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4 Doctoral Researchers, Chemistry / Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Published date a month ago
Posted: a month ago
Company University of Jyväskylä
Company: University of Jyväskylä
Location Jyväskylä
Location: Jyväskylä

The Department of Chemistry, in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science is currently seeking to recruit


starting on August 1st, 2022 or as agreed for a maximum of four years.

Department of Chemistry is known for high-level research and teaching. The main strength areas of the department are chemical nanoscience, functional molecules and materials, chemistry in circular economy, and chemistry education. The department is a member of the Nanoscience Center of University of Jyväskylä, which promotes interdisciplinary research projects in nanoscience. The department has world-class laboratory infrastructure and large-scale computational resources. The positions will be assigned to any research group in the department, which you can read about in more detail on our department’s website. You must contact your potential supervisor in advance to agree on a research topic. Please state clearly, in the motivation / cover letter of your application, which research group you are applying to as a Doctoral Researcher, the name of the potential supervisor, and describe the agreed research topic.

Qualifications we are looking for

The tasks of a Doctoral Researcher focus on research aiming at the completion of a doctoral thesis, doctoral studies, assisting teaching tasks, and other related tasks to these. The duties, qualification requirements, and the language skills of Doctoral Researchers are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines (Doctoral Students). A good command of English is required.

The eligible candidate has, or is about to obtain, a suitable degree and background in natural sciences. In addition, the Doctoral Researcher must have a permission for post-graduate studies at the University of Jyväskylä. If the applicant does not have permission for post-graduate studies, it must be applied with a separate application procedure from the Faculty of Mathematics and Science after selection for the position. 

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to work in international research. You get to participate in our international and multidisciplinary community where the welfare of each individual is important. At the University of Jyväskylä, we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Chemistry department and nanoscience center offer an excellent, up-to-date research environment and supportive work atmosphere, where interdisciplinary collaboration is cherished.

Finland has a high standard of living, with free schooling (also in English), affordable childcare, good family benefits, and healthcare. Jyväskylä is located in central Finland in the Finnish Lake District having excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. The city of Jyväskylä is a major educational center with a large student population and vibrant cultural atmosphere. For more information regarding the University of Jyväskylä, City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

The annual salary will be approximately 28,000 EUR for the Doctoral Researcher (gross income, including holiday bonus). With progress of thesis work, the salary will be revised in accordance with the Collective Agreement of Finnish Education Employers. A trial period of six months will be used in the beginning of the employment.

How to apply

The application should include in PDF-format:

  1. A curriculum vitae, composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity and including contact details of 1-2 referees.
  2. An informal motivation /cover letter (maximum 1 page) focusing on the applicant’s research interests related to the department’s strength areas and research groups. The letter must clearly indicate the name of the potential supervisor. Additionally, state clearly the reason or motivation on why you are applying to the Chemistry Department of the University of Jyväskylä.
  3. Relevant certificates/diplomas.

Please submit your application using the online form at the latest on April 17, 2022. The applications sent via emails are not considered.

For further information, please contact Professor Karoliina Honkala, the head of the PhD program in chemistry department,, +358 40 8053686.


The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU's naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

The main strength areas of the department are structural and synthetic chemistry, computational chemistry and spectroscopy, renewable natural resources and chemistry of living environment, and education in chemistry. Moreover, the department is a member of the Nanoscience Center of University of Jyväskylä, which promotes interdisciplinary research projects in nanoscience. The department has world-class laboratory infrastructure and large-scale computational resources.