Postdoctoral researcher - Conservation Geography
The University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary research university that ranks among the best in the world and the top ten among European universities. The university has some 36,000-degree students. 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. The staff at the department numbers some 100.
The starting salary of the postdoctoral candidate will be ca. 3300–3700 euros/month, depending on the appointees’ qualifications and experience. Furthermore, the University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. University assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.
The postdoc will work on tasks related to performing spatial and Spatio-temporal analyses focusing on the links between people and nature, by combining biodiversity and conservation knowledge, socio-economic and digital data. The successful applicant is expected to have strong statistical programming and analytical skills. An interdisciplinary background in conservation or sustainability science and knowledge of global conservation policies would be beneficial, but not mandatory.