Postdoctoral Researcher, Wave-based imaging

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Kuopio, Finland
07 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position in wave-based imaging. The position will be filled full-time (100 %) for a fixed term from 1 May 2023 (or starting date as agreed) to 29 February 2024. Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 31 March 2023.

Role and salary

We are seeking for a highly motivated and ambitious Postdoctoral Researcher to join our team in the efforts to develop mathematical modeling techniques in the project Seismic full-waveform inversion with application to groundwater exploration , funded by the Academy of Finland. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work in the Computational Physics and Inverse Problems research group (see,, for more details). The group is affiliated with the Centre of Excellence of Inverse Modeling and Imaging by the Academy of Finland. A person to be appointed to this position will work at the Department of Technical Physics in the Faculty of Science, Forestry and Technology, on the Kuopio campus.

Our objective is to apply the developed modeling techniques to the challenging problem of groundwater exploration, a resource that is vital to everyone. If you are a highly motivated person with the right skills and looking for a postdoctoral position, join us in this project. With enhanced imaging techniques, such as the ones researched here, the possibilities for and the accuracy in characterization and monitoring of groundwater storage are expected to increase substantially.

The position will be filled for a fixed term, from 1 May 2023 to 29 February 2024, due to it pertaining to a specific project. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of the Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job requirement component and a personal performance component. In this position, the job requirement component is 3,044.00 /month, based on level 5 of the job requirement chart for teaching and research staff. The personal performance component ranges from a minimum of 6% to a maximum of 50% of the above-mentioned sum. Depending on the personal performance component, the salary will be approximately 3,534 3,717 /month at the beginning of the employment. 

Our requirements and expectations


  • The person to be appointed as Postdoctoral Researcher is required to hold a doctoral degree from an applicable field, e.g. in physics, engineering or applied mathematics. The doctoral degree, may not have been completed more than five years ago at the time of accepting the position (a net period of time, which does not include parental leaves, military service etc.).

Candidates who are currently completing or have recently completed a PhD degree are invited to apply, provided that they will have completed their degree before starting date.

  • Potential candidates should have a good command of the English language.


  • A prior experience and knowledge on wave propagation modeling and/or related inverse problems and/or engineering design of practical measurements.
  • Strong programming skills (Matlab, Python and/or C/C++).
  • Good publication track record.

Your benefits

You will have access to the university s staff benefits, including  

  • opportunity for flexible multi-location work
  • extensive occupational health care
  • broad selection of staff training
  • staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants, as well as on a range of other services
  • affordable sports services and tax-free bike benefit.

Please read more in the Work at UEF section on our website.  

You will have an opportunity to work in an interesting, meaningful and diverse role as part of our international, creative, participatory and inclusive academic community.  

Enjoy your life in Finland! Known for its cleanliness, welfare know-how, modern technology and superb education system, Finland is an exotic and safe country to work in. Please visit the Life in Finland section on our website to learn more.  

How to apply?   

Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 31 March 2023 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time).

Please note that you must include the following appendices in your application:


For further information on the position, please contact Senior Researcher Timo L hivaara, e-mail:, tel.+358 29 445 3365. 

For further information about the application procedure, please contact Human Resources Coordinator Noora H m l inen, e-mail, tel. +358 29 445 8302.

University of Eastern Finland and the Faculty of Science, Forestry and Technology in brief 

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We have a staff of 3,200 members, and our academic community comprises around 16,000 degree students. Our campuses are located in Joensuu and in Kuopio. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. To learn more about our university please visit our website at On our website, you ll also find information about the university as a work community and as an employer (, as well as our employees career stories (

The Faculty of Science, Forestry and Technology operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences, forestry and technology. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The faculty s environments for research and learning are international, modern and multidisciplinary. The faculty has approximately 4,400 Bachelor s and Master s degree students and some 460 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 630.