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Positions for Ukrainian war refugees

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


The Department of Business Administration is offering a job for a Lecturer or a Lecturer’s Assistant.

Workload: 0.5-1.0 (20-40 hours per week) according to competencies and agreement.

The Department of Business Administration is part of the School of Business and Governance at Tallinn University of Technology, which has a strong international team, a diverse student body and a broad interdisciplinary network. The department focuses its teaching and research on different aspects of business management – entrepreneurship and international business, organisation and management, marketing, accounting and sustainable supply chain management.

Job description:

We are looking for someone who has experience in teaching business subjects (marketing, management, entrepreneurship, logistics, value chains, etc.), supervising undergraduate and postgraduate theses, assessing theses or writing research papers, and has a very good command of English. First and foremost, we are looking for a lecturer, if required, you can start as a lecturer's assistant.

The lecturer's main tasks include delivering lectures and tutorials in face-to-face and online learning environments, preparing online learning environments, various course development activities, assessment and feedback, and supervising theses at higher education level. May also participate in research activities. The exact position will be agreed based on the candidate's profile and fit with our courses and research fields.


  • A PhD is preferred, but at least a master's degree is compulsory;
  • Professional pedagogical competence for teaching;
  • Professional competence to participate in research would be an asset;
  • English preferably at level C1;
  • Previous experience of using various digital platforms for teaching, including Moodle, would be an advantage.

How to apply

To apply, please send the following documents in English:

  • Motivation letter with a free text description of previous experience in the field of business, academic activities and competencies required for work;
  • Curriculum vitae (with a list of publications and reference to Google Scholar H-index in case you would be interested in participating in research).

For additional information and to apply, please send an email with the required documents to: Merli Reidolf, merli.reidolf@taltech.ee.
Department of Business Administration: https://taltech.ee/en/department-business-administration

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

PostDoc in Applied Power Electronics

Power Electronics Group is willing to open a PostDoc position for a Ukrainian war refugee.  

Title: PostDoc in Applied Power Electronics 

Starting time: ASAP 

Contract till: March 31, 2023 


  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering with specialization in power electronics;
  • Strong command of the English language;
  • Experience with developing and testing MVP-level experimental prototypes; 
  • Strong publication record.

Contact: Senior Researcher Andrii Chub, andrii.chub@taltech.ee


The Department of Economics and Finance is offering a position for a visiting Researcher or Research Assistant, who will be working under the Horizon 2020 project „Individual Behaviour and Economic Performance“ (IBEP). More information about the project: https://taltech.ee/en/ibep

Job description: research capacity building in relation to project IBEP topic areas, participation in project IBEP activities (seminars, etc.) and networking.


  • At least Master's degree in economics; PhD students in economics and researchers in economics with a PhD degree (postdocs) are particularly welcome to apply;
  • Very good command of English;
  • Work experience or PhD student status at a Ukrainian university.
  • Skills in using various digital academic platforms (incl. Moodle) would be an advantage.

Workload: part-time or full-time (max 40 hours per week) according to competencies, circumstances and mutual agreement.

Starting time: ASAP.

Contract till: 31 August 2022; potential extension thereafter subject to circumstances.

To apply, please send your CV and a brief (one A4 page) motivation letter and description of competencies required for the position to aila.lainurm@taltech.ee


Researcher in the Reproductive Biology Research Group (Estonian Research Council funding instrument)

The Reproductive Biology Research Group at the Tallinn University of Technology studies the molecular mechanisms behind normal ovarian function and infertility. We are focused foremost on female infertility and on such ovarian processes which assure the maturation of a healthy egg. This maturation is affected by hormones from the pituitary gland, steroid hormones produced by the ovaries and several signaling molecules that traffic between the egg and the surrounding granulosa cells. By identifying key signaling pathways for ovarian functions, we can understand, diagnose, and treat infertility of ovarian etiology       

In our work we use both classical laboratory methods as well as methods for high throughput analysis, especially RNA sequencing. We use bioinformatic data analysis to model active signaling pathways in the ovary.

We are in close cooperation with the Competence Centre on Health Technologies, HansaBioMed Life Sciences and with all fertility clinics in Estonia.

We are looking for candidates to apply for the Estonian Research Council support measure dedicated to Ukrainian researchers to join our research team.

The suitable candidate must hold an MSc or PhD degree and be a Ukrainian citizen who is a beneficiary of temporary or international protection.

One or several of the following qualifications are expected:

  • Experience in molecular biology methods
  • Experience in cell culture methods
  • RNA analysis methods
  • Bioinformatics skills (Linux, R, Python)

The support measure is intended for 6 months and must start during 2022. More information about the support measure can be found here: https://www.etag.ee/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Ukraina-teadlaste-kaasamistoetus_ENG.pdf

In case of interest, please contact the principal investigator:

Agne Velthut-Meikas

E-mail: Agne.Velthut@taltech.ee

Web-page: https://taltech.ee/en/bioinformatics/reproductive-biology

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


PhD Students

Active competitions can be found HERE.

Academic positions

Recruitment for academic positions is held in accordance with the Academic Career Management established by the TalTech Senate. Recruitment takes place by public competition and internally within the organization, but as a rule, the positions are filled by public competitions. Notices of public competitions will be published on the university’s website and in other media as appropriate.

After the application deadline, the candidates’ recruitment documents will be forwarded to the Recruitment Committee (applications for Professor positions) or to the Head of Department (applications for other academic positions). A candidate may be required to give a public lecture (venia legendi). Based on the application documents submitted, the candidates will be evaluated and ranked. Then a ballot will be held in the relevant Council and the holder of the position will turn out. The candidates will be informed of the results first chance after the election.

Active competitions

Non-academic positions

For fulfilling non-academic positions, as a rule, a competition is announced or a targeted search is carried out. 

The competition is organized by the Personnel Office based on the information given by the Head of the department. 

Preliminary analysis of candidates for a non-academic position is based on the analysis of required application documents (resume, cover letter, motivation letter, etc.). The selected candidates are then called for an interview; depending on the position, different forms of testing and assignment are carried out. With the candidate’s prior consent, a background study is also carried out. 
Both the immediate supervisor and a Personnel Office employee are involved in the selection process. If necessary, other persons shall be involved. 
We will try to send feedback to unsuccessful candidates within one month after the deadline for sending CVs.

 Active competitions

Data protection policy

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).