Postdoctoral Researcher fixed term positions (max. 5)
Research at the University of Turku is diverse and international. Our strongest fields of research form the basis for new and interdisciplinary projects.
The high quality of the University is evident in the numerous high placings received in worldwide university rankings. The Turku Collegium for Science and Medicine (TCSM) is supported by the Faculty of Science and Engineering (from 1.1.2021 onwards the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Technology) and the Faculty of Medicine.
The aim of TCSM is to establish a multidisciplinary, interactive research platform for dynamic scientists in science, medicine and technology. Research at TCSM includes studies in the fields of e.g. astronomy, biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, dentistry, future technologies, geology, geography, information technology, materials science and engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, nursing science, physics, and statistics. The Turku Collegium for Science and Medicine now invites applications for a maximum of five (5) postdoctoral researcher positions at one of the departments at the University of Turku, including Turku School of Economics. Successful applicants may begin their employment on 1.8.2021 at the earliest, 1.1.2022 at the latest. The duration of the positions offered is three years.
The candidates considered must have outstanding potential and established excellence in research. Persons appointed must have completed their doctoral degree no more than five years before the submission deadline for applications. Not included in the net period of five years are maternity leaves, parental leaves, military service, etc. Persons appointed must have completed their doctoral degree by the end of the application period. Applicants are also expected to have attained other academic achievements.
The Board of TCSM will fill the positions offered based on an international call for applications. The top candidates will be interviewed. Particular attention will be paid to candidates’ international research experience. A successful candidate should have a connection to research conducted at the University of Turku. Candidates are expected to be able to join an existing research group, or to work under the supervision of a senior researcher at the University of Turku. Attention is also paid to how the research of the applicant relates to the collaborative themes of research at the University of Turku.
The salary offered is determined in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel. The salary for Postdoctoral Researcher positions corresponds to a requirement level 5 and the pre-estimated personal performance percentage of 17% (euro-dominated salary 3 434.59 €/month). Progress in the researcher’s personal performance can be taken into account when determining the salary during employment.
The University of Turku is a responsible employer and educator and follows The Equality Plan of the University of Turku approved by the University Board. The European Commission has awarded the University of Turku the right to use the HR Excellence in Research logo. The logo is a token of the University’s commitment to continuous development of the position and working conditions of researchers according to the guidelines set forth in the European Charter for Researchers.
Applications must be submitted on January 11, 2021 at the latest (23.59.59 Finnish time, GMT +2) via the University of Turku electronic application form.
The link to the electronic application system is located at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job).
In your application, please include a CV (max 2 pages), degree certificates, a list of publications, and a personal statement or motivation letter containing a description of your scientific background and research interests, and how they relate to research conducted at the University of Turku.
For further information, please contact TCSM Coordinator Nina Blom by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doctoral Candidate/Postdoctoral Researcher fixed-term position
The University of Turku is looking for 1-2 doctoral candidates and 1-2 postdoctoral researchers in the field of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and microcavity polaritons in an ERC StG project.
The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university that offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education. The University of Turku is extending its research to materials and mechanical engineering, and a new department is being formed, and new research positions in that field are now opened.
We are looking for: 1-2 doctoral candidates and 1-2 postdoctoral researchers. The task of the postdoctoral researchers lasts 18 months, but the task may last longer. The task of the doctoral candidates lasts four years. A fixed-term position will begin as soon as possible or upon mutual agreement.
If you are interested in fabricating novel optoelectronic devices in which you can explore rich physics, you belong on our team! We are looking for individuals that can take initiatives and have experience in one of the following laboratory research areas: lasers, spectroscopy, solution-processed optical films, fabrication and characterization of OLEDs. Bonus points to those who have hands-on experience on thermally activated delay fluorescent (TADF) materials, microcavity polaritons, luminescence lifetime techniques.
The future Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering of the University of Turku is looking for 1-2 doctoral candidates and 1-2 postdoctoral researchers to join the group of Luminous Materials and Devices (LMD) lead by Dr. Konstantinos Daskalakis. You would take part in a European ERC funded project to utilize polaritonics for developing the next generation of organic light-emitting diodes for lighting applications.
In this position, you would have a unique opportunity to fabricate OLEDs, study their optical and electrical properties, and utilize fundamental physics to improve the performance of white OLEDs. Work is mostly experimental, but it also requires basic knowledge in modeling and data analysis.
We are an international group with numerous contacts from around the globe. Being a member of our team will allow you to grow your network substantially.
Requirements: The doctoral candidates are required to have a Master’s degree in Physics or related field (Material Science, Electrical Engineering) at the time of the contract commencement. We count good knowledge of spectroscopy and semiconductors but it’s not a requirement.
The postdoctoral researcher positions requires Chemistry or Material Science background and knowledge of developing photonic structures with solution-processing methods.
The qualification requirements of the positions are stated in the University of Turku rules of Procedure. A person selected for the post of doctoral candidate is required to have a higher university degree. In addition, when acquiring his or her degree or otherwise, he or she is required to have demonstrated the ability and motivation to undertake postgraduate studies and the capacity to complete a doctoral degree in accordance with the research plan. The degree must be completed before the end of the application period. In this position, you will apply the study right for doctoral studies at the University of Turku. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to the mandatory skill level in English.
A person selected for the post of postdoctoral researcher is required to have a doctoral degree and the ability to do independent scientific work as well as having the necessary teaching skills. The doctoral degree must be completed by the end of the application period. For the post-doctoral researcher, we also expect that you have publications in international peer-reviewed journals of your domain. Since the work will be conducted in an international environment, fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
The salary for doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers is based on the University salary system for teaching and research personnel. For a doctoral candidate, the salary is at levels 2-4 on the job demands chart, where the task-specific salary component is 2055,66-2563,09 euros per month. For a postdoctoral researcher, the salary is at levels 4-6 on the job demands chart, where the task-specific salary component is 2563,09-3460,91 euros per month. In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid in both cases. The personal performance component is 6% – 50% of the task-specific base salary. There is a trial period of six months.
The link to the application system is at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job). Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, degree diplomas with transcripts of records, and a motivation letter. Please provide also the names and contact details of two professional references on your motivation letter. In your application, you can tell more detail about your studies, future study plans, and suitability for the research project. Kindly, also specify which research projects/topics you are interested in.
For further information contact Dr. Kostas Daskalakis (kostas.daskalakis(at)utu.fi). For questions related to the application process, contact HR specialist Antti Fjällström (antti.fjallstrom(at)utu.fi).
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