Careers at Aalto

Alexander Frey, Associate Professor

The support given by the university and the opportunity for professional development are what brought me to Aalto. I can be a teacher, mentor, researcher and manager at the same time.
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'I lead the molecular biotechnology research group at the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems.

Before Aalto, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich. The opportunity to develop professionally and the support given by the University contributed to my decision to come to Aalto University. The high standard of living in Finland was also an important factor.

Whether we are talking about teaching or research planning, obtaining projects or writing publications, the essential thing in my daily work is to inspire others and to make the general public interested in our work and our field of research. There is always something new to learn and the tasks are very versatile, which makes my job especially interesting. I can be a teacher, a mentor, a researcher and a manager, all at the same time.'

Career stories

How is it to work at Aalto University? Find out by reading the stories from our community.

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Robert Rahkonen, Controller

It's great to be able to support the university's operations – be it a smaller student event or a research project spanning several years.
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Hannes Päivänsalo, Head of IT Operations

We have an especially great opportunity to see through a unique change in the university's operation that can take Aalto to the next level.
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Tommi Mikkola, University Lecturer

I particularly enjoy situations in which I can genuinely interact with students.
Maire Syrjäkari_Aalto-yliopisto_Mikko Raskinen
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Maire Syrjäkari, Educational Developer

The best part of my job is the open and trusting atmosphere of this community.
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