University of Oulu

Doctoral resercher, Environmental health, Faculty of Medicine

2023-10-01 (Europe/Helsinki)
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The University of Oulu is one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We create new knowledge and innovations that help to solve global challenges. We offer you an international and inspiring working environment where you are given responsibility and can use your skills, develop yourself and do work that matters. Our flexible and family-friendly workplace makes it easy for you to balance work and leisure. The University of Oulu is ranked in the top 3% of the world´s universities. 

We are now looking for a

Doctoral researcher

to work at the Research unit of Population Health at the Faculty of Medicine. The Research Unit of Population Health is a multidisciplinary research unit that approaches questions related to human health through different disciplines. 

About the job

The doctoral researcher will work in a European TRIGGER project (SoluTions foR mItiGatinG climate-induced hEalth tReaths) studying the linkage between climate, ecosystems, and health. The TRIGGER consortium includes 22 partners from 15 European countries that will develop an outreaching clinical study composed by a multi-dimensional approach.

As a doctoral researcher you will be involved in high quality international research together with multidisciplinary research consortium. Your research will focus on the association between climate change and health, particularly on cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. You will also take part in collecting data from hospitalized patients in close collaboration with the Oulu University Hospital. Your tasks will also include collaboration with stakeholders, such as local non-governmental organizations and local decision makers.

What do we offer?

  • The support of an experienced and enthusiastic Life-Course Epidemiology research group where you can share your expertise and learn new skills.
  • Wellness benefit ePassi covering sport, culture and well-being. Read more about other staff benefits here.
  • Development and career options of the big organization.
  • Work that matters and a workplace that promotes flexibility and work-life balance. Read more about working with us.

Who are you?

We are welcoming candidates with:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. health sciences, public health, epidemiology, environmental health) and eligibility to apply to the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS).
  • Fluent skills in Finnish and in English, both oral and writing.
  • Possibility to work in Oulu for at least during the data collection (about one year).

We also appreciate

  • Relevant background as a healthcare professional (e.g. nurse, public health nurse, medical doctor) and experience from clinical work.
  • Experience in quantitative datasets and statistical analyses.


The position is fixed-term for 4 years as of 1.11.2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The salary will be based on the levels 2-4 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50% of the job-specific component). Starting gross salary will be approx. 2300-2600 € per month (before taxes).  A trial period of 6 months is applied in the position.

How to apply?

Interested? If yes, please apply by 1.10.2023 (23:59 Finnish local time) through our recruitment system.

The application should be written in English and include the following:

  1. Application
  2. CV, including the list of publications
  3. Copy of Master’s degree certificate
  4. Other possible attachments, such as certificate of right to practice your (healthcare) profession

The eligible applicants fitting best in the profile expected for the position will be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified during the selection process.

We welcome applicants from different backgrounds, such as people of different ages, different genders and members of different language, cultural or minority groups. 

Contact Information

If you have any further questions, please contact postdoctoral researcher Anna Pulakka, Faculty of Medicine, Research unit of Population health, 

Type of employment: Temporary position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: 1.11.2023
Number of positions: 1
Full-time equivalent: 100 %
City: Oulu
County: Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Country: Finland
Reference number: 2023/356
Published: 2023-09-08
Last application date: 2023-10-01

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Doctoral resercher, Environmental health, Faculty of Medicine
Pentti Kaiteran katu 1 Oulu, Finland
Application deadline
2023-10-01 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)
2023-10-01 22:59 (CET)
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