Laboratory of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland invites applications on a PhD Position in Physical Chemistry for a contract period of three years starting from February 2012.

The Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki, is the leading centre for teaching and research in chemistry in Finland. Laboratory of Physical Chemistry is one of the nine divisions in the Department of Chemistry. Altogether 30 people work at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry.

Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physics, Medicine or a related field. Practical experience in experimental laboratory research is appreciated. Good English language skills are required.

An appointee to the position of Doctoral Student shall hold a second-cycle degree and have an approved research proposal. Other requirements shall include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated in previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal. An appointee to a position at the University shall hold the kind of education, experience and language proficiency necessary to successfully complete the duties of the