Project Planner


The North changes the world – more sustainable, more intelligent, more humane. We, at the University of Oulu, work as part of the international science community to produce new scientific information and science-based solutions. We are committed to educate future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent and humane world. Creating new, taking responsibility and succeeding together are values that build a strong foundation for all our actions. We offer a working environment where individuals can cultivate their skills, do meaningful work, and develop professionally. Our university's several specialized research and service units enable extensive and diverse development and career opportunities for experts in various fields.

We are now looking for a Project Planner to work for the INTERACT project at the Thule Institute, university of Oulu.

Thule Institute is the strategic coordination unit of Arctic issues in the University of Oulu, and it works in close cooperation with focus institutes and faculties. It supports and implements the Arctic Attitude and strategy of the University. Thule Institute supports Arctic research and multidisciplinary collaboration of all the focus areas of the University.

Description of the position:

Project Planner will assist in the coordination activities of the Transnational Access work package of the EU-H2020 funded INTERACT project (International Network on Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic).

The main tasks are:

  • Assisting in the coordination and reporting activities in the Transnational Access work package
  • Communication and information flow with project partners, researchers and other stakeholder groups.
  • Compiling and preparing reports and other written materials
  • Website and social media updates related to the Transnational Access activity
  • Meeting preparations, acting as the meeting secretary, writing of the meeting minutes


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in the field of natural sciences
  • Fluent verbal and writing skills in English (the work is mainly conducted in English)


Will be considered as merits:

  • Previous experience on EU-H2020 project coordination, administration or management
  • Previous scientific background or experience on research coordination or administration
  • Good organizational and communication skills, ability to work independently

What we offer:

  • A possibility to develop your professional skills in one of the largest and world-wide recognized consortia of arctic research infrastructures
  • A working place at Thule Institute at the University of Oulu Linnanmaa campus. There is also a possibility for remote work (upon agreement).
  • Full time position with working time 36,25 h per week for 9 months, beginning 1.4.2021 (or upon agreement) until end of December 2021.
  • A salary in accordance with the Finnish universities salary system (for other personnel): level 8-9. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50% of the job-specific component). Typical starting salary for a Project Planner is approx. 2700-3000€ per month (before taxes). A trial period of 4 months is applied in the position.

How to apply:

Applications, together with all relevant appendices, should be submitted using the electronic application form by March 7th, 2021, at 23:59 (Finnish local time). The application should be written in English and include the following:

1)     A motivation letter (max. 2 pages) summarizing applicant’s professional experience and expertise and describing why the applicant is interested in about the position.

2)     Curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)

Only applications containing both appendices and submitted through e-recruitment system will be considered. Top candidates will be invited to an on-site or remote interview, held on week 11.

Further information: Research Coordinator Kirsi Latola (, Coordinator Hannele Savela ( 

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