Postdoctoral Researcher in Macroeconometrics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 17 Apr 2023

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

for a fixed three-year period starting on the 1st of September, 2023.

The position is part of the project “Structural Analysis of Non-Gaussian Time Series with Applications to Climate and Macroeconomy” funded by the Academy of Finland. The primary aim of the project is to develop new econometric methods related to non-Gaussian structural vector autoregressive (SVAR) models and apply them to study the economic effects of climate change. The project builds upon our previous research on SVAR models . The position is located in the Discipline of Economics.

The successful applicant should contribute to the research themes of the project. In addition, they are expected to actively contribute to teaching in the master’s and doctoral programmes in economics (up to 5% of the annual working time), and other research activities of the group.

Qualifications
The appointee to the position must hold a doctoral degree in economics, econometrics, statistics or another relevant field, and have strong skills in quantitative methods and an excellent command of English. The default assumption is that the degree requirement must be met by the beginning of the employment. The applicant’s research interests should be aligned with the goals of the project and the research areas of the research group. Knowledge of the Finnish language is not required.

What we offer
The University of Helsinki is an equal opportunity employer, and we offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits. The annual gross salary range will be approximately €42,000 – €47,000, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. In addition, the University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and opportunities for professional development. Further information can be found at the website . The employment contract will include a probationary period of six months.

The chosen applicant is expected to reside in Finland while employed by the University of Helsinki. The Faculty of Social Sciences provides assistance in relocation.

For additional information about the position and the research project, please contact Professor Markku Lanne (markku.lanne@helsinki.fi).

How to apply
Applications should be submitted through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link "Apply now" below. Applicants who are currently employed by the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP Fiori portal at https://msap.sap.helsinki.fi. The closing date for applications is 17 April 2023.

Applicants are requested to submit their application as a single pdf-file. The document should include 1) a short cover letter describing the applicant’s areas of expertise and motivation for the position, 2) a curriculum vitae with names and contact information of two or three referees, and 3) a list of  the applicant’s publications and working papers.

Applicants of any gender, linguistic and cultural background or from members of minority groups are welcomed.

About us
The Faculty of Social Sciences is Finland’s leading research and education institute in social sciences, and the country’s most diverse social sciences faculty in terms of the range of its disciplines and fields of research. The Faculty has a strong international research profile and a number of international master’s programmes, and several of its disciplinary units have been rated among the top 50 in the world. The Faculty has approximately 500 research and teaching staff, and each year it awards some 300 bachelor’s degrees, 400 master’s degrees and more than 40 doctoral degrees.

The Discipline of Economics is part of the newly founded Helsinki Graduate School of Economics (Helsinki GSE ) jointly with the Economics Departments of Aalto University School of Business and Hanken School of Economics. Its purpose is to promote high-quality economic research, to develop and coordinate master’s and doctoral level economic education and to promote cooperation in economics among the participating units. In addition, the Discipline collaborates closely with VATT Institute for Economic Research (http://www.vatt.fi/en/).


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