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Doctoral Researchers


The University of Oulu


Oulu, Finland

Job Type

Full Funded



About us :

Located in the heart of the European Union, the University of Oulu provides scientific knowledge and solutions to problems that face society. Educating the next generation of pioneers for building a sustainable, intelligent, and humane future is the University of Oulu's mission. A strong foundation for our actions is based on building new knowledge, taking responsibility, and succeeding together. Creating an environment where individuals can do meaningful work, develop professionally, and cultivate their skills is what we offer. The University of Oulu's specialized research and service units offer extensive and diverse career opportunities for experts in a wide range of fields.

Job Description :

A new doctoral program at the University of Oulu (UOULU) in Finland, I4WORLD - Imaging and Characterization for a Sustainable World - is funded by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action COFUND of Horizon Europe, a well-established doctoral training environment. The program will train 25 doctoral researchers in environmental, economic, and social sustainability. In order to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, I4WORLD combines world-leading imaging and characterization methods. By developing unique capabilities beyond standard field-specific approaches, doctoral researchers will be able to identify and answer the fundamental questions that enable a better world. Research themes aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Good Health and well-being, Affordable and Clean Energy, Sustainable Industries and Production, Clean Water, Biodiversity, and Environment prepare future research and innovation leaders to tackle the global challenges of sustainability transition.

Eligibility Criteria :

  • In order to be considered as an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR), applicants should not hold a doctoral degree at the time of the program call. Candidates who have already successfully defended their doctoral thesis but have not yet received their doctorate are not eligible.

  • Mobility rule: researchers coming to Finland should not have spent more than 12 months in Finland before the end of the call on 31.1.2023.

  • You must hold a master's degree or equivalent (e.g., a licentiate) in any relevant discipline to the I4WORLD program by 31.1.2023. Having achieved a good grade in their degree (i.e. 60 % of the maximum grade in both taught courses and the master's thesis);

  • The ability to demonstrate sufficient English language skills is required to pursue doctoral studies.

How to apply

Documents should be submitted electronically by January 31st, 2023 (23:59 Finnish local time). Please write your application in English and include the following information:

The required documents:

  • A motivation letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Certificates/Diplomas

  • A valid certificate of language proficiency.

  • Research plan

The Guide for Applicants provides detailed information related to the I4WORLD program.

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