Postdoctoral Researcher (RECPHEALS project)
Tampere University

Postdoctoral Researcher (RECPHEALS project)

Finland 09 Mar 2021


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Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our universities community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society.

The Faculty of Social Sciences in Tampere University is seeking a motivated and talented applicant for a Postdoctoral Researcher Position to work for a research project “’They should be tested like banks are’ – Resilience, crisis preparedness and security of supply of the Finnish health system” (RECPHEALS) funded by the Academy of Finland 2020-2023. The project is a consortium formed with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of 2 years from August 2021 the latest.

Job description

The recruited researcher will work in RECPHEALS project which addresses resilience, crisis preparedness and security of supply of the Finnish health system. Health systems are among the most critical systems in the societies and their preparedness to crises is of major importance in societies dealing with catastrophic events. The general research question for the project is “how preparedness to, governance of and learning from different crises cut across the different levels of the health system and how the overall resilience of the Finnish health system can be improved”. The project approaches the questions by integrating expertise from health policy and services research, knowledge management, economics, public law, social psychology, pharmacology and medicine. Our final output is a comprehensive resilience and crises management model for the Finnish health system. The model can be used in preparing for future crises and in evaluating existing and past crises.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work especially for sub-studies 

Within both sub-studies the recruited researcher is working with a multidisciplinary group of researchers from TAU and THL. There are also opportunities to collaborate with national and international collaborators involved in the project. Health and welfare systems is one of the strategic research areas of Tampere University. It is advanced for instance through a Sustainable Welfare Systems research program which provides possibilities to network and collaborate with researchers from various disciplines. 


You are a highly motivated researcher holding a PhD in field that is relevant for the described research project (e.g. public health, health policy, health services research, public policy, public law, political science, sociology, futures studies). Experience and expertise in the qualitative research methods is required. Expertise and experience on the Delfi method, applied systems analysis and futures studies are considered an advantage. You have analytical and writing skills that are evidenced by your publication record. You are proficient in English and Finnish, both written and spoken. 

Candidate selection will be based on the level of expertise and suitability in regard to the research project. These will be evaluated on the basis of education, CV, list of publications and the motivation letter. Interviews will be organized for the most suitable candidates.

We offer

Temporary assignment for a two-year period starting from 1.5.2021 or latest 1.8.2021.

We offer you a multidisciplinary research environment and possibility to work on highly topical research project with a consortium of TAU and THL.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher is placed on level 5-6 of the job requirements scale. A typical starting salary for Postdoctoral Researchers is approximately 3400—3700 EUR/month. A trial period of six (6) months applies to all our new employees.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.

How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications 9.3.2021 (23:59 EET / UTC+2). Please write your application and all the accompanying documentation in English and attach them in PDF format.

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More information

For more information about the position, please contact Assistant Professor Liina-Kaisa Tynkkynen, 040-1901675,

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