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Postdoctoral researcher in Faculty of Education and Psychology

The Department of Psychology, in Faculty of Education and Psychology is currently seeking to
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER  starting March 1st 2022 for a term up to 2 years.

Tasks and qualifications

The purpose of post doc funding is to promote the start of an independent research career after a dissertation. The postdoctoral position is intended for person who has a dissertation during the last three years. Post-doctoral researcher is required to have a doctoral degree in the applicable research area. During the funding period, the postdoctoral researcher must apply for external funding for his or her research. Tasks include research and teaching tasks with an emphasis on research tasks and other related tasks.

The duties, qualification requirements, and language skills of a Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines.  The selected person is expected to have a command of Finnish language. The University may grant exemption from the language proficiency requirements if needed. Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to have excellent skills in the English language.

The evaluation of applicants emphasizes research evidence in the areas of research strength of the Department of Psychology, as well as the feasibility and quality of the research plan and the planned funding application. Experience in obtaining competitive research funding, national or international co-operation networks and good co-operation skills are also considered as asset.

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 38,800 – 55,700 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. 

 A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

How to apply?

The application documents that should be included in PDF format:

1. Motivation letter

2. A CV of the applicant, composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae of The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity  (TENK);

3. A numbered list of all scientific and other publications with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate his or her eligibility and merits for the post (preferably according to the guidelines of the Academy of Finland.;

4. A brief (2 – 3 pages) description of the applicant’s further research plan and the related funding application plan.

Please submit your application by 1 February 2022 using the online application form.

For further information, please contact Head of Department, professor Juha Holma, juha.m.holma@jyu.fi 

+358 40 8053488

The Faculty of Education and Psychology is a research and education unit that uses its strong traditions as a foundation for building a sustainable future. The mission of the faculty is Learning and wellbeing in building a sustainable future society. The faculty is among the top units in Finland in teacher education and psychotherapy training.

The strengths of the faculty’s internationally renowned high-quality research are learning, teaching and interaction. The faculty has five focus areas of research: Education, teaching and interventions; The psychological and neurocognitive basis of learning; Interactive and technology-enhanced learning environments; Childhood, family, interaction and wellbeing; and Wellbeing, learning and interaction at work. The faculty coordinates a number of infrastructures and networks, including the Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research (CIBR), the Methodology Centre for Human Sciences (IHME), the Psychotherapy Training and Research Centre, Multidisciplinary Research on Children and Families, and the Centre for Research on Learning and Teaching (CLT).  

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Post-doctoral Researcher, Software Engineering

The Faculty of Information Technology is currently seeking to recruit a

Post-doctoral Researcher, Software Engineering
for a fixed-term period of 1 March 2022 (or soon after that) – 28 February 2026

Tasks and qualifications

Do you want to grow into a senior specialist in software engineering research and education at the Faculty of IT in the University of Jyväskylä? It is possible in this position. Post-doctoral researcher does research in software technology part of the Faculty’s research groups. The work is research-oriented but it will include some teaching and thesis supervision in software and communications engineering and in information technology. The recruited person is also expected to take responsibility for participating in research projects, gaining external funding for the projects, and other duties as agreed with the supervising professors. In this position you have the possibility to grow and develop on a university career to the next level, and, in addition to research merits, strengthen your pedagogical competence. The position is suitable for a newly graduated PhD as well as for a person who has already created an established research career. The starting date can be negotiated – if you are finishing your PhD during this spring 2022, you are welcome to apply for this position.

Post-doctoral researcher is required to have a doctoral degree in the applicable research area. Previous experience and evidence of research related to the position’s content are considered an advantage for the applicant. We value an ability to collaborate, high-level publishing, active participation in procuring research funding, and interest in teaching and supervision of master theses and the research work.

The duties, qualification requirements, and language skills of a Post-doctoral 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. In this position, the Post-doctoral Researcher is expected to have excellent skills in the English language. Considering the future positions and teaching, however, Finnish language is a necessary skill to learn during the employment. The University will support these studies.

What do we offer?

A competent and prosperous scientific community 

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus, and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes for example sickness benefits, various family benefits, and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä, and living in Finland in our International Staff Guide

Salary

The Post-doctoral Researcher’s duty-specific part of the salary is determined by the job demand level 5-6 of teaching and research personnel in the general university salary system. Your salary is around 3,300 – 4,400€ a month depending on your qualifications and previous experience.

