Gradu­ate Stu­dent, PhD Can­did­ate in Ge­net­ics of Sleep and Brain Autoim­munity

Updated: 9 months ago
Deadline: 31 Oct 2019

The University of Helsinki is a vibrant scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. It is currently investing heavily in life sciences research.

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research unit focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki - a leading Nordic university with a strong commitment to life science research. As part of Academic Medical Center Helsinki in Meilahti campus FIMM collaborates locally with the Faculty of Medicine, Helsinki University Hospital and National Institute for Health and Welfare. 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.

FIMM is currently seeking a

Graduate student, PhD candidate in genetics of sleep and brain autoimmunity

We are recruiting an enthusiastic and highly motivated PhD candidate/Graduate student to examine the genetic determinants behind sleep disorders and brain autoimmunity in Dr Hanna M. Ollila’s research group. The candidate should hold a Master’s degree in genetics, molecular biology or any related field. The ideal candidate would have strong knowledge in disease association and interest in sleep and brain autoimmunity. The group’s primary focus is on genetic and environmental risk factors for brain autoimmune and sleep disorders, and in examining basic determinants of sleep in both normal and disease conditions. The researcher will have the possibility to lead international consortia, and discover novel genetic and environmental risk factors for sleep disorders.

Qualifications and experience: Master’s degree in genetics, molecular biology computer science, or related field.

Salary and contract:
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications based on the Finnish university salary (YPJ) system on previous qualifications, experience and performance in the position. The contract will be offered until December 2023, and may be extended.

To apply, please submit the application, together with your CV and a cover letter, through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for the position. 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 31.10.2019.

For further information please visit our website at  or contact Dr Ollila at Hanna.m.ollila (at) In case you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment(at)

Due date

31.10.2019 23:59 EET

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