Laboratory Technician (fixed-term)


At the Industrial biotechnology and food solutions, we work in multidisciplinary teams and in close collaboration with our clients in creating sustainable industrial biotechnical solutions. Protein production, enzyme discovery, metabolic engineering, systems biology and fermentation technologies are researched in our state-of-the-art facilities.

 

We are now looking for a Laboratory Technician to act as a fixed-term parental leave substitute to work on projects involving industrial microbes.

 

With us you will be responsible for

The work comprises laboratory experiments in research projects supervised by scientists. The research team where you will be working develops methods for the establishment of novel enzymatic pathways and regulatory genetic circuits to control microbial cell performance.

A central target is to establish efficient engineering methods for industrially relevant organisms for the sustainable production of chemicals and proteins. You will be working together with scientist and fellow laboratory technicians to engineer microbial cell factories using modern molecular biology and genome engineering methods.
 

We expect you to have

We expect you to have a laboratory technician education and work experience in molecular biology research. Competence in basic gene technology techniques (MoClo cloning, Gibson assembly) and experience working with yeast or filamentous fungi is considered as an asset. The work requires good written and spoken English, as well as the capabilities to work as a part of an international research team.
 

As a person you are

  • Precise and well-organized
  • Keen to learn new things
  • Team-player with good collaboration skills and ability to contribute to a good working environment
     

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.

Our people are the core of the next generation VTT. Therefore, our personnel’s wellbeing, flexible work opportunities and competence development are key priorities for us.

With us, you can make an impact for a better future and you can be part of solving the biggest challenges of our time.

 

For further information

For more information about the position, please contact Jussi Jäntti, Leader of the Production host engineering research team, jussi.jantti@vtt.fi.

We are looking forward to hearing from you, so please send your application as soon as possible as but November 1st at the latest!

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Employment type: Fixed term, Full time

VTT

VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.

Location: Tekniikantie 21, Espoo

 

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