University of Turku Postdoctoral Research in Science and Medicine 2017/2018 – Finland

Turku Collegium for Science and Medicine now invites applications for five (5) post-doctoral researcher positions for three-year periods.  The term of office for the successful applicants will begin at the earliest on January 1, 2018.

Application Deadline: 15th March 2017

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): Finland

About the Award: The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education. Research at the University of Turku is diverse and international. Our strongest fields of research form the basis for new and interdisciplinary projects. Numerous high positions in worldwide university rankings tell about the high quality of the university. Our research is profiled through the following thematic collaborations:

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  • Biofuture
  • Digital futures
  • Cultural memory and social change
  • Children, young people and learning
  • Drug development and diagnostics
  • Sea and maritime studies

The aim of the Turku Collegium for Science and Medicine (TCSM) is to establish a multidisciplinary, interactive research platform for young dynamic scientists in Science and Medicine. This includes studies in the mathematics, informatics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, geology, geography, medicine, biomedicine, dentistry and their equivalents.

Type: Postdoctorate, Research

Eligibility: Candidates will be considered from any area within Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Medicine with outstanding potential and established excellence in research. The person to be appointed to the postdoctoral researcher position is required to hold a doctoral degree, which may not have been completed more than five years ago at the time of accepting the position. In this context, the 5 years refer to a net period of time, which does not include maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service, etc.  A doctoral degree must be completed by the end of the application period and applicants are also expected to have attained other academic achievements.

Selection Criteria: Turku Collegium for Science and Medicine selects its researchers through an international competition, which is open to all researchers in the respective fields. The Board for TCSM selects the new researchers on the basis of their applications. In the selection process, particular attention will be paid to the candidate’s international research experience. The successful candidate should have a linkage with the research activities of the University of Turku and should as a rule be able to join an existing research group or to work under the supervision of a senior researcher at the University of Turku. In the selection process attention is also paid how the research of the applicant relates to the thematic collaborations of the university.

Number of Awardees: 5

Value of Program:  The salary is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel.  The salary for Postdoctoral Researcher positions correspond to a requirement level 5 and personal performance level 4 euro-denominated salary   (3 326, 61 €/ month).  Progress in the researcher’s personal performance can be taken into account when determining the salary during the employment.

Duration of Program: 5 years

How to Apply:  Applications must be submitted on March 15, 2017 at the latest(23.59.59) Finnish time (GMT +2) via the electronic application form of the University of Turku. The link to the electronic application system is found at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job). Please include CV, degree certificates, a list of publications and a personal statement/motivation letter where the applicant is asked to describe his/her scientific background and research interests and how they relate to the research activities at the University of Turku.

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Award Provider: University of Turku

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