5 Doctoral Students, Biological and Environmental Science

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 Biological and Environmental Science in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of 

5 Doctoral Students beginning January 1st 2020 or as agreed, contract length maximum of four years

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 doctoral program regularly provides funding for doctoral students. 

The selected Doctoral Student will be assigned to the approppriate research group in 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 stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The selected person is required to have a command of  English language.

Doctoral Student must have a Master’s degree and permission for post-graduate studies in the University of Jyväskylä.  If the applicant does not have permission for post-graduate studies in the University of Jyväskylä, it must be applied with a separate application procedure from the proper faculty.

The initial salary of a doctoral student is typically around 2200 € / month.

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

More detailed information about the application and projects in which the PhD project will be done is available on the web page ”Open doctoral student positions”.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

For additional information please contact supervisors mentioned in the project descriptions.

The application should include as PDF files:

  • A 1-page cover letter, outlining the motivation for applying for the doctoral student position and describing the competence to the job and includes a list of 1–2 references and their contact information. It should be clearly identified which position is applied for.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Degree certificates

Please submit your application at latest on August 31, 2019 using the online application form.