Junior Lecturer in Molecular Biology
University of Tartu

Junior Lecturer in Molecular Biology

Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Bioengineering

The University of Tartu is the biggest and oldest centre of academic life in Estonia - we have over 4,000 employees and 14,000 students. The unique intellectual atmosphere and fine living and working environment that characterise Tartu have attracted prominent scientists and experts for almost 400 years. Join the university family!

Duties and responsibilities
  • To organize and carry out practical courses, seminars and lectures in Molecular Biology for students of Science and Technology and Bioengineering.
  • Research in the volume equivalent to at least 1/3 doctoral thesis in five years.

Required qualifications
Master's degree or an equivalent qualification.

Required experience
  • Experience in teaching Molecular Biology to Science and Technology and Bioengineering at the university level equivalent to at least two years of the position of an assistant.
  • Experience in supervising students and teaching e-courses is recommended.
  • International-level research in the specialisation, the volume of which is equivalent to at least one Master thesis.

Required language skills
Very good knowledge of English in speech and writing, including sufficient skills for communication and writing in his or her specialty. According to the Language Act, academic staff with foreign citizenship working in Estonia must have acquired at least B1-level Estonian language skills after five years of work. This requirement will be added to the contract. The Centre for Professional Development offers foreigners and their family members the opportunity to participate in Estonian courses.

Personal qualities

We expect you to be professional, dedicated, conscientious and a good team player.

Why join us?
  • Supportive academic environment where you can grow professionally and contribute to meaningful research.
  • A wide range of self-improvement options for personal and professional development.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Paid holiday 56 days a year.
  • We have a sickness benefit to employees for the 2nd to 8th calendar days. The amount of the benefit is 100% of the employee’s average salary.

Additional information on remuneration
Remuneration based on UT salary rules.
Number of vacancies

Documents required for applying
  1. A letter of application to the Rector.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A list of research publications (if necessary, enclosing copies or offprints of more important publications).
  4. A copy of a document (including its annexes) which shows the candidate to hold the required qualification (with authorized translation into Estonian, English or Russian if the credential is not in Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, French, Italian, Ukrainian and Belarussian languages). A candidate can be required to submit the original or a certified copy of the document (including its annexes) showing the candidate to hold the required qualification. If the candidate has acquired the higher education in question abroad, he or she may be required to submit an assessment issued by the Academic Recognition Information Centre (the Estonian ENIC/NARIC) of his or her qualification in respect of the qualification requirements for the position.
  5. Other materials considered relevant by the candidate (a list of such materials must be included in the application or annexed to it).

Start date 01.08.2024
Place of work
Nooruse 1, Tartu

Application deadline

Apply here
Additional information:
Ilona Faustova

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