Postdoctoral, Senior and Professorial Fellowships 2021, Tampere Institute for Advanced Study, Finland

Publish Date: Apr 18, 2021

Deadline: Apr 25, 2021

As a university-level initiative to boost the scientific excellence, the new Tampere Institute for Advanced Study is being launched. The purpose of the Institute is to help researchers from all scientific fields to focus on conducting the highest quality of research and thus advance to the next stage in their careers. To this end, the Institute grants fixed-term Postdoctoral, Senior and Professorial Fellowships. 

The Tampere Institute for Advanced Study is a university-level research community which offers the most competitive researchers the opportunity to focus on their own research and take it to the next level as well as broaden their research horizon. The Institute grants Fellowships to researchers in all scientific fields represented at Tampere University. Thematic or other priorities are not set for the research. The Institute also invites leading international researchers for short visits, collaborates with similar institutes and organizes scientific events.

The Tampere Institute for Advanced Study calls for applications for nine (9) two-year fixed-term positions of Senior Research Fellows.

The Fellowships will start either on 1 August 2021 or as agreed.

Eligibility of applicants and evaluation of applications

Applicants for the Senior Research Fellowships must have completed their doctoral degree no less than three (3) years before the application closing date.

Applications for the Senior Research Fellowships are evaluated only on the basis of scientific quality and ambition of the work plans presented in the application documents.

Applications will be assessed against the following key evaluation criteria.

  • High academic quality and innovativeness of the work plan
  • Feasibility of the work plan (including, for example, current and/or planned international cooperation) 
  • Earlier academic merits will be taken into account

We are also calling for applications for two-year fixed-term Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (in a separate job posting). An applicant shall submit only one application for the researcher position that best fits their current academic career path. 

We offer

We offer a research-inspiring work environment with an excellent up-to-date infrastructure and a collaborative work community in three modern campuses. We also offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities and several restaurants and cafés on campuses. Please read more about working at Tampere Universities. 

Salaries are based on the job requirement level and personal performance appraisal according to the Finnish University Salary System. The basic salary of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is placed on the job requirement levels 5-6 (teaching and research staff category) and Senior Research Fellow on levels 6-7. The personal performance component is between 6% and 50% of the basic salary depending on the prior experience and achievements. 

The university is prepared to pay each Fellow, according to their work plan, reasonable additional costs, such as travel, publishing, and infrastructure operating costs. Please note that the appointed Fellows are expected to participate in the postgraduate education of their field (up to 5% of total working hours). The positions are based in Tampere, where the appointed Fellows are expected to be mainly physically present when the current epidemic situation subsides.

Tampere and its surroundings are, after the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland's second most significant concentration of education, science, economy and culture. Getting around and to Tampere is effortless, no matter where you come from. 

Please read more about working at Tampere Universities. You can also find more information about us and working and living in Tampere by watching  Tampere Higher Education Community - our academic playground.

Finland offers one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security systems in the world, including personal and family health care and a variety of family benefits. The Finnish educational system is renowned worldwide. For more information on Finland, please check InfoFinland and This is Finland. 

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