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4-7 Postdoctoral Researchers in Mathematics / Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Published date more than one year ago
Posted: more than one year ago
Company University of Jyväskylä
Company: University of Jyväskylä
Location Jyväskylä
Location: Jyväskylä

The Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of Jyväskylä, is seeking to hire


starting on September 1st, 2023, or as agreed for a fixed term of 1–3 years. 

Qualifications we are looking for

We invite prospective candidates to apply for these positions, which will involve research related to one or more research groups of geometric analysis, inverse problems, geometric measure theory and harmonic analysis, as well as nonlinear partial differential equations. See the detailed descriptions of the research groups at our department's web page.

Strong preference will be given to candidates whose research interests overlap and/or complement the main research areas of the department. The Postdoctoral Researchers are expected to focus on scientific research, but also to participate in teaching within their own areas of expertise. The amount of teaching duties is rather small. 

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of Postdoctoral Researchers are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. Teaching and research staff are required to master the language in which they teach. A good command of English is required and a proficiency to teach in English will be considered beneficial.

We are looking for the most promising researchers who have recently completed their doctoral degree or are about to complete it. For the position of Postdoctoral Researcher, a PhD degree is required by the starting date of the contract.

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 influence 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.

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 Lakeland and has excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. The city of Jyväskylä is a major educational center and the city has a large student population. As such there is a vibrant cultural scene in the city. To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

The annual salary range will be approximately 45,000 EUR for the Postdoctoral Researcher (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. A trial period of six months will be used in the beginning of the employment.

How to apply

Please attach the following documents 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 2 academics who can provide reference letters.
  2. A cover letter including a statement of research interests and research proposal. Emphasize relevance to the research done at the department. 
  3. A numbered list of publications.
  4. Relevant certificates/diplomas.

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online form by March 31, 2023. 

For further information, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Tero Kilpeläinen,, (tel. +358 40 805 3432); or the leading professors of the research groups.


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Jyväskylä in central Finland is a world class research institution training mathematicians and statisticians for diverse jobs in industry, education, and academic research. The main research areas in the department are mathematical analysis and geometry, stochastics, inverse problems, and statistics with their applications. In mathematical analysis and geometry, the research is focused on geometric analysis, nonlinear partial differential equations, and geometry of metric groups. In stochastics the key research area is stochastic analysis. The research group in Inverse problems focuses its research on inverse problems in geometry and partial differential equations. These have applications e.g., in medical and industrial imaging. In statistics the areas of research are computational statistics, causal models, design, nonparametric and robust multivariate methods, biometry, and environmental statistics. The department is a member of the networks of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems and of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Randomness and Structures.

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.