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Abo Akademi University
April 15, 2023
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Åbo Akademi University is an internationally acknowledged research university with an extensive responsibility for providing education in Swedish in Finland. With its international research community and its strong Nordic ties, Åbo Akademi University has an acclaimed and recognized position within research and education both nationally and internationally. The Faculty of Science and Engineering develops solutions and processes to slow down climate change, promotes a cleaner environment and a healthier sea and finds methods to discover, treat and prevent diseases. Our goal is a healthy human in a sustainable society. Our research is done in cooperation with the industry, research institutes and other universities both in Finland and abroad.

Research Assistant or Doctoral Student in Chemical Engineering

The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers one position as research assistant or doctoral student for 24 months within the project ‘Sustainable Additive Manufacturing' funded by the EU . The position is placed at the Laboratory of Natural Materials Technology, which is part of the subject cluster Chemistry and Chemical Technology.


In this recruitment, we are primarily looking for a candidate with a background in the following field(s): natural materials technology, additive manufacturing, chemical engineering, polymer chemistry and technology, organic chemistry, wood chemistry, chemistry and chemical technology, and material science and engineering.

Description of the position

The main task will be to carry out work within the scope defined by the project.

Additive manufacturing provides customized solution for material design. The project is a consortium integrating expertise and infra within Turku Region and creating joint hub for research and development, open to both research organizations and industry. The position is associated with Turku Innovation Centre of Additive Manufacturing, TICAM, a joint network by Åbo Akademi University, Turku University and Turku University of Applied Sciences. The aim of this position is that the person appointed will assist to integrate the expertise with TICAM and to develop new approaches using natural materials as substrates in the research.

The employment can start on as soon as possible or as per agreement. The appointed person will be placed at the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The position is located in Turku.

Qualification and assessment

We are looking for a motivated research assistant or doctoral student who has an education background in chemistry or chemical engineering or material science or other closely related field suitable for the position described above.

Qualification requirements for position as research assistant/doctoral student:

  • Master's degree in chemistry or chemical engineering or other field defined above
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English
  • Good knowledge in natural materials, polymer science and engineering, additive manufacturing and/or material chemistry are considered a merit.
  • The applicants are assessed based on their study achievements and possible results of research in the relevant field or related subjects. During the selection process the applicants can be invited to an interview.

    Applicants who wish to conduct doctoral studies but are not yet accepted as a doctoral student at the faculty need to fulfil the requirements for applicants to doctoral studies according to the principles for admission to the doctoral programs at the faculty. Please note, that there is a separate application process for the admission to a doctoral programme at ÅAU. Applicants do not have to begin the separate application process for the admission to a doctoral program at ÅAU before being appointed.

    Terms of employment

    The principle of total working time (1,612 hours per year) applies to employment as research assistant or doctoral student. The work tasks are defined in an annual work plan.

    The salary is determined in accordance with the general collective agreement for universities and is dependent on the final employment. A trial period applies for new employees.


    Submit the electronic application form below (www. abo.fi/rekrytering), the position is open for application until 15.04.2023 at 3:00 pm (Finnish time zone). Support for submitting the electronic application can be found here: https: // www. abo.fi/en/instructions-for-submitting-an-application/.

    The following attachments should be submitted:

  • A free-form application letter (max. one page)
  • A list of max. three references and their contact details
  • Degree certificate(s)
  • A CV, copies of diplomas including transcript of records (BA, MA, MSc, other) and study transcripts for bachelor and master's degrees.
  • Applicants to the position as doctoral student should present a short freely formed description on research interest (max one A4 page, excl. references), written in English.

    Contact details

    For more information on the position, please contact Professor Chunlin Xu, email: [email protected] and (about the application process) HR-specialist Anna Lübchow, email: [email protected]

    Åbo Akademi University is actively working for equal gender distribution and diversity across all personnel groups.

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