The work life balance here at Genevia really allows me to experience everything Tampere has to offer. I can go from the office to swimming in the lakes and exploring the forest in under 30 minutes.
We like to think that there's no better place for science savvy people to be than at the forefront of both research and product development.
How would you feel publishing ground-breaking science one day, and developing life-changing biotech products using that same science the next? We offer a unique viewpoint into everything that's happening in life sciences today, and endless opportunities to challenge yourself while working with leading global companies and research groups. Sounds cool, right? We certainly think so.
Living in Finland
If high quality of life is what you are looking for, you've come to the right place. Finland ranks number one in Best country for expats, Employee-friendly working hours, Skill development at work, Greenest country in the world, and not to mention the Happiest country in the world.
As a worker in Finland, reliable and extensive welfare benefits, including our National Health Insurance, enable you to fully concentrate on your work, and on your free time, without having to worry about your well-being. Low corruption and low hierarchies at workplaces attract technological innovation and international talent in Finnish companies, and there's no need for learning our language -- we all speak English here!
To make sure you have the best possible work-life balance, our national labour laws ensure you get plenty of paid holidays, and that you are covered with paid sick leave as well. You and your loved ones will enjoy living in a clean and safe environment with access to free high-quality education and affordable child care among other perks that our not-that-high taxes will provide.
The Finnish nature and outdoor activities are world-renowned and ever changing according to the different seasons so you will never get bored living and working in Finland.
Read more about living and working in Finland: https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/do-business-with-finland/work-in-finland
Working in Tampere
Tampere used to be the main heavy industrial hub of Finland that shed its skin to become a bustling ICT hub filled with engineers and other highly educated professionals with English widely spoken everywhere.
Today, Tampere is the second largest urban hub in Finland with metro area population of around 400 000 people, yet with affordable housing available in the city centre, suburbs or the rural countryside. Tampere University and the other local academic institutions cater to more than 30 000 college level students making Tampere a youthful and energetic place to study, work and have fun.
The city center is lodged on a narrow isthmus between two beautiful lakes, and forested ridges meander throughout the peaceful suburbs before turning into fields and forests peppered with hundreds of smaller lakes. The ubiquitous Finnish lakeland district nature combined with pronounced seasons provide ample opportunities to relax by hiking and swimming in summer and by sking and skating in winter, all within a walking distance from wherever you decide to live. Yes, really. Finding your perfect work life balance here is easy; and whenever you need an extra boost, there are more than 30 public saunas to choose from in the sauna capital of the world.
Read more about Tampere: https://visittampere.fi/en/
As a family man, I appreciate the strong focus on healthy work-life balance at Genevia. As for living in Tampere, I really enjoy the easy access to the beautiful Finnish nature and services such as high-quality child care and education.
We're always on the look for post-doc level scientists with solid bioinformatics expertise. Looking from both my positions as Genevia's Chief Scientific Officer and a Professor at Tampere University, I see Genevia as the perfect career bridge between academia and industry.
I really enjoy the strong team atmosphere at Genevia which is exceptionally rare since I am working fully remotely from Tallinn.
To support our growth, we are looking for bioinformatics professionals, especially with the profiles listed below. If you think you'd be an asset to us working on an area not mentioned below, please send us an open application.
We are on a mission to create the best place in the world in which to work on bioinformatics. For technology specialists we think this means that you will be working with, and developing, the best bioinformatics tools to use in infinitely varying projects and applications. For business development, management and technology sales professionals this means creating new ways of working in technology and exposing yourself daily to new research areas, companies and technologies.
For every team member, we offer an interdisciplinary team of multinational colleagues, a chance to tailor your job description to your liking, participation into the decision-making process, a competitive salary, and flexible working hours. Last but not least, you can opt to work remotely wherever you are, or join us in our office in a historic building with a large terrace overlooking the city. We have a fully equipped kitchen and dozens of restaurants within few blocks for having a more refined lunch, or afterwork, with your team mates.
BIOINFORMATICS PROJECT MANAGER (PHD)
This job position is available for fully remote or locally at Tampere, Finland!
GENEVIA TECHNOLOGIES’ Production Team is recruiting! We are looking for a seasoned bioinformatics scientist with a passion for providing bioinformatics services to research groups in the academic and industry sectors. As a Project Manager, your most important responsibilities include:
- planning the required bioinformatics workflow with our clients, then
- dissecting that workflow into more specific analysis tasks to both our production bioinformatics team and to yourself, and
- analyzing the data, integrating, interpreting and reporting analysis results back to the client’s research team.
OUR CLIENTS are researchers who are using a wide variety of omics technologies from standard mRNA sequencing, DNA sequencing and epigenetics to completely novel experimental platforms. You are already familiar with standard computational methods for omics data analysis, such as how to ascertain the quality of an experiment, statistical testing, as well as the specialised computational tools of the trade, such as genome alignment, genome assembly and annotation, SNP calling, peak calling, pathway analysis, and are excited to learn new tools for new technologies. The biological applications our clients are working with range from microbiology, to plants and animals, to biomedical applications, such as immunology or cancer. We don’t expect that you are an expert in all areas, but you will have enough base understanding to be able to quickly grasp the essence of our clients’ research questions.
SUCCEEDING IN THE POSITION REQUIRES
- understanding a wide variety of omics data types,
- understanding typical analysis workflows for most omics data types,
- ability to implement analysis tasks in bash/R/Python, and interpret the validity of the results
- experience in publishing omics-heavy applied research papers
- enthusiasm to learn new biology and technology, and
- a knack for science outreach and communication (in written text, data visualisations and conversation/presentations).
If you have practical experience in publishing biological research papers with a bioinformatics component, and/or have worked in a bioinformatics core laboratory, for example, you are already quite familiar with our projects. The position would be ideal for an academic bioinformatician who wants to work in a senior position, but also to remain firmly within the research realm of life sciences and bioinformatics.
Before you apply, check out what your future colleagues say about being a Project Manager with us. Read more
If you feel like you might be just the person we are looking for, please take a couple of minutes to fill in our warm-up questionnaire, and upload your CV. Please note that the application form requires you to log into your Google account before it opens.
Please, submit your answer to our warm-up questions by 13th December 2021 to be eligible for the current call.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION is available from Klaus Breitholtz (+358 40 747 7672 / )
Want to work with us, but didn't see your dream job in the profiles? Please send us an open application where you describe how you would create value for our clients!
Please send your application to and let's figure out together what the best possible next step in your bioinformatics career could be.