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Looking for RESEARCHERS!

TFTAK is growing and we are looking for RESEARCHERS for bioprocesses team:



Welcome to TFTAK, a leading research institution dedicated to advancing knowledge and driving innovation in food- and bioprocesses. With a diverse team of expert researchers and cutting-edge facilities, we are committed to inventions that address real-world challenges and create positive change. Join us as we explore new frontiers and shape a brighter future through science and discovery.

Main responsibilities

  • Execute laboratory experiments, using the knowledge of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, and engineering basics

  • Participate in good laboratory practices, including cleaning and maintenance

  • Analyze and optimize fermentation processes for enhanced productivity in fungal biomass cultivation related projects

  • Collaborate within a dynamic team in a supportive work environment


Position requirements


  • MSc degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Food Science, or equivalent laboratory experience

  • Knowledge of chemical engineering and/or cultivation of filamentous fungi will earn You extra points



  • MSc degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Gene Technology or equivalent laboratory experience

  • Knowledge of genetic engineering and/or molecular biology will earn You extra points


Other requirements

  • Strong understanding and passion for excellence in laboratory techniques, equipment, and safety protocols

  • Ability to work in a group as well as independently

  • Good communication and time management skills with the ability to follow instructions

  • Ability to plan and carry out research tasks, and to report results in oral and written forms

  • Excellent written and oral English


NB! Only citizens of Estonia or another EU member state or holders of a valid Estonian residence permit can apply. Please provide the relevant information in your CV.


Why join us

You have an impact. With science and smart technology, we are creating the innovation in biotechnology and food industry. Our modern office is conveniently located at the Technopol Science and Business Park in Tallinn. You will have a bunch of supportive and inspiring colleagues to help you settle in and enjoy our active office life. In addition we are offering: 

  • Work-life balance through flexible, family-friendly working hours

  • Remote work 10% of the working time

  • Additional paid vacation days between Christmas and New Year

  • Active social office life, common events

  • Free parking, bicycle storage, fully-equipped shower rooms

  • The usual: occupational healthcare, sports benefits, coffee, tea, fruits


Any questions? Please reach out to recruiting team.

We are looking forward to receiving your motivational letter and CV by email personal(at) by 31.03.2024 „Filomentous Fungi“ or „Precision Fermentation“ on the subject line.

Check out also our LinkedIn profile.


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