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 Technology centre's sequencing unit is seeking for accomplished candidates for Laboratory coordinator position. The unit is a service laboratory providing tailored DNA and RNA analysis services for Finnish scientific community. Sequencing Unit has a long history for delivering Sanger and NGS sequencing services with state-of-the-art technologies. The main resbonsibilities of a laboratory coordinator include for instance sample preparation, laboratory support equipment maintenance and working in close collaboration with NGS team members and with other technology centre units.

A successful candidate holds a master’s degree or equivalent in biotechnology, biology, biochemistry, biomedical laboratory science or engineering and has experience at least in assay development and nucleic acid analysis techniques. 

Read the whole job announcement and apply for the position by 30th September, 2021.

FIMM is seeking for outstanding candidates for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Deep learning for bioimage profiling in Lassi Paavolainen’s research group. The research group is recently established and works in close collaboration with FIMM and HiLIFE research communities and international partners. A suitable candidate will concentrate on original deep learning methods and models for profiling fluorescence microscopy image data of cancer cell and tissue samples.

Qualifications for a succeful candidte are for example a PhD in computer science, machine learning, computational biology or related field;  fluent language skills in English and a comprehensive knowledge of machine learning, especially deep learning.

Read the whole job announcement and apply for the position by 3rd October, 2021.