Doctoral Student (BioMediTech)

PhD Student

January 1, 2018

Job description

BioMediTech (, a joint institute of Tampere University of Technology and University of Tampere, brings together a powerful mix of multidisciplinary expertise in life sciences and medical technology. Over 250 scientists conduct research and education in the fields of cell and molecular biology, genetics, biomaterials, biosensors, computational systems, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, and regenerative medicine. During the last ten years the research groups of BioMediTech have produced close to 1500 publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

Droplet-based microfluidics is a rapidly advancing field, where µl to sub-µl droplets are generated and analyzed in a highly parallel manner. The drops can be either emulsions or bound to a surface. The current challenge is to find droplet manipulation methods that are reliable and scalable to a high degree of parallelism. TUT BioMediTech is seeking a new member to a research group working on this topic. If you are interested in about this modern and timely topic, please make a contact.


  • You have M. Sc. degree or will graduate soon (e.g. draft of thesis existing)
  • You have studies in one or more of the following fields: microfluidics, materials science, physics (especially wetting and interfacial phenomena), (bio-)chemistry, control engineering, mechatronics, microfabrication 
  • Hands-on experience, ability to build things and work in a research laboratory 
  • You are interested in a career in science 

We offer


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 Doctoral Student is placed on the job demands levels 1-4. In addition, employees receive performance based salary.

Trial Period

Trial period of four (4) months applies for all new employees. The doctoral degree study right has to be applied for and received within the trial period. Information on admission to the doctoral programme:


Assistant Professor, Academy Fellow Veikko Sariola, Email: veikko.sariola(at), Tel. +358 503 625 732.

For more information, please contact

Faculty Manager Pirjo Kuhanen, email pirjo.kuhanen(at) 

If you have questions concerning the recruitment process, please contact HR Specialist Päivi Peltonen, email paivi.peltonen(at) 

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through the University's online application form either in Finnish or in English. The closing date for applications is September 29, 2017. 

Applications should include: 

  •  A single-page cover letter 
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) 
  • Transcript of study records Please include attachments as PDFs. 

All attachments should preferably be in pdf format. Additional information on attachments to applications.


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In autumn 2016, TUT climbed the renowned QS university ranking for top young universities, now at no. 30. Last year, TUT ranked 48th on the same ‘QS Top 50 Under 50’ list.

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