Several Master’s thesis positions in Computational Health

Several Master’s thesis positions in Computational Health

Foundations of Computational Health Research programme of Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT is looking for several MSc thesis workers to work on cutting-edge technologies for Computational Health. The positions allow combining state-of-the-art computational methods with large-real world data arising in healthcare and personalized medicine, analysed in collaboration with experts from Aalto University, University of Helsinki, Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) as well as Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM).

MSc topics are available in the following themes:

  1. Analysis of high-throughput omics datasets (Tero Aittokallio)
  2. Complex networks modelling and mining (Aris Gionis, Jari Saramäki)
  3. Computational metabolomics  (Juho Rousu)
  4. Pan-genome algorithmics (Veli Mäkinen, Keijo Heljanko)
  5. Machine learning on structured big data (Juho Rousu, Aris Gionis, Tero Aittokallio)
  6. Modelling drug resistance (Ville Mustonen, Tero Aittokallio)
  7. Network pharmacology modelling (Tero Aittokallio, Juho Rousu)


We expect the applicants to be have a strong background in computer science, bioinformatics, biomathematics, biostatistics, statistical physics, or a related field, with an excellent study success.


The salary range is from c. 1,880.00 EUR to 2,200.00 EUR per month depending on the hiring institution practices.

Application material and instructions

Please send your application in one single pdf-file through the electronic recruitment system (see 'Apply for this job' link at the bottom of the page) no later than February 15, 2017 (Finnish time). Include in your application

1) Motivation letter,

2) CV and

3) an unofficial up-to-date transcript of records

All application material is to be in English. Incomplete applications may not be taken into consideration. Note! Only applications sent through the recruitment system will be considered. Please, do not send your application directly to the recruiting supervisors. While all applicants who have submitted an application by the deadline will be appropriately considered, the universities reserves the right to consider also other candidates for the announced positions.

Further information at (application process, practical arrangements). Please do not contact the recruiting supervisors directly – they will contact you if they find your application interesting.

In Espoo Feb 1, 2017

About Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT is a joint research institute of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki for basic and applied research in information technology. HIIT's mission is to conduct top-level research, seamlessly moving between fundamental methods and technologies to novel applications and their impact on people and society. HIIT’s research programmes are ambitious, challenge-driven and typically interdisciplinary, operating across several departments and collaborating with the industry.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Employing university: 
Aalto University
University of Helsinki

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