2 Doctoral students, Chemistry

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

2 Doctoral students, chemistry, beginning September 1, 2019 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 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. Different options to fulfill these requirements will be communicated to the selected persons.

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 after selection for the position.

The job-specific salary component of a Doctoral student is based on the job demands level 2-4 (EUR 2 033,29 €/month –EUR 2 535,20 €/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to 6-50% of the job-specific salary component is also paid. 

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

For further information: Professor Karoliina Honkala, the head of the PhD program in Chemistry department, email: karoliina.honkala@jyu.fi, phone +358408053686

The application should include:

1.  An informal cover letter (max 1 page), outlining the motivation for applying for the Doctoral student position, and strength area in which the applicant  wants to carry out her/his PhD studies.

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 June 10, 2019 using the online application

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