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Biodata Analysis Expert with a strong ICT background

The major tasks are related to the management of data of the Blood Service Biobank (blood donors) and Hematological biobank (patients with hematological malignancies), and related scientific research. Position can be fulfilled immediately. Employment is fixed-term until the end of year 2018 (or for 12 months) with possible extension. Position is located in Research and Development unit in Kivihaka, Helsinki.

Skills needed: master/doctor degree in a relevant subject, Command of R and Python and experience and/or genuine interest in biomedical datamining.

The Finnish Red Cross Blood Service (FRCBS), a non-profit organization, serves the blood product supply for entire Finland and is the sole blood bank in Finland. Its tasks include activities ranging from recruitment of blood donors, testing of donated blood, and the production and storage of blood products and selling them to hospitals. We are actively involved in cell and organ transplantation: we act as the Finnish hub for stem cell grafts, we do all clinical donor-patient compatibility testings for transplantation. We also do scientific research within our sector, with the annual research budget of ~3 million euros. There are four scientific focus areas in FRCBS: blood donations and donors; extracellular vesicles of blood cells; whole genome histocompatibility; and novel cell therapy products and publish more than 30 peer-reviewed papers each year.


For additional information, please contact:

Dr Mikko Arvas (bioinformatics) mikko.arvas(at) or

Prof Jukka Partanen (biobanks and general research issues) jukka.partanen(at)