Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services based on best available scientific knowledge to our customers. Our research results and services generate added value and sustainability as well as scientific evidence to support decision making. We carry out research on forestry, agriculture, food, game, and fisheries. We also perform statutory services. Natural Resources Institute Finland is one of the four Statistical Authorities in Finland.
The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for research, innovation and analysis of market based industrial ecosystems and business environments related to food and forest industries, agroecology and aquaculture. The work is focused on identifying and developing symbiotic opportunities in bio-based production.
The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have a doctoral degree in an appropriate field of science, broad technical understanding of different bioproduction systems as well as a solution-oriented approach for industrial symbioses, business models and value networks. Good modelling, simulation and other mathematical skills together with energy and mass balance thinking are considered as advantages for this position. The candidate has to have good social skills and experience of biorefineries in order to develop viable co-operation with international business and research communities.
We expect the candidate to be highly committed to science and capable of conducting independent research in the appropriate field of the position. She/he should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English and good collaboration skills for working in a (multidisciplinary) team. The candidate should also be skilled in writing scientific publications and communicating the research results.
The person to be appointed to the postdoctoral researcher position should have completed his/her doctoral degree within the past four years (excluding maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service). A doctoral degree must be completed at the time of accepting the position. The vacancy is initially for 2 years with a possibility of 1 year continuation (2+1).
Form of employment: Temporary employment
Scope: Office work
Time-limited to: 31.8.2021Nature of the work
Last application date: 11.6.2018 16:00
Reference number: 30-280-2018
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The following documents should be attached to the application:
- Letter of motivation where the applicant is asked to describe her/his scientific background and research interests
- Publication list
- Contact details of at least two senior academics for references
Salary will be defined when selecting the new employee.
Number of positions advertised: 1
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