1-2 Postdoctoral Researchers wanted

1-2 Postdoc­toral Re­search­ers wanted in Ruralia Institute

Seinäjoki University Consortium (UCS) is a multidisciplinary scientific network of 90 experts from four Finnish universities (Tampere, Helsinki, Vaasa and University of Arts Helsinki). It is a network that brings together 20 research groups which are led by a professor or research director affiliated with one of the member universities. The focus areas are future oriented and research groups op-erate with the international scientific community and Finnish working life. We will strengthen the research by offering financial support to 4 - 6 postdoctoral researchers to start-up their research career in Seinäjoki. The positions can be placed in different branch of science at universities. The financial support package is a project which includes salary for a postdoctoral researcher for 6 months and travelling costs for networking.

Ruralia Institute, which is part of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Helsinki, offers high-quality research and innovation partnerships for rural development. The focus areas of the Institute are local development, sustainable food chains and new bioeconomy. The Institute performs extensive international, national and regional cooperation with about 50 experts (www.helsinki.fi/ruralia).

Ruralia Institute’s Seinäjoki Unit invites applications for


for a full-time, 6 months fixed-term position in a research career start-up project which is funded by the Seinäjoki University Consortium. Working period should carry out during 2020. A postdoctoral researcher will draw up a personal research program and apply for funding for research and innova-tion projects that support it. The applicant shall have a research interest in some of the following themes: sustainable transformation of rural entrepreneurship, placebased rural development or ru-ral-urban interdependencies in digitalized and globalized world.

According to the regulations of the University of Helsinki, a postdoctoral researcher shall hold a doctoral degree and have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work as well as the teaching skills necessary for the position. Also willingness to invest research career development in Seinäjoki, ability to co-operate and independent and active way of working are expected.

We offer an international, inspiring and supportive research environment as well as modern facilities in Seinäjoki. The salary of the successful candidate will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart 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.

Applications should include the following documents in English as a single PDF file:

1. application
2. cover letter explaining the applicant’s motivation for this position with a brief preliminary work plan
3. CV according to the model curriculum vitae (https://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae) for researchers made by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integri-ty (TENK)
4. a list of publications according to the guidelines of Academy of Finland (https://www.aka.fi/en/funding/apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-...)
5. contact details for two references.

Please submit your application as a single pdf file through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP HR portal.

The closing date for applications is 11 November 2019 at 23:59.

For more information, please contact Ruralia Institute’s director Sami Kurki, +358 50 0811 232, sami.p.kurki(at)helsinki.fi.

Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi(at)helsinki.fi