A trial period of six months will be used at the beginning of the employment.

Application

Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

1. Curriculum vitae (CV) written in compliance with the responsible conduct of research and, when possible, considering the template for researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. The CV needs to contain the contact information of two senior academic referees.
2. List of publications. The list should comply with the guidelines of the Academy of Finland.
3. A maximum of five main publications in one zip file.
4. Compact application letter (max. A4)
5. Recommenders (2) contact details

Please submit your application by 31 January 2022 using the online application form.

For further information on the position, please contact professor Timo Hämäläinen, timo.t.hamalainen@jyu.fi, +358407726470 or professor Tommi Mikkonen, tommi.j.mikkonen@jyu.fi, +358503117999

Upon the consent of the applicant, a background check can be made 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: https://www.supo.fi/en

The university follows the national recommendations for responsible evaluation of a researcher.

Get to know the University of Jyväskylä and the Faculty of Information Technology

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 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.

You can explore the beautiful campus areas of the university by watching this video: Kampuselämää Jyväskylän yliopistossa – University campus life at JYU – YouTube. 

The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä is the first and largest in its field in Finland. The Mission of the Faculty is to create science-based digital future. In research, education and stakeholder collaboration, the Faculty comprehensively combines the viewpoints of technology, information, organizations, business, and people. Strong collaboration with businesses and other parts of the society is based on sustained research. The research in the Faculty is organized in four divisions, which are Computational Science, Software and Communications Engineering, Information Systems, and Learning and Cognitive Sciences. The Faculty includes traditional education programs in the fields of natural science and economic science. In August 2021 a new program in the field of technology was launched. Multi-disciplinarity materializes already within the Faculty, and in addition, the surrounding multidisciplinary university offers fruitful grounds for new research initiatives and other collaboration.

The Faculty is located in the naturally beautiful campus of Mattilanniemi by the lake Jyväsjärvi. Further information about the Faculty can be found on our website.Please see especially our research activity and curricula.

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Post expires on mandag januar 31st, 2022

2 Postdoctoral Researchers, Synthetic Organic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry, in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science is currently seeking to recruit

TWO (2) POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS, Synthetic Organic Chemistry

The fixed-term positions are starting February 1st, 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and ending July 31st, 2023. There is also a possibility to continue the research at the University of Turku in the research group of Prof. Pekka Peljo after the postdoctoral period at Jyväskylä.

Project and task description

The decarbonisation of the energy sector will require massive investments in electrical energy storage and utilization. One of the most promising storage solutions involves the use of large-scale redox flow batteries (RFBs). However, the current technology remains too expensive, and suitable candidates for redox-active compounds that could be utilized have turned out to be challenging to find. Identifying suitable molecules can be compared to a successful programme in pharmaceutical development, where the preclinical candidate must also fulfil a wide range of criteria.

The FlowXAI project, funded by the Academy of Finland, intends to solve the problem by a using explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) to arrive at more realistic and more readily implementable synthetic routes. The project involves collaboration between the Jyväskylä team (chemical synthesis), Turku team (electrochemical characterization, see https://www.utu.fi/en/people/pekka-peljo) and Aalto team in Espoo (machine learning and XAI, for an example, see https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c03858). In brief, the synthetic accessibility of the proposed sets of molecules will be assessed by a combination of experimental reactions (training sets) that provide initial data for the ML and/or linear regression models. The models will then be used to assess the viability and scope of the chemical transformations and to design 2nd generation refined sets of molecules. This approach is expected to accelerate the discovery of successful molecules as the work will not get stuck on unproductive synthetic routes. However, the prediction of failures, or low yields, in chemical synthesis is a very challenging task, and it is not made any easier by the inherent publication bias in the field: most of the failed reactions are never published, and the chemical literature therefore paints a too optimistic picture of the chances of success.

The postdoctoral researchers participate in the design and experimental implementation of the project, from the initial training sets to the 2nd generation refined molecular sets and scaling up of the most desirable candidates for electrochemical testing. Successful implementation of the research would also mean that the results can also be applied in other settings, such catalyst design (see, for example, https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201509302), redox catalysis, and even natural product synthesis (in collaboration with other researchers of the group). The work will be carried out in close collaboration between the Turku and Aalto teams, which are led by Prof. Pekka Peljo and Prof. Kari Laasonen, respectively. Research visits to these teams by the postdoctoral researchers are also included in the project.

