Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Laboratory Coordinator in Single Cell Operations


The University of Helsinki is a leading Nordic university with a preeminent role in life science research. The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, technology centre and biobanking infrastructures under one roof, promoting translational research in grand challenge projects, specifically, the impact of genome information from the Finnish population in personalised health and medicine, individualised cancer medicine, and digital molecular medicine. FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, composed of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the centres for molecular medicine in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and the EU-LIFE Community


FIMM is currently seeking

Laboratory Coordinator in Single Cell Operations



The Single Cell Analytics (SCA) unit of the FIMM Technology Centre performs single cell assays, mainly single cell RNA sequencing experiments. The unit supports research at University of Helsinki and functions as a national and international infrastructure platform for academic researchers. We currently have an opening for a laboratory coordinator to support day-to-day operations and assay development. The primary activities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Daily sample preparation workflows from single cell suspension to next generation sequencing (NGS) libraries
  • Scientific laboratory support for single cell projects
  • Maintenance of laboratory and equipment
  • Method and protocol development

The tasks include streamlining of internal processes such as ordering, managing inventories, experimental work and data management. The laboratory coordinator will work independently as well as closely in collaboration with researchers and staff in SCA and Sequencing units.

Qualification and experience:

Candidates should have master’s degree or equivalent in biotechnology, biology, biochemistry, biomedical laboratory science, engineering, or a related discipline including proven experience with at least cell culture, cellular techniques and assay development. In addition previous experience on NGS will be valued. The successful candidate is expected to have excellent problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills, and is able to work systematically. In addition, the candidate should be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and communication skills, a service-minded attitude, and be able to work independently as well as within a team.

Salary & contract:

The salary will commensurate with qualifications based on the university salary system. A contract will be offered initially for two years. Extension beyond this is possible depending on the availability of funding.  A six-month trial period will be applied. Application should be written in English and include a cover letter and CV with contact information for two referees as a single pdf file. Application should be sent before Sept 6th through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal.

The employment may begin as soon as possible or as agreed. For further information please visit our website at or contact Pirkko Mattila ( For technical support for using the recruitment system, please contact rekrytointi (at)



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