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.
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:
Mikko Arvas (bioinformatics) mikko.arvas(at)veripalvelu.fi or
Partanen (biobanks and general research issues)