Postdoc­toral Re­searcher, Con­ser­va­tion Geo­graphy

Helsinki, Finland
17 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary research university that ranks among the best in the world and the top ten among European universities. The university has some 36,000 degree students.

The Department of Geosciences and Geography ( at the Faculty of Science is the leading research and education unit in its field in Finland. In addition to research in geology, geophysics and geography, research into seismology and official duties in the field of seismology is carried out at the department. The staff at the department numbers some 100.


The Helsinki Lab of Interdisciplinary Conservation Science ( at the Department of Geosciences and Geography at the Faculty of Science of the University of Helsinki, situated on the Kumpula Science Campus, is seeking applicants for a two-year fixed-term Postdoctoral Researcher position in Conservation Geography starting 1.1.2021 or earlier. A six-month trial period will be applied.

The postdoc will work on tasks related to performing spatial and spatio-temporal analyses focusing on the links between people and nature, by combining biodiversity and conservation knowledge, socio-economic and digital data. The successful applicant is expected to have strong statistical programming and analytical skills. An interdisciplinary background in conservation or sustainability science and knowledge of global conservation policies would be beneficial, but not mandatory. We hope the candidate appointed could start on the position as soon as possible.

The starting salary of the postdoctoral candidate 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 statement of previous research and programming experience, (3) a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of two referees in a single pdf file using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the Apply for the position button below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki must submit their application via the SAP HR portal.

The application deadline is 30 November 2020.

Due date

30.11.2020 23:59 EET