Skip to main content

This job has expired

Postdoctoral Researchers in Environmental and Resource Economics

Helsinki, Finland
Closing date
31 Jan 2024

The University of Helsinki is inviting applications for two postdoctoral researcher positions in environmental and resource economics. Postdoctoral positions for 2-3 years are available in the Department of Economics and Management.

The positions are a part of an ERC Starting Grant for the project “Green Tax Reform for a Just Climate Transition”, led by associate professor Lassi Ahlvik. The project analyses the effects of climate policy on inequality, investigates people’s notions of fairness and strives to understand how harmful effects can be mitigated through taxation. The project combines economic theory and empirical work, which relies on the Finnish registers of individuals and businesses.  


The positions are based at the Department of Economics and Management, which belongs to the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry and it is located in Viikki campus, ten kilometres from the Helsinki city centre.

The appointees will work as a part of Helsinki Graduate School of Economics (HGSE) research community, which consists of researchers from Aalto University, University of Helsinki and Hanken School of Economics. Environmental economics is one of the research areas in the HGSE, and the group organizes PhD-level teaching, biannual workshops and a seminar series.

The University of Helsinki is among the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University of Helsinki includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations.


We look for candidates in environmental and resource economics or a related field who:

  • Work on applied empirical economics or economic theory, particularly information economics and mechanism design
  • Have high motivation for academic research
  • Have a doctoral degree that has been granted before the beginning of employment.
  • Have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work as well as the teaching skills necessary for the position

Research questions can be adjusted according to applicants’ interests and skills.

What we offer

The salary of the postdoctoral researcher will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. A six-month trial period will be applied.

Finland is one of the most livable countries, with a high quality of life, safety and excellent education system.  Finland is a member of the EU, has high quality and inexpensive childcare, free schooling and tertiary training (also in English), generous family benefits and healthcare, and was recently ranked as the best country in the world for expat families. The successful candidate will receive the benefits provided by the University of Helsinki to university employees, including occupational health care services, and obtain access to high-quality public affordable childcare services and schools. Read more about the employee benefits at our university and why the University of Helsinki is an excellent career choice:

Further information


Please submit your application as a single pdf file in English using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System. Please include the following in your application:  

  1. Job market paper 
  2. A cover letter 
  3. 3 letters of reference required (to be submitted via portal by the referees)
  4. A CV that includes a list of publications  

External applicants, please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via Apply Now button.

Applicants who have a -username and a valid employment contract, a grant researcher’s contract or a visiting researcher’s contract at the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application by using the Employee login.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2024 (23:59 EET)

Interviews will be conducted remotely during February 2024.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert