Two postdoctoral research positions open!

We are recruiting two postdoctoral researchers to a large, multidisciplinary research consortium. Both positions are fixed-term positions for a duration of 28 months, starting May 1st 2022 or as mutually agreed. 

You can find the application form and the original listing here!

TRANSFORM (Transforming welfare systems) is a new research platform, bridging the faculties of management and business, social sciences, and medicine and health technologies, and their numerous research groups. The TRANSFORM platform supports researchers and research groups that study welfare systems and services and their effectiveness and equitability, and helps them to collaborate with public, private and third sector organizations, and with other stakeholders. Welfare system/service refers to both health care and/or social care systems/services.

The TRANSFORM platform helps researchers and research projects in acquiring external research grants, setting up and carrying out the projects, and in interacting with different stakeholders. The platform aims at increasing the University’s societal impact in regional, national and international levels.

Job description

The postdoctoral researchers’ research topics could include, for example:

  • Conceptualizing the effectiveness and equity of welfare systems and services.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of welfare systems and services by utilizing different measures on different levels.
  • Analysing, understanding and/or implementing different processes, practices or technologies to improve effectiveness.
  • Developing different practices, processes, methods, techniques, technologies, or models to improve effectiveness.
  • Evaluating and evaluation methods for public policies, reforms, and strategies

All these topics aim at improving the effectiveness and equity of welfare systems and services.

Possible research disciplines are represented at Tampere University and participating faculties: management and business, social sciences, and medicine and health technologies. In particular, the disciplines include those that focus on social or health policies and politics, welfare services and their practices, welfare sector digitalization and related technologies, service systems and economics, or management of the welfare services.

The postdoctoral researchers’ duties include conducting own research in conjunction with existing research projects on abovementioned disciplines and areas, participating in acquiring research grants and project management, and small-scale teaching (about 56h/year) and student supervision.


We expect the applicants to have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline. We value broad scale understanding on welfare systems and services, and their structures and practices. Experience on multidisciplinary or cross-disciplinary research, that is conducted in collaboration with different organizations is an advantage.  Depending on the chosen research topic, Finnish language skill may be needed. Under the circumstances it seen as an advantage.

Postdoctoral research may work in any of the participating faculties. The faculty and the unit are defined according to the applicants’ research profiles.

We offer

The salary of the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition to the basic salary, supplementary salary will be paid according to the personal performance, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. These posts are subjected to a six-month probationary period.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.

How to apply

The following documents should accompany your application as pdf – form:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae according to TENK guidelines
  • Research plan, that has an explicit indication of the desired research group to work in, and that is thematically connected to the group’s current activities. The aim is to strengthen the activities there.
  • Copies or open access links to three most relevant, recent publications
  • Two letters of recommendations (optional)

Applications should be written in English and submitted electronically via the Tampere University’s electronic recruitment system by on March 15 2022, 23:59 (UCT +2:00).

For more information, please contact:

Professor Samuli Pekkola (





Haemme kahta tutkijatohtoria laajan tutkimuskonsortion tehtäviin. Tehtävä täytetään 28 kuukauden määräajaksi 1.5.2022 alkaen tai sopimuksen mukaan.

TRANSFORM (Towards Effective and Equitable Welfare Services) on uusi, juuri toimintansa aloittanut tutkimusalusta, joka yhdistää yhteiskuntatieteiden, talouden ja johtamisen sekä lääketieteen ja terveysteknologian tiedekunnat sekä useita tutkijaryhmiä. TRANSFORM-tutkimusalusta tukee hyvinvointipalveluita ja niiden vaikuttavuutta ja oikeudenmukaisuutta tutkivia tutkimushankkeita toimimalla yhteistyössä julkisen, yksityisen ja kolmannen sektorin toimijoiden sekä muiden sidosryhmien kanssa. Tutkimusalusta auttaa hankkeita rahoitushauissa, hankkeiden käynnistämisessä ja niiden aikana, sekä toimii aktiivisessa vuorovaikutuksessa eri sidosryhmien kanssa. Tutkimusalustan ydintehtävänä on yliopiston yhteiskunnallisen vaikuttavuuden lisääminen.  Toiminta on sekä alueellista, valtakunnallista että kansainvälistä.


Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä ja hakuohjeet yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta. Jätäthän hakemuksesi yliopiston sähköisellä hakulomakkeella (linkki löytyy tämän ilmoituksen alta). Kirjoita hakemuksen liitteet englanniksi ja liitä ne hakulomakkeeseen pdf-muodossa.

Lisätietoja: Professori Samuli Pekkola (

Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 15.3.2022 klo 23:59.