3 Doctoral Researchers in Biological and Environmental Science



Applications are invited for three 4-year fully funded PhD positions in Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä in Finnish Lakeland


starting on August 1st 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, contract length maximum of four years.

Qualifications we are looking for

The Doctoral Programme in Biological and Environmental Science offers doctoral education in Aquatic Science, Ecology and Evolution Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology and Environmental Science. The selected Doctoral Researcher will be assigned to the appropriate research group in the Department. Read more information about the application and the projects in which the PhD project will be made on the web page ”Open doctoral researcher positions”. 

You are the person we are looking for if you have 

  • A Master’s degree, or are about to obtain a Master’s degree, in a relevant discipline. 
  • Strong interest to the research project applied for.
  • Curiosity and interest in fundamental scientific questions.
  • Ability and motivation to work as part of a team, combined with independence and problem-solving skills.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a Doctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The MSc degree required for the position must have been completed before starting the position. A good command of English is required. The study right for a postgraduate degree required in the position is applied for from the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences after selection, unless the applicant already has one. 

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 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 a vibrant cultural atmosphere. For more information regarding the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide.

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

How to apply?

The application documents that should be included in PDF format:

  1. Curriculum vitae including publications and contact information of two academics who can provide reference letters
  2. Motivation letter including a statement of research interests. It should be clearly identified the project which is applied for.
  3. Relevant certificates / diplomas (or the date of completion the MSc)
  4. Other relevant documents
  5. English language test record (case dependent) 

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by January 14, 2022. For further details, please contact supervisors mentioned in the web page ”Open doctoral researcher positions”.