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Postdoctoral Researcher in Geothermics

Helsinki, Finland
3700-3900 euros/month
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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.

Faculty of Science invites applications for a
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN GEOTHERMICS starting from September 2024, or as agreed, and continuing until the end of August 2026. There will be a six-month trial period for the position.

Position description

We seek for a postdoctoral researcher in geothermics to join our multidisciplinary team to conduct research on heat and mass transfer in crystalline rock using experimental data and numerical modelling.

You will mainly be working in the Research Council of Finland funded project DAFNE-22: Deep life, Hydrogeology and Geothermics, with a focus on hydraulically stimulated, seismically active fractured rock environments. We look for an advanced and proven expertise in borehole temperature data analysis, thermal properties of rocks, and heat and mass transfer modelling. Expertise on induced seismicity and hydrogeological studies of crystalline bedrock and familiarity of geothermal hard rock reservoirs will be an asset. We also value good scientific and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to produce scientific text efficiently.

Postdoctoral training at the University of Helsinki takes place in a rich scholarly environment involving interaction with faculty, staff scientists, postdocs, and students of the Department of the Geosciences and Geography.


According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher shall hold a relevant doctoral degree and have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work as well as the teaching skills necessary for the position. The postdoctoral researcher should have a doctoral degree in geophysics, geology, Earth sciences, physics or any relevant field offering the skills for the study of geothermics. PhD diploma is to be acquired by the first day of employment.

We welcome applicants with a variety of gender identities, and linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Salary and benefits

The starting salary of the postdoctoral researcher will be ca. 3700-3900 euros/month, depending on the appointees’ qualifications and experience. Furthermore, the University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational healthcare, sports facilities, and vast opportunities for professional development.

Finland is a member of EU, has high quality free schooling (also in English), generous family benefits and healthcare. Finland and the Helsinki region possess top expertise in sciences in terms of a vibrant talent pool, leading research, strong support services and functioning collaboration networks.

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How to apply?

Please submit your application, which includes the following PDF-documents in English:

  • A motivation letter explaining your interest towards the post and highlighting your relevant experience
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated CV
  • List of publications (max. 2 pages)
  • Two letters of references with contact information of the referees

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

Applicants who have a username and a valid employment/grant/visitor contract at the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via SAP Fiori Employee login.

Deadline for the applications is 23 June 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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