Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher or an Early Stage Researcher position (Chemical Technology)

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,000 students and 2,500 members of staff. We operate on three campuses in Joensuu, Kuopio and Savonlinna. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The Faculty of Science and Forestry operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences and forest sciences. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The faculty’s environments for research and learning are international, modern and multidisciplinary. The faculty has approximately 3,800 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and some 490 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 560. http://www.uef.fi/en/lumet/etusivu

We are now inviting applications for

a Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher/Early Stage Researcher (Chemical Technology) position, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Kuopio Campus (Extended application period)

The Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher position is placed in the Fine Particle and Aerosol Technology Laboratory, FINE ( http://www.uef.fi/en/web/fine/ ), at the Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Research at FINE addresses combustion processes and aerosol emissions with a focus on aerosol and gas emissions, as well as on the behaviour of ash in combustion processes relating to waste and biofuels.

The currently open position is expected to strengthen the university’s strategic research areas, please see http://www.uef.fi/tutkimus/strategiset-tutkimusalueet-2015-2020

Theoretical and experimental understanding of combustion processes and the chemical behaviour of combustion ash are required in the position. The position involves challenging tasks in the following areas:

The position involves collaboration with industrial partners and other research groups. Excellent teamwork skills and fluency in spoken and written English are required.

The person to be appointed is expected to hold a doctoral degree from an applicable field. If the doctoral degree was completed less than five years ago, the person will be hired as a Postdoctoral Researcher. In this context, the 5 years refer to a net period of time, which does not include maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service, etc. If the doctoral degree was completed more than five years before the start of the position, the person will be hired as a Project Researcher.

It is also possible to complete a doctoral dissertation in the project, in which case the person will be hired as an Early Stage Researcher. A person to be appointed as an early stage researcher shall be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies, i.e. he or she is required to have completed a suitable higher university degree or an equivalent education abroad which in the country in question would qualify the person for similar academic studies (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

Positions of Postdoctoral researcher/Early Stage researcher shall always be filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations 31 ).

The position will be filled for a fixed term of one year starting October 1, 2017 or as agreed. Possible extension to the position will be agreed separately.

The position is filled for a fixed term due to it constituting part of a task in the project.

English may be used as the language of instruction and supervision in this position.

The salary of the postdoctoral researcher/project researcher position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 5 (€2,865.30/ month) of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff. The salary of the Early Stage Researcher position is based on levels 2-4 (€1,985.85-2,475.31/ month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 46.3% of the job requirement component.

For further information on the positions, please contact: Professor Jorma Jokiniemi, e-mail Jorma.Jokiniemi@uef.fi , tel. 040 505 0668 and Research Manager Olli Sippula, e-mail Olli.Sippula@uef.fi , tel. 040 355 3397. For further information on the application procedure, please contact: Executive Head of Administration Arja Hirvonen, e-mail: Arja.Hirvonen@uef.fi , tel. 044 716 3422.

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
- a résumé or CV
- a list of publications
- copies of the applicant's academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas

The application needs to be submitted no later than September 15, 2017 (by 24:00 EET ) by using the electronic application form.


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