Eight Postdoctoral Researcher positions (# of pos: 8)

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Deadline: 21 May 2019

Eight Postdoctoral Researcher positions

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is a multidisciplinary university, which seeks to find solutions to global challenges through interdisciplinary research. The UEF has eight (8) open positions for postdoctoral researchers to carry out their research under the global challenges recognized in the strategy of the UEF .

In the area of Ageing, lifestyles and health research focuses on Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neurosciences, translational cancer research, musculoskeletal disorders, bioinformatics in health sciences and drug targeting technologies (especially on ocular treatments). Research is carried out in multidisciplinary groups under the themes of prediction, prevention, diagnostics, therapy and care, as well as effectiveness and cost effectiveness.

In the area of Learning in a digitised society research focuses on the challenges of learning in the rapidly changing digitalised world, where people should be provided with the abilities of collaborative problem solving, critical and creative thinking, learning skills and information literacy. The research focus is on 1) intelligent and adaptive educational technology (modern teaching technologies and learning environments) and 2) learning of utilization of technologies in teaching and learning processes and 3) active learning in communities under the global transformations.

The Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders area focuses on 1) European borders and Russia, 2) mobilities and migration and 3) cultural and linguistic encounters. In this framework, scientific emphasis is on bordering (the multilevel process of creating political, social and cultural borders) as well as on related socio-cultural transformations and cultural encounters. Interdisciplinary profile combines the methodologies of the humanities and social sciences in order to enhance the formation of shared critical frameworks required to address the new and complex phenomena generated by increased globalisation.

The Environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources area focuses on 1) aerosols and climate change, 2) forests and the bioeconomy and 3) sustainable governance of natural resources. The research will provide novel means, solutions and tools for improving sufficiency and sustainable use of natural resources for the growing needs of the bioeconomy and the society as a whole under the changing operative environment (e.g. climate change).

A person to be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher is required to hold an applicable doctoral degree (UEF University Regulations, Section 31) that has to be completed until 21 st of May 2019. However, the doctoral degree may not be from more than 5 years ago at the time when the position starts on 1 January 2020. An applicant with a doctoral degree completed more than 5 years ago can be considered for a specific reason only (maternity, paternity, parental or child care leave, military or non-military service). If the applicant pleads to the above-mentioned reasons, he or she needs to explain them in the application.

Good command of the English language is required. Also mobility after the completion of the doctoral degree is required meaning an experience from some other research environment than the one awarding the doctoral degree. A research environment refers to a current local research community or a group in which the researcher works. Previous mobility periods or a plan of future ones should be indicated in the application.

The position will be filled for a fixed term of 3 years from 1 January 2020. Postdoctoral researcher positions are always filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

The salary of the Postdoctoral Researcher position is based on level 5 of the job requirement level chart of the teaching and research staff in the salary system for Finnish universities (2,935.55 /month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary is supplemented by a personal performance component, which can be a maximum of 50 % of the job requirement component.

A person can be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher funded by the University of Eastern Finlands strategic funding only once.

The electronic application is required to contain the following appendices:

The application shall be submitted no later than 21 May 2019 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form. Please use a following link "apply for the job" to submit your application.

Evaluation form of the applications used by the University of Eastern Finland: http://www.uef.fi/en/tutkimus/uef-tutkijatohtorit

Only applications that are complete and submitted before the application deadline via the e-application system will be considered.

Further information to find out units, research groups and contact persons:

Ageing, lifestyles and health : maria.pikkarainen[a]uef.fi

Learning in a digitised society : milena.fayt[a]uef.fi

Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders : saija.miina[a]uef.fi

Environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources : riitta.tegelberg[a]uef.fi

For further information on the application procedure, please contact:

Executive Head of Administration Arja Hirvonen, tel. +358 29 445 3002, e-mail arja.hirvonen[a]uef.fi.

A probationary period will be applied to new members of the university staff.

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