Researcher in Chemistry

University of Jyväskylä



Researcher in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science is currently seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher in Inorganic Chemistry starting January 1st, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter for two years. The fixed-term position is part of the EU Just transition Fund (JTF) funded project "More efficient use of bioresources for energy storages and green transition catalysts".

The goal of the of the project is to develop 3D printed carbonous electrodes by using powder-bed printing technique (Selective Laser Sintering) and new hybrid printing materials. The person to be hired for the project will be responsible for the manufacture and development of the electrodes and development of the printing materials. The main application of printed electrodes will be flow batteries.

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Who we are looking for

We are seeking a skilled candidate who is highly motivated to promote new techniques in preparation of electrodes. A successful candidate should have the following:

  • Strong expertise in powder-bed 3D printing techniques.
  • Experience in chemical synthesis methods.
  • Experience in chemical and material analysis techniques, including ICP, XRD, and thermoanalytical methods.
  • Doctoral degree in Chemisty or Chemical technology

Experience in BET analyses and pyrolysis techniques is considered an advantage for the applicant.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The PhD degree required for the position must have been completed before starting the position.


At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to work in international research. You get to participate in our international and multidisciplinary community where the welfare of each individual is important. At the University of Jyväskylä, we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Chemistry department and nanoscience center offer an excellent, up-to-date research environment and supportive work atmosphere, where interdisciplinary collaboration is cherished.

Finland has a high standard of living, with free schooling (also in English), affordable childcare, good family benefits, and healthcare. Jyväskylä is located in central Finland in the Finnish Lake District having excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. The city of Jyväskylä is a major educational center with a large student population and vibrant cultural atmosphere. For more information regarding the University of Jyväskylä, City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

The annual salary will be approximately 40,000 – 54,000 EUR for the Postdoctoral Researcher (gross income, including holiday bonus) depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. A trial period of six months will be used in the beginning of the employment.

How to apply

The application should include in PDF-format the following documents in English:

  1. A curriculum vitae, composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity and including contact details of 1-2 referees.
  2. An informal motivation/cover letter, including your research interests, career goals and previous experience and merits in relation to the qualifications for this position.
  3. A numbered list of publications.
  4. Relevant certificates/diplomas.
  5. Research plan is not mandatory. Please submit your motivation/cover letter here again if our application form requires it.

Please submit your application using the online form at the latest on November 15, 2023. The applications sent via emails are not considered.

Eligible candidates will be evaluated based on the submitted documents following the recommendations for the responsible evaluation of a researcher in Finland. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal interview. We value equality and diversity in our work community and encourage qualified applicants, regardless of background, to apply for this position. 

For further information, please contact Professor Matti Haukka,

Department of Chemistry

The main strength areas of the chemistry department are structural and synthetic chemistry, computational chemistry and spectroscopy, renewable natural resources and chemistry of living environment, and education in chemistry. Moreover, the department is a member of the Nanoscience Center of University of Jyväskylä, which promotes interdisciplinary research projects in nanoscience. The department has world-class laboratory infrastructure and large-scale computational resources.

The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU's naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

Location: Seminaarinkatu 15

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