Research Scientist – The Kuopio Center for Gene and Cell Therapy (KCT)



The Kuopio Center for Gene and Cell Therapy (KCT) is a research institute focused on developing novel gene and cell therapy products in the class known as advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs). KCT’s niche is in the interface between academic research and the commercial biotechnology industry. In addition to Cell Therapy expertise KCT has extensive experience dealing with the design, development and manufacturing of AAV, adenovirus and lentivirus vectors.

The Gene Therapy Unit at KCT invites applications for a Research Scientist position. We are seeking a creative investigator, who is able to both plan and take forward selected research projects. The projects may involve, but are not limited to adenovirus vector’s virus-host interactions, vector manufacturing development, lentivirus vector modifications, producer cell line modifications and analytical assay development.

Successful candidates will have a degree (MSc/PhD) in biosciences, virology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or related fields. Expertise in cell culture, transfections, virus production, transductions, virus titering assays, analytical assay qualification/validation, assay statistics, ELISAs, ddPCR, electron microscopy, automated image analysis or flow cytometry can be highly beneficial.

We hope that your way of working is systematic and precise. As a person, we would like you to be open-minded towards new challenges and spread good team spirit. You also need to communicate fluently both in written and spoken English and have good computer skills.

The position is 2-year fixed term. We offer you active and lively work community with highly skilled and experienced personnel in translational research.

More information: Vesa Turkki, vesa.turkki@kct.fi