Open vacancies: 1-2 Senior Research Fellows


1-2 Senior Research Fellows in the research project INVEST for a fixed term position from 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2022.

The INVEST Research Flagship Center, located at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Turku, is recruiting 1-2 Senior Research Fellows (experienced researchers with one or more previous post doc positions). The Flagship Center is located at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Turku.

The persons chosen for the positions are placed in the INVEST Sociology research group and are expected to conduct research that is linked to one or more of the following topics: a) socioeconomic and demographic inequalities across the generations and over the life-course, b) the influence of policies and welfare services on these inequalities (comparative approach), and c) social experiments and social interventions. The researchers will support PIs and co-PIs in supervising other researchers, collaborate with other researchers in the program and apply further funding for their own research. The positions are intended for already experienced researchers that are also expected to run their own research groups in the future.

The persons chosen for the positions are expected to have a) a PhD in sociology or in a field related to it and the ability for independent scientific work as well as necessary teaching skills b) strong skills in quantitative methods and experience on using register, panel or comparative datasets, c) experience of conducting independent scholarly work and publishing research on the topics related to the project, and d) previous work experience at least at the post doctoral level in working in high-quality research projects. Own previous research funding, adjunct professorships (docent) and other academic merits are considered as advantages.

The persons to be chosen for the positions are expected to begin in their employment in the Flagship 1st January 2020 at the earliest and 1st April 2020 at the latest. The contract will last until 31st December 2022.

Read the whole announcement and the general qualification requirements for the position, and apply here: