Tenure Track or Tenured Position in Biochemistry

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Tenure Track or Tenured Position in Biochemistry

Job Description

Aalto University School of Chemical Technology invites applications for:

Rank will commensurate with experience but preference will be given to appointment at the full professor level.

Job description
The post is located at the Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology. The core competence of the department combines industrial biotechnology with chemical technology and engineering. Research and teaching of the department is committed to sustainable and efficient refining and use of natural resources. The new professorship strengthens the competence of Aalto University in the emerging field of the bio-economy. For more information about the department, please go to: http://chemtech.aalto.fi/en/

The eligible applicant has a scientific excellence in biochemistry with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches that support the department’s research on bio-based processes, new products and materials, sustainable development and energy efficiency.

The applicants are expected to have an outstanding record of research and teaching in one or more of the following areas or areas closely related to synthetic biology, biophysical chemistry, metabolism and metabolomics, structure and function of biological macromolecules such as enzymes, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, biological membranes and nucleic acids (including gene expression).

Throughout their careers, those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to provide related higher academic education, to follow the advances of their field, to participate in service to the Aalto University community, and to take part in societal interaction and international collaboration in their field.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in related field. As mentioned above distinction in published research is very important. In addition to this, the applicants must show evidence of consistent extramural funding and strong international experience and collaboration. The appointee will be expected to commit to teaching. Pedagogical studies are an advantage.

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching and academic leadership and activity in scientific community.


Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities, but applicants may also provide salary requirements.

For more Information

For additional information, please contact Head of Department, Jukka Seppälä or in recruitment process –related questions HR-coordinator Sanna Kokko. E-mails: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%66%69%72%73%74%6e%61%6d%65%2e%6c%61%73%74%6e%61%6d%65%40%61%61%6c%74%6f%2e%66%69%22%3e%66%69%72%73%74%6e%61%6d%65%2e%6c%61%73%74%6e%61%6d%65%40%61%61%6c%74%6f%2e%66%69%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')).

How to apply

The application material for the tenure track position includes
• Curriculum Vitae
• List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
• A research statement describing their past research and plans for future research
• Teaching portfolio
• References

All material should be submitted in English. The application material will not be returned.

The applications for the tenure track positions are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted to the Registry of Aalto University no later than on April 19th, 2013. Please refer to the name of the position concerned in your application.

You may submit the application by e-mail (in single pdf format file): email: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6b%69%72%6a%61%61%6d%6f%40%61%61%6c%74%6f%2e%66%69%22%3e%6b%69%72%6a%61%61%6d%6f%40%61%61%6c%74%6f%2e%66%69%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) The applications may also be submitted by mail. The postal address is Aalto University, P.O.Box 11000, FI-00076 Aalto.

General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling teaching portfolio and CV are given at www.aalto.fi/en/tenure_track/for_applicant.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

In Espoo, March 6th 2013

Tenure track in Aalto University
The tenure track is open to talented individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. Individuals placed on the Aalto University professorial tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched only in 2010, the tenure track has attracted a wide range of international applicants, giving Aalto University the possibility of recruiting top experts and young research talent to join the Aalto University community. Read more about the Aalto University tenure track system at www.aalto.fi/en/tenuretrack.

Contact:      Sanna Kokko
Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology
Aalto School of Chemical Technology
Kemistintie 1
Email: kirjaamoaalto.fi

Deadline: April 19th, 2013

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