University of Helsinki Scholarships Finland 2018 (UPDATED)

The University of Helsinki is inviting applications for PhD/postdoctoral positions in Bioinformatics within the Faculty of Medicine. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

The University of Helsinki is a university located in Helsinki, Finland since 1829, but was founded in the city of Turku in 1640 as the Royal Academy of Turku, at that time part of the Swedish Empire.

In order to be admitted to a program in Finnish or Swedish, students need to be able to communicate in Finnish or Swedish.

University of Helsinki Scholarships Finland Description: 

  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Course Level: This is a PhD/Postdoctoral position.
  • Study Subject: Position is awarded in bioinformatics for the Single-cell transcriptomics of cancer research group.
  • Scholarship Award: Salary will be based on the Universities salary scheme for teaching and research personnel composed of both task-specific and personal performance components that will be evaluated during the first year, with typical starting levels of 2/5 (2448.97 EUR) for a PhD student, or 5/5 (3533.51 EUR) for a post-doc.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Finland

Eligibility for the University of Helsinki Scholarships Finland: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

A successful candidate has, or is close to having, MSc or PhD degree (for PhD student or post-doctoral positions, respectively) and has a background in bioinformatics, computer science, physics, systems biology or mathematics and most importantly, strong enthusiasm to computationally solve complex biological problems, such as those presented in molecular oncology. The candidate should have solid programming skills (e.g. R, C, and Python), knowledge of mathematical network modelling approaches, and ability to work independently in a multi-disciplinary team (i.e. you will have to work and communicate with biologists).

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure for University of Helsinki Scholarships Finland: 

How to Apply: To apply, please submit your application letter, CV, publication list as well as names and contact information for two references in a single PDF document, using the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for the job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

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