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Early Stage Researcher, Business Studies (two positions)

Early Stage Researcher, Business Studies (two positions)

We are now inviting applications for two Early Stage Researcher (Doctoral Researcher) positions in the Doctoral Programme in Business Studies on the Joensuu or Kuopio Campus, beginning on 1 October 2022. Read more below and submit your application no later than 31 May 2022.

Position and salary 

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies is inviting applications for two Early Stage Researcher positions in the Doctoral Programme in Business Studies. The Doctoral Programme in Business Studies (DPBUSINESS) generates research expertise in business studies that goes beyond traditional discipline boundaries and meets international requirements.

The main duty of the Early Stage Researcher is to conduct doctoral research in accordance with an approved research proposal. The Early Stage Researcher will work at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies on the Joensuu or Kuopio Campus.

The Early Stage Researcher positions shall be filled as of 1 October 2022 for two years. The position is full-time, enabling full-time work on the doctoral dissertation. Early Stage Researcher positions are always filled for a fixed term. A trial period is applied to new holders of a position.

The salary of the position is based on the salary system for the teaching and research staff at universities. The salary consists of the job-related salary element and the personal performance salary element. For this position, the job requirement level used to determine the job-related salary element is 2–4 (2,108.40€ – 2,628.85€), and the personal performance salary element is 6–50% of the job-related salary element. The salary of an Early Stage Researcher depends on the phase of the doctoral dissertation and postgraduate studies as well as personal performance.

Our requirements and expectations  

Persons with a suitable higher university degree or a suitable foreign education qualifying for equivalent university studies in the country concerned are eligible to apply for the Early Stage Researcher position. They must also have qualifications to pursue postgraduate studies.

A person who is planning or completing their first doctoral degree can be appointed to the Early Stage Researcher position. The person to be appointed must have a valid right to pursue postgraduate studies in Business Studies at the University of Eastern Finland no later than from 1 October 2022.

When filling the position, consideration will be given to the applicant’s research proposal, language skills required for the Early Stage Researcher position, earlier academic performance, international orientation, achievements in research, duration of possible previous funding received for doctoral research and its progress, as well as an assessment of the applicant’s possibilities for carrying out the research and the studies.

The research proposal will be evaluated on the following criteria: linkage of the research with the themes of e-leadership and digital communication; scientific and societal relevance; objectives; theoretical framework and concepts; mastery of the research literature; plan for the collection of data and analysis methods; plan covering a timetable, publications and funding; analysis of ethical viewpoints; and the scientific level and innovativeness of the research proposal.

What we can offer you  

  • An interesting position in an international, creative, participatory and engaging university community,
  • The possibility of flexible multi-location work, 
  • Possibility for international collaboration as part of the research team,
  • Staff benefits of the University of Eastern Finland, including comprehensive occupational health care, versatile staff training opportunities, affordable campus restaurant lunches and Sykettä sports services. 

How to apply  

The application shall be submitted no later than 31 May 2022  (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

The objective is for the faculty to decide on the person to be appointed to the positions by the end of August 2022.  

Please note that the application is required to have the following appendices: 

Questions? 

For more information on the position, please contact Professor Juho Pesonen, tel. +358 29 445 5346, juho.pesonen@uef.fi.

For further information relating to the application procedure, please contact Human Resources Coordinator Airi Leppänen, tel. +358 29 445 5171, airi.leppanen@uef.fi. 

University of Eastern Finland and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies in brief 

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland, offering education in nearly 100 major subjects. We have a staff of 2,750 members, and our academic community comprises around 16,000 degree students and more than 27,000 adult education students. Our campuses are located in Joensuu and in Kuopio. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at  www.uef.fi/en.

