Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Finland, University of Helsinki

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Finland, University of Helsinki

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Finland, University of Helsinki

Designation/Position-  Postdoctoral Position 2019 in Finland

University of Helsinki, Finland invites application for Postdoctoral Position 2019 in Finland from eligible and interested candidates

About- The University of Helsinki is the largest university in Finland, which seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. We are one of the best multidisciplinary universities in the world and our community of about 8 000 employees offers wide ranging career development opportunities in teaching and research as well as in specialist and other support positions. Postdoctoral Position 2019 in Finland

Research/Job Area-  Organic, polymer, food, wood or analytical chemistry, or other related fields

Location- University of Helsinki, Finland

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Research group is looking for a highly motivated, curiosity driven and skilled postdoctoral researcher with a degree and knowledge in organic, polymer, food, wood or analytical chemistry, or other related fields, supported by fluency in English and excellent writing skills.

You will contribute particularly to research on enzymatic functionalization, analytics, and polymerization of enzymatically activated mono- and oligosaccharides.

A successful candidate is expected to be interested on academic research, and to be initiative and capable of research planning and working independently as well as in team environments.

The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and possess teaching skills.

Research group appreciate applicants with a proven track record in multidisciplinary collaboration and genuine interest for applied research and development.

Job/Position Description- 

A 18 months fixed-term period starting from 1st February 2020 (date can be negotiated) in the area of carbohydrate functionalization and assembling into novel biopolymers.

Research group is working in collaboration with a research team from Aalto University in developing novel biocatalysts that sustainably generate bifunctional building blocks from oligosaccharides, such as hemicellulose fractions, permitting their assembly into novel biopolymers. The specific focus is on carbohydrate oxidoreductases and transaminases.

The salary for the position is based on level 5 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities.

In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The annual gross salary range varies between 40,000 and 45,000 euros, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience.

There is a six-month trial period for the position.

How to Apply-  Submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position.

Application must have the following enclosures as a single pdf file in English:
1) A motivation letter including how your expertise fits and could contribute to the specified research area (max 2 pages),
2) A curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages),
3) A list of publications,
4) At least two recommendation letters.

Last Date for Apply–  08 December 2019 23:59 EET

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  1. Hello,

    My name is  FARHAN Rida, doctor in physics and applications of Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco, under the supervision of Professor M’hammed Mazraoui. 
    I am sending you this email to ask you about possible post-doc positions in your group either now or in the future. Here attached you find my CV and my references.


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