The University of Helsinki is one of the leading multidisciplinary
universities in Europe. The University has 35,000 degree students and
8,000 employees, about half of whom are teachers and researchers, and
about half other professionals. It has 11 faculties and 19 independent
institutes located on four campuses. The University’s strategic plan
calls for maintaining a high profile in research and researcher
The University of Helsinki invites applications for
12 Postdoctoral Researcher positions
for a fixed term of three years beginning on 1 January 2010. The aim
of the postdoctoral researcher positions is to encourage talented,
recently graduated doctoral degree holders to seek further
qualifications and become independent professional researchers.
Applications are invited from persons whose research fields are
represented at the University of Helsinki.
The duties of the postdoctoral researchers include research according
to the research plan submitted by the applicant, participation in the
supervision of theses in their field and teaching related to their
specialisation. Teaching duties account for no more than 5% of the
appointees’ working hours.
Applicants who completed their doctoral degrees no more than six years
prior to the application deadline (2 April 2009) are eligible to
apply. The applicants may hold doctoral degrees from Finnish or
foreign universities. The positions are located at the faculties and
departments of the University of Helsinki. Before submitting their
applications, applicants must obtain the approval of the department
head or institute director to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the
department or institute in question.
The salary will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for
teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish
universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary
component based on personal work performance. The salary range will be
between EUR 2,523 and 3,691 per month depending on the qualifications
and previous experience of the appointee. In addition to receiving a
monthly salary, each postdoctoral researcher will receive EUR 3,000
every year for personal research expenses.
The online application form and instructions are available at
www.helsinki.fi/jobs > Postdoctoral researcher > Application
instructions. A list of the documents to be submitted in addition to
the online application form is included in the application
instructions. Applicants unable to use the online application form may
request printed versions of the application form and instructions from
the Registrar’s Office
Applications may be submitted as of 2 March 2009. The application
deadline is 2 April 2009 at 15.45 (local Helsinki time).