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Research and Senior Scientists, Protein Production (Fixed-term)

1.6.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://tyopaikat.loimu.fi/tyopaikat/?kategoria0=Kemia%20ja%20life%20science&sivu=1

Do you want to join us to develop new biotechnology and microbial systems for protein production?

We are looking for ambitious and customer-oriented Research Scientist and Senior Scientist (two positions) with a background inprotein production systems and fungal biology.

As a researcher at our Protein Production Team, you will have a key role and an opportunity to work on topics of great importance to society such as production of sustainable, animal free food proteins, production of vaccines to reduce antibiotics use in animals, enzyme mixtures for biofuel production, and therapeutic proteins for human medicine. You have the opportunity to work together with different customers ranging from big companies to start-ups and to support them in solving challenges with the help of science and technology.

Read more about our work in the following articles:

Eggs without chickens, milk without cows?

New fungal production platform C1 for vaccines and therapeutic proteins

With us you will be responsible for

  • Scientific project work in the fields of protein production systems and fungal biology
  • Writing scientific reports and presenting research data
  • Working with customers to help them solve challenges 

We expect you to have

  • Completed MSc or PhD in relevant field
  • Excellent laboratory skills and experience in molecular biology techniques
  • Experience working with yeast or filamentous fungi
  • Strong spoken and written English skills

As you person you are

  • Motivated and willing to take initiative in getting projects accomplished
  • You have strong communication skills
  • Able to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Curious towards various scientific and technological challenges
  • Willing to travel to customer and scientific meetings 

We offer

At VTT, we believe that our impact is built on scientific and technological excellence in all our work. Our personnel are at the core of VTT, where wellbeing and competence development are key priorities. You will be a part of a creative and international working environment. The tasks are versatile, independent and challenging, with support and coaching where needed.

We offer this excellent opportunity to work with an experienced research team to better understand and develop fungal protein production hosts used for production of proteins and enzymes used in food, feed, biofuels, animal care, textiles, and human medicine.

Further information

For more information about the position, you can contact Chris Landowski, Research Team Leader, Protein Production, christopher.landowski@vtt.fi

These are two years fixed-term positions.

You can find more information about the team and the projects:

VTT Finland-Protein Production Team

VTT develops piglet vaccination to reduce antibiotics use

We are looking forward to hearing from you, so please send your CV and application as soon as possible, or June 16th at the latest!

Research Technician, Protein production

24.5.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://ats.talentadore.com/apply/research-technician-protein-production/m6q2yD

At the Protein production research team at VTT, we work on topics of great important to society such as production of sustainable, animal free food proteins, production of vaccines to reduce antibiotics use in animals, enzyme mixtures for biofuel production, and therapeutic proteins for human medicine. https://www.facebook.com/VTTProteinProduction/

We are now looking for a Laboratory Technician to work on projects to develop new biotechnology and microbial systems for protein production.

With us you will be responsible for laboratory project work with eukaryotic microbes. In our team you will be working in close collaboration with researchers and scientist from many different domains in protein production. You will have a full support from the current senior laboratory staff and we expect that you have a can-do attitude and you are eager to develop your skills.

We expect you to have

We expect you to have a laboratory technician or comparable technical degree and excellent laboratory skills and experience in molecular biology. We appreciate a strong experience in gene technology techniques and experience in work with yeast or filamentous fungi would be beneficial. The work requires good written and spoken English, as well as the capabilities to scientific reporting.

As a person you are

  • You are precise and well-organized
  • You have ability both working as part of the team and working independently

We offer

VTT is a place to make a difference in collaboration with other brilliant minds. Our mission is to create impact that generates sustainable growth and wellbeing in society as well as in industry.

With us you will be working in areas that have a high impact on society such as biofuels, combating plastic waste, sustainable food proteins, animal and human medicine. You will be working as a member  of the international research team with world class technologies.

For further information

For more information about the position, please contact Christopher Landowski, Leader of the Protein production research team, christopher.landowski@vtt.fi .

We are looking forward to hearing from you, so please send your application as soon as possible but 31 May 2021 at the latest! Apply between 20 April 2021 and 31 May 2021 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)Employment type: Full-time, fixed-term 12-24 months