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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Computer Science) / Tutkijatohtori (Tietojenkäsittelytieteet)

Published date a month ago
Posted: a month ago
Company Tampere University
Company: Tampere University
End date April 5, 2023
Due date: April 5, 2023
Location Tampere
Location: Tampere

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our university community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society.

The Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences (ITC) is dedicated to pursuing world-class research and delivering high-quality education in the fields of computer science, engineering, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. 

The broad spectrum of our disciplines opens up excellent opportunities to deliver multidisciplinary research and teaching across organisational boundaries. ITC has the potential to generate knowledge and solutions to address the complex challenges of our global, digital and multicultural society that is committed to sustainable development.

Job description

We are looking for a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to carry out research related to an Academy of Finland and National Institutes of Health (NIH, USA) funded project comprising groups from Tampere University, University of Helsinki and the Institute for Systems Biology (Seattle, USA). Overall, the project aims at the development of a digital twin for analyzing genomics data of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

The main task of the position is the implementation of a web-based interactive visualization platform (dashboard) supporting and enabling decision-making by clinicians and enhancing communication with patients. This will correspond to the front-end of the digital twin for the project. 

The position will be part of the Professor Frank Emmert-Streib’s research group at Tampere University. You can find more information about group’s research activity here. Further project partners are Professor Olli Yli-Harja from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology at Tampere University, Dr. Caroline Heckman from the Institute for Molecular Medicine at the University of Helsinki, Dr. Mika Kontro from the Institute for Molecular Medicine at the University of Helsinki, and Professor Ilya Shmulevich from the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, WA.


The position is intended for recently graduated researchers, so that they may gain further experience and advance their careers. You should have a PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science or a related subject area. We expect competence to pursue independent scientific work and adequate teaching skills. You should be fluent in spoken and written English and have solid experience in the following:

  1. Programming Languages: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, R, python
  2. Server side: node js 
  3. Client side: react js
  4. API development skills to integrate and authorize users to obtain specific packages of resources from the specific API.
  5. Familiarity with the visualization of javascript libraries and their implementation for interactive visualization (d3, jquery, ...).
  6. Experience in DevOps practices (software development process: building, testing, deployment, version control, pipeline, monitoring and logging).
  7. Database skills: knowledge of database query languages (MongoDB ql, sql) for extracting data from various sources, transforming into a format to be used for applications (integration).
  8. Machine learning (data visualization, exploratory analysis).

The followings skills are considered as an advantage:

  1. Experience with web development with Shiny for R.
  2. Experience with the analysis of biomedical or genomics data.
  3. Ability to supervise M.Sc and Ph.D students.
  4. Theoretical traits for the analysis of experimental work.

We are looking for versatile and independent postdoctoral research fellow with a solid background in Computer Science­­­­. We expect that you have experience in the closely related area of the positions. The position may also involve some teaching duties in the future. Please be prepared to provide proof of your merits when requested.

Tampere University is a unique, multidisciplinary and boldly forward-looking, evolving community. Our values are openness, diversity, responsibility, courage, critical thinking, erudition, and learner-centredness. We hope that you can embrace these values and promote them in your work.

We offer

The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of one year. Planned starting date is in the beginning of May 2023, or as mutually agreed. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

The salary will be based on both the position requirements and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Salary system of Finnish universities. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a postdoctoral research fellow is placed on level 5-6 of the job requirements scale. In addition to the basic salary, a supplementary salary will be paid according to personal performance, depending on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

We offer you the opportunity to join our dynamic and innovative international community.  As a member of staff at Tampere University, you will enjoy a range of competitive benefits, such as occupational health care services, flexible work schedule, versatile research infrastructure, modern teaching facilities and a safe and inviting campus area as well as a personal fund to spend on sports and cultural activities in your free time. Please read more about working at Tampere University. You can also find more information about us and working and living Tampere by watching our video: Tampere Higher Education Community - our academic playground.  

Finland is among the most stable, free and safe countries in the world, based on prominent ratings by various agencies. Tampere is the largest inland city of Finland, and the city is counted among the major academic hubs in the Nordic countries. Tampere region is the most rapidly growing urban area in Finland and home to a vibrant knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial community. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society. Tampere is also surrounded by vivid nature with forests and lakes, providing countless opportunities for easy-to-access outdoor adventures and refreshment throughout the year. 

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How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is April 5th, 2023 (23:59 EEST / UTC +3). Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines
  • List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines
  • Doctoral diploma in original language and also with official translation in English (if original language is other than Finnish or English)    
  • References from two people
  • Motivation letter, including a short introduction of the applicant, previous research work and future plans  

For more information, please contact:

Professor Frank Emmert-Streib, tel. +358 50 301 5353,


Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää:

Informaatioteknologian ja viestinnän tiedekunnan tutkimusryhmä hakee lahjakasta ja motivoitunutta tutkijatohtoria tietojenkäsittelytieteiden tai vastaavalta alalta vuoden määräaikaiseen työsuhteeseen. 

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