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Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilization in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki doctoral programme in chemistry and molecular sciences (CHEMS) invites applications for

DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS

for a 1–4 year period starting from 1.1.2017. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee´s thesis.

The doctoral programme in chemistry and molecular sciences is focused on basic studies in experimental, theoretical and computational chemistry. Research themes range from small molecules to macromolecules and include synthesis, characterization, analytical methods and different types of spectroscopy. The programme provides high quality doctoral education, which prepares for careers in research, expert services and other related tasks, in both academic and business contexts. The programme is organized with collaboration between Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, and Department of Biosciences at the University of Helsinki.

The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties can include also teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

The appointee must hold ability and motivation, as demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal. By the start of the appointment the appointee must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki and must hold a second-cycle degree (e.g. master’s degree or equivalent). To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must also have good communication skills in English.

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary is based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary is EUR 2065–3022 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

The applications must be submitted electronically by filling in the form, which can be found athttp://blogs.helsinki.fi/chems-dp/call-2016/ after the call opens on 1.9.2016. The deadline for submitting the application is 30.9.2016, 16:00 EEST (UTC/GMT +3 hours).

The below listed attachments must be provided in one pdf-file in English, Finnish or Swedish. For the documents in other languages, translation to one of these languages must be included. Attachments required from all applicants:

•        Initial research plan (max 5 pages)

Attachments required from applicants who are not currently students of the University of Helsinki:

•        Scanned copy of MSc certificate

•        Scanned copy of transcript of records including all passed course units, their completion date and the grades and credits awarded

In addition, a recommendation letter from the supervisor of the Ph.D. studies is needed. The supervisor must be attached to the doctoral programme, list of such supervisors is available athttp://blogs.helsinki.fi/chems-dp/people/. The e-form for the recommendation letter will be accessible through the same web page as the application form.

The applications are evaluated based on the applicant’s performance in previous studies, previous research, quality of the research plan, a possible interview, recommendations by the supervisor(s), and other merits (if such exist).

For further information on the doctoral schools, please see http://www.helsinki.fi/doctoral-schools/index.html. The web-page of the doctoral programme is located athttp://blogs.helsinki.fi/chems-dp/. For further information on the doctoral student positions, please contact the coordinator of the doctoral program: Markus Metsälä (markus.metsala@helsinki.fi, p. 0294150302)

www.helsinki.fi/university

Apply at latest 30.09.2016

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