Research Technician, Protein production

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.

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, .

We are looking forward to hearing from you, so please send your application as soon as possible but 23 May 2021 at the latest!


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Employment type: Full-time, fixed-term 12-24 months


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: Tietotie 2, Espoo


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