Researcher in Psychology
University of Jyväskylä


Researcher in Psychology

The Faculty of Education and Psychology is currently seeking 

Doctoral researcher in the Doctoral programme in Psychology or Cognitive neuroscience starting on 1 January 2024 for a maximum one year (12 months).   

Doctoral researcher position in the Doctoral Programme in Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience will be in the profiling area Emergent Work in the Digital Era (EWIDE). The EWIDE research group is an interdisciplinary research initiative that comprises three focus areas: A) Leadership and management, B) Communication practices, discourses and new competences, and C) Ethical AI and organization. 

The applicant's doctoral dissertation research must focus on the employee well-being and/or sustainable careers in changing work environments. Research on the areas of EWIDE's profiling area C, the forces of change affecting organizational activities, culture and work from the perspective of well-being and careers, is also considered to be a merit. (EWIDE; Emergent Work in Digital Era).  


Tasks and qualifications 

Doctoral Researcher’s primary responsibilities include dissertation study and postgraduate education. Minor teaching assistance and other related duties may also be assigned. 

Doctoral Researcher is expected to have a relevant Master’s degree and the right to pursue postgraduate studies in the Doctoral school of Faculty of Education and Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä in the Doctoral programme in Psychology or in Cognitive Neuroscience. Eligible are those students in the Doctoral Program in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience who are supervised by staff from the Department of Psychology. 

Eligible applicants are those students who have the right to pursue postgraduate studies in the Doctoral school of Faculty of Education and Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä in the Doctoral programme in Psychology or in Cognitive Neuroscience at the start of the employment relationship on 1.1.2024. I.e., who have received the right to pursue doctoral studies in autumn 2023 or earlier and who are supervised by staff from the Department of Psychology. 

The duties, eligibility requirements and language skills of Doctoral Researchers are defined in the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. Doctoral Researchers are required to have a good command of the English language. 


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 of a successful candidate will be based on level 2-4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system om Finnish universities. The total salary for a doctoral student is about 2 300-2 500 € / month, depending on skills and previous experience. With progress of the thesis work, the salary will be revised in accordance with the Collective Agreement of Finnish Universities. A holiday bonus is paid to all employees.  

The University of Jyväskylä is commited to comply with the national recommendations for responsible researcher evaluation as well as to the DORA declaration

A trial period of six months will be used in the beginning of the employment. 

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide


How to apply? 
Please attach the following documents to your online application: 

  1. 1. Cover page: 
    • - Name of the applicant 
    • - Applied time in the position of doctoral researcher/Scholarship period applied 
    • - The beginning date of the doctoral studies (month/year) 
    • - Estimated time of completion (month/year) 
    • - Title of the dissertation 
    • - Form of dissertation (monograph or articles) 
    • - The research strength area of the faculty 
    • - Supervisors (Supervisor-in-charge first) 
    • - Member of the follow-up group 
    • - Previous funding, including the funding period and source 
    • - Pending applications of research funding 
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice according to the guidelines for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. See: 
  3. List of publications (including poster and paper presentations at scientific conferences). The list of publications should be composed according to the guidelines of the Academy of Finland. 
  4. Research plan (max 5 pages + references) conforms to the research plan of study application phase, but special emphasis on the following: 
    • - progress of the doctoral studies, manuscripts in preparation, manuscripts which have been submitted or published, the phase of data collection and/or analysis. 
    • - work plan for the applied period (including mobility plan and plan of publishing, when relevant) 

Furthermore, supervisor’s statement on the progress of the applicant which is to be send to the coordinator of the doctoral programme: Senior planning officer Tiina Volanen, 

For further information, please contact: Professor Taru Feldt, e-mail, tel. +358408053485. 

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Faculty of Education and Psychology, Department of Psychology

The Faculty of Education and Psychology is a research and education unit that uses its strong traditions as a foundation for building a sustainable future. The mission of the faculty is Learning and wellbeing in building a sustainable future society. The faculty is among the top units in Finland in teacher education and psychotherapy training.

The strengths of the faculty’s internationally renowned high-quality research are learningteaching and interaction. The faculty has five focus areas of research: Education, teaching and interventions; The psychological and neurocognitive basis of learning; Interactive and technology-enhanced learning environments; Childhood, family, interaction and wellbeing; and Wellbeing, learning and interaction at work. The faculty coordinates a number of infrastructures and networks, including the Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research (CIBR), the Methodology Centre for Human Sciences (IHME), the Psychotherapy Training and Research Centre, Multidisciplinary Research on Children and Families, and the Centre for Research on Learning and Teaching (CLT).

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.

Location:Seminaarinkatu 15

Information for the applicant

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