University Researcher, Lammi Biological Station

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 04 Jun 2023

9 May 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Biological sciences
Environmental science
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

4 Jun 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The University of Helsinki, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences is seeking an UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER for the fixed five-year contract at Lammi Biological Station starting 1st July 2023 or by separate agreement. Trial period of 6 months will be applied.

We are looking for an internationally competitive researcher with a strong academic track-record in aquatic sciences to strengthen and expand research in the highly international community at Lammi Biological Station . The selected candidate should have expertise in pelagic food web dynamics and plankton ecology. We are particularly interested in candidates aiming to use the extensive background data on the nearby Lake Pääjärvi and many small lakes at the Evo forest area.

The appointee is expected to engage extensively in collaboration with other staff members to strengthen the aquatic research at the Lammi Biological Station. The candidate should work in national and international collaboration, and to participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision.

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits.

The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences  is Finland’s most high-profile and extensive hub of research and teaching in the field. The Faculty educates experts to meet the needs of universities, research institutes, government, schools and the business sector. The Faculty comprised of three research programmes and has three research stations. Lammi Biological Station is the largest of university field stations in Finland with year-round activities. It is a place for diverse research, teaching, seminars and meetings with ca. 20 employees and tens of visiting scientists.


An appointee to the position must hold

  • a doctoral degree
  • the ability to conduct independent scholarly work
  • the teaching skills required for the position
  • the ability and motivation to pursue an academic career, as demonstrated by publications and other means

When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention will be given to scientific publications, other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training as well as the applicant’s participation in doctoral education. Furthermore, account shall also be taken of the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience and positions in Finnish and/or international organizations.


We offer an interesting opportunity to work in a diverse research environment. Your work will be supported by the research and teaching staff of the station and the faculty as well as the administrative and technical staff.

The salary will be based on the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The gross salary is between 3800-4800 €/month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. Furthermore, University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and opportunities for professional development.


Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications a single PDF file that includes the following documents in English:

  • CV
  • A numbered list of publications
  • A report (max. 5 pages) on the applicant’s research activities (including activities in scientific communities, the acquisition of research funding and international scholarly work) and how the applicant intends to develop his or her research and focus his or her activities, if appointed.
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    Applications with the above attachments must be submitted in a single PDF file, which is named: University researcher lastname_firstname. Other attachments are not required.

    Applications must be submitted through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the University recruitment portal. The deadline for applications is 4th June 2023.

    Further information can be obtained from director Jouni Heiskanen, , +358504381808, or from director Sirkku Manninen, , +358504486451.

    Further information on the recruitment process may be obtained from HR Specialist Harri Hamara, harri.hamara(at) .

    In case you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment(at) .

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