UEF Postdoctoral Researcher Programme
Since 2010, the University of Eastern Finland Postdoctoral Researcher Programme has served as a channel for recruiting 10 new postdoctoral researchers to the university every year. The university has allocated strategic funding to the recruitment of postdoctoral researchers. The UEF Postdoctoral Researcher Programme is a way for the university to renew its research staff and to recruit young, talented researchers.
UEF Postdoctoral Researcher positions are filled for a three-year term, and they can be applied for by persons whose doctoral degree has been completed no more than five years ago.
A call for UEF Postdoctoral Researcher positions is opened every autumn. The call and the research areas included in the call are defined separately every year.
Postdoctoral researchers' evaluation form
UEF doctoral student positions
The doctoral programmes of the University of Eastern Finland invite applications for doctoral student positions on an annual basis. Approximately 150 doctoral students work with this funding as early stage researchers at our university every year. The UEF doctoral student positions are salary-paying positions, enabling the doctoral students to engage in full-time study with an objective to complete the doctoral degree in four years' time.
Doctoral students completing their doctoral degree at the University of Eastern Finland are able to apply for the UEF doctoral student positions. The maximum duration of the doctoral student positions is four years. The persons selected to the UEF doctoral student positions will be hired as early stage researchers by the University of Eastern Finland.
The UEF doctoral student positions may be applied for by persons already are enrolled as doctoral students at the University of Eastern Finland and by persons planning to complete their doctoral degree at the University of Eastern Finland.
The call is open for applications opens in spring. More information and instructions for applying on Open positions webpage.
Shared doctoral student position system
UEF's shared doctoral student position system is designed to develop our doctoral education in a manner that makes the expertise of our newly graduated doctors extensively available to business and industry, as well as to society at large.
The main duty of early stage researchers (doctoral students) working in the doctoral programmes of the University of Eastern Finland is to complete their doctoral research in accordance with their approved research proposal. Early stage researchers selected to the shared doctoral student position system will be working full-time: they will have a parallel 50% contract of employment with the University of Eastern Finland and with another employer.
Further information on early stage researchers positions on UEF's open positions.
As a grant-based researcher at the UEF
When working as a grant researcher in the University of Eastern Finland, there are two types of agreements available depending on the time of the grant period.
The grant-funded researcher with a funding shorter than 12 months can conclude the grant-funded researcher's agreement with university. In the agreement you can conclude a grant researcher agreement to conclude about doing your research at the university and what resources are available to you (e.g. the university’s equipment, facilities and other resources). The agreement gives you the access rights assigned to the UEF user account. These include rights to O365-environment, e-mail address, rights to campus and Moodle logins.
The university offers grant researchers an opportunity to conclude a part-time (10%) contract of employment for everyone who has an external funding of at least 12 months and meets other criteria listed on Kamu website. The contract of employment entitles the grant-funded researcher to an office space when necessary, necessary tools for work (Microsoft O365), including a phone, a user account to the university’s information systems and research databases, and occupational health care and insurance coverage (for the 10% contract of employment).
Find more information for grant-funded researchers on Kamu website.