Post-doctoral researcher in epidemiologic/public health research related to vaccines and vaccination
Tampere University

Post-doctoral researcher in epidemiologic/public health research related to vaccines and vaccination

Finland 09 Mar 2021


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Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary high-impact research and education in technology, health and society. Read more about us:

Tampere ImmunoExcellence (TIE) is a multidisciplinary platform for vaccine-related epidemiologic, public health and immunobiology research at Tampere University. TIE creates a dynamic, interdisciplinary research environment for strong preclinical, clinical and post-licensure vaccination-related research, including breakthroughs in understanding the immune system and evaluating the population impact and safety of immunization programs. 

The post-doctoral position will focus on epidemiologic and public health research related to vaccines and vaccination. It is affiliated with the Health Sciences Unit (HES) in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Job description 

The candidate will conduct research related to vaccines and vaccination in relevant topics, such as epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases, disease burden, efficacy, effectiveness, impact, safety, coverage or policy. 

In collaboration with the supervising staff at Health Sciences Unit, the incumbent will develop and lead a high-quality research project that will complement and advance our research areas, including expanding the network of collaborators.

The incumbent will have an opportunity to obtain pedagogical training and gain experience in teaching and mentoring of students in our global health, epidemiology and public health master’s and doctoral programs:


We are seeking outstanding candidates who have a track record of internationally significant research in the area of epidemiologic and public health research related to vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccines and immunization programs. However, the specific area of research focus is open. 

The suitable candidate has:

Candidates with interdisciplinary research approaches and collaborations will be given special consideration. 

We offer 

We invite you to be a part of an active, internationally renowned research community. Tampere University and its higher education community offer a unique multidisciplinary environment for research and education. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees. The duration of this fixed-term position is two years. 

Salaries are based on the job demands level and personal performance appraisal according to the Finnish University Salary System. Postdoctoral Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 5-6 (teaching and research staff category). In addition, salary includes a personal performance component. 

Finland offers one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security benefits in the world, including personal and family health care and a variety of family benefits. The Finnish educational system is renowned worldwide. For more information on Finland, please check InfoFinland and This is Finland.

Please read more about working at Tampere University. You can also find more information about us and working and living in Tampere by watching Tampere Higher Education Community - our academic playground

How to apply 

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date and time for applications is 9.3.2021 at 23:59 EET.

Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format. Applications should include the following documents: 

Candidates may be invited to a video interview during the recruitment process. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview. 

For more information about the position, please contact:

Associate professor Miia Artama,

Professor Pekka Nuorti, tel. +358401901685,

With questions about the application process, please contact: 

HR Specialist Piia Saarenpää-Oja,

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