University of Turku
Postdoc position in the research team of Prof. Tero Aittokallio, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Turku, Finland, in an Academy of Finland-supported research project. The position is intended for full-time research including small contributions to university teaching and other supporting tasks. The employment may possibly continue for longer.
The project aims at improving personalized medicine research through developing machine learning and other predictive models of drug response that enable suggesting individualized treatment options based on response-predictive biomarkers. Specific sub-projects range from enhancing the reproducibility and translability of pre-clinical treatment response results to guiding clinical decision making (e.g., prognostic models for patient outcomes) and speeding-up and de-risking of clinical studies by means of better experimental designs and models for treatment responses. Each of the sub-projects can be successfully completed only by a multi-disciplinary approach, which combines advanced computational modelling and modern molecular biotechnologies in life sciences.
We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher, with strong computational and analytical skills. A successful candidate holds a doctoral degree in a suitable field (computational biology, bioinformatics, biomathematics, biostatistics, computer science, or other relevant field), good programming skills, a solid publication track record and a strong background in (as many as possible of): predictive modelling, computational systems biology, and/or analysis of large-scale datasets. In addition, the candidate should be fluent in English and have good scientific writing skills, and ability to work in multidisciplinary environment.
According to the rules of the University of Turku a person selected for the post of postdoctoral research fellow is required to have a doctoral degree and the ability to do independent scientific work as well as having the necessary teaching skills.