Postdoctoral Researcher
Advertiser: School of Economics, University of Turku (Turun yliopisto)
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - Industrial Organization - Law and Economics - Microeconomics - Theory - Behavioral Economics
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Rehtorinpellonkatu 3, Turku, FI-20014, Finland (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2021-09-01
Job duration: 40 months
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 5 Aug 2021 (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 15 Aug 2021
Ad text:

Turku School of Economics, University of Turku invites applications for the fixed term position of


for the period September 1, 2021 – December 31, 2024

The vacancy is positioned at the Department of Economics in the Turku School of Economics. The department conducts high-quality research in economics and belongs to the leading Finnish educators of economics at all degree levels.


The duties of the Postdoctoral Researcher comprise scientific research independently and as part of a research team in the Academy of Finland funded research project ”Enhancing competition and efficiency in public procurements”. The projects combines economics and legal studies of public procurement.

Duties also involve tasks related to the maintenance and development of the decision-making laboratory (PCRClab) at the University of Turku as well as teaching and supervision in degree programs in the field of Economics. The Postdoctoral Researcher will also participate in the planning and building of externally funded research projects in co-operation with other researchers, and takes part in administrative duties. The exact duties will be determined based on the competence and expertise of the selected candidate.


By opening the position of Postdoctoral Researcher, we aim to promote the research career of persons who have recently completed their doctoral degree. A person selected for the position of Project Researcher should be expected to complete his or her doctoral degree by the end of year 2021.

Person selected for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher shall have an appropriate doctoral degree, successfully completed by the end of the application period. The qualification requirements of the position are described in the rules of procedure of the University of Turku.

Person selected is also required to have ability to conduct independent research and to give research-based teaching (low teaching load) in the field of Economics. Successful applicants have strong research orientation and are fluent in English. The person selected would benefit from interest in public procurement topics, familiarity with microeconomic theory (e.g. auction theory), familiarity or interest in behavioral laboratory experiments (e.g. coding in oTree) and/or skills in structural econometrics of auctions. Also the ability to handle large data sets is an asset.


For project researcher the salary is in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel at level 4, where the position-specific salary component is 2591 euros per month. For postdoctoral researcher the salary is in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel, levels 5-6, where the position-specific salary component is 3000-3500 euros per month.

In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid. The personal work performance component is 6-50% of the task specific salary component.

The position is subject to a six months trial period.


Applications must be submitted by August 5, 2021 (23:59 GMT+02:00 Helsinki) using the electronic application form of the University of Turku (see the link below).

The application should include

- a CV (preferred format follows the instructions of the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK) see the link)

- a publication list

- a research plan

- a motivation letter

- 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 degree certificate(s) (if degree(s) are not completed at the University of Turku).

- two letters of reference

The reference letters should be sent by email to

Link to the application system:

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Further information:

Please go the link too see the complete posting at University of Turku and do not hesitate to contact Professor Janne Tukiainen, janne.tukiainen(at) For practical matters concerning the application process and electronic application system, please contact HR Specialist Taina Karjalainen, taikar(at)

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