Tag-arkiv: University of Helsinki

Doc­toral Stu­dent, MEMETRE pro­ject, Fac­ulty of Ag­ri­cul­ture and Forestry

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry (www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-agriculture-and-forestry) at the University of Helsinki, located on the Viikki Campus, promotes the sustainable use of natural resources and human wellbeing through scientific research and research-based teaching. The Faculty’s key areas of education and research are food, agricultural, forest and environmental sciences, and microbiology and economics in relation to these areas. The Faculty has 3200 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs 500 experts.

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of a

DOCTORAL STUDENT

for a fixed term of four years starting on 1 November 2018 onwards (or as agreed) to work in the European Research Council (ERC) and Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) funded project MEMETRE (From processes to modelling of methane emissions from trees) https://blogs.helsinki.fi/Methane-forest/projects/memetre/. The doctoral student will join a multidisciplinary group of 10 scientists studying the exchange of greenhouse gases methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) in forest ecosystems, with the main aim at answering the question: what is the role of trees in the CH4 and N2O exchange of forests.

We will achieve this by conducting novel laboratory and field experiments focusing on CH4 exchange processes at leaf-level, tree and ecosystem level. We will utilize state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, stable and radiocarbon isotopes and molecular biology techniques to reveal the processes and process drivers, and this information will directly be utilized in process model development.

Do you want to be part of our dream team? Tasks for the Doctoral student include 1) conducting laboratory and field experiments on CH4 exchange of trees utilizing molecular biology and stable and radiocarbon isotopes to reveal the processes and process drivers of CH4 exchange, 2) to analyze data, report and present scientific findings, and 3) to actively participate in interdisciplinary group work to guarantee direct interplay between the experimental work and modelling.

We are seeking a highly motivated student with background in ecophysiology, plant biology, molecular biology, forest ecology, biogeochemistry, or other relevant fields. Interest towards a scientific career, work experience in research projects is an asset.

This project is a collaborative project with Professor Jaana Bäck’s research groups, www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/ecosystem-processes and is also affiliated to the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR www.helsinki.fi/en/inar-institute-for-atmospheric-and-earth-system-research). We offer an internationally competitive package and access to state-of-the-art infrastructures (such as ICOS, Integrated Carbon Observation System, www.icos-ri.eu).

The appointee should either already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment, or apply for the right, and obtain it within the probationary period of six months of their appointment. If the candidate does not already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki, it must be applied for separately. (www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/the-application-process-i…).

The appointee can conduct their Ph.D. studies at one of the University of Helsinki Doctoral Programmes: Plant Sciences (www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-prog…), Atmospheric Sciences (www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-prog…), Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-programme-in-interdisciplinary-envi…, or Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources (www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-programme-in-sustainable-use-of-ren…).

The salary shall be based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. The gross salary range will be approx. 2065–3022 euros per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and work experience. In addition, occupational healthcare will be provided. The appointment starts with a probationary period of six months.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents as a single pdf file:
1) CV
2) motivation letter
3) publication list, and
4) a minimum of two references

Please submit your application through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for applications is 10 October 2018. The position can be filled in November 2018, or as soon as suitable for the appointee.

For additional information, please contact Associate Professor Mari Pihlatie, mari.pihlatie(at)helsinki.fi.

Further information on the recruitment process may be obtained from HR Specialist Mirkka Juntunen (mirkka.juntunen(at)helsinki.fi).

In case you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.

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Due date

10.10.2018 23:59 EEST

Post expires on Wednesday October 10th, 2018

Postdoc­toral re­searcher, urban eco­nom­ics/​eco­nomic geo­graphy

The University of Helsinki and Aalto University have opened a position for a postdoctoral researcher as part of a joint multidisciplinary collaboration initiative coordinated by the Institute of Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Helsinki. Applications are invited to both universities, and the applications will be evaluated by a joint selection committee. The contract with the University of Helsinki or Aalto University will be made according to the research plan and interests of the applicants and based on the academic affiliation of the main supervising professor.

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations.

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20,000 students and 4,700 employees, 390 of which are professors. Aalto campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The goal of the Institute of Urban and Regional Studies is to enhance understanding of the global urban challenges facing the Nordic Welfare States. The postdoctoral researcher will benefit from a novel research environment that emphasises scientific rigor, collaboration with cities and the pursuit of excellence in science and teaching. The close co-operation between the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and the cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa will provide a unique working environment in the heart of a changing and developing capital region. The cities of the Helsinki Capital Region are funding the research position, and the appointee will be working in close interaction with the cities.

The postdoctoral researcher in Urban Economics/Economic Geography is expected to focus in his/her research on the competiveness and productivity of cities and city regions with a special focus on the Helsinki Capital Region. The research can cover topics such as the role of the Helsinki Capital Region in international networks, urban agglomeration and innovation, the co-agglomeration of industries, the effects of immigration on local labour markets and productivity, the geography of businesses and business networks, platform economy or other related topics.

