Senior Scientist, Bioprocess Engineering
Form of employment: Full time, Fixed term
Locations: Espoo, Finland
Job area: Industrial biotechnology and food solutions
Application period: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019
With us you will be responsible for
We are seeking for a Senior Scientist for VTT’s Bioprocess Engineering team. As a member of the multidisciplinary research team, you will lead, plan and carry out national and international research projects, and develop new methods and tools. You will take part in marketing and participate in applying, planning and implementation of projects in the field of Industrial Biotechnology. You should be able to fluently communicate and approach a wide range of co-operation partners; academia, industrial partners and other interest groups.
We expect you to have
We expect you to have a PhD degree and research experience in a field of biotechnology. You should have excellent knowledge and experience on bioprocess technologies of cell factories for production of proteins and metabolites like organic acids and biofuels. Extensive skills and knowledge on bioprocess technology and fermentations and analytics (e.g. HPLC) related to cultivations are required from the applicant. Experience in scaling up from laboratory scale up to pilot scale is considered as an advantage. Willingness to travel to meet co-operation partners and to present the results in the international conferences on the expert area is additionally expected.
As a person you are
You are open-minded, innovative and solutions-oriented. You are familiar in working in international research teams and projects. Excellent communications skills in English are required. Networking skills and ability to work in multi-cultural research environment are essential. Scientific ambition and experience in planning and realizing international projects is expected. A further benefit is knowledge about the interactions between research and business.
At VTT, we believe that our impact is built on scientific and technological excellence in all our work. Our people are the core of the next generation VTT. Our personnel’s wellbeing and competence development are key priorities. You will be a part of a creative and international working environment. We offer versatile, independent and challenging tasks and the needed support and coaching.
For further information
For more information about the position, you can contact Jaana Uusitalo (Research Team Leader) firstname.lastname@example.org (September 26 between 13-15 or October 7 between 9-11 or 13-15), phone: +358 40 8219137)