Ph.D. student – VTT, Vuorimiehentie 3, Espoo, 1 FI-02044, FI


Ph.D. student – VTT, Vuorimiehentie 3, Espoo, 1 FI-02044, FI

Ph.D. student, fungal molecular biology

Form of employment: Full time, Fixed term

Locations: Espoo, Finland

Job area: Research and Development

Application period: Monday, October 29, 2018 – Sunday, November 25, 2018

With us you will be responsible for

completing your Ph.D. thesis on the study of cellular metabolism and production of extracellular proteins. You will be working as a part of an Academy of Finland funded research project “Interplay between metabolism and protein secretion in saprotrophic fungi”. The main emphasis of your work will be identifying important regulatory connections between cellular metabolism, secretory pathway and production of extracellular enzymes in the saprotrophic model organism Trichoderma reesei. As a member of the Protein Production Team, you will be part of wider efforts to better understand and develop fungal protein production hosts, such as Trichoderma reesei.

We expect you to have

completed your master’s degree so that you can start your Ph.D. thesis work in January 2019. You should have good laboratory skills and experience in molecular biology techniques and bioinformatics. Experience working with yeast or filamentous fungi would be beneficial, but not mandatory. Strong spoken and written English skills are required.

As a person you are

motivated to complete a Ph.D. thesis and willing to take initiative in getting the project accomplished. You should have strong communication skills as well as be able to work both independently and as a member of a team. You should have curiosity towards various scientific and technological challenges. You should be willing to travel and work abroad as part of short collaboration projects.

We offer

an opportunity to complete a Ph.D. thesis working on an interesting and cutting edge research project, expert guidance, and an opportunity to work with an experienced research team to better understand fungal protein production hosts used for production of industrial enzymes.

For further information

Chris Landowski
Research Team Leader