Postdoctoral researcher in chemistry

The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant research university and an expert on education that focuses on human and natural sciences. The University is Finland’s leading expert in teacher education and adult education, as well as the major exporter of education. The Faculty of Sport Sciences is the only one in the country. The University of Jyväskylä is known for its dynamic operating culture and strong commitment to social responsibility.

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

Postdoctoral researcher in chemistry, starting from January 1st 2018 or as soon as possible, for the period of one year.

We are looking for a Postdoctoral researcher for a project on optical patterning of graphene. The researcher will work in a multidisciplinary project focusing on laser-induced modification of graphene for device development. Nanoscience center and its laser laboratory provide excellent facilities and an inspiring and supportive atmosphere. The researcher is responsible for laser patterning and nonlinear imaging and spectroscopy of graphene.

The candidate should have a PhD in physical chemistry, chemical physics, or related area and have a strong background in laser spectroscopy or optics and experience with femtosecond lasers. Experience in Raman spectroscopy/microscopy, programming or AFM is considered as an additional advantage.

Qualification requirements, duties and language competence requirements for a Postdoctoral researcher are in accordance with the University of Jyväskylä Regulations. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. The Postdoctoral researcher is expected to have good skills in English language.

The job-specific salary component of a Postdoctoral researcher is based on the job demands level 5-6 (EUR 2865,30 – 3340,77 / 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: Prof. Mika Pettersson, email:, tel. +358 503109969.

The application should include:
1) A brief motivation letter with a statement of research interests.
2) Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering when possible the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (See:, containing a publication list (if available) and contact details of two senior academics for reference.

Please submit your application at the latest on 31 October, 2017 using the online application form.