Plan­ning of­ficer for doc­toral education

Updated: 6 months ago
Deadline: 13 Dec 2021

The University of Helsinki is a community founded on research, learning and courageous thought. We respond to major global challenges through ground-breaking basic research, a curious mindset and collaboration. We wish to share our expertise and build a better world – together. At the University of Helsinki, some 8,000 specialists in a range of fields work in research and teaching, and in various administrative positions. Our diverse and inspiring work community is guided by the University’s strategic plan as well as its shared values: truth, bildung, freedom and inclusivity.

Are you interested in supporting and developing doctoral education as a member of Finland’s largest scholarly community? We are looking for a new colleague to join our team as a


on a temporary basis from 1 January to 31 December 2022.

You will work in an independent role preparing the curriculum and teaching programme of doctoral programmes and coordinating their activities. Your diverse duties will include supporting doctoral researchers and doctoral thesis supervisors and providing advice on challenges related to supervision. You will also participate in organising various events and activities in collaboration with academic staff and your colleagues.

Our development-oriented team is united by the desire to learn together, share our expertise within the team and support each other in busy times. Openness and constructive cooperation are important to us, and we hope that, like us, you wish to promote doctoral education services and the wellbeing of doctoral researchers.

Your background
We prefer that you have some experience in doctoral education as well as academic administration or other university administration. You are a qualified professional with a positive service attitude and a can-do approach. You show initiative and demonstrate tact and diplomacy when interacting with customers. You have strong organisational and project management skills and you are able to express yourself fluently in Finnish and English. We hope that you hold a postgraduate research degree or are at an advanced stage of your doctoral studies.

Why work with us?
If appointed as planning officer for doctoral education, you will have the opportunity to work in a friendly team with a good atmosphere at the University of Helsinki’s Research Services. We support the work of the University’s researchers and teachers and promote the University’s social and global impact, helping to build a better future. With us, you can develop your skills and job description in accordance with your experience and interests.

You will be supported not only by the highly skilled and diverse staff at Research Services, but also by all of the specialists working at University Services. Research services are provided both at the University level and through on-site teams on the campuses. Your role will involve a combination of remote and office-based work.

Please submit your application through our recruitment system by 13 December 2021. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications by logging in to the SAP system: . The University of Helsinki welcomes applications from people of any gender, linguistic and cultural background, or minority group.

If you have questions about the position, please do not hesitate to contact Erkki Raulo, head of services for doctoral education, , phone +358 50 596 4665.

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