work mainly in collaboration with researchers
in the farm animal and plant genomics teams.  The main research focus
of the teams is on using genomics tools in animal and plant breeding,
nutrigenomics, and systemsbiology of fertility.

The researcher will be responsible of using methods of bioinformatics
in carrying out research on animal and plant genomics.  The person
should especially implement new methods for analyzing large amounts of
sequence data, be involved in writing scientific articles and assist
other researchers in the use of bioinformatic tools.

The successful candidate should have a PhD or Master¢s degree in
bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, molecular biology,
population genetics or appropriate related discipline. Good knowledge
and experience in working with large data sets and sequence data,
good programming skills and good knowledge in genomics and biology are
essential. We require good language skills in written and oral English.

We offer a flexible working environment and a good opportunity to get
involved in many different research projects in the field of genomics.

The salary will be based on the job grade levels 12 to 13 and personal
work performance, where the base salary will be from 2.635,82 to 2916,
76 ¤ and the additional personal amount at most 46 % of the base salary.

The starting date for the job is on September 1st 2012 or as agreed.

Applications, including CV and references should be addressed to director
Eeva-Liisa Ryhanen, MTT Biotechnology and Food Research and sent by mail
to MTT/kirjaamo, Humppilantie 14, 31600 Jokioinen, Finland or by email
in a single pdf-file to the Registry Office of MTT no
later than the 31st of July 2012, 3PM Finnish time. Please, add the code
400-142-12 to your application.

For more information about the position, please contact professor Johanna
Vilkki, phone  +358 29 or the director
of Biotechnology and Food Research Unit of MTT, Dr. Eeva-Liisa
Ryhanen, phone  +358 29 531
or team leader Maria Tuiskula-Haavisto,  phone  +358 29 5317831, Please notice that applications sent to
the personal e-mail addresses are not accepted.

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