Laboratory Co­ordin­ator for High Through­put Screen­ing Op­er­a­tions

Helsinki, Finland
21 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Helsinki is a leading Nordic university with a strong life science research. An international academic community with a critical outlook and a creative attitude is aiming to build a better future together.

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 a

Laboratory Coordinator

for High Throughput Screening Operations (parental leave substitute).


The High Throughput Biomedicine (HTB) unit of the FIMM Technology Centre performs high throughput bioassays, mainly cell-based drug screening and RNAi 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 assay development and day-to-day operations. The primary activities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Scientific laboratory support for ongoing projects
  • Method and protocol development
  • Managing laboratory automation and high throughput screening equipment
  • Maintenance of laboratory and equipment

The laboratory coordinator will work independently as well as closely with HTB researchers and staff. The tasks include streamlining of internal processes such as ordering, managing inventories, experimental work, developing standard operating protocols and data management.

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: handling of clinical samples, flow-cytometry, cell culture, biochemical, molecular, or cellular techniques, assay development, microscopy, laboratory automation, and high-throughput screening. 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 until the current holder of the position returns from parental leave (est. Jan 2023). Extension beyond this is possible depending on the availability of funding. 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 through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for the call is 06.08.2021 and the selection of candidates will commence after that. The employment may begin as soon as possible or as agreed.

For further information please visit our website at or contact Päivi Tammela ( or Jani Saarela (

Due date

06.08.2021 23:59 EEST