Technical assistant in Science, BioAnti Project

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 30 Nov 2022

Docent Riikka Räisänen, the PI and leader of the BioColour ( ) and BioAnti ( ) research consortia, is seeking for

Technical assistant in Science (Craft Science / Organic Chemistry / Natural Products Chemistry / Biomaterials / Textile Technology)

for a year fixed-term contract 1.2.2023-31.1.2024 to work in the BioAnti project University of Helsinki team.

BioAnti is a multidisciplinary research consortium which aims to create a valorisation bath

for the biomass from gardens and parks, and refine it into high value bio-chemicals, which could be used as textile finishing agents. Consortium partners are VTT and LUT University.

We are looking for a highly motivated research/technical assistant with an MSc degree in science, craft science, textile technology, chemistry, material sciences, or other related fields. The research/technical assistant is expected to contribute to research on textile material finishing and wear resistance testing, laboratory scale compound extraction and separation as well as chemical analysis (HPLC-MS and NMR) and characterisation.

The appointed research/technical assistant will work in collaboration with the members of the BioColour research group and will be supervised by Docent Riikka Räisänen.

The candidate is expected to have education, experience and technical skills such as
• A master’s degree
• Experience in laboratory working with textiles and/or biomaterials
• Experience of natural products chemistry
• Laboratory working skills
• Knowledge of chemistry, HPLC, mass spectroscopy and NMR spectroscopy for example
• Fluency in English
• Initiative and capable of working independently as well as in team environments

The salary of the research assistant will be based on level 4 requirement level of the university salary system. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting gross salary of the research assistant will be ca. 2 150 – 2 400 €/month, depending on the appointees’ qualifications and experience. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office ( ) assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland. A six-month trial period will be applied.


Applications are submitted through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) submit their applications through the SAP HR portal

Please note: All application documents need to be submitted as one single pdf file. The file needs to be named as follows: [Lastname_tech_assistant_BioAnti]. Make sure to attach the pdf to the position you’re applying for in the recruitment system.

The application needs to include all the following documents:

The attachment required for the application include (in a single pdf-file):

1) A cover letter explaining the applicant’s motivation for the research work

 2) Curriculum vitae showing the applicant's education, completed qualifications, work experience, possible list of publications and contact information of 2 persons for references (up to 3 pages)

3) Copies of Master's, and Bachelor's degree certificates and official transcripts of the records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English.

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2022 at 23:59 (EET).

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For information about the position and working environment, please contact Docent Riikka Räisänen riikka.raisanen(at), tel. +358 2941 29703, +358 503183973

For information on the recruitment process, please contact the faculty HR Specialist Jonna Lehtelä, jonna.lehtela(at), phone: +358 503080790

For support with the recruitment system, please contact: rekrytointi(at)

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