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Doctoral Researcher (CIMANET doctoral pilot) / Väitöskirjatutkija (CIMANET tohtoripilotti)

Published date a month ago
Posted: a month ago
Company Tampere University
Company: Tampere University
End date April 22, 2024
Due date: April 22, 2024
Location Tampere
Location: Tampere

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our university community has its competitive edges in technology, health and

Circular Materials Bioeconomy Network (CIMANET) is looking for a Doctoral Researcher. 

Circular Materials Bioeconomy Network (CIMANET) is an interdisciplinary doctoral education network to support the renewal of the bio-based industry through new sustainable materials and processes. CIMANET is part of the doctoral education pilot program established by Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture, providing scientific and technological competences to promote sustainable growth. It strengthens the knowledge base required to enhance the Finnish forest and bio-based industry with novel solutions unveiling the full potential of biomass. CIMANET consists of nine universities: Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics, LUT University, Tampere University, University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä, University of Oulu, University of Turku, and Åbo Akademi University.
CIMANET operates in close collaboration with the industry, research organizations, as well as other stakeholders to create economic and societal impact by addressing the major challenges of our century: resource sufficiency, access to clean water, and climate change. CIMANET starts in 2024 and provides altogether 67 doctoral researchers funding for three years. Check out all the open positions at the CIMANET pilot website.

Job description

We are looking for a Doctoral Researcher in the area of structural engineering.

A successful candidate will pursue a doctoral degree at Tampere University. The position is full-time and for three years, during which doctoral studies are expected to be completed.


You need to have a Master’s degree in an applicable field and have demonstrated (during your studies towards the Master’s degree or otherwise) the competence and motivation to pursue postgraduate studies. Please be prepared to provide proof of your merits when requested.

A successful candidate must be pursuing, or need be accepted (within the trial period) to study towards a doctoral degree in the doctoral programme of the discipline. Please visit the admissions webpage for more information on eligibility requirements. 

If you already have a study right for a doctoral degree at Tampere University, it needs to be awarded 1 November 2023 or thereafter in order for you to be eligible for these positions.

The position requires working full-time in Tampere, Finland for the time of the employment. The chosen candidate needs to have the required permits for working in Finland before starting the employment (depending on the nationality of the candidate, e.g. residence permit in Finland). 

The position requires good written and spoken skills in English.

The research topic: 

Development of wood construction components by utilizing advanced lignocellulosic materials at the Faculty of Built Environment (BEN).

See more detailed description of the doctoral project in the CIMANET website.

Tampere University is a unique, multidisciplinary and boldly forward-looking, evolving community. Our values are openness, diversity, responsibility, courage, critical thinking, erudition/ Bildung, and learner-centredness. We hope that you can embrace these values and promote them in your work.

The selection criteria 

The candidate is selected based on the level of promise that they show, and this will be evaluated on the basis of their study and research plans, their previous success in studies, and merits in writing the doctoral thesis and/or scientific publishing.

We offer

The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of three years. The starting date is 1 August 2024. A trial period of six (6) months applies to all our new employees.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral Researcher is placed on level 2—4 of the job requirements scale. A typical starting salary for Doctoral Researchers is approximately 2,600-2,900 EUR/month. The salary increases based on experience and the progress of doctoral studies.

We are inviting you to be a part of a vibrant, active and truly international research community. We value interdisciplinarity, as it allows you to expand your research network and exposes you to new perspectives and ideas to solve complex research problems and pursue novel research findings. We are strongly committed to the highest level of scientific research and the provision of high-quality doctoral education. 

As a member of staff at Tampere University, you will enjoy a range of competitive benefits, such as occupational health care services, flexible work schedule, versatile research infrastructure, modern teaching facilities and a safe and inviting campus area, a variety of affordable cafeterias/ campus restaurants on our campuses as well as a personal fund to spend on sports and cultural activities in your free time. Please read more about working at Tampere University. You can also find more information about us and working and living Tampere by watching our video: Tampere Higher Education Community - our academic playground.  

Finland is among the most stable, free and safest countries in the world, based on prominent ratings by various agencies. Finland is one of the world's best countries to work and live in. 

Tampere is the largest inland city of Finland, and the city is counted among the major academic hubs in the Nordic countries. Tampere region is the most rapidly growing urban area in Finland and home to a vibrant knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial community. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society. Tampere is also surrounded by vivid nature with forests and lakes, providing countless opportunities for easy-to-access outdoor adventures and refreshment throughout the year. 

We will offer you relocation service package from an external service provider to help you settle in Tampere.

Read more about Finland and Tampere: 

How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 22 April 2024 (23:59 EEST / UTC +3).

Please write your application and all the accompanying documentation in English and attach them in PDF format.

Please attach only the following documents to your application: 

  • A letter of motivation and description of your research interests (max. 2 page(s))
  • Curriculum vitae according to the TENK template  (including the contact details of two referees).
  • A list of publications (if any) as a part of the curriculum vitae (2 pages)
  • PDF copy of your MSc and BSc degree certificates, including transcripts of all university records and their English translations (Finnish and Swedish certificates are also accepted).

For further information, please contact:

Professor Sami Pajunen,


Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää:

CIMANET- tohtoriohjelma etsii nyt väitöskirjatutkijaa rakennesuunnittelun alalle. Väitöskirjatutkijan tavoitteena on suorittaa tohtorin tutkinto Tampereen yliopistossa kolmen vuoden työsuhteen aikana.

Väitöskirjatutkijalla on oltava tai hänen tulee hakea oikeutta suorittaa tohtorintutkinto Tampereen yliopistossa. Opinto-oikeus tulee saada työsuhteen koeajan aikana. Tutustuthan erikseen ohjeisiin, miten haetaan tohtorikoulutukseen. Jos sinulla on jo opinto-oikeus, sen täytyy olla myönnetty 1.11.2023 tai tämän jälkeen, jotta olet hakukelpoinen tähän hakuun.

Tehtävä edellyttää kokoaikaista työskentelyä Tampereella työsuhteen ajan. Valittavalla hakijalla tulee olla tarvittavat luvat työskentelyyn Suomessa.


Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä, sen kelpoisuusvaatimuksista ja hakuohjeista yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta.

Jätäthän hakemuksesi yliopiston sähköisellä hakulomakkeella (linkki löytyy tämän ilmoituksen alta).

Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 22.4.2024 klo 23.59.

Lisätietoja antaa: 

Professori Sami Pajunen,