Postdoctoral Researcher in Register-Based Psychiatric Research

Helsinki, Finland
13 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
06 Feb 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Postdoctoral researcher

Applications are invited for the post of a Postdoctoral researcher in Register-based Psychiatric Research working as part of a research team on the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant-funded project, “Effects of mental disorders on family members’ and friends’ wellbeing and prosperity (MENTALNET)”.

The project is based in the Psychosocial factors and health -research group ( at the Department of Psychology and Logopedics, Faculty of Medicine,  University of Helsinki.

The contract will be fixed term for 3 years starting from March 2023, or as agreed. 

The aim of the MENTALNET-project is to examine (1) how mental disorders in children affect their parents’ and siblings’ wellbeing and socioeconomic resources, (2) the effect of mental disorders on the wellbeing and socioeconomic resources of the spouse, and (3) the effects of mental disorders on peer networks. The postdoctoral researcher will especially examine the effects of mental disorders on peer networks.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated postdoctoral researcher, who is interested in register-based psychiatric research, to join our research group. A successful candidate will have:

  • PhD and a strong background in clinical psychology, psychiatry, economics, statistics, or other relevant fields, and have a proven record of conducting research.
  • Strong analytic and statistical skills, experience in network analytical methods is considered an advantage
  • Good knowledge of R and/or Stata
  • Previous experience in register-based research is considered an advantage
  • Excellent organization and time management skills

What we offer

We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits. The monthly gross salary will start from between €3,300 to €3,800, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. In addition, University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and opportunities for professional development. The employment contract will include a probationary period of six months.

The chosen applicant is expected to reside in Finland while employed by the University of Helsinki. The Faculty of Medicine provides assistance in relocation.

More information: PhD Christian Hakulinen,