The University of Helsinki Faculty of Medicine invites applications for the position of a postdoctoral researcher in the field of chromosome biology in the newly established Chromosome Stability research group led by Academy Research Fellow Liisa Kauppi. The post will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

The Research Programs Unit is part of the Faculty of Medicine and it employs 300 people with an annual budget of over 17 million euros. The Genome-Scale Biology Program is a high-level and multidisciplinary research community comprising of 11 research groups.

Details: Research in the Kauppi group focuses on understanding mechanisms of DNA repair, recombination and chromosome segregation in mammalian mitosis and meiosis. Several exciting projects are available, including investigating how DNA rearrangements arise in tumors, and the genetic requirements of normal spindle checkpoint function. Using genomic, cytological and molecular approaches to address these questions, we aim of elucidate both normal and pathological genome plasticity. We offer a dynamic research environment with state-of-the-art facilities at Biomedicum Helsinki.


  • An appointee to the position of post-doctoral researcher shall hold a doctoral degree, have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work and have the teaching skills necessary for the position
  • We are looking for creative, motivated and enthusiastic candidates.
  • A strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics or other relevant subject is required
  • Applicants must have a proven track record of scientific productivity in the form of first-author publications.
  • Feel free to contact the Principal Investigator, Liisa Kauppi, PhD, [email protected], to discuss potential projects in more detail. The position is initially for a fixed term of two years.

How to Apply

Please send your application (cover letter describing your research interests and career motivation, along with a CV and contact information for 2-3 referees) to [email protected]

Deadline: October 31, 2012

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