The postdoctoral researcher to be appointed will have proven expertise in the research area. The main duties will include research in the respective field. The post will require scholarly publishing, teaching in the Master’s Programme in Urban Studies & Planning (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/programmes/master/urban-studies-planning) and interaction with the funding city organisations. The appointee is also expected to take a role in planning for new research projects to be conducted at the University of Helsinki or Aalto University.

An appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field, have the ability to conduct independent scientific research and possess the teaching skills required for the position. The candidate should have the proven capability to publish in scientific journals and have excellent analytical and methodological skills. In addition, the candidate is expected to have good communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary working community and in close collaboration with the cities.

The postdoctoral researcher will play a key role in developing the educational offerings of the Urban Studies & Planning programme. Furthermore, he/she will
– Contribute to programme delivery and continuous course and programme improvement
– Develop or identify urban studies–related content and materials for courses
– Develop, implement and support extracurricular activities, including symposia and seminars

The candidates’ doctoral degree must have been granted by the awarding institution prior to the date for the job interviews. Furthermore, the doctoral degree is expected to have been granted no more than five years prior to application (2013 or later). The five-year limit may be exceeded only for particularly compelling reasons (for instance parental leave or military service).

The salary will be based on the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities.

Please submit your application as a single pdf file, which includes the following documents in English:
• Curriculum vitae, including teaching merits (max. 3 pages)
• List of publications (max. 2 pages)
• Research Plan or Letter of Research Interests (max. 3 pages), in which the applicant outlines how his/her expertise would contribute to one of the specific research areas
• Summary (max. 2 pages) of the applicant’s scholarly activities, including original research at an international level, international academic networks, local co-operation, success in obtaining research funding
• Names and contact details of one or two referees

Please submit your application as a single pdf file using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply link. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2018.

Further information on the positions may be obtained from:

Professor Mari Vaattovaara, University of Helsinki (mari.vaattovaara(at)helsinki.fi, +358-504154861)

Assistant Professor of Urban Economics Tuukka Saarimaa, Aalto University (tuukka.saarimaa(at)aalto.fi, +358 50 477 0776)

Due date

31.10.2018 23:59 EET

Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

10 postdoc­toral re­searcher po­s­i­tions in edu­ca­tional sci­ences

The internationally esteemed and highly successful Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki is the leading unit of research and teaching in Educational Sciences and Teacher Education in Finland. Research at the Faculty of Educational Sciences focuses on human growth, development, behavior and learning. Researchers examine their topics from various perspectives, including the social, communal and individual. Research objects are educational systems, learning environments and learners. Our research aims towards the realization of cultural and social possibilities for the wellbeing of an individual and a society in a changing world.

The Faculty of Educational Sciences is a dynamic, inspiring and international working and studying environment that has invested in state-of-the-art research and teaching infrastructure. We encourage our staff to make bold and creative decisions while exercising high standards of ethical conduct in research, teaching and community relations.

We provide undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education that qualifies students for both the teaching profession and other positions requiring general academic expertise. Some 600 students complete an undergraduate degree at the Faculty each year. We also offer the pedagogical studies required to qualify as a teacher to students majoring in other faculties’ disciplines.
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-educational-sciences

The Faculty of Educational Sciences invites applications for

10 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITIONS IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

The successful candidates’ research will focus on educational sciences. The position will require both independent and collaborative scientific publishing nationally and internationally, and active seeking for research funding. The faculty also expects that the postdoctoral researcher contributes to its teaching programs and supervision of under-graduate and doctoral students.

An appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field, have the ability to conduct independent scientific research, and possess the teaching skills required for the position. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. The successful candidate is expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English. The postdoctoral researcher to be appointed should has obtained his/her doctoral degree within the last five years. Applicants who have completed their doctoral degree in the last three years will be given priority in the assessment process.

The duration of the positions may vary from 2-3 years and the faculty may decide to appoint less than 10 persons.

The salary for the positions will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart or teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The salary is EUR 3,100-3,800 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. There is a six-month trial period for the position.

Applications should consist of the following English-language documents:
•CV (according to the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)
• List of publications
• Certificate of the doctoral degree
• Research plan for the intended postdoctoral research activities, including i) a brief description of previous research experience ii) a proposal for the research project that the applicant wants to conduct at the Faculty of Educational Sciences iii) a brief description of the plans for scientific cooperation with the staff of the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences.

The proposed research project should focus on the focus areas of the research at the faculty. These areas are 1) educational research on teaching and learning and 2) educational research on schooling, society and culture.

Further information on the positions may be obtained from Vice Dean of Research Kristiina Kumpulainen, Kristiina.kumpulainen(at)helsinki.fi.

Further information on the recruitment process may be obtained from HR Specialist Tiina Kärki, tiina.karki(at)helsinki.fi.

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki
Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki
are requested to send their application via the SAP HR portal. The closing date for applications is
Monday, 1 October 2018.

If you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.

The University of Helsinki has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members, and it offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

Due date

01.10.2018 23:59 EEST

Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018