22/10/2019

Assistant/associate professor (tenure track) in Biopolymers and their production

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    LUT University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryOther
    EngineeringChemical engineering
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    EngineeringOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    06/11/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Finland › Lappeenranta
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38

LUT School of Engineering Science in collaboration with Marjatta and Eino Kolli foundation is looking for a professor in Biopolymers and their production.

The position is based in Lahti Campus and situated at the assistant/associate professor levels of the tenure track. The position is filled for a four-year fixed term.

The assistant/associate professor is expected to demonstrate a high level of academic competence in at least one of the following areas: biopolymer chemistry, biopolymer production and biopolymer valorisation. We expect the research of the applicant to revolve around these themes, keeping in mind industrial applicability. Industrial experience is considered an additional asset for the applicant. The research may include but is not limited to

  • the valorisation of wood or other biomass based biopolymers, and the functionalisation and modification of biopolymers
  • developing the compatibility of novel biopolymers with different types of materials and substrates, e.g. food-packaging board or bio-composites
  • replacing fossil polymers with biopolymers 
  • the development of production routes and the characterisation of biopolymers
  • alternative and functional films and coatings.

We value experience in successful project work and research collaboration. Proof of and potential in high-impact international publishing are expected. Collaborative skills both within LUT and with national and international partners are crucial for the task, and the demonstration of successful international collaboration is considered an asset for the applicant.

The appointment process description explains the qualification requirements and tenure track appointment criteria.

The application and its appendices must be in English. The application must include:

  1. a curriculum vitae
  2. a copy of your doctoral diploma
  3. a full list of publications, including the total number of publications in the Web of Science and Scopus databases, the total number of citations, the h-index and Scopus ID. In addition, equivalent information from your Google Scholar profile is required.
  4. publications for evaluation by experts (max. 10)
  5. a separate list of the publications submitted for expert evaluation
  6. a teaching portfolio or an equivalent account of your teaching qualifications
  7. an account of your merits and activities of significance to the vacancy (max. 3 pages)
  8. an account in English of your vision on the development of education, research and projects in the field of the professorship at LUT University (max. 3 pages).

Please specify the tenure track level applied to. The work starts with a six-month trial period.

The deadline for applications is 6 November 2019 at midnight, Finnish local time (UTC +2 h). Please submit your application by filling out the online form.

For further information, please contact Dean Riina Salmimies, tel. +358 45 631 0917, riina.salmimies@lut.fi.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
LUT University
Finland
Lappeenranta
53850
Skinnarilankatu 34

EURAXESS offer ID: 456751
Posting organisation offer ID: 135727

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