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Research Scientist, grassland research

Research Scientist, grassland research

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About the workplace

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services to our customers based on best available scientific knowledge. Our research results and services generate added value and sustainability as well as scientific evidence to support decision making. We carry out research on forestry, agriculture, food, game, and fisheries. We also perform statutory services.

Being open-minded and curious and having a strong will to leave a positive mark to the world binds Luke people together. Together we build a positive working culture where each other’s work is highly respected. In Luke, the work assignments are versatile and employees can influence the content of their work. We work in a mobile work culture which gives you the possibility to work from wherever in Finland it suits you the best. Luke offers a multidisciplinary international research environment with unique research infrastructures, experimental sites and well-equipped laboratories.

Work tasks

Research at the Natural Resources Institute Finland, Kuopio Maaninka site focuses strongly on grassland research. Ongoing research projects focus on grassland-based livestock issues, especially in Eastern and Northern Finland. The target is sustainable cattle production, where sustainability includes economic sustainability as well as an environmental perspective. The research is carried out e.g. grass production (cultivation methods, fertilization, yield, quality, preservation, economy), grazing and environmental issues in grass production (nutrient leaching, greenhouse gases). The task includes the research tasks of ongoing projects, the design, supervision, sampling and reporting of results as part of the research team’s activities. Carrying out this task requires good expertise in agricultural processes.

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We expect the following from the applicant:
– master’s or doctoral degree in plant science, biology or soil science or otherwise appropriate degree
– good expertise in agricultural processes
– the ability to manage entities in changing circumstances
– ability to work independently
– commitment to operational development
– the possibility to travel if the work so requires

Previous experience in conducting research and writing a scientific text is counted as an advantage for the applicant.

The applicant must have good cooperation and communication skills. Good written and oral proficiency in English is required for the job.

Form of employment: Temporary employment

Scope of employment

Scope:   Office work

Commencement:   1.7.2022

Time-limited to:   31.7.2023 Substitute


Last application date:   18.5.2022 16:00

Reference number:   30-186-2022

You can apply for this job via:

You may also apply for this position by submitting your application to the address below. The job reference of the role must be cited both in the actual application and on the envelope. Applications will not be returned.

Luonnonvarakeskuksen kirjaamo
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki, FINLAND

Please attach your application letter and CV.


  The position is at complexity level 6-8 in Luke’s salary system and the position-specific salary is EUR 2 775.25 – 3 310.60 per month. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid (max. 50% of the position-specific salary). A new employee’s personal performance component depends on competence and experience and generally falls in the range of 15-20%. The applicant may also present a separate salary request.


Our mobile work model allows you to work in Finland in the location most appropriate for your work. In addition, we provide flexible hours, and as your employment with us continues, long vacations. We offer lunch benefits, as well as sports, culture or commuting support.

For international recruits, we provide a relocation package, which includes concrete support for coming to Finland and Luke (eg. residence permit, various registration procedures, banking and taxation, finding an apartment).


Number of positions advertised:   1


Contact person

Mikko Järvinen Group manager +358 29 532 6192 mikko.jarvinen@luke.fi


Natural Resources Institute Finland
Halolantie 31 A
71750 Maaninka


Please note that the application period expires on 18 May 2022 at 4.00 pm Finnish time (EEST). Unfortunately, we are unable to consider late applications.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Send a digital application via this link.

Post expires on onsdag maj 18th, 2022