Doctoral Researchers in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Education and Psychology

1-3 positions of Doctoral researcher

The Faculty of Education and Psychology is currently offering

1-3 positions of Doctoral researcher in the Doctoral programme in Psychology and Cognitive neuroscience starting on 1 August 2022 for a maximum period of four years. The positions are open to those who have received their study right in the programmes in spring 2022 or earlier. Eligible are those students in the Doctoral Program in Cognitive Neuroscience who are supervised by staff from the Department of Psychology.

 Tasks and qualifications

The main duties of doctoral researchers consist of research for the doctoral thesis and postgraduate education. Minor teaching assistance and other related tasks may also be assigned to them.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of doctoral researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations, Rectors´s decision on personnel matters and language skills guidelines. A good command of English is required.

A prerequisite for the doctoral researcher position is the study right in the Doctoral school of Faculty of Education and Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä in the Doctoral programme   in Psychology or in Cognitive Neuroscience.

 What do we offer?

 We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes for example sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland.

The University is committed to fairness, consistency and transparency in selection decisions, and undertakes the recommendations for the responsible evaluation of a researcher in Finland. 

Salaries are based on job demands and employees’ performance following the Finnish University Salary System. A holiday bonus is paid to all employees. The total salary for a doctoral student is about 2 200-2 300 € / month, depending on skills and previous experience.

 A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

 How to apply?

 The application should include:

1. Cover page:

- Name of the applicant

- Applied time in the position of doctoral researcher/Scholarship period applied

- The beginning date of the doctoral studies (month/year)

- Estimated time of completion (month/year)

- Title of the dissertation

- Form of dissertation (monograph or articles)

- The research strength area of the faculty

- Supervisors (Supervisor-in-charge first)

- Member of the follow-up group

- Previous funding, including the funding period and source

- Pending applications of research funding

2. Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice according to the guidelines for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. See:

 3. List of publications (including poster and paper presentations at scientific conferences). The list of publications should be composed according to the guidelines of the Academy of Finland.

 4. Research plan (max 5 pages + references) conforms to the research plan of study application phase, but special emphasis on the following:

- progress of the doctoral studies, manuscripts in preparation, manuscripts which have been submitted or published, the phase of data collection and/or analysis.

- work plan for the applied period (including mobility plan and plan of publishing, when relevant)

Furthermore, supervisor’s statement on the progress of the applicant which is to be send to the coordinator of the doctoral programme: Senior planning officer Tiina Volanen,

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by 10 June 2022. Only online application will be accepted.

 For further information, please contact: Senior planning officer Tiina Volanen, e-mail, tel. 040 8053106.

The Faculty of Education and Psychology is a research and education unit that uses its strong traditions as a foundation for building a sustainable future. The mission of the faculty is Learning and wellbeing in building a sustainable future society. The faculty is among the top units in Finland in teacher education and psychotherapy training.

The strengths of the faculty’s internationally renowned high-quality research are learning, teaching and interaction. The faculty has five focus areas of research: Education, teaching and interventions; The psychological and neurocognitive basis of learning; Interactive and technology-enhanced learning environments; Childhood, family, interaction and wellbeing; and Wellbeing, learning and interaction at work. The faculty coordinates a number of infrastructures and networks, including the Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research (CIBR), the Methodology Centre for Human Sciences (IHME), the Psychotherapy Training and Research Centre, Multidisciplinary Research on Children and Families, and the Centre for Research on Learning and Teaching (CLT).