The University of Helsinki is one of the top universities for multidisciplinary research in the world. The University is an academic community of 36,500 students and 7,500 staff. University Services helps our international community concentrate on its core duties: research, teaching, studying and societal interaction.

Research Services is part of University Services. Research Services furthers the University’s preconditions for research, is responsible for the University’s own research funding, and provides expert research services.

Research Services invites applications for two positions of
one a permanent position, the other for the period of 1.9.2017-31.12.2020.

The senior advisors will work in the University’s centralised support services for strategic projects. The duties will include preparing extensive funding applications (e.g. EIT-KIC, PROFI and Centre of Excellence Calls), assisting in the planning of funding strategies of various units, monitoring and influencing national and international research policies, contacting funders, as well as other activities aimed at increasing the University’s external research funding.

The senior advisors are expected to have a Master's degree; a doctoral degree will be considered an asset. The posts require experience in research organisations and of support for applying for research funding, the ability to work independently, the ability to carry out even the most challenging of duties, as well as excellent communication and co-operation skills. Expertise in the international research funding environment will be seen as an asset. The appointees should also be proficient in spoken and written English and have good ICT skills.

Research Services will offer the appointees diverse and challenging duties in an international work community amid the most recent research. In addition, we offer the appointees an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills, work flexibly, and have access to extensive occupational health care as well as inexpensive and wide-ranging sport and exercise services. The salary for the positions is based on level 10 of the demands-level chart for other than teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid. The gross monthly salary will be approximately 3,800 – 4,400 euros depending on the appointee’s skills and experience. There is a four-month trial period for the position.

Please submit your application through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply Link. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is May 2, 2017.

Further information on the positions is available from Head of Services Floora Ruokonen, +358 50 3112534,

Apply at latest 02.05.2017

Due date

Tuesday, May 2, 2017