Doctoral Student in Genome Scale Algorithmics 269 views

The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Helsinki invites applications for a Doctoral Student in Genome-Scale Algorithmics.

About the position:
  • The position is available in the team of Professor Veli Mäkinen in the areas of discrete algorithms, data structures, and computational biology.
  • The position is funded by the Innovative Training Network (ITN) project “Algorithms for PAngenome Computational Analysis (ALPACA)” of the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) Work Programme.
  • The candidate will join the Genome-Scale Algorithmics team of Professor Mäkinen, with strong links to the broad Algorithmic Bioinformatics community in Helsinki.


  • The ideal candidate has a strong background in discrete algorithms and data structures, and motivation to develop and apply algorithms in the context of bioinformatics.
  • The following constitute an advantage, but are not required: Experience in implementing efficient code; Experience with handling high-throughput DNA sequencing data; Achievements at international programming contests such as IOI or ACM ICPC; Previous research experience and publications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are needed
  • Applicants should have an MSc degree in computer science, bioinformatics or a related field.
  • Applicants should satisfy the requirements of an Early Stage Researcher as defined by the MSC Work Programme: 1) On the starting date of employment with the University of Helsinki, candidate must be in the first four years of research career and have not (yet) been awarded a doctoral degree; 2) applicant must not have resided and/or have had main activity (study, work, etc.) in Finland for more than 12 months during the 3 years prior to the starting date of your anticipated employment with the University of Helsinki.

How to apply:

Apply online and the application shall include the following attachments as a single pdf file (in English):

  • CV with possible publications
  • Cover letter describing motivation, research interests, and declaration of satisfying the MSC Work Programme requirements for an Early Stage Researcher
  • Contact details of two potential referees who agreed to provide letters of recommendation
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Helsinki
Country Finland
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Computer Science, Bioinformatics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline February 15, 2021

Company Information
  • Total Jobs 25 Jobs
  • Address Finland
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