Staff Scientist

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 Nov 2020

The Department of Physics  is currently seeking to recruit a candidate to the position of


The position starts on 2 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter in effect until further notice.

The tasks, and qualifications we are looking for

The Staff Scientist will act as an integral member of the technical group of the JYFL-ACCLAB Accelerator Laboratory Research Infrastructure with responsibility for the technical development of the accelerators, ion sources and other infrastructure related to ion beam delivery. The Staff Scientist will work in close collaboration with other responsible researchers and technical staff in the Accelerator Laboratory. The Staff Scientist may also be expected to deliver teaching and supervise theses in Accelerator Physics and Technology. In addition, the Staff Scientist will be expected to prepare, and if necessary train, to take responsibility as the leader of the technical group and supervisor of the technical staff with a period of two to three years.

You are the person we are looking for if you have a relevant doctoral degree and significant experience in the field of accelerators and ion sources. We expec that the candidate is able to use their initiative, organizational skills and interactive and co-operative skills in a multi-cultural environment. Proficiency in both oral and written English is a requirement.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to influence international research. You get to participate in our international and multi-science community where the welfare of each individual is important. At Jyväskylä we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. 

Finland has a high standard of living, with free schooling (also in English), affordable childcare, good family benefits, and healthcare. Jyväskylä is located in central Finland in the Finnish lakeland, and has excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. The city of Jyväskylä is a major educational center and the city has a large student population. As such there is a vibrant cultural scene in the city. To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide .

The annual salary range will be approximately 40,000 – 50,000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. There is a trial period of six months at the start of the period of employment.

How to apply?

Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) (A template from The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrit  is preferred).
  • Short application / motivation letter
  • Relevant certificates/diplomas
  • Additional documentation of merits to support the application (for example, list of publications, if applicable) 
  • Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by 22 November 2020. For further information, please contact: Head of the Department, Professor Markku Kataja, , tel. +358 40 5221 044, or Professor Paul Greenlees, , puh. +358 40 805 4069. Upon the consent of the applicant, a background check can be made on the person to be appointed (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the background check and the rights of the subject of the check, see .

    The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU's naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

    The main areas of research at the Department of Physics are nuclear and accelerator-based physics, particle physics, and materials physics. In nuclear and accelerator-based physics the research areas are nuclear structure, especially the physics of exotic nuclei, nuclear models, double beta decay, ion source physics, and applied accelerator-based research. In particle physics the research areas are ultrarelativistic heavy ion collision physics, neutrino physics, and particle cosmology. In materials physics the research areas are nanophysics and quantum technologies, non-equilibrium physics, superconductivity, low temperature physics, computational materials physics and physics of complex materials. Experimental research at the Department is conducted in the Accelerator Laboratory, the multidisciplinary Nanoscience Center (NSC), Tomography Laboratory and in foreign research centers such as CERN and GSI.

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