Group leader position in Interdisciplinary Research in Genomics, Univ. of Tartu (EE)

The Institute of Genomics of the University of Tartu 

seeks for

Senior Research Fellow, group leader position in Interdisciplinary Research in Genomics

Deadline: 03.01.2019

Who we are

Institute of Genomics is a research institute of University of Tartu, which is the oldest, largest and the only classical university in Estonia. University of Tartu is Estonia’s leading center of research and training and currently ranks among the top 2 percent of the world’s best universities and belongs to the top 1% of the world’s most-cited universities and research institutions in 10 fields (incl. clinical medicine, molecular biology and genetics).
The Institute of Genomics was formed in 2018 through a merger of the Estonian Genome Center and the Estonian Biocentre bringing together world class expertise in medical, population and evolutionary genomics. We host the Estonian Biobank ( which will have 150 000 participants by the end of 2018 and is connected to national health etc registries for phenotypes. We run a brand-new ancient DNA laboratory, a core facility for DNA/RNA sequencing and genotyping and have access to a High Performance Computing center ( We publish widely in top journals and sport a vibrant and international research community of 70 researchers and students.

Who do we need

We are looking for a brilliant scientist to establish and lead an interdisciplinary research group in genomics guided evolutionary medicine unlocking synergy between the large scale population based biobank, computational, population and medical genomics.

What do we offer

The recruitment package includes a competitive salary, fully funded positions for three researchers, three post-docs and three PhD students to complete the team. Additional 200 000 EUR is available for research costs. It is a 4.5 year position starting 1 March 2019 to 31 August 2023, which can be extended if successful.

How to apply

Applications should include a CV, Motivation letter and Research agenda including contacts of two references. In your publication list, please explain briefly the relevance of your most important work.

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