Postdoctoral Researcher, Small-scale solid-fuel combustion

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position related to Small-scale wood combustion studies. The position is located at the Fine Particle and Aerosol Technology Laboratory, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Kuopio Campus. The position will be filled for starting by agreement, at latest 1 September 2021 and ending to 30 April 2024. Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 5 July 2021. The application period has been extended until 25th July.

Role and Salary

We are seeking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the EU Commission funded LIFE2020 Preparatory project ‘Harmonizing reliable test procedures representing real-LIFE air pollution from solid fuel heating appliances'.

The project develops advanced testing procedures for solid fuel heating appliances, which better reflect the quality and quantity of the real-life emissions, as well as the adverse effects to human health and environment. The project includes both literature review, well-defined combustion experiments with the partners from Germany, France, and Czech Republic and, communication and result dissemination with the authorities, agencies and other stakeholders. Project coordination tasks are included in the position.

More information of the research unit is available on the web pages

The position will be filled for starting by agreement, at latest 1 September 2021 and ending to 30 April 2024.The job is a full-time position. The position will be filled for a fixed term due to it pertaining to a specific project (positions of postdoctoral researcher shall always be filled for a fixed term, UEF University Regulations, Section 31).  A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of the Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job requirement component and a personal performance component. In this position, the job requirement component is 3,000.49 euros/month, based on level 5 of the job requirement chart for teaching and research staff. The personal performance component can be a minimum of 6 % and a maximum of 50 % of the above-mentioned sum. The estimated salary in the beginning of the employment will be 3,303.00 – 3,663.00 €. 

Our requirements and expectations


  • a doctoral degree in relevant disciplines such as aerosol technology, combustion technology, energy technology, chemistry and environmental science. The doctoral degree may not have been completed more than five years ago at the time of accepting the position (a net period of time, which does not include parental leaves, military service etc.)  
  • excellent/good skills in oral and written English.


  • knowledge on particulate emissions from small-scale solid fuel combustion is a benefit for the position
  • experience in externally funded research projects.
  • excellent teamwork skills
  • experience in international research cooperation   
  • previous international mobility and a strong research record is preferred.

Your benefits   

You will have access to the university’s staff benefits, including  

  • extensive occupational health care  
  • staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants, as well as on a range of other services  
  • affordable sports services.  

Please read more in the Work at UEF section on our website.  

You will have an opportunity to work in an interesting/meaningful/diverse role as part of our international, creative, participatory and inclusive academic community.    

Enjoy your life in Finland! Known for its cleanliness, welfare know-how, modern technology and superb education system, Finland is an exotic and safe country to work in. Please visit the Life in Finland section on our website to learn more.    

How to apply?   

Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 5 July 2021 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time). The application period has been extended until 25th July.     

Please note that you must include the following appendices in your application (:  


For further information on the position, please contact Senior Researcher Jarkko Tissari, tel. +358 29 445 3819, email:   

For further information on the application procedure, please contact Executive Assistant Satu Turunen, tel. +358 29 445 3031, email:

University of Eastern Finland and the Faculty of Science and Forestry in brief  

The University of Eastern Finland is the most multidisciplinary university in Finland. We are home to 15,500 students and 2,700 staff members. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at   

The Faculty of Science and Forestry operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences and forest sciences. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The faculty’s environments for research and learning are international, modern and multidisciplinary.  The faculty has approximately 4,400 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and some 460 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 560.