Pro­ject Co­ordin­ator/​Postdoc­toral Re­searcher, INAR

Helsinki, Finland
Nov 28, 2020
End of advertisement period
Dec 11, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Measured in number of students and teachers, the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki is the largest science faculty in Finland. There are some 6,000 students taking a basic degree. Out of them, some 1,000 are postgraduates. There are some 500 international students, and over 200 researchers and teachers from abroad.

Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) is a multi- and interdisciplinary research unit based in physics, chemistry, meteorology, forest sciences, environmental sciences and social sciences in the University of Helsinki. INAR aims to strengthen the internationally leading, integrated multidisciplinary research and education environment for atmospheric and Earth system science and to feed in scientific results for the national and international environment and climate policy. It performs multiscale research from molecular to global scale and focuses on climate change, air quality, biogeochemical cycles and ecosystem processes. INAR has INAR Finland Network partners in Finnish Meteorological Institute, University of Eastern Finland and Tampere University of Technology.

Faculty of Science invites applications for


to work in Academy of Finland flagship ACCC (The Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center) and Strategic Research Council CO-CARBON (Individuals, communities and municipalities mitigating climate change by carbon smart green space) project. The position would start as soon as possible for a fixed-term employment contract for three years.

The ACCC mission is to make a significant contribution towards achieving a carbon negative society, assessing climate neutrality of mitigation measures and air quality management actions, and mitigating air pollution and sustain healthy atmosphere and climate in urban and other areas. CO-CARBON focuses on maximizing carbon storage and other socio-ecological benefits of urban green infrastructure and to promote carbon-smart urban green infrastructure to become a well-recognized part of urban transition at different societal levels.

The person would work as part of the research and impact coordination team of ACCC in planning and managing stakeholder co-design regarding knowledge transfer and climate solutions, and help to implement the decisions of the management bodies. At the same time the person would coordinate the internal activities of the CO-CARBON and as part of CO-CARBON coordination team, participate to stakeholder interaction with multiple municipalities, companies and organizations concerning carbon-smart urban green infrastructure.

Ideal candidates are required to have:

  • fluent Finnish language;
  • project coordination experience;
  • experience and/or interest to work at the interface between research and stakeholders;
  • proficiency in spoken and written English;
  • a doctoral degree (for postdoctoral researcher position) in forest sciences, atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences, other related disciplines, or in management.

Finland is a member of the EU, has high quality free schooling (also in English), generous family benefits and healthcare. The University of Helsinki is a top 100 ranked university in most ranking lists, and invests heavily in Earth system research, please see

Working language is English. The starting salary will be ca. 3300–3700 euros/month, depending on the appointees’ qualifications and experience. Furthermore, the University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. University assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland (

How to apply?

Please submit your application consisting of (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae and a publications list in a one single pdf-file using the electronic recruitment system of the University of Helsinki via the link “Apply for the position”. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 11 December 2020.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Leena Järvi, leena.jarvi(at) or Research Coordinator Hanna Lappalainen, hanna.k.lappalainen(at), +358 50 434 1710.

Due date

11.12.2020 23:59 EET