Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistical Genetics at the University of Oulu

The Faculties of Science and Medicine at the University of Oulu are announcing a joined postdoctoral position, which will be shared between the Research Unit of Mathematical Sciences ( and the Center for Life Course Health Research ( both having internationally strong position at the forefront of research in their focus areas.

The postdoctoral position is for 3 years and is aimed to start on August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the position

The research project “Identification of the genetic predispositions of physical and mental (longitudinal) co-morbidities” aims to combine methods of quantitative genetics and life-course epidemiology to elucidate the genetic basis of co-morbid patterns observed between mental and cardiometabolic diseases in human.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary and multicultural team working on the genetics and environmental determinants of life-long health and supervised by a collaborative research group


The Postdoc researcher is expected to continually write and publish scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals documenting the achievements of the work. Some participation in teaching is required.

A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Computational or Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Quantitative Genetics, Medicine or a related field. Some post-doctoral experience is of advantage, but the applicant should have attained a Ph.D. no more than 10 years before the end of the application period.

The candidate is expected to have computational orientation and knowledge in at least one of the related fields of the project. This includes quantitative genetics methods, GWAS, Bayesian statistics, longitudinal analysis, linear mixed models. Knowledge in human epidemiology, is considered as an asset. The Candidate will work in an international team. We therefore request excellent communication skills in English (oral and written).

Special emphasis will be given to research expertise within the subject field, demonstrated by an international publications record. Work abroad and other international experience will be regarded as an asset.

Applications should be submitted by 7th of June 2020. More information about the position and instructions for application:

Job location: 
University of Oulu
Research Unit of Mathematical Sciences
90014 Oulu
Contact and application information
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Contact name: 
Mikko Sillanpää
Contact email: