2 Doctoral students in Chemistry University of Jyväskylä, Department of Chemistry

2 Doctoral students, Chemistry

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.


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


2 Doctoral students beginning August 1, 2018 or as agreed, the maximum length of the employment contract is four years.


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. The selected Doctoral students will work in appropriate research groups at the Department.


The tasks of a Doctoral student focus on research concerning doctoral thesis, doctoral studies, assisting teaching tasks and other tasks connected to these tasks.


The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of Doctoral student are in accordance with the University of Jyväskylä Regulations. The selected person must also fulfill language requirements set for the selection of PhD students. Also a command of Finnish language is required, but in certain cases, the University may grant exemption from the requirement.


The eligible candidate for the Doctoral student position should have, or be about to obtain, a suitable degree and background in natural sciences. In addition, the Doctoral student 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.


The job-specific salary component of a Doctoral student is based on the job demands level 1-4 (EUR 1 808,42 €/month –EUR 2 475,31 €/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to the maximum of 46.3% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.


A trial period of four months will be used when the position is first filled.


For further information, contact the head of the doctoral school of the Department of Chemistry, Prof. Karoliina Honkala, tel. +358 40 8053 686, email: karoliina.honkala@jyu.fi.


The application should include:


1. An informal cover letter, outlining the motivation for applying for the Doctoral student position, research interests, and the name of the potential PhD advisor.


2. 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


3. Degree certificates or transcript of academic records if the applicant has not graduated yet


4. Two recommendation letters


Please submit your application at the latest on March 29, 2018 using the online application form.

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