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Doctoral Candidate in Biomolecular Materials

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

We are now looking for a

Doctoral Candidate in Biomolecular Materials

Our goal is to study the assembly of genetically engineered silk proteins into materials. The work builds on our previous success in constructing new materials such as silk-cellulose (www.aalto.fi/en/news/a-combination-of-wood-fibres-and-spider-silk-could-rival-plastic). Research is carried out at our excellent facilities at Aalto University, School of Chemical Engineering (http://www.bioeconomyinfra.fi/). The laboratories are situated on the main campus of Aalto University in Otaniemi (short metro-ride from Helsinki) within the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems (http://bio2.aalto.fi/en/).

Your roles and goals:

As a Doctoral Candidate you will complete a 4-year doctoral study program at Aalto University. You will work under the guidance of experienced advisors to perform top-level research on molecularly engineered silk. Techniques such as recombinant DNA, protein expression, and biophysical characterization will be used. As a doctoral student you will be employed at Aalto with a salary according to our regulations.

Requirements:

  • MSc in a suitable field, such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Bioengineering, Biophysics, or Synthetic biology
  • Be highly committed to science and strive for excellence
  • Develop own smart ideas and think independently
  • Be able to focus on solving tough scientific problems
  • Excellent English skills, spoken and written

For more information:

For additional information, please contact Professor Markus Linder and in matters related to the recruitment process, contact HR Coordinator Tiina Torvinen. E-mails: [email protected].

How to apply (reviewing starts immediately, final deadline December 15th 2020)

Please submit your application in English as a single pdf document through the online recruitment system (link below). Include the following materials in your application.

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Transcripts including grades
  • Research interest description (describe previous research projects, special interests)
  • Names and contact details of references
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