A Postdoctoral Researcher or a Project Researcher, for a fixed term of one year, starting on 1.3.2024 or earlier.
The researcher position is hosted by the Transition for Secure and Sustainable Societies (TS3) research group led by Dr Farid Karimi at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy. The researcher primarily contributes to the Horizon Europe project ‘CCUS ZEN – Zero Emission Network’.
The TS3 research group focuses on issues related to the social sciences of energy transition and climate change, energy security and energy politics.
Duties and requirements
The primary task of a Postdoctoral Researcher or Project Researcher is to conduct research on the social acceptance and political development of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) technology. In addition, the researcher is expected to participate in the project meetings, contributing to developing new research proposals for external funding, minor administration tasks, and possibly contributing to teaching tasks.
For this post, knowledge of qualitative research methods and skills in writing scientific articles are essential. Knowledge of quantitative research and familiarity with CCS technology is a significant advantage.
The candidate is expected to conduct research at a high international level, and a good command of English is required for this position. The University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines stipulate the duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a Postdoctoral Researcher. Knowledge of Swedish or Finnish language is an advantage, although it is not necessarily required. Good social and teamwork skills, self-motivation, and the ability to work independently are required.
Candidates for the Project Researcher position are expected to have a master’s degree from a relevant field by the end of the application period and some experience in conducting research. Candidates for the Postdoctoral Researcher position are required to have, a doctoral degree from a relevant field by the end of the application period. The relevant fields include but are not limited to environmental social sciences, political sciences and humanities.
What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?
At the University of Jyväskylä, you will become a member of our international and multi-science community, where the welfare of each individual is important. We provide you with the opportunity to thrive and advance in your academic career.
At Jyväskylä, we offer great and lively university campus areas 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 JYU International Staff Guide.
The monthly salary range will be approximately 2500–3400 EUR (gross income) for a Project Researcher and 3300–4700 EUR (gross income) for a Postdoctoral Researcher, depending on the qualifications and experience of the applicant.
This job has a six-month trial period.
How to apply?
Please attach the following documents in English to your online application:
- A motivation letter including scientific merits and research experience pertinent to the task as well as describing the applicant’s research interests (max two pages). (Cover letter on the application form);
- Curriculum Vitae (CV);
- A list of publications;
- One or two recommendation letters (as one file on other attachment on the application form);
- PhD or Master’s degree certificate (a PDF copy).
For further information, please contact Senior Lecturer Farid Karimi: firstname.lastname@example.org or +358 50 477 4516.
Apply between 24 November 2023 and 17 December 2023 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a strong contributor to human sciences. It has a central role in understanding and developing human activities and the structures of society. The faculty is a unique, strongly profiled unit that conducts internationally significant research with societal impact. Research and education at the faculty focus on culture, arts, traditions, languages and communication, social sciences and philosophy.
The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centred 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.
Information for the applicant
The application form cannot be saved as a draft. However, after submitting you can return to edit your application via the link you receive by email. The application can be edited until the application deadline.
You have 6 hours to complete your application before the timeout.
Post expires on Sunday December 17th, 2023