Research Team Leader, Production Host Engineering

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VTT is one of the leading applied research organisations in Europe. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds focuses on creating impact through science-based innovation.
We are now looking for a visionary Research Team Leader for our Production Host Engineering team.
As a Research Team Leader, you will have an essential role in building and driving forward an ambitious and visionary research agenda together with your team and aiming at impact together with our customers and partners.

The team, Production Host Engineering, works on bioengineering of microbes, especially fungi, to develop optimized cell factories for bioinspired production of sustainable materials and other products, such as biochemicals, food and pharma ingredients as well as new-to-the-nature compounds. The team makes use of our very well equipped biofoundry including e.g. high-throughput screening robots and bioreactors from automated AMBR250 to 1000 l.

We are part of the European IBISBA industrial biotechnology infrastructure network and members of the Global Biofoundries Alliance and Engineering Biology Research consortium. The team applies state-of-the-art synthetic biology tools and processes for the bio-foundry development. The team is part of Industrial Biotechnology and Food research area, which is working on topics of great importance to society, such as achieving a sustainable and resilient food system and reducing dependency on fossil resources and products.

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