Researcher in Physiology

University of Jyväskylä



Researcher in Physiology


The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is looking for a Doctoral Researcher for the Academy of Finland funded research projects on exercise and circulating signalling particles.

The position is fixed-term starting 2 October 2023, or as agreed, for maximum of four years.

Tasks and qualifications

As a doctoral researcher, your tasks include writing and reporting on your dissertation plan and research, carrying out postgraduate studies and participating in social interaction. Your work may also include other research and teaching tasks. The scope of the dissertation is equivalent to four years of full-time work.

We require a Master's degree in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, exercise sciences or other appropriate field, the right to study for a postgraduate degree at the University of Jyväskylä and fluent written and oral English skills. Knowledge of circulating signalling (lipoproteins such as HDL, extracellular vesicles) and exercise physiology as well as experience in cell culture will be considered as an advantage for the applicant.

If the applicant does not have the right to study for a postgraduate degree when applying for the position, a separate application must be submitted to the relevant faculty, considering the application deadlines. See more at our Doctoral Studies webpage. Thus, students who are in the final stage of their studies and whose Master's degree is still pending at the time of application can also apply for the post.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of Doctoral Researchers are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines.

What do we offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to influence 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.

The salary will be based on the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. The Doctoral Researcher will start at level 2 and the annual salary will be approximately 30.000 EUR (gross income, including a holiday bonus). The salary will be adjusted in accordance with the collective agreement for universities as the work on the doctoral thesis progresses. At the end of the dissertation, the salary will be at level 4. A trial period of six months will be used at the beginning of employment.

How to apply?

The application should include the following attachments as pdf files in English:

1. Curriculum vitae (CV) written in accordance with good scientific practice and taking into account, as far as possible, the model CV (see TENK guidelines).

2. Application/motivation letter, indicating the applicant's interest in the post and the names and contact details of 1-2 referees.

3. Diplomas

4. Any other publications and/or project reports, etc., which may be relevant regarding the current position.

For further information please contact:

Academy Researcher Sira, tel. +358503625120

Senior Researcher Maarit, tel. +358406260825


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Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centred environment of 2,600 experts and 14,700 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.   

Education and research in sport sciences in Finland are concentrated at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. There are two main lines of study at the Faculty: Sport Sciences and Health Sciences. Links between physical activity and health as well as promotion of exercise and health are viewed from a multidisciplinary perspective with the improvement of health, functional ability, and wellbeing across the human lifespan as the key aim.

Location:Seminaarinkatu 15

Information for the applicant

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