University of Jyväskylä, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

2351 24325Position ID: JYU-PD [#24325, 126]
Position Title: Five to ten (5-10) Postdoctoral Researchers
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Jyvaskyla, Central Finland 40014, Finland [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Multiple research areas
Application Deadline: 2024/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/02/14, listed until 2024/03/31)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of Jyväskylä, is seeking to hire five to ten (5-10) POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS in Mathematics or Statistics starting on September 1st, 2024, or as agreed for a fixed term of 1–3 years.

We invite prospective candidates to apply for these positions, which will involve research related to one or more research groups of geometric analysis, inverse problems, geometric measure theory and harmonic analysis, nonlinear partial differential equations as well as statistics in ecology. See the detailed descriptions of the research groups at our department's web page.

Strong preference will be given to candidates whose research interests overlap and/or complement the main research areas of the department. The Postdoctoral Researchers are expected to focus on scientific research, but also to participate in teaching within their own areas of expertise. The amount of teaching duties is rather small.

Apply between 14 February 2024 and 31 March 2024 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)

Who we are looking for

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of Postdoctoral Researchers are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. Teaching and research staff are required to master the language in which they teach. A good command of English is required and a proficiency to teach in English will be considered beneficial.

We are looking for the most promising researchers who have recently completed their doctoral degree or are about to complete it. For the position of Postdoctoral Researcher, a PhD degree is required by the starting date of the contract.


At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to influence international research. You get to participate in our international and multidisciplinary community where the welfare of each individual is important. At the University of Jyväskylä, we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Finland has a high standard of living, with free schooling (also in English), affordable childcare, good family benefits, and healthcare. Jyväskylä is located in central Finland in the Finnish Lakeland and has excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. The city of Jyväskylä is a major educational center and the city has a large student population. As such there is a vibrant cultural scene in the city. To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

The annual salary range will be approximately 43,500-50,000 EUR for the Postdoctoral Researcher (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. A trial period of six months will be used in the beginning of the employment.

How to apply

Please attach the following documents in pdf format:

  1. A 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 and including contact details of 2 academics who can provide reference letters.
  2. A cover letter including a statement of research interests and research proposal. Emphasize relevance to the research done at the department. 
  3. A numbered list of publications.
  4. Relevant certificates/diplomas.
  5. *Research plan as a separate attachment is not mandatory. Please submit your cover letter including a statement of research interests and research proposal here again. 

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online form by March 31, 2024. 

For further information, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Tero Kilpeläinen,, (tel. +358 40 805 3432); or the leading professors of the research groups.

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