Post Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Clinical Medicine University of Turku Institute of Clinical Medicine Finland

Senior researcher and/or Post-doctoral researcher / INVEST


The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.


The University's INVEST Research Flagship Center (http://invest.utu.fi/) is seeking

1-2 post-doctoral researchers for fixed-term position for the period of August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2021 and/or

1-2 senior researchers for fixed-term position for the period of August 1, 2019 – December 31, 2022.


The positions are located in the Department of Clinical Medicine, in the research group led by Professor Andre Sourander. The focus of our research is on developing and evaluating the effectiveness of evidence-based preventive interventions to provide early treatment of significant mental disorders and enhance the well-being of children, youth and families, as well as investigating the implementation of such interventions, and doing basic epidemiological research that consolidates the ground for future prevention of mental disorders. The focal research areas are early targeted treatment of maternal depression, parenting of children with conduct problems and childhood anxiety and depression, and general preventive interventions to enhance mental health literacy of adolescents, young adults and parents. Our interventions include digitalized Voimaperheet interventions and mental health literacy programs.


The post-doctoral and senior researchers applying to this group will be expected to engage in research, supervision and teaching in the above areas and participate in administrative duties as needed. They are expected to have a relevant PhD degree and to have experience in research on prevention/intervention research (including cost-effectiveness analysis), and/or implementation science. The positions necessitate excellent spoken and written English language skills. Good methodological skills (quantitative and/or qualitative) and competence in advanced statistical modeling are needed.


The eligibility criteria are defined in the rules of procedure of the University of Turku


The salary will be determined in accordance with the Finnish university salary system for teaching and research personnel, and consists of two components: a work-specific salary component reflecting how demanding the position is, and a performance component reflecting an evaluation of the position-holder's personal achievement.


The salary for post-doctoral researchers is in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel levels 4–6 where the work-specific salary component is between 2535,20 - 3423,25 euros per month and for the Senior researchers' level 5-7 where the work-specific salary component is between 2935,55 - 3946,50 euros per month. The component based on personal performance adds a maximum of 50 % to the base salary. There will be a trial period of 4 months.


Applications must be submitted by June 17, 2019 (23:59) via the electronic application form of the University of Turku. A link to the application form is available above the announcement of this position at https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies. Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and other documentation which may be relevant to the appointment.


For further information about the position, please contact Professor Andre Sourander, andre.sourander@utu.fi, +358 50 365 3447.


For technical support with the application system, please contact HR Specialist Henna Huovinen (henna.huovinen@utu.fi, tel. +358 50 382 1869)


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