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Postdoctoral Researcher in Aquatic Science

Postdoctoral Researcher in Aquatic Science

The Department of Biological and Environmental Science is currently seeking to recruit candidates to the position of

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER in AQUATIC SCIENCES

for a fixed-term from April 1, 2023 until September 30, 2025, or as agreed (in total 30 months).

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher with demonstrated experience in mathematical modelling (preferably of aquatic communities) to join the Academy of Finland research project “How will multiple stressors impact cold-water lake food webs and their salmonid fishes? (COLDWEBS).

The Postdoctoral Researcher will develop an allometric trophic network (ATN) model for the highly-resolved food web in subarctic Lake Takvatn in northern Norway. Using the developed ATN model, the Postdoctoral Researcher will simulate how community dynamics may respond to ongoing and potential future stressors in high-latitude lakes, such as species’ invasions, fishing and increasing water temperature. Besides ATN model parametrization, simulations and generalization, the Postdoctoral Researcher will write scientific papers based on the simulation results and also contribute to development of a handbook for mitigation measures in Fennoscandian subarctic and alpine lakes subject to various anthropogenic stressors. The Postdoctoral Researcher is also expected to visit collaborators in UiT The Arctic University of Norway and to present the study findings in at least one international scientific conference.    

You are the person we are looking for if you have 

  1. PhD degree (or be about to obtain a PhD degree) and experience in at least one of the following fields: Aquatic Sciences, Ecology, Arctic Biology, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics or Statistics; 
  2. Practical experience or willingness to refine skills in mathematical modelling and/or theoretical ecology; 
  3. Capability of conducting independent research but also collaboration in large international research projects;
  4. Solid skills in English language and scientific writing; and
  5. Experience in data processing and mathematical simulations (using e.g. Matlab or R program).

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. A good command of English is required and a proficiency to teach in English will be considered beneficial. The PhD degree required for the position must have been completed before starting the position.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to influence international research. You get to participate in our international and multidisciplinary community where the welfare of each individual is important. At the University of Jyväskylä, we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Finland has a high standard of living, with free schooling (also in English), affordable childcare, good family benefits, and healthcare. Jyväskylä is located in central Finland in the Finnish Lake District having excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. The city of Jyväskylä is a major educational center with a large student population and a vibrant cultural atmosphere. For more information regarding the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide.

The annual salary range will be approximately 41,800 – 49,000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. 

How to apply?

The application documents that should be included in a PDF format:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity and including contact information of two academics who can provide reference letters
  2. Cover letter including a statement of research interests.
  3. A numbered list of publications
  4. Relevant certificates / diplomas (or date of completion the PhD)

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by December 31, 2022.

For further details, please contact: Senior Researcher/Academy Research Fellow Antti Eloranta, antti.p.eloranta@jyu.fi, +358 40 632 9524. 

The research in the Department focuses on three core areas: evolutionary biology, natural resources and environment, and biological nanoscience. The Department building, Ambiotica, is an integral part of the University of Jyväskylä’s Ylistönrinne Mathematics and Science Research Complex, which includes buildings of chemistry, physics and nanoscience. Ambiotica houses high quality laboratories for bioscience and experimental facilities for a wide range of biological and chemical analyses as well as highly motivated laboratory personnel.

The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU’s naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

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Post expires on Saturday December 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) is currently recruiting a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

for a fixed period of 4 years, starting 2 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Postdoctoral Researcher participates in the work of strategy and entrepreneurship research group. The research group studies and publishes in the fields of strategic management, entrepreneurship, and technology management. Research by the faculty has been recently published in the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, and other leading journals of the research field. Postdoctoral Researcher´s duties will focus on scientific research and publishing, including planning of research projects and applying for research funding. The duties also include teaching two courses, a seminar, supervision of master theses and administrative tasks.

Qualifications we are looking for

The duties and qualification requirements and language skills for the position of the Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have good skills in English language.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in entrepreneurship or other adjacent fields (e.g., organizational economics, strategy, international business, or technology and innovation management) as well as experience in research and teaching in the fields of strategic management and/or entrepreneurship, preferably from an AACSB accredited business school or other internationally recognized research universities. Evidence on participation in research projects, research funding, and thesis supervision will be considered as an advantage for the applicant. While we consider applicants from all areas of entrepreneurship and strategy, we value those that focus on the research of growth entrepreneurship and entrepreneur educations. An ideal applicant should have an ambitious research agenda targeting to publishing in the highest impact entrepreneurship journals (e.g., Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice or Journal of Business Venturing) or general management journals (e.g., Academy of Management Journal or Administrative Science Quarterly).

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä you are a valued member of our academic community with a unique opportunity to influence the research-based education of students. You become part of our international and multi-science community where the welfare of each individual is important. At Jyväskylä we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

In our university, pedagogical expertise is valued, and its research and development are supported. We provide you the latest information and resources in the field of education for the development of teaching. Our multidisciplinary community develops constantly new teaching methods and creates possibilities to learn from each other.

The salary of a successful candidate will be based on level 5-6 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary will be between 3800-4500 EUR/month depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. A trial period of six months will be used in the beginning of the employment.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide.