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies operates in the two UEF campuses in Kuopio and Joensuu. The faculty trains professionals and experts in the areas of history and geography, business sciences, law, social sciences and social and health care leadership. The research done in the faculty is strongly tied to the areas recognized in the university strategy. The faculty has about 4,480 basic degree students and about 500 active postgraduate students. The faculty has 335 staff. https://www.uef.fi/en/faculty-of-social-sciences-and-business-studies

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Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Early Stage Researcher, Neuro-Innovation: Computational Physics

We are now inviting applications for one Early Stage Researcher (PhD Student) position in the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Cofund Doctoral Programme Neuro-Innovation: Research and innovation for brain health throughout life. The position in the Department of Applied Physics will start earliest from October 2022. Read more below and submit your application no later than 5 June 2022.

Role and salary

We are seeking for a highly motivated and talented Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) to join our team for PhD research topic on Image reconstruction in high temporal resolution functional MRI of the brain. The objective of the PhD research is to develop a novel combination of advanced (compressed sensing based) image reconstruction methods and optimal data collection techniques, such as radial zero-echo time fMRI, which can produce high temporal and spatial resolution fMRI with random repeated stimulus. The research can result in major advances in functional imaging techniques of the brain, paving way for breakthroughs in basic research. Approaches developed are expected to also have high translational potential to human imaging and high commercialization value. Therefore, constant evaluation and training for this aspect is integral part of the project. 

You may modify this research topic or suggest your own in your motivation letter. Suggested topic must be in the research area of the Neuro-Innovation DP and the hosting research group.

The person to be appointed to this position will work in the Computational Physics and Inverse Problems research group. The group is affiliated with the Centre of Excellence of Inverse Modeling and Imaging (Academy of Finland). The group consists of several research teams with application fields in biomedical and industrial inverse problems as well as inverse problems in geophysical and atmospheric sciences. For more information  see https://uefconnect.uef.fi/en/group/computational-physics-and-inverse-problems-research-group/ for more details. The team of Professor Kolehmainen is focused on development of mathematical models and computational inverse problems methods for image reconstruction in medical imaging techniques such as X-ray tomography, PET and MRI. The host research team closely collaborates with the Biomedical Imaging group, Multiscale Imaging Group and Neurobiology of Memory group at A. I. Virtanen Institute. All these groups have open position in this call. We encourage all eligible, highly talented applicants to apply all these open positions.

This position is one of the five positions available for 14 highly motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the MSCA COFUND Neuro-Innovation project in the Kuopio campus of the university. Neuro-Innovation training is a novel effort at University of Eastern Finland to integrate the university’s world class neuroscience with top-level innovation management, social sciences, law, data sciences and physics. This integration will produce unique inter/multidisciplinary competence that contributes to brain health innovation in Europe and beyond by training future leaders in this area of research and practice. Neuro-Innovation training will address the translation of research results into clinical adaptation and commercial outcomes in three multidisciplinary research areas:

1. The societal impact of prediction and early diagnosis research area
2. The co-innovation for prevention and treatment research area
3. The transfer of technologies, methods and models research area

See more on our website: www.uef.fi/neuro-innovation

The position will be filled by a person to be selected for the Doctoral Programme in Science, Technology and Computing (SCITECO).  The selection of the ESR in the Faculty of Science and Forestry will be determined during the selection process of the Neuro-Innovation project and may change from what has initially been announced based on the eligibility of the applicants and the scoring of the applications. The main duty of the ESR is to complete their doctoral dissertation in accordance with their research proposal written in the beginning of the employment period. In the University of Eastern Finland, the objective is to complete the doctoral degree in a maximum of four years of full-time study. The position will be filled for a fixed term of four years starting earliest from October 2022 or as agreed upon with the candidate. ESR positions are always filled for a fixed term. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.  

The salary of the position is based on the salary system for the teaching and research staff at universities. The salary consists of the job-related salary element and the personal performance salary element. For this position, the job requirement level used to determine the job-related salary element is 2–4 (2 078,27€ – 2 591,28€), and the personal performance salary element is 6–50% of the job-related salary element. The estimated monthly salary in the beginning of the employment will be 2202,97-3161,36 €/per month. The salary of an ESR depends on the phase of the doctoral dissertation and postgraduate studies as well as personal performance.