Qualifications we are looking for

The eligible candidate has or is about to obtain a PhD in the field of synthetic organic chemistry and demonstrates a documented track record of experience in chemical synthesis. Experience in any of the following fields: high-throughput screening, molecular design including catalyst design, total synthesis of natural products, or computational chemistry, is considered an asset. The candidate is expected to be able to carry out research and communicate the experimental research results in writing and verbally to a multidisciplinary research environment including collaborators. Precise working methods, team player attitude, and the ability to act independently are prerequisites for a postdoctoral researcher. The duties, language skills and qualification requirements of a postdoctoral researcher are stipulated in the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

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 multi-science community where the welfare of each individual is important. 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 Lakeland, and has excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. The city of Jyväskylä is a major educational center and the city has a large student population. As such there is a vibrant cultural scene in the city. At Jyväskylä we offer a great and lively university campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. To find useful information about 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 39,000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. A trial period of six months will be used when the positions are first filled.

How to apply

The application documents that should be included in pdf format:

  1. Curriculum vitae, 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 details of 2 academics who can provide reference letters.
  2. A numbered list of publications.
  3. A brief description of research experience (1–2 pages) with clear indication on the motivation to apply for this position.
  4. A copy of a PhD degree certificate.

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by January 16th, 2022. For further information, please contact Prof. Petri Pihko, petri.pihko@jyu.fi, phone +358 50 528 9132; website: https://jyu.fi/pihko

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.

The main strength areas of the department are structural and synthetic chemistry, computational chemistry and spectroscopy, renewable natural resources and chemistry of living environment, and education in chemistry. Moreover, the department is a member of the Nanoscience Center of University of Jyväskylä, which promotes interdisciplinary research projects in nanoscience. The department has world-class laboratory infrastructure and large-scale computational resources.

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Post expires on søndag januar 16th, 2022

Doctoral Researcher, Software and Communications Engineering

The Faculty of Information Technology is seeking

Doctoral Researcher to work in a project

Starting February 1, 2022 (or soon after that) until December 31, 2023.

Tasks and qualifications

The tasks of doctoral researcher focus on a dissertation related to the topic of mobile programming. In a project is being built a multi-device software platform where different devices can take turns in running the software. Then different devices serialize their status and transfer it to a different device where execution is possible to continue. WebAssembly and various IoT equipment will be used in the implementation.

The main duties of doctoral researchers consist of research for the doctoral thesis and postgraduate education. The duties, qualification requirements, and language skills of doctoral researchers are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations, Rector’s decision on personnel matters, and language skills guidelines.

Task requires good English skills. The project requires good skills in programming and the ability to communicate software design and architecture.

The position is suitable for a beginner doctoral researcher.

What we offer?

You become part of our international and multi-science community where the welfare of everyone is important. At Jyväskylä, we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Salary

The salary of a doctoral researcher will be determined in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. A trial period of six months will be used at the beginning of the employment.

How to apply

The application should include:

1) Application letter (including a description of motivation to work on the research topic)
2) CV, which should be written according to good scientific practice and in accordance with the following CV template, as far as possible: Template for researcher’s curriculum vitae | Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK
3) Study register data
4) Possible list of publications

Please submit your application at the latest on January 16, 2022, using the online application form.

Further information: Professor Tommi Mikkonen, tommi.j.mikkonen@jyu.fi, +358503117999

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Post expires on søndag januar 16th, 2022

1-2 Postdoctoral Researchers, Biodiversity

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

1-2 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS, BIODIVERSITY

The positions are fixed-term from March 1st, 2022, or as agreed, until September 30, 2024.

We are looking for 1-2 Postdoctoral Researcher(s) to work in the project Biodiversity offsetting as an operational tool for a just sustainability transition towards no net loss of ecosystems and biodiversity – BOOST funded by the Academy of Finland. 

The first position focuses on developing biodiversity offsetting protocols for city land use, in close collaboration with several Finnish cities, the Association of Finnish Municipalities and the Ministry of Environment. The second position focuses on developing biodiversity accounting for organizations like companies and cities. Both positions necessitate a comprehensive understanding of sustainable development and conflicts between its dimensions, and the positions are suitable for applicants from various disciplinary backgrounds. Interdisciplinary orientation and interest on science outreach are highly valued. 

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 good command of Finnish will be considered beneficial. 