How to apply

Please attach following documents to the online application in English as PDF files:

  1. A motivation letter showing your match to the discipline and specific position call (free-form)
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) which is to be written in accordance with good scientific practice and the following CV template
  3. A list of publications following the Academy of Finland instructions
  4. A brief (1-2 pages) written account of pedagogical training and teaching merits (teaching portfolio)
  5. A research and publication plan (research statement, max. 3 pages)
  6. Optionally names and contact information of 1-3 referees

Please submit your application at the latest on 30 November by using the online application.

For further information, please contact Professor Juha-Antti Lamberg, juha-antti.lamberg@jyu.fi, +3585771698.

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centred environment of 2,600 experts and 14,700 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) conducts high-quality research and offers quality degree education and executive education in business and economics. JSBE mission supports Competitive, Digital, and Sustainable Transformation in Business and Economy.  We offer our expertise widely to business, economy and society and contribute our knowledge to promote university-based entrepreneurship and innovation activities.   

JSBE is accredited by AACSB and BGA. JSBE’s Avance Executive Education has AMBA accreditation. JSBE’s research is ranked among top 401-500 in Shanghai’s Academic Ranking of World Universities and 250-300 in Times Higher Education ranking. 

JSBE is an active, international, and cooperative faculty in the dynamic and international University of Jyväskylä. The number of JSBE faculty is around 120, including about 25 professors. 1.500 students study at JSBE. Each year, around 200 students graduate as Masters of Science, and about 10 doctoral dissertations are publicly defended at JSBE.

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Post expires on Wednesday November 30th, 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher in Physics

Department of Physics is currently seeking to recruit candidates to the position of

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER in PHYSICS, starting on 2 January 2023 or as agreed and contract length being 2 years.

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to work in a project funded by the Academy of Finland, which will realize the acquisition of a 3 MV tandem accelerator and a new Neutron Beam Line (NBL). The neutron beam line and the target configuration design will be the main responsibility of the Postdoctoral Researcher. These responsibilities can include tasks to simulate, build, supervise the NBL project, including the target structure, safety shielding, neutron production and moderation. The goal of the NBL design, with the proposed 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction, will be the pre-clinical studies of the Boron Neutron Capture therapy (BNCT).  The BNCT studies will be done in collaboration with with the Biology department of the JYU and with the larger BNCT community of Finland, STUK (Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in Finland) and University of Helsinki Radio Chemistry Department. Additionally, the modular n-target design should allow other type of activities, including neutron imaging or nuclear (astro)physics experiments. In addition to these main tasks, the Postdoctoral Researcher is also expected to participate in other research projects at the accelerator based materials physics research group. 

The Postdoctoral Researcher will work in Jyväskylä, but conference and research visits to abroad are encouraged. Postdoctoral Researcher may have limited teaching/supervision duties at the Physics department. We also encourage and help you to apply your own research funding for further research studies/contracts from national and international sources during the 2-year period. BNCT is a strongly growing area and it is plausible to create your own research openings during or after this project.

You are the person we are looking for if you have

  1. A PhD in Physics or in Applied Physics or equivalent degree in Engineering and background in neutron physics or engineering. 
  2. Good experimental and/or simulation skills related to the neutron physics and/or to the related BNCT-field. 
  3. Prior expertise from neutron production target design and radiation safety are preferred. 

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of the postdoctoral researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The selected person is required to have a command of English language. The Doctoral degree required for the position must have been completed before starting the position.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to influence international research. You get to participate in our international and multidisciplinary community where the welfare of each individual is important. At the University of Jyväskylä, we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Finland has a high standard of living, with free schooling (also in English), affordable childcare, good family benefits, and healthcare. Jyväskylä is located in central Finland in the Finnish Lake District having excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. The city of Jyväskylä is a major educational center with a large student population and a vibrant cultural atmosphere. For more information regarding the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide.

The annual salary range will be approximately 41,800 – 49,000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. For the visiting period(s) abroad, we will provide a mobility compensation to cover higher living costs. A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first time filled.

How to apply?

The application documents that should be included in PDF format:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), with key skills and qualifications relevant to the task listed
  2. Cover letter including a statement of research interests
  3. A numbered list of publications
  4. PhD Degree diploma and possible study transcripts in English or Finnish
  5. Contact details (position, email, phone) of two persons who can provide reference information. These could be, for instance, former supervisors or collaborating professors.

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by December 5, 2022. 

For further information, please contact Professor Timo Sajavaara, timo.sajavaara@jyu.fi, +358 40 8054114 or Academy Research Fellow Dr. Mikko Laitinen, mikko.i.laitinen@jyu.fi, +358 40 8054 113.

Upon the consent of the applicant, a background check may be conducted on the person to be appointed (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the background check and the rights of the subject of the check, see www.supo.fi.

The main research fields at the Department of Physics are subatomic physics and material physics. In the Accelerator Laboratory of the University of Jyväskylä, multiple research groups engage in these fields. The position is within the accelerator based materials physics research group, which activities can be divided into three main areas: 1) application of ion beam techniques for materials, life-sciences and thin film studies, 2) detector, data acquisition and analysis software development and 3) fundamental studies of ion–matter interactions.

The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU’s naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for the job

Post expires on Tuesday December 6th, 2022