Postdoctoral Researcher (Finnish Centre of Excellence in Tax Systems Research)
Advertiser: Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Kanslerinrinne 1, Tampere, FI-33014, Finland
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2024-09-01
Job duration: 3 years
Application deadline: 4 Dec 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 4 Dec 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2023.
Ad text:

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The person to be appointed will be part of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Tax Systems Research (FIT). FIT studies the effects and design of multiple aspects of public policy. Our research program is very broad, covering a multitude of topics related to public finance, labor, health, and environmental economics, and industrial organization. Our research utilizes empirical, experimental, and theoretical methods, together with world-class register data on individuals and firms.

Job description

We seek a highly accomplished early-career academic to conduct and organize high-quality scientific research. We encourage applications from highly promising candidates with an ambition to carry out innovative, top-quality research related to the topics covered by the FIT research program. We expect the post-doctoral researcher to produce research papers for international top journals. We also expect the candidates to give research-based teaching (no more than 5% of annual work time) and to actively contribute to international research collaboration.

We require

  • Recently completed or close to completion of applicable PhD in Economics.
  • Potential to produce research at a high international level of excellence and ability to undertake independent scholarly activity.

We are looking for candidates who have recently completed or are close to completion of their PhD in Economics. Applicants will be reviewed based on their potential for excellence in research, teaching, and activity in the international scientific community. We emphasize innovativeness and ambition demonstrated by current and planned research, as well as international experience and research collaboration. The applicant’s research interests should be linked to the broad research areas of FIT and may include applied research topics, methodological and/or theoretical themes that complement or bring in new perspectives to FIT. The precise field of specialization is open. The position requires fluency in English.

We offer

The postdoctoral research fellow will be hired for a fixed term of three years. The start date will be September 1, 2024, unless another date is mutually agreed. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. Typically, the starting salary of Postdoctoral Researcher is around 3650-4200 EUR/month. Higher salaries may be agreed dependent upon experience and/or performance.

We offer you the opportunity to join a dynamic, innovative, and international research community of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Tax Systems Research, and the discipline of Economics at Tampere University. Job amenities include occupational health care and flexible working hours. Please read more about working at Tampere University.

How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system in English. The closing date for applications is December 4th 2023 (at 23.59 EET / UTC+2).

The following documents should be attached to your application in PDF format:

  1. Cover letter including a description of your relevant key strengths for the position and how they align with the goals of FIT.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Job market paper
  4. Other papers, if available
  5. Research statement outlining your proposed research (max. 3 pages)
  6. Names, positions, and contact details of two referees

Initial interviews will be conducted remotely on Zoom starting in December 2022.

For more information, please contact:

Professor and the head of discipline Kaisa Kotakorpi,

Professor Jarkko Harju,

For more information about the application process, please contact HR Specialist Anni Zilliacus,

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