Specialist, Datamanager

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Aug 2022

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services to our customers based on best available scientific knowledge. Our research results and services generate added value and sustainability as well as scientific evidence to support decision making. We carry out research on forestry, agriculture, food, game, and fisheries. We also perform statutory services.

Being open-minded and curious and having a strong will to leave a positive mark to the world binds Luke people together. Together we build a positive working culture where each other’s work is highly respected. In Luke, the work assignments are versatile and employees can influence the content of their work. We work in a mobile work culture which gives you the possibility to work from wherever in Finland it suits you the best. Luke offers a multidisciplinary international research environment with unique research infrastructures, experimental sites and well-equipped laboratories.

Work tasks

Luke is establishing a modern material flow research infrastructure on agricultural ecosystems in Finland, including nutrient leaching monitoring, soil water measurements water level control systems and greenhouse gas (GHG) flux measurement systems. We are now seeking for Data Scientist / Data Manager to establish, co-ordinate and further develop water related data flows from instruments to data products to be open for users. Data Scientist / Data Manager will manage the data processing workflow and QC/QA and provide data support for researchers. The Data Scientist / Data Manager will work in close co-operation with GHG data management and at the interface of enthusiastic scientists and modelers at Luke, a dedicated Digital Solutions team and field technicians to help us to provide high-quality data and science towards more sustainable agricultural and forest production. Luke is aiming to integrate its Water and GHG data to national and international research activities.

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Absolute requirements:
• Master's degree in relevant fields such as hydrology, limnology, physics, engineering, forestry or environmental sciences
• experience in instrumentation and maintenance of hydrological and water quality data, site operation, data processing and quality analysis, and management of large data sets
• strong programming (e.g. Python, R, Matlab) and timeseries analysis skills
• expertise in biogeochemical cycles and processes that control the leaching of nutrients and water flows in terrestrial ecosystems
• good networking skills and the ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary international team
• readiness to travel

Recommended properties:
• Doctoral degree
• strong publication record
• existing national and international networks

Scope of employment

Form of employment: Temporary employment

Scope:   Office work

Commencement:   1.9.2022

Time-limited to:   31.8.2025Type of work


Last application date:   1.8.2022 16:00

Reference number:   30-217-2022

You can apply for this job via:

You may also apply for this position by submitting your application to the address below. The job reference of the role must be cited both in the actual application and on the envelope. Applications will not be returned.

Luonnonvarakeskuksen kirjaamo
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki, FINLAND

Please attach your application letter and CV.


 The position is at complexity level 9 in Luke's salary system and the position-specific salary is EUR 3.686,47 per month. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid (max. 50% of the position-specific salary). A new employee's personal performance component depends on competence and experience and generally falls in the range of 15-20%. The applicant may also present a separate salary request.


Our mobile work model allows you to work in Finland in the location most appropriate for your work. In addition, we provide flexible hours, and as your employment with us continues, long vacations. We offer lunch benefits, as well as sports, culture or commuting support.

For international recruits, we provide a relocation package, which includes concrete support for coming to Finland and Luke (eg. residence permit, various registration procedures, banking and taxation, finding an apartment).


Number of positions advertised:   1

Contact persons

Hannamaria PotilaGroup Manager (managerial matters)+358 29 532 2150hannamaria.potila@luke.fi

Olli PeltolaExpert, Datamanager (content of the work)+358 29 532 2750olli.peltola@luke.fi

Janne RinnePrincipal Scientist+358 29 532 2637janne.rinne@luke.fi


Natural Resources Institute Finland
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki


Natural Resources Institute Finland
Paavo Havaksen tie 3
90570 Oulu


The location is Helsinki, Oulu or other Luke location, as agreed.

Please note that the application period expires on 1 August 2022 at 4.00 pm Finnish time (EEST). Unfortunately, we are unable to consider late applications.

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