Postdoctoral Researcher in GenZ

University of Oulu Oulu Business School

Postdoctoral researcher in GenZ – Economic Resilience research team

The University of Oulu is an international scientific community with 15,000 students and approximately 3,000 employees. The strengths of the University include wide multidisciplinary education/research interests, a modern research and learning environment, and good cooperation with international educational and research institutes.

Job Description and Location

GenZ– Economic Resilience research team is located at Oulu Business School ( and its’ research is focusing on regional resilience and how digital technologies and humans co-create socio-economic development. Our research focuses on how people, communities and societies can be made stronger and more resilient as they use and develop intelligent and digital technologies. Research team is actively working within the University of Oulu profiling theme Generation Z and beyond: Co-evolution of human capabilities and intelligent technologies in the 21st century (GenZ).

Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Language Skills

We are looking for a candidate who has a strong background in economic research, and whose research interests are related to the themes of GenZ - Resilience researchteam focusing specifically on a) How resilience it realized at regional, organizational and individual levels? b) How human resilience is impacted by technological development and what potential roles new technologies can play in the development of resilience, especially in labour markets? We appreciate strong understanding of research on economic resilience and technology driven economic growth as well as experience with quantitative research methods. Ability to conduct independent scholarly research in English and collaborative working skills is required.

The appointee to the postdoctoral researcher position must hold a Doctoral Degree in Economics, obtained no more than 10 years ago. It is considered an advantage to the candidates to have work experience from international research environments. The evidence of obtaining external research funding are appreciated.

The assessment of an application is based on scientific merits and other academic qualifications of the applicant, and the motivation letter in a relation to the research themes of GenZ – Economic Resilience research team.


The salary of a Postdoctoral Researcher will be based on levels 5 – 6 (the requirement level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities). In addition to the basic salary, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance with a maximum of 50 % of the basic salary. The full salary is approximately 3,500 – 4,500 euros per month for a Postdoctoral Researcher.

A separate agreement will be made on the teaching duties connected with the position within the framework of an annual work plan of 1612 hours, with the maximum being 5 % of the annual working hours as per the existing collective agreement. The position is subject to a trial period of 6 months. The position is scheduled to be filled as for the period from January 2021 to December 2022

Application Procedure

The applications shall be submitted using the online application form on November 8th, 2020 at the latest.

The following appendices must be included with the application (PDF files preferred):

1) CV (with education/previous degrees obtained, prior work/research experience, information on received research funding)

2) List of publications

3) Names of 1–2 referees

4) Motivation letter (including how the applicant’s current research relates to the research topics of GenZ – Economic Resilience research team.)

Contact Information

Further information:

Assistant Professor Jaakko Simonen (jaakko.simonen(at)

Department of Economics, Accounting and Finance, Oulu Business School, University of Oulu
Telephone: +358 294 482938

Oulu Business School

University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4600, 90014 University of Oulu, FINLAND

Telephone: Academic Affairs: +358 294 48 2920, Oulu Business School general administration (excl. Academic Affairs): +358 294 483913