Research Fellow of Computational and Medical Genomics

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    University of Tartu
    Biological sciences
    Computer science
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    02/06/2022 18:00 - Europe/Athens
    Estonia › Tartu


Duties and responsibilities
  • Research, development and creative (RDC) activities in the field of evolutionary genomics including but not limited to curation and analysis of matching genetic, environmental and biomedical datasets and writing publications.
  • Internationally recognized research in five years at least in the volume equivalent to that of 1.5 doctoral thesis.
  • Development of skills necessary for RDC activities, and professional development.
  • Teaching, using modern teaching methods and educational technology, primarily supervising students, incl. PhD students.
  • Professional development to enhance teaching and supervising skills.
  • Popularisation of the specialisation.

More information: job description.

Required qualifications

PhD or an equivalent qualification

More information: requirements for teaching and research staff.

Required experience

Essential skills and experience:

  • Internationally recognised knowledge and emerging reputation in population or evolutionary genetics/genomics.
  • Experience in working with large omics-datasets (DNA, RNA).
  • Proficiency in programming and command line scripting. Knowledge of at least one programming language (R, Python, C-like)
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • International-level research in the specialisation, the volume of which so far is equivalent to at least one doctoral thesis.
  • Track record of contributions to international research conferences.
  • Track record in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Capacity to engage, mentor and motivate colleagues.

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience in human population or evolutionary genomics (genome-wide coalescent analysis, natural selection scans, modelling, GWAS).
  • Experience of gene co-expression network and pathway analysis from gene expression datasets. Knowledge of genome annotation tools and recourses.
  • Experience with high performance computing systems (SLURM, etc,.).
  • Success in applying for research funding.
  • Experience in classroom teaching and tutoring.
  • Advanced computational skills and experience in the analysis of large genomic and phenotypic datasets would be ideal.
Required language skills

Very good command of English. According to the Language Act, academic staff with foreign citizenship working in Estonia must have acquired at least B1-level Estonian language skills after five years of work. The Centre for Professional Development offers foreigners and their family members the opportunity to participate in Estonian language courses.

Starting at: 01.08.2022
Workload: 1,00
Salary: According to the UT salary rules

More information: UT salary rules.

Additional info

Project website: https://cgem.ut.ee/avaleht

Anders Eriksson, anders.eriksson@ut.ee

Application documents

In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must submit the required documents to the email address personal@ut.ee; employees of the UT should submit their documents via intranet) following documents:

  1. a letter of application to the Rector;
  2. a curriculum vitae in the established format;
  3. a list of research publications (if necessary, enclosing copies or offprints of more important publications);
  4. a copy of a document (including its annexes) which shows the candidate to hold the required qualification (with authorized translation into Estonian, English or Russian if the credential is not in Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, French, Italian, Ukrainian and Belarussian languages). A candidate can be required to submit the original or a certified copy of the document (including its annexes) showing the candidate to hold the required qualification. If the candidate has acquired the higher education in question abroad, he or she may be required to submit an assessment issued by the Academic Recognition Information Centre (the Estonian ENIC/NARIC) of his or her qualification in respect of the qualification requirements for the position;
  5. other materials considered relevant by the candidate (a list of such materials must be included in the application or annexed to it).

Number of copies: 1

See also  Application documents and notification of results

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More Information

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Institute of Genomics
Riia 23b

EURAXESS offer ID: 780889


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