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 41,200 – 47,500 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. A trial period of six months will be used in the beginning of the employment.

How to apply?

The application documents that should be included in PDF format:

  1. A two-page long Curriculum vitae, 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 and explanation why you would fit to this position.
  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 January 20th, 2022.

For further details, please contact Senior Lecturer Panu Halme for the first position (panu.halme@jyu.fi) and Professor Janne Kotiaho for the second position (janne.kotiaho@jyu.fi).

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 torsdag januar 20th, 2022

Post-doctoral Researcher, Information Systems Science

The Faculty of Information Technology is currently seeking to recruit a

Post-doctoral Researcher, Information Systems Science
for a fixed-term period of 1 March 2022 (or soon after that) – 28 February 2026

Tasks and qualifications

The Faculty has a long tradition in Information systems science research, especially in information security management, value creation dynamics, information systems development, and software business research. The post-doc position will strengthen the Faculty’s research profile in emerging technologies and future work areas. You have the profile that we are looking for if you carry out high-quality international research in information system science and, in particular, methods and tools for the human-oriented, continuous development of information systems and/or sustainable software business. We expect your research results to become visible on the most prestigious publication channels of the field.

You will work in the Empirical Cyber Security and Software Engineering research group. The work is research-oriented but will include teaching and MSc thesis work supervision. The recruited person is also expected to take responsibility for establishing research projects in the area of Information Systems Science and EWIDE-profiling area (https://www.jyu.fi/jsbe/en/research/profiling-area/ewide) and gaining external funding for the research group. Participating in the development of the educational program and administrative duties are natural parts of the post-doctoral work duties.

Post-doctoral researcher is required to have a doctoral degree in the applicable research area. Previous experience and evidence of research related to the position’s content are considered an advantage for the applicant. We value an ability to collaborate, high-level publishing, active participation in procuring research funding, and interest in teaching and supervision of master theses and the research work.

The duties, qualification requirements, and language skills of a Post-doctoral 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. In this position, the Post-doctoral Researcher is expected to have excellent skills in the English language.

What do we offer?

A competent and prosperous scientific community 

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus, and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes for example sickness benefits, various family benefits, and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä, and living in Finland in our International Staff Guide

Salary

The Post-doctoral Researcher’s duty-specific part of the salary is determined by the job demand level 5-6 of teaching and research personnel in the general university salary system. Your salary is around 3,300 – 4,400€ a month depending on your qualifications and previous experience. A trial period of six months will be used at the beginning of the employment.

Application

Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

1. Curriculum vitae (CV) written in compliance with the responsible conduct of research and, when possible, considering the template for researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. The CV needs to contain the contact information of two senior academic referees.
2. List of publications. The list should comply with the guidelines of the Academy of Finland.
3. A maximum of five main publications in one zip file.
4. Compact application letter (max. A4)
5. Recommenders (2) contact details

Please submit your application by 31 January 2022 using the online application form.

For further information on the position, please contact professor Pekka Abrahamsson, pekka.abrahamsson@jyu.fi, +358405415929 or dean Pasi Tyrväinen, pasi.tyrvainen@jyu.fi, +358405408646

Upon the consent of the applicant, a background check can be made 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: https://www.supo.fi/en

The university follows the national recommendations for responsible evaluation of a researcher.

Get to know the University of Jyväskylä and the Faculty of Information Technology

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 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.

You can explore the beautiful campus areas of the university by watching this video: Kampuselämää Jyväskylän yliopistossa – University campus life at JYU – YouTube. 

The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä is the first and largest in its field in Finland. The Mission of the Faculty is to create science-based digital future. In research, education and stakeholder collaboration, the Faculty comprehensively combines the viewpoints of technology, information, organizations, business, and people. Strong collaboration with businesses and other parts of the society is based on sustained research. The research in the Faculty is organized in four divisions, which are Computational Science, Software and Communications Engineering, Information Systems, and Learning and Cognitive Sciences. The Faculty includes traditional education programs in the fields of natural science and economic science. In August 2021 a new program in the field of technology was launched. Multi-disciplinarity materializes already within the Faculty, and in addition, the surrounding multidisciplinary university offers fruitful grounds for new research initiatives and other collaboration.

The Faculty is located in the naturally beautiful campus of Mattilanniemi by the lake Jyväsjärvi. Further information about the Faculty can be found on our website. Please see especially our research activity and curricula.

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Post expires on mandag januar 31st, 2022