Recruitment for Aalto-Helsinki 2024
Are you looking for an interesting and meaningful project for next year? Exciting Opportunity for Aalto University and University of Helsinki Students!
Join our iGEM team and represent Finland at the world's largest synthetic biology competition in Paris next year. We're looking for passionate BSc and MSc students from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki to be part of this journey.
As a part of the team, you'll work together with your fellow students to create and present a research project at the Grand Jamboree event in Paris. The project's theme will be decided collaboratively with the steering team at the start. Plus, your work will be integrated into a research group at either Aalto or the University of Helsinki, maximizing its real-world impact. Don't miss out on this chance to be a part of something big in the field of synthetic biology!
What is iGEM?
iGEM, which stands for the International Genetically Engineered Machine, is a globally recognized competition in synthetic biology. It offers participants the chance to design and implement research projects from scratch. In the spring, you will get to know your team members, and collaboratively with the steering team, you will select a project topic that will be further developed throughout the summer. The team will also reach out to collaborators from academia and industry alike to gather funding. The summer mainly consists of practical work and the testing your design. In the autumn, you will present your project and compete with other iGEM teams for the Grand Prize, as well as other special prizes.
For more information about iGEM, you can visit their official website.
Additionally, see this years' results to get an idea about what iGEM project are like.
Who are we looking for?
We're looking for students interested in joining iGEM, which is more than just a science project. It's a year-long venture involving various activities such as science communication, education, web design, presentations, and entrepreneurship. We welcome MSc and BSc students from different fields, particularly those with knowledge and interest in:
Graphic design / Video-making and editing
Molecular biosciences / (Bio)chemistry / Microbiology / Biotechnology / (Bio)medicine
Marketing / Product development / Startups
Bioinformatics / Information technology / Computer Science / Web-design / Statistics
Education and outreach
Pedagogics / Communication
Chemical engineering / Bioprocesses / Biomaterials / Electrical engineering / Environmental Engineering
Environmental science / Physics / Psychology / Mathematics
Even if your field is not on the list but you think you would be a valuable addition to the team do not hesitate to apply!
You can see the 2023 special prizes to get an idea about what kinds of contributions are celebrated in the iGEM competition.
Why should you join?
|Unique summer job opportunity|
|Three month contracts negotiable for team members|
|Design your own workflow with your team|
|Learn to work independently and manage project activities|
|Get study credits for the work outside the summer period|
|From 10 to 15 ECTS|
|Bring your own ideas to life|
|Design and build a research project from scratch|
|Work in a team of 10 international students|
|Gain valuable experience in|
|Design and product development|
|Designing laboratory experiments|
|Practical laboratory work|
|Documentation and scientific writing|
|Modeling biological systems|
|Become part of an international network|
|iGEM community: find new career opportunities|
|Connect and collaborate with other international teams|
|Participate in conferences and talks in Finland and abroad|
|Experience the Grand Jamboree in Paris|
|Bringing together over 350 teams to celebrate their work|
|Gain insights on work opportunities and advances in research|
Applications are now open and the deadline for submitting your application is December 20th, 2023.
Apply for the Aalto-Helsinki 2024 team here.
For any questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to us on Instagram
We wish the best of luck to all applicants!