Positions available immediately at the laboratory headed by Dr. Daniela Ungureanu and Prof. Jussi Taipale ( at the Applied Tumor Biology Program at the University of Helsinki. Our laboratory is part of the Academy of Finland, Finnish Center of Excellence in Tumor Genetics Research. We take a systems-biology approach to understand how tissue-specific factors collaborate with oncogenic signals to drive cell proliferation in cultured cancer cells and in model organisms such as Drosophila.

Applicants with strong backgrounds in molecular biology/genetics/medicine/biochemistry/computer science who are interested in working in an interdisciplinary environment in a laboratory combining experimental and in silico analyses are particularly encouraged to apply.

The salary level is based on previous qualifications, experience and personal performance in the position according to University of Helsinki regulations. Position is for two years, with a possibility of extension. There is a trial period of six months.

Please send an application containing your CV, publication list including impact factors and two letters of reference through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for the applications is 30 March 2020.

For more information, please contact daniela.ungureanu(at)

Selected publications from Taipale lab:

Zhu et al. (2018) The interaction landscape between transcription factors and the nucleosome. Nature. Oct, 76-81.
Yin et al. (2017) Impact of cytosine methylation on DNA binding specificities of human transcription factors. Science, May 5;356(6337).
Nitta et al. (2015) Conservation of transcription factor binding specificities across 600 million years of bilateria evolution. Elife. Mar 17;4.
Turunen et al. (2014) Uterine Leiomyoma-Linked MED12 Mutations Disrupt Mediator-Associated CDK Activity. Cell Rep 7, 654 - 60.
Yan et al. (2013) Transcription factor binding in human cells occurs in dense clusters formed around cohesin anchor sites. Cell 154, 801-13.

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30.03.2020 23:59 EEST

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