Career with us

We offer internationally recognized unique biomedical research environment in Helsinki. FIMM is the leading genetics and genomics research unit in Finland. We are managing petabytes of human genetic and health data and these datasets will increase tenfold in the forthcoming years. We’re daily collaborating with top researchers and research institutes in the world and international health-care companies to improve health and well-being on a global scale.

FIMM collaborates locally with the Faculty of Medicine, Helsinki University Hospital and Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare. We are hosting a national Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics of the Academy of Finland and leading FinnGen, a large-scale genomics study of the Finnish population.

FIMM - an Ecosystem for Genetic Discovery and Clinical Translation. This video was prepared for ASHG 2019.

We promote research careers at different levels and participate in international researcher training. FIMM Group leaders will be provided with resources, capabilities and an exciting and fertile research environment to advance their careers in Finland.  With EMBL-style contracts based on a 5+4 years’ model with a mid-term review, the group leaders have the time to prove the feasibility and impact of their bold research proposals. For the Group Leaders, FIMM provides attractive sustainable support packages, including salaries for the group leader, 1-2 postdoctoral fellows, 2-3 doctoral students and technician(s), consumables and modern laboratory facilities. 

The contact person regarding all HiLIFE recruitments is Anu Roine:

Human Resources Specialist
Staff Services

 When starting a recruitment please contact Anu Roine and Sanni Hyppönen:

Human Resources Coordinator
Staff Services


Open positions

Below you will find information about the open positions currently available at FIMM. If none are listed, we do not have any open positions at the moment.

FIMM and iCan flagship programme are looking for outstanding candicates for a Bioinformatician. The Bioinformatician postition is divided between two subprojects of iCAN Flagship project in cancer precision medicine of solid tumors, COMPORG (immuno-organoids & urological cancers) and iCAN-PEDI (functional precision medicine of pediatric solid cancers). As a Bioinformatician, together with the iCan team, you will e.g. build the iCAN data analysis platform to enable integration of clinical and research data; Manage our omics data and to develop computational pipelines; handle datasets in cloud environment and Create software tools for clinical translation.

A succesful candidate holds at least a master’s degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, or equivalent; knows programming, especially in R and/or Python and understands the database fundamentals. Candidate should also have excellent communication skills in English and a problems solving , proactive and responsible way of working.

Read the whole job announcement and apply by 31 January, 2022.

As part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, FIMM in collaboration with the Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth) is seeking outstanding candidates for positions of:

Doctoral Students 

in Molecular Medicine, Genomics, Molecular Bioscience, Bioinformatics, Neuroscience, Computational Biomedicine, Drug Research, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence starting in August 2022

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute focusing on human genomics and personalized medicine at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science of the University of Helsinki. FIMM integrates molecular medicine research and technology center and biobanking infrastructures under one roof promoting translational research in grand challenge projects, specifically, the impact of genome information from the Finnish population in personalized health and medicine, individualized cancer medicine, and digital molecular medicine. The areas of interest of the 19 research groups cover cancer, cardiovascular disease, immune disorders, and neurological and psychiatric diseases. A particular focus is to enhance the understanding of sex-based differences in health outcomes, with an emphasis on understudied or sex-biased phenotypes and disorders.  

The Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth) is multidisciplinary and consists of eight internationally and nationally networked doctoral programs that approach life sciences from clinical, molecular and behavioral perspectives. The doctoral school aims to provide systematic, efficient and high-quality doctoral training to prepare doctoral candidates for both professional careers in research and other positions of high expertise.

We currently have four openings for doctoral students who show outstanding potential to become independent researchers and who will significantly benefit from the FIMM-EMBL/DSHealth International PhD rotational training. Specifically, these positions are in the fields of molecular medicine, genomics, bioinformatics, molecular bioscience, data science, drug research, computational biomedicine, neuroscience and artificial intelligence. 

Detailed information about the research areas in this call can be found at the following websites and in the application form:

Supervisors and research groups in this call are listed in the application form and in the call announcement

Qualifications and experience:

Candidates are expected to have a second cycle academic degree (MSc, MD or equivalent) in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, cell biology, computer science, genetics, mathematics, medicine, or other related fields, obtained before the start of the position (August 2022). The successful candidate will have good problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills. In addition, the candidate should be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, and be able to work independently as well as in an international team. 

Application and selection process:

Candidates are invited to apply online starting January 3, 2022 and submit an application no later than February 6, 2022 at 23:59 Eastern European Time.  

To apply, applicants should submit in the online system the following forms in English:

Application form open on January 3, 2022 to be submitted no later than February 6, 2022 at 23:59 Eastern European Time.

Referees’ letters of recommendation (2), submitted no later than February 13, 2022 at 23:59 Eastern European Time. Applicants are asked to fill in the contact information of two referees in the application form. An automated reference request will be sent by email to both referees when the applicant submits the application form. 

Please note that candidates are expected to carefully follow the application instructions above.  Applications submitted after the deadline, failing to meet the requirements above, or sent directly to group leaders will not be considered.

Application review will begin after the call is closed. Top candidates will be jointly selected by FIMM and DSHealth and invited for two rounds of interviews with a selection committee in mid-March and early April 2022. The final candidates selected for the positions will be offered an initial contract for 18 months, during the first half of which they will engage in training through research group rotations. Upon a successful review and selection of a research group after the rotational period, the initial contract will be extended up to a four-year period.

Further information about:

FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, composed of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the centers for molecular medicine in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and the EU-LIFE Community. In the beginning of 2017, FIMM joined the University of Helsinki’s new life science research center, Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), as an operational unit.

The Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth), University of Helsinki consists of eight networked doctoral programs. Each DSHealth doctoral candidate has a personal supervisor for scientific guidance, and a thesis committee to monitor and advise on the progress toward the doctoral degree. DSHealth course offerings and events cover academic topics as well as transferable skills and career planning. When working full time, the aim is to complete the doctoral degree in four years net time.

Helsinki, 21 December 2021
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)
Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth)

FIMM is looking for outstanding candidates for Data Security Analyst position to work in the FinnGen project. The project combines genome information with digital health care data from hundreds of thousands of individuals and is one of the largest studies of its kind in the world. Data security analyst's task is to protects sensitive human data stored in secure computing environment.

The responsibilities of a Data security analyst include at least evaluation and improvement the security posture of the Sandbox; identifying and managing new security threats; maintaining information security risk register and security policies; checking the security of new Sandbox applications and supporting Findata and other security audits.

A suitable candidate would among other things hold a higher-level education (from a relevant field); has good knowledge of English (Finnish is not required); excellent IT skills, including knowledge of computer networks, operating systems and software as well as knowledge of security technologies such as firewalls, host intrusion prevention and malware scanning. 

Read the whole the job announcement and apply by 28 February, 2022.