University of Jyväskylä

Postdoctoral Researcher, Developmental Psychology

2024-05-30 (Europe/Helsinki)
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University of Jyväskylä, Department of Psychology is currently seeking to recruit

A Postdoctoral Researcher in field of developmental psychology, from September 1, 2024 for fixed-term period of one year.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will work in the project Get involved! Learning in primary school funded by the Academy of Finland led by docent Gintas Silinskas ( The research project investigates the interrelations between parents, teachers and children’s learning outcomes. Quantitative data in Lithuania are collected.

The duties of postdoctoral researcher mainly include research and publication activities. In addition, some teaching or project work can be included. 

Qualifications we are looking for 

The applicants’ research profile is expected to correspond to the topic and methods of the project. The applicant is required to have a doctorate in psychology, education, social sciences, or a related discipline.

We value statistical skills, the ability to publish scientific articles, and good writing and interaction skills in English.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a postdoctoral researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. A doctoral degree suitable for the research area is required. In this position, the Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to have excellent skills in English language. 

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer? 

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to influence international research. You get to participate in our international and multidisciplinary community where the wellbeing of each individual is important. At the University of Jyväskylä, we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. 

Salary is based on level 5 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary will be between 3400–4100 EUR/month depending on the candidate's qualifications and experience. A trial period of six months will be used at the beginning of employment. 

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

How to apply 

Please attach following documents to the online application in English as PDF files: 

  1. A motivation letter highlighting your match to the project’s topic and experience in using statistical research methods (free form) 
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) which is to be written in accordance with good scientific practice and the following CV template of TENK  
  3. A numbered list of scientific publications (i.e., scientific journal articles, scientific book chapters, conference papers in proceedings, etc.) following guidelines of the Academy of Finland
  4. Names and contact information of 1–3 referees 


For further information, please contact the project leader, Doc. Dr. Gintas Silinskas, e-mail:

Department of Psychology

The Faculty of Education and Psychology is a research and education unit that uses its strong traditions as a foundation for building a sustainable future. The mission of the faculty is Learning and wellbeing in building a sustainable future society. The faculty is among the top units in Finland in teacher education and psychotherapy training.

The strengths of the faculty’s internationally renowned high-quality research are learningteaching and interaction. The faculty has five focus areas of research: Education, teaching and interventions; The psychological and neurocognitive basis of learning; Interactive and technology-enhanced learning environments; Childhood, family, interaction and wellbeing; and Wellbeing, learning and interaction at work. The faculty coordinates a number of infrastructures and networks, including the Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research (CIBR), the Methodology Centre for Human Sciences (IHME), the Psychotherapy Training and Research Centre, Multidisciplinary Research on Children and Families, and the Centre for Research on Learning and Teaching (CLT).

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centred environment of 2,600 experts and 14,700 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

Location: Seminaarinkatu 15

Information for the applicant

The application form cannot be saved as draft. However, after submitting you can return to edit your application via the link you receive by email. The application can be edited until the application deadline.

You have 6 hours to complete your application before the timeout.

Informatie over de vacature

Postdoctoral Researcher, Developmental Psychology
Seminaarinkatu 15 Jyväskylä, Finland
Uiterste sollicitatiedatum
2024-05-30 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)
2024-05-30 22:59 (CET)
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