Turku School of Economics, University of Turku invites applications for the fixed term position of
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN ECONOMICS
for the period August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2024
The post is positioned at the Department of Economics at Turku School of Economics. The researcher will work in the newly formed multidisciplinary research group INVEST-HUB, which is a part of the Academy of Finland Research Flagship INVEST (https://invest.utu.fi/). The INVEST-HUB is dedicated to (field) experimental research in social sciences. The research group consists of scholars from psychology, sociology, economics and political science.
The task of the researcher is independent research work in his or her special field and the development and application of experimental research methods in economics. The researcher will work in collaboration with the Department of Economics at Turku School of Economics.
The INVEST-HUB research group will have access to the experimental decision-making laboratory (PCRClab) managed by the Department of Economics. The PCRClab is a part of a larger national research infrastructure, the Finnish Research Infrastructure for Public Opinion, FIRIPO (https://www.firipo.fi/) that enables researchers to collect survey data on public opinion and to conduct experiments on different pools of experimental subjects.
The research group is supported by an IT expert, who assists the researchers in managing and developing IT-solutions required in various types of experiments and gives support to handle data collection and manage large administrative datasets. In addition, a dedicated specialist will help the research group to implement field experiments.
The Department of Economics conducts high-quality research in economics and belongs to the leading Finnish educators of economics at all degree levels. In the Turku School of Economics, the department is responsible for the research profile area Economic Policy and Markets.
Turku School of Economics is known for effective research, inspiring learning experiences, future-oriented thinking, and versatile collaboration with stakeholders. As a recognition of excellence in business education and research, TSE has been rewarded international AACSB-accreditation.
A person selected for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher shall have:
a) a doctoral degree in economics (or a related field such as statistics or data science). It is possible to apply for the position, if one expects to achieve a doctoral degree within the next six (6) months. The qualification requirements for the position are described in the rules of procedure of the University of Turku.
b) ability to conduct independent research and apply experimental and/or quasi-experimental methods in social sciences. Preference is given to applicants, who have expertise and experience in conducting large-scale random controlled experiments or laboratory experiments in economics. It is regarded as an advantage to the applicant if he or she has expertise in applying quasi-experimental methods to large administrative datasets.
Successful applicants have strong research orientation and are fluent in English. Knowledge of Finnish is not required.
Applications must be submitted by May 31, 2021 (23:59 GMT+02:00 Helsinki) using the electronic application form of the University of Turku (see the link below).
Applications should include:
-a motivation letter in which the applicant describes his/her research interests and how they relate to the activities of the research group
- a CV according to the instructions of the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK):https://tenk.fi/en/advice-and-materials/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae
- a publication list
- a copy of doctoral dissertation (preferably in pdf-form) and if the applicant has not yet defended his or her doctoral dissertation also a statement (preferably from the supervisor) on the estimated date of the defense.
- a job market paper (published article or manuscript) that best describes the applicant’s qualifications for the position and how she or he has contributed to the scientific literature
- copie(s) of diplomas (if the degree / degrees have not been completed at the University of Turku)
Link to the application system:
Please see the link and please do not hesitate to contact Professor of Practice Lauri Sääksvuori, lauri.saaksvuori(at)utu.fi or Professor of Economics Heikki Kauppi, heikki.kauppi(at)utu.fi. For practical matters concerning the application process and electronic application system, please contact HR Specialist Taina Karjalainen taikar(at)utu.fi.