Tallinn University of Technology

Positions for Ukrainian war refugees

If you want to apply for a position at TalTech please write to Human Resources Office: konkurss@taltech.ee

Organic Chemist or Biochemist

Laboratory of Polymers and Textile Technology is looking for organic chemists or biochemists. The laboratory is working in the field of cellulose chemistry, functionalisation of cellulose. Good practical skills of laboratory of organic chemistry are welcome, also basic understanding of analytical methods, FTIR, NMR, titration etc. We can also accept PhD students in the same area.

Working languages: English/Russian.

Contact: Tenured Associate Professor Andres Krumme, andres.krumme@taltech.ee

PhD or a Researcher position: DNA replication initiation in human cells   

Laboratory of DNA replication and genome stability would be happy to host a refugee with a background in molecular and cell biology research. For a PhD student with a matching skillset we can offer a 4-year position, but can also consider researchers at other levels on a case-by-case basis.

PhD topic: DNA replication initiation in human cells

Summary: The goal of this PhD project is to explore the molecular mechanism and signaling events underlying DNA replication initiation in human cells

Description, incl. responsibilities and tasks:

DNA replication is one of the major targets of cancer therapies, as cancer cells tend to proliferate faster and are generally more prone to replication stress. Most of the information about DNA replication initiation currently comes from model organisms, such as yeast, but their applicability to human system is limited. Some of the critical steps of replication initiation are very poorly understood in human system. It is important to study replication initiation in human cells in order to be able to exploit the findings in cancer therapies.

Methods: CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, cloning, mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, transfections, siRNA, survival/proliferation assays; co-immunoprecipitations, pulldowns, western blots, proteomic screens.

Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Plan and perform experiments, analyse data, write scientific papers;
  • Keep up to date on scientific literature related to the topic of thesis;
  • Attend PhD classes and fulfil the requirements for homework, evaluations, etc;
  • Presentations at conferences, seminars, workshops, etc;
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis at the end of the study program.


We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student with a strong background in molecular or cell biology. Previous experience in the field of genome maintenance is preferred but not required.

Desired qualifications:

  • M.Sc. in a related discipline;
  • Strong communication skills (English) that are compatible with doctoral-level requirements, i.e., writing academic papers and giving presentations in English;
  • Proficiency in two or more of the following methods: mammalian cell culture, protein and DNA gel electrophoresis, western blot, immunoprecipitations or affinity pulldowns, PCR, cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing;
  • Ability to follow protocols;
  • Good organizational skills, ability to document and analyze experiments.

Contact: Senior Researcher Tatiana Moiseeva, tatiana.moiseeva@taltech.ee

Robotics Software Engineer

We are looking for a software engineer for developing various robotics related tasks in navigation and motion planning. Centre for Biorobotics is developing bioinspired robotics for under water environments. We are investigating techniques for locomotion and perception in areas where conventional solutions fail. 

As a robotics engineer you will be working in a multidisciplinary team on the implementation of state-of-the art robotics solutions. You will develop, implement, and test navigation algorithms and improve existing algorithms to develop novel solutions for underwater and underground robotic platforms. The software development task requires knowledge in C++, Python and ROS (Robot Operating System).

More information: https://taltech.ee/en/biorobotics

Contact: Jaanus Joasoo, jaanus.joasoo@taltech.ee


Main responsibilities

  • Setting up and operating a CNC turning and milling machine; 
  • Operating a universal turning and milling machine; 
  • Setting up and operating a metal 3D printer; 
  • Carrying out mechanical tests; 
  • After-treatment and quality control of products; 
  • Machine tool and workplace maintenance. 

What we are looking for

  • at least basic or professional education; 
  • computer skills: MS Office; CAD and CAM skills are an additional asset; 
  • good engineering drawings reading skills; 
  • accuracy, honesty and sense of responsibility; 
  • teamwork skills; 
  • ability to learn and a positive attitude. 

What we offer

  • an interesting and responsible job, work in an evolving environment; 
  • development and learning opportunities; 
  • a pleasant team; 
  • 35 calendar days of annual leave. 

Working hours: Full-time work 

Date of commencement of employment: As agreed 

Remuneration: As agreed 

Location: Ehitajate tee 5, 19086 Tallinn

Contact: Kristo Karjust, kristo.karjust@taltech.ee


The Food and Fermentation Technology Development Center (TFTAK) is a center of excellence in biotechnology and food technology providing contract research services based on state-of-the-art analytical methods. Our goal is developing innovative solutions for food and biotechnology industry.  

Job description

We are looking for a team-oriented bioinformatician whose main tasks are sequencing and health data analysis and statistical computation. 


  • Data analysis, quality assessment, and visualization;
  • Statistical evaluation of data;
  • Creation and implementation of new data processing, database solutions and corresponding software tools; 
  • Creating IT applications for users; 
  • Sequencing data processing (16S, ITS, WGS, RNASeq).

Personal characteristics of bioinformatics 

  • Good teamwork skills;
  • Conscientiousness, correctness, and accuracy; 
  • Good stress resistance;
  • Flexibility and scheduling skills; 
  • Ability to work in parallel on several projects. 

Qualification requirements for bioinformatics 

  • Previous professional experience;
  • Usage of basic bioinformatic sequencing tools; 
  • Experience and ability to define and solve a problem; 
  • Ability to work through scientific literature; 
  • Knowledge R language is preferred;
  • Interest in food technology and health fields will be beneficial. 

TFTAK offers to bioinformatician 

  • Varied and exciting work in a modern developing company; 
  • Supportive and inspiring team; 
  • Opportunities for continuous development; 
  • Health-conscious work environment; 

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to personal@tftak.eu

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Active competitions can be found HERE.

Additional information

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Procedure for processing and protection of personal data when applying for positions and recruitment 

Tallinn University of Technology (hereinafter the University) processes prospective employees’ data in accordance with the GDPR and national data protection laws. 

Full statement for the procedure can be found here.

For questions regarding recruitment, the appropriate contact is the Recruitment Specialist Eneli Oksar (Human Resources, eneli.oksar@taltech.ee; tel 620 2043).

Questions regarding the processing and protection of personal data can be addressed to Henri Schasmin, Data Protection Officer at Tallinn University of Technology (e-mail henri.schasmin@taltech.ee, tel 620 2017).