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Research Assistants (Summer trainees), 12-15 positions


The Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) belongs to BioMediTech which is a multidisciplinary institute for life sciences and medical technology bringing together research groups from TUT and the University of Tampere. In addition to research, BioMediTech provides education on cell and molecular biology, genetics, biosensors, computational systems and regenerative medicine. BioMediTech offers a world-class research environment and support for innovation and the commercialization of research results. Professor Minna Kellomäki is heading the Faculty of Biomedical Science and Engineering at TUT.

TUT’s groups at BioMediTech have strong expertise in the areas of biophysics, signal processing and imaging, biomaterials and tissue engineering, sensor technology and biomeasurements, single cell biology, computational and systems biology, and computational neuroscience. BioMediTech allows them to join forces with researchers whose interests lie in medical sciences, biology and behavioural sciences. This multidisciplinary environment provides a solid foundation for pursuing new discoveries and solutions that promote health and well-being.

Job description:

The Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering offers 12-15 research assistants (summer training) positions to work in Faculty's research groups.

Personal Health Informatics

  • 1 Research Assistant: Physiological signal processing and analysis (movement sensors)
  • 1 Research Assistant: Physiological signal recording, assistance for studies and lab development/maintenance

Laboratory of Biosystem Dynamics

  • 1 Research Assistant: Single cell microscopy and flow cytometry measurements of genetic switches
  • 1 Research Assistant: Modelling and image analysis of microscopy images of gene expression from single-cell data
  • 1 Research Assistant: Modelling and data analysis from flow cytometry of gene expression mechanisms from single-cell data

Sensor Technology and Biomeasurements Group (STB)

  • 2–3 Research Assistants (MSc Thesis is optional) in some of the following areas:

    o arterial pulse wave monitoring,

    o analysis of physiological signals of humans and/or dogs with Matlab,

    o measurement electronics development and testing, or

    o embedded or mobile device programming.

Micro- and Nanosystems Research Group

  • 1 Research Assistant: Fabrication and characterization of microelectrodes
  • 1 Research Assistant: Testing existing SiNW FET biosensor and evaluate its applicability in microfluidic stem cell systems. A successful candidate has studies on microsystems including either microfluidics or biomeasurement courses.

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Group (BioTE)

  • 2-3 Research Assistants (MSc thesis optional): medical biomaterial or hydrogel synthesis, processing and/or characterization. The are of the project depends on the student’s background.
  • 1-2 Research Assistants (Msc thesis, Bioengineering and Nanomedicine Lab) on the fabrication of nanoparticles for drug delivery, and in vitro screening of these nanoparticles in cancer cells and other human cells.

The positions require successful university studies in fields that are relevant to the research area in question, as well as eagerness to learn more. Previous experience in laboratory research environment will be appreciated.


The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff the position of a Research Assistant is placed on the job demands level 1. In addition, employees receive performance based salary, which for Research Assistants is based on study credits.

Trial period:

Trial period of one (1) month applies.


The positions will be filled for a fixed-term (3 months) period commencing on 1 June 2018, or as mutually agreed. You can apply for the positions using the Artist recruitment system. With one application, you can apply for several positions.

For more information, please contact:

Research group leaders. Contact by email: firstname.lastname@tut.fi.

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted through the University’s online employment system. The closing date for applications is 26 March 2018.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • Official course transcript
  • Motivation letter (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae (max 2 pages)
Additional information on attachments to applications.