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Principal Research Scientist - Hämeen ammatillisen korkeakoulutuksen kuntayhtymä

Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference and build something new? Suggest what would be the most innovative and important future solutions in biotechnology and come make it happen with us!

We are looking for a Principal Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher for future biotechnology at Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), HAMK Bio research unit.

We are strengthening our bio-research and expanding it towards modern biotechnology. Do you have a strong vision on future applied research in molecular biology, synthetic biology, cellular agriculture etc.? Would you like to develop the education required for future skills in biotechnology? Would you like to complement our SmartBio-team and offer more knowhow and research activities to Finnish companies and RUN-European University partners? If your answer is yes, HAMK Bio might be your next place to work.

HAMK Bio research unit invites applications for a Principal Research Scientist, Postdoctoral researcher position in biotechnology. A successful applicant will conduct high quality research in biotechnology and its applications. We have some visions of our own, but we would be especially interested in hearing your ideas and dreams. Your work will include establishing your research area at HAMK, including designing and equipping the laboratory to be built.

The research unit was established in 2015 and currently consists of app. 40 staff members with expertise in e.g. soil science, primary production, built environment bioprocess technology and horticulture. We are also working closely in multidisciplinary teams with HAMK Edu, HAMK Smart and HAMK Tech research unit experts.

We expect that you have:
- A relevant PhD degree
- Experience in writing funding proposals
- Good oral and written English skills
- Willingness to qualify as a teacher within three years in case of Principal Research Scientist.

We offer:
- Opportunity to influence the design and build your own laboratory
- Friendly colleagues
- Opportunity to join a multidisciplinary and enthusiastic research community
- Freedom to bring in own ideas
- Contract is for three years

Ready to apply? If you want to join our community, please submit your application, through Kuntarekry system, before Dec 31st 2022. To apply, please share the following application materials with us (only pdf documents):
- Your vision on the possibilities of future applied biotechnology
- CV, incl. list of publications

The qualification requirements for a Principal Research Scientist at a university of applied sciences in Finland are in accordance with Decree 1129/2014, Section 17. A Principal Research Scientist is also required to have 60 credits or 35 study weeks of pedagogical studies. Notwithstanding this, a Principal Research Scientist may be recruited on the condition that they complete the required pedagogical studies within three years from the start of their employment.

Further information may be obtained from Annukka Pakarinen, Research Unit Director, HAMK Bio, by phone +358503001827 or by email


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Annukka Pakarinen, Research Unit Director, HAMK Bio, by phone +358503001827 or by email


HAMK Bio research unit

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) is a multidisciplinary higher education institution of over 8,800 students and 680 experts situated centrally in the most populated area of southern Finland. We offer inspiring higher education and customer-oriented applied research. Four enthustiatic research units are future oriented working hard to achieve a better world. HAMK Bio is focusing on smart biotechnology, sustainable primary production and urban areas.

Osoite: Visamäentie 35 B, 13100 Hämeenlinna

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