Open vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of Material Chemistry
The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.

Postdoctoral Researcher Position
The doctoral candidate or postdoctoral researcher will be working at the Deparment of Chemistry in a research project funded by Business Finland :”NIR-Sieve”. The fixed term position starts at the earliest on 1st of February 2022 and lasts until the end of June 2023.

Expectations for the candidates
– must hold a doctoral degree in materials chemistry or related fields
– should have a proven experience in the field of solid state chemistry, especially in luminescent materials and inorganic photochromism
– need to have the ability to conduct independent scientific work and to report own research results with good spoken and written English

Willingness to take part in a company that is possibly established after the project is considered as an advantage for the applicant.
The qualification requirements of the position are written in the University of Turku rules of procedure.The job comprises carrying out and supervising materials research and participation to commercialization research in the project as well as the supervision of undergraduates’ lab work.

The University is committed to promoting non-discrimination, equality and diversity in our community. All interested applicants, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply.


The salary is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. For a postdoctoral researcher, the salary is at levels 4-6 on the job demands chart, where the task specific salary component is 2591,28 – 3498,98 €/month. The component based on personal performance adds 6–50 % to this salary.

There is a trial period of six months.

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Applications & additional information

The application should include
– letter of motivation
– CV
– a list of publications
– a copy of diploma of the doctoral degree
– addresses of 2-3 potential academic referees and
– other documents that may affect to the selection.

Applications must be submitted by 26 January 2022 using the electronic application form of the University of Turku on the following address:

Additional information is given by University Lecturer Mika, +358 50 328 6237.
For questions related to the application process, contact HR specialist Susanna Virtanen (