Senior Researcher/ Post-doctoral Researcher in Computational Systems Biology

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Genome-scale metabolic modelling and integration of multi-omics data (exposomics, genomics, shotgun metagenomics, single-cell omics, proteomics, metabolomics) in the context of health and disease
  • Student supervision
  • Documentation and reporting

Essential qualifications

  • A relevant PhD degree in systems biology, computational biology, bioinformatics or related field.
  • First-rate knowledge in use of constraint-based approaches to integrate and model multi-omics data, e.g., genome-scale metabolic modelling
  • Excellent knowledge of R and Matlab.
  • Good knowledge of biochemistry and metabolism
  • High level of motivation, self-initiative and independency
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English

Desirable qualifications

  • Strong publication record in international journals in the field relevant to the position
  • Good knowledge of Python and Java
  • Experience with genome-scale metabolic modelling of gut microbial communities.
  • Project reporting experience

Duration of contract

The start of employments is negotiable, preferably in May-June 2023. The position is fixed-term for 36-60 months (negotiable), with a possibility for an eventual extension. The positions are subject to a six-month trial period. The qualification requirements of the positions are written in the University of Turku rules of procedure.

What we offer you

Salaried positions in Finland automatically include payments to a pension fund, unemployment funds, an extensive occupational healthcare, affordable sports services and even a holiday allowance. All these positions belong to the personnel group of teaching and research personnel and have flexible working possibilitie as we support a work-life balance.

The salary will be on average 3300-3600 euros/month for a person holding a PhD degree. For a Senior Researcher the salary will be - depending on competence and experience - on average 3500 – 4500 euros/month.The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities and will depend on the degree and qualifications of the applicant.

What to do next

Please submit your application by the online application system latest on 9.4.2023. Kindly use a link to the online application system

In addition, applications must have the following enclosures (in English):
1) motivation letter max 1 page focusing on your strengths related to our research topics

2) CV

3) copy of certificates of degree

4) contact details for at least three referees (name, working place, e-mail address)

5) a list of publications, highlighting the five most relevant ones

In case you need help with the application process, please turn to biocityhrservices(at)

Our selection criteria are based on the principle of finding the most qualified and suitable candidate for the work. In practice, this means that not only education, publications and working experience but also personal qualities, communication and motivation factors and other relevant criteria will be taken into account.

About us

Read more about us

Turku Bioscience Centre is an advanced core facility and research centre hosted jointly by University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. We offer access to a comprehensive selection of cutting-edge research methods and an opportunity to be involved in internationally competitive science in a stimulating, highly networked environment. We are a truly international community, with more than half of the personnel having an international background.

We value equality and diversity in our work community and encourage qualified applicants, regardless of background, to apply for our open positions. Read more about us as an employer on the “Come Work with Us!” page.

For further information about the position, please don’t hesitate to contact matej.oresic(at)

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