Project Researcher/Postdoctoral Researcher, Economics

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.

Turku School of Economics is known for effective research, inspiring learning experiences, future-oriented thinking, and versatile collaboration with stakeholders. As a recognition of excellence in business education and research, TSE has been rewarded international AACSB-accreditation.


The vacancy is positioned at the Department of Economics ( in the University of Turku School of Economics. The department conducts high-quality research in economics and belongs to the leading Finnish educators of economics at all degree levels.


The duties of the Project Researcher/Postdoctoral Researcher comprise scientific research independently and as part of a research team in the Academy of Finland funded research project ”Enhancing competition and efficiency in public procurements”. The projects combines economics and legal studies of public procurement.

Duties also involve tasks related to the maintenance and development of the decision-making laboratory (PCRClab, at the University of Turku as well as teaching and supervision in degree programs in the field of Economics. The Postdoctoral Researcher will also participate in the planning and building of externally funded research projects in co-operation with other researchers, and takes part in administrative duties. The exact duties will be determined based on the competence and expertise of the selected candidate.


By opening the position of Postdoctoral Researcher, we aim to promote the research career of persons who have recently completed their doctoral degree. Person selected for the position of Project researcher should have completed their doctoral degree about by the end of year 2021.

Person selected for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher shall have an appropriate doctoral degree, successfully completed by the end of the application period. The qualification requirements of the position are described in the rules of procedure of the University of Turku.

Person selected is also required to have ability to independent research and to give research-based teaching in the field of Economics. Successful applicants have strong research orientation and fluency in English. The person selected would benefit from interest in public procurement topics, familiarity with microeconomic theory (e.g. auction theory), familiarity or interest in behavioral lab experiments (e.g. coding in oTree) and/or skills in structural econometrics of auctions. Also the ability to handle large data sets is an asset.


For project researcher the salary is in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel at level 4, where the position-specific salary component is 2591,28 euros per month.  For postdoctoral researcher the salary is in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel, levels 5-6, where the position-specific salary component is 3000,49–3498,98 euros per month.

In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid. The personal work performance component is 6– 50% of the task specific salary component.

The position is subject to a six months trial period.


Applications must be submitted by through the online application system on 5.8.2021 (23:59 GMT+02:00 Helsinki)) at latest. The link to the online application system is in the beginning of this Call for Application (”Apply for the job”). The application should include:

-CV (preferred format follows the instructions of the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK):

-a publication list

-a research plan

-a motivation letter

-a job market paper (or published article or manuscript) that best describes the applicant’s qualifications for the position and how she or he has contributed to the scientific literature

- copie(s) of degree certificate(s) (if degree(s) are not completed at the University of Turku).

The electronic database allows the applicant to submit only one application file to each application section. Information on the file forms to be used can be found in the additional information of each application. Please note that the database only allows the publications to be submitted in a packaged form (.zip). One .zip-file may include several individual files.

The applicant should also request 2 letters of reference to be sent to tse-asiakirjat(at)

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Janne Tukiainen, janne.tukiainen(at) For practical matters concerning the application process and electronic application system, please contact HR Specialist Taina Karjalainen (available during 17.-29.6.and 29.7.-5.8.), taikar(at)

Working in Finland

The university offers good support and orientation for international hires. Please learn more about the culture and people:



Apply for the job
Go back