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Post-doctoral researcher in epidemiologic/public health research related to vaccines and vaccination

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary high-impact research and education in technology, health and society. Read more about us:

Tampere ImmunoExcellence (TIE) is a multidisciplinary platform for vaccine-related epidemiologic, public health and immunobiology research at Tampere University. TIE creates a dynamic, interdisciplinary research environment for strong preclinical, clinical and post-licensure vaccination-related research, including breakthroughs in understanding the immune system and evaluating the population impact and safety of immunization programs. 

The post-doctoral position will focus on epidemiologic and public health research related to vaccines and vaccination. It is affiliated with the Health Sciences Unit (HES) in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

 Job description 

We are seeking outstanding candidates who have a track record of internationally significant research in the area of epidemiologic and public health research related to vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccines and immunization programs. However, the specific area of research focus is open. 

The candidate may conduct research related to vaccines and vaccination in relevant topics, such as epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases, disease burden, efficacy, effectiveness, impact,safety, coverage or policy. Candidates with interdisciplinary research approaches and collaborations will be given special consideration. 

In collaboration with the supervising staff at Health Sciences Unit, the incumbent will develop and lead a high-quality research project that will complement and advance our research areas, including expanding the network of collaborators.

The incumbent will have an opportunity to obtain pedagogical training and gain experience in teaching and mentoring of students in our global health, epidemiology and public health master’s and doctoral programs:


We require:

  • a doctoral degree 
  • ability to independently conduct internationally significant research in the field with potential for excellence and leadership in research
  • experience in collaborating with international scientific networks
  • communication and teaching skills needed to successfully perform the duties and functions of the position
  • proficiency in English

We offer 

We invite you to be a part of an active, internationally renowned research community. Tampere University and its higher education community offer a unique multidisciplinary environment for research and education. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees. The duration of this fixed-term position is two years. 

Salaries are based on the job demands level and personal performance appraisal according to the Finnish University Salary System. Postdoctoral Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 5-6 (teaching and research staff category). In addition, salary includes a personal performance component. Finland offers one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security benefits in the world, including personal and family health care and a variety of family benefits. The Finnish educational system is renowned worldwide. For more information on Finland, please check  InfoFinland and This is Finland.

Please read more about working at Tampere University. You can also find more information about us and working and living in Tampere by watching Tampere Higher Education Community - our academic playground

How to apply 

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is 18.1.2021.

Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format. Applications should include the following documents: 

  1. Curriculum Vitae (according to Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity guidelines) 
  2. List of publications in international, peer-reviewed and indexed scientific journals  (according to the Academy of Finland guidelines). Please indicate your four most important publications and include hyperlinks to these publications. If the publications indicated are not found by link, please attach them to application as a separate PDF attachment.
  3. Cover letter explaining why you are applying to the position and why you would be particularly suited to it.  
  4. Research plan (max. 5 pages) outlining your proposed research.
  5. The names, positions and contact details (institutional email addresses) of three professional references who can support your application.

Candidates may be invited to a video interview during the recruitment process. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview. 

For more information about the position, please contact:

Professor Pekka Nuorti (tel. +358401901685, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

With questions about the application process, please contact: 

HR Specialist Piia Saarenpää-Oja, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application period starts: 2020-12-16 10:00Application period ends: 2021-01-18 23:59


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