[CRYOLIST] PhD student position in Physical Geography, Oulu, Finland
Jan.Hjort at oulu.fi
Mon Jan 25 02:10:15 PST 2016
Please notice that the University of Oulu, Finland is offering a four-year position for a Doctoral Student in Physical Geography. We are looking for a talented research-oriented person who is interested in research on global change geomorphology or biogeography in high-latitude environments. Specific research topics include periglacial processes and landforms, permafrost or freshwater ecosystems. Further information can be found below and on the web pages of the University of Oulu.
Doctoral Student Position, Physical Geography
Job description and requirements
The Geography Research Unit at the University of Oulu, Finland is offering a four-year position for a Doctoral Student (including a trial period of up to 4 months). We are looking for a talented research-oriented person who is interested in research on global change geomorphology or biogeography in high-latitude environments. Specific research topics include periglacial processes and landforms, permafrost or freshwater ecosystems.
The research profile of the successful candidate should complement the focus of the Physical Geography Research Group (PGRG) at the Geography Research Unit. The PGRG focuses on analyzing geomorphological and biogeographical phenomena in high-latitude and high-altitude environments, namely in boreal, Arctic and mountainous landscapes. Methodologically, the main focuses are geoinformatics, spatial analysis and statistical modelling.
The Doctoral Student will carry out research work within a research team, publish research results in the most esteemed international journals, attend doctoral courses and complete doctoral thesis within 4 years. Other duties include teaching on undergraduate courses (5 % of the total 1,600 working hours per year) and supervising theses. In addition, he/she may be obligated to participate in administrative task of the university and/or the research unit. Please also read the detailed requirements of the University of Oulu Graduate School: http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/requirements_for_admission
To successfully occupy the position of a Doctoral Student, you must possess an applicable Master of Science degree (or other applicable Master's degree) completed with very good/excellent grades. In addition, we appreciate (i) strong fundamental knowledge in geomorphology/biogeography, geoinformatics (e.g. ArcGIS) and statistical analysis (especially using the R Statistical Software), (ii) capability to write scientific publications, (iii) readiness for field work, (iv) high motivation and efficiency, and (v) co-operational and team working skills.
Depending on personal achievement and performance, the first year salary of the Doctoral Student will be set at a level 2 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, based on personal work performance, up to 46.3 % of the job demands level can be paid.
In your written application (max 2 pages), please provide clearly the following information:
* Research interests and expertise areas
* Motivation for doctoral studies
* Computer skills and language skills
* Your availability (time frame)
* Contact details of three (3) referees
Add the following appendices to your application:
* CV (including list of publications)
* (Scanned) copy of your degree certificate
* Official English translation of your Master's degree
Send your application and the appendices using the electronic application form by 22.2.2016.
Potential candidates may be interviewed for the position. The expected starting time for the work is August 2016. The applications will not be returned.
Additional information: Prof. Jan Hjort, jan.hjort(at)oulu.fi
Professor of Physical Geography
Department of Geography
P.O. Box 3000
90014 University of Oulu
jan.hjort at oulu.fi
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