ESRs will be employed as staff with relevant benefits, such as a pension scheme and benefits for employment injuries, occupational diseases and unemployment. They have a legal right to a leave of absence, for example for maternity, paternity and parental leaves. ESRs enjoy many government-funded benefits in Finland, including free health care for families, low-cost day care and other benefits for families with children (See more information about Family Benefits). 

What we expect and wish from you 

This research topic needs the participation of people with passion for excellence in research, innovation, and impact. For this position, we look for candidates with a background in physics, engineering or applied mathematics. The PhD candidate needs strong programming skills (e.g. MatLab or Python) and previous experience on inverse problems, medical image computing and MRI is highly beneficial.  In addition, high level of English proficiency is essential. As far as soft skills are concerned, we welcome candidates with a proactive, collaborative attitude who are enthusiastic about working and sharing expertise in interdisciplinary teams. Excellent candidates actively participate in various intersectoral activities offered by the PhD programme, and are willing to spend some time abroad with our international academic partners and outside the university at our non-academic partner institutions.

The person appointed as an ESR must hold an appropriate higher university degree or an equivalent degree that would qualify person for doctoral studies.

Requirements for doctoral candidates:

  • hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) and a research thesis (or equivalent) in physics, engineering or applied mathematics or another related relevant field
  • should not hold a doctorate or PhD
  • should have less than 4 years of research experience after graduation (Master’s Degree or equivalent based on which you are applying for this position) by 5 June 2022
    excellent command of the English language is required

Mobility requirements for doctoral candidates:

  • fulfil the mobility requirement of the MSCA actions, i.e. ESRs must not have resided or carried out theirmain activity (work, studies) in Finland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before 5 June 2022. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not considered.

What we can offer you  

  • An interesting position in an international, creative, participatory and engaging university community 
  • Staff benefits of the University of Eastern Finland, including comprehensive occupational health care, versatile staff training opportunities, affordable campus restaurant lunches and affordable sports services 
  • Please read more in the Work at UEF section on our website.

How to apply  

The application shall be submitted no later than 5 June 2022 by 24:00 hours Finnish time (11:00 pm CEST) by using the electronic application form.

The objective is to offer the position to the most merited applicant by October 2022-January 2023.

Please note that the application is required to include the following appendices: 

  • certified copies of BSc and MSc degree diplomas/certificates and copies of these relating to applicant’s language proficiency (if not indicated in the academic degree), transcripts of these records in English. If the proof of English language skills has not been demonstrated in an academic degree and the applicant has not taken the English language test, the English language skills will be assessed in the interview for the position.
  • curriculum vitae (CV) (https://tenk.fi/en/advice-and-materials/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)  
  • Master’s thesis (in any language), electronic copy
  • two-page summary of the Master’s thesis in English (in pdf file)
  • motivation letter (max three pages) describes the applicant’s motivation to pursue PhD studies in the chosen research area and topic. When suggesting your own research topic or modifications to the given topic, the research idea needs to be described as part of the motivation letter and research ethics and infrastructure forms provided on the programme website must be attached to the application (for more specific instructions on the motivation letter, see www.uef.fi/neuro-innovation)
  • full name, mobile phone number and e-mail addresses of at least 2 referees

Questions?  

For further information on the position and the research topic for which it is offered, please visit www.uef.fi/neuro-innovation

For further information on the application procedure, see the FAQ section on the Neuro-Innovation website or send email to neuroinno@uef.fi.

University of Eastern Finland and the Faculty of Science and Forestry in brief

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We are home to 16,000 students and 3,000 staff members. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at www.uef.fi/en.

The Faculty of Science and Forestry operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences and forest sciences. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The faculty’s environments for research and learning are international, modern and multidisciplinary.  The faculty has approximately 4,400 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and some 460 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 560. http://www.uef.fi/en/lumet/etusivu

The Department of Applied Physics provides high-quality education in the areas of computational physics, medical physics, materials physics, and atmospheric physics. In all the four areas of research in physics, the Department rank high in scientific evaluations and acknowledgments. The Doctoral Programme in Science, Technology and Computing (SCITECO) combines science with computational analysis and technology to form a multidisciplinary programme. The computational component includes computing sciences, mathematics and inverse problems and mathematical modelling. Science and technology combine photonics, chemistry and medical physics and technology.

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Post expires on søndag juni 5th, 2022

Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Early Stage Researcher, Neuro-Innovation: Innovation Management

We are now inviting applications for one Early Stage Researcher (PhD Student) position in the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Cofund Doctoral Programme Neuro-Innovation: Research and innovation for brain health throughout life. The position in the UEF Business School will start earliest from October 2022. Read more below and submit your application no later than 5 June 2022.

Role and salary

We are seeking for a highly motivated and talented Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) to join our team for PhD research topic on Organising collaboration for brain health innovation. The main aim in this Innovation Management related research topic at the UEF Business School is to engage in one or more qualitative case studies for the purpose of producing a deeper and more holistic understanding of how collaborative brain health research, innovation and impact is organised. The cases to be studied, and the more specific research questions, theories and qualitative methods to be used will be defined jointly with the supervisors.

You may modify this research topic or suggest your own topic in your motivation letter. Suggested topic must be in the research area of the Neuro-Innovation DP and the hosting research group.

The selected ESR will work in the Neuro-impact and innovation research team. The team addresses the co-production of responsible innovation and sustainable societal impact in brain health research. With a strong non-technological focus on the human side of innovation, the research team is specialised on the study of social and cultural processes around these issues, including collaborative research among neuroscientists and multiple stakeholders, such as hospitals and other health care organisations, patients and patient organisations, and firms. For more details, see https://uefconnect.uef.fi/en/group/neuro-impact-and-innovation-research-team/

This position is one of the 5 positions available for highly motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the Neuro-Innovation project in the Kuopio campus of the university. Neuro-Innovation training is a novel effort at University of Eastern Finland to integrate the university’s world class neuroscience with top-level innovation management, social sciences, law, data sciences and applied physics. This integration will produce unique inter/multidisciplinary competence that contributes to brain health innovation in Europe and beyond by training future leaders in this area of research and practice. Neuro-Innovation training will address the translation of research results into clinical adaptation and commercial outcomes in three multidisciplinary research areas:
1. The societal impact of prediction and early diagnosis research area
2. The co-innovation for prevention and treatment research area
3. The transfer of technologies, methods and models research area
Visit our website www.uef.fi/neuro-innovation

In the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, one Early Stage Researcher position will be filled in this third call. This position will be filled by a person majoring in Innovation Management in the Doctoral Programme in Business Studies (DPBUSINESS). The number of ESRs selected in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies will be determined during the selection process and may change from what has initially been announced based on the eligibility of the applicants and the scoring of the applications.

The main duty of the ESR is to complete their doctoral dissertation in accordance with their research proposal written in the beginning of the employment period. In the University of Eastern Finland, the objective is to complete the doctoral degree in a maximum of four years of full-time study. The position will be filled for a fixed term of four years starting earliest from October 2022 or as agreed upon with the candidate. ESR positions are always filled for a fixed term. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.  

The salary of the position is based on the salary system for the teaching and research staff at universities. The salary consists of the job-related salary element and the personal performance salary element. For this position, the job requirement level used to determine the job-related salary element is 2–4, and the personal performance salary element is 6–50% of the job-related salary element. The estimated monthly salary in the beginning of the employment will be 2,288.17 – 3,163.95 €/per month. The salary of an ESR depends on the phase of the doctoral dissertation and postgraduate studies as well as personal performance.

ESRs will be employed as staff with relevant benefits, such as a pension scheme and benefits for employment injuries, occupational diseases and unemployment. They have a legal right to a leave of absence, for example for maternity, paternity and parental leaves. ESRs enjoy many government-funded benefits in Finland, including free health care for families, low-cost day care and other benefits for families with children (See more information about Family Benefits). 

What we expect and wish from you 

This research topic needs the participation of people with passion for research-based excellence in developing brain health innovation and impact. We are looking for candidates who have a solid business school background their master’s degree in the areas of organisation and management theory or innovation studies, but want to open their minds to intersecting and complementary fields of science, seeking a multi/interdisciplinary approach in research. During their doctoral studies, the candidates should be willing to develop their networks with the brain health researchers and industry, and with other organisations that will benefit from science when developing services, products, and processes.

The academic profile of the candidate should be in social science oriented business school research and interpretative qualitative research methods, with the idea of complementing this background throughout the multidisciplinary and intersectoral PhD training. As far as soft skills are concerned, we welcome candidates with a proactive, collaborative attitude who are enthusiastic about working and sharing expertise in teams. Excellent candidates actively participate in various intersectoral activities offered by the PhD programme, and are willing to spend some time abroad with our international academic partners and outside the university at our non-academic partner institutions.

The person appointed as an ESR must hold an appropriate higher university degree or an equivalent degree that would qualify the person for doctoral studies.

Requirements for doctoral candidates:

  • hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) and a research thesis (or equivalent) in business studies (organisation and management theory or innovation studies), or another related relevant research field
  • should not hold a doctorate or PhD
  • should have less than 4 years of research experience after graduation (Master’s Degree or equivalent based on which you are applying for this position) by 5 June 2022
  • excellent command of the English language is required

 Mobility requirements for doctoral candidates:

  • fulfil the mobility requirement of the MSCA actions, i.e. ESRs must not have resided or carried out theirmain activity (work, studies) in Finland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before 5 June 2022. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not considered.

What we can offer you  

  • An interesting position in an international, creative, participatory and engaging university community 
  • Staff benefits of the University of Eastern Finland, including comprehensive occupational health care, versatile staff training opportunities, affordable campus restaurant lunches and Sykettä sports services 

How to apply  

The application shall be submitted no later than 5 June 2022 by 24:00 hours Finnish time (11:00 pm CEST) by using the electronic application form. 

The objective is to offer the position to the most merited applicant by the end of August 2022.

Please note that the application is required to include the following appendices: 

  • certified copies of BSc and MSc degree diplomas/certificates and copies of these relating to applicant’s language proficiency (if not indicated in the academic degree), transcripts of these records in English. If the proof of English language skills has not been demonstrated in an academic degree and the applicant has not taken the English language test, the English language skills will be assessed in the interview for the position
  • curriculum vitae (CV) (https://tenk.fi/en/advice-and-materials/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)  
  • Master’s thesis (in any language), electronic copy
  • two-page summary of the Master’s thesis in English (in pdf file)
  • motivation letter (max three pages) describes the applicant’s motivation to pursue PhD studies in the chosen research area and topic. When suggesting your own research topic or modifications to the given topic, the research idea needs to be described as part of the motivation letter and research ethics and infrastructure forms provided on the programme website must be attached to the application (for more specific instructions on the motivation letter, see www.uef.fi/neuro-innovation)

Questions? 

For further information on the position and the research topic for which it is offered, please visit www.uef.fi/neuro-innovation

For further information on the application procedure, see the FAQ section on the Neuro-Innovation website or send email to neuroinno@uef.fi.

University of Eastern Finland, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies and UEF Business School in brief

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We are home to 16,000 students and 3,000 staff members. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at www.uef.fi/en

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies trains professionals and experts to the fields of history and geography, environmental policy, business, law, social sciences and health and social management (https://www.uef.fi/en/faculty-of-social-sciences-and-business-studies).

The mission of the UEF Business School emphasizes cross-disciplinary and internationally acknowledged approaches to research and teaching. Our research is also aiming to contribute to the development of local business life and to the wellbeing of society as a whole. Doctoral studies in business aim at familiarizing the student with the research, theories and research methods in the field in a way which qualifies the students to prepare a doctoral dissertation. Furthermore, students strengthen their knowledge in their specialization fields.

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Post expires on søndag juni 5th, 2022