Postdoctoral Researcher in Cardiovascular Genomics, Finland

Postdoc in Finland

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cardiovascular Genomics: The Faculty of Health Sciences, A.I. Virtanen Institute at the University of Eastern Finland seeks a talented Postdoctoral Researcher for a two-year position (with possibility of extension) starting from 1 October 2024. Join our dynamic Cardiovascular Genomics Lab on the Kuopio Campus to contribute to the ERC-funded project SECRET, unraveling genetic mechanisms of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).

Summary Table:

  • Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Research Area: Cardiovascular Genomics
  • Location: Kuopio, Finland
  • Type of Employment: Temporary (Full-time)
  • Contract Type: Fixed-term
  • First Day of Employment: 1 October 2024 or as agreed
  • Salary: According to Finnish universities’ salary system, approximately €3,500 – €4,500/month
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Full-time Equivalent: 100%
  • Reference Number: 4113/01.01.03/2024
  • Published: 12 June 2024
  • Last Application Date: 5 August 2024


  • Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field
  • Experience in cardiovascular research, genetics, genomics, or related areas
  • Proficiency in genomic methods, genetic manipulation tools (e.g., CRISPR), and data analysis
  • Strong publication record
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary, international team
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervision capabilities

Job Description:

  • Investigate ASCVD-associated cis-regulatory variants using genomic and CRISPR-based approaches
  • Conduct experiments in endothelial and smooth muscle cells to elucidate gene regulatory mechanisms
  • Analyze data to uncover gene networks and pathways contributing to ASCVD risk
  • Mentor MSc and PhD students
  • Collaborate with international researchers and contribute to project publications

How to Apply: Submit your application online via our electronic application form no later than 5 August 2024, 24:00 Finnish time (UTC+3). Include:

  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Copies of academic degrees and language proficiency certificates
  • Motivation letter detailing your fit for the role and interest in the project

Contact: For position details: Professor Minna Kaikkonen-Määttä, Tel. +358 29 445 4156,
For application procedure: HR Controller Tarja Salmi, Tel. +358 29 445 8220,

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Deadline for Applications: 5 August 2024

Join us in advancing cardiovascular genomics research in an inclusive and innovative academic environment at the University of Eastern Finland!



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