Doctoral Student position in Environmental Technology Finland 2015

LUT Doctoral School/Doctoral Programme in Environmental Technology has one full-time Doctoral Student position available from January 1, 2016 or agreed upon separately.  Doctoral Programme in Environmental Technology is looking for doctoral student candidates in the field of Sustainability Science. Candidate profiles should complement the existing expertise of LUT e.g. in one or more of the following areas:

The applicant must hold a Master’s degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in a relevant field giving the eligibility for doctoral studies and have the ability and motivation to complete the doctoral degree in the target time of four years.  A scientifically sound research proposal or a description of research ideas or interests, as well as the adequacy of the applicant’s research subject to the profiles of the Doctoral Programme in Environmental Technologyare essential selection criteria. The postgraduate study right required for taking the doctoral degree is to be applied within the one year of the beginning of the employment relationship.

We expect that the applicant has a sufficient knowledge of Finnish in order to participate in teaching. If the applicant does not have a sufficient knowledge of Finnish at the time of submitting the application, we expect the applicant to have a good command of English and be willing to acquire a sufficient knowledge of the Finnish language within an appropriate period.

The employment relationship is fixed-term. The position will be available initially for one year and can be extended for another three years provided that the studies and research have progressed well. Also the applicants who already have a doctoral study right at LUT may apply but the employment relationship will be max. four years counted from the beginning of the first employment contract of the doctoral student.

The salary will be determined according to the university salary system for teaching and research personnel, job demand levels 1-4 (1,795.12-2,462.01 EUR/month). In addition, the salary will include an individual pay component based on the performance and competence, amounting to a maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific pay component.

The applicant may apply only for one position available. Please submit your application by filling the online form (link below).The deadline for the applications is September 18, 2015 (at midnight, Finnish local time, UTC + 3hr). Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The application consists of a completed on-line application form and the following documents attached:

Possible candidates may also be interviewed by video or online/face-to face. The steering group of LUT Doctoral School will make the final selection of candidates based on the proposals received from the Doctoral Programmes. Selected applicants will be informed of the results by e-mail by the end of November 2015.

Contact information for doctoral programme -related issues: Head of the Doctoral Programme  in Environmental Technology, Professor Risto Soukka,, +358 400 723 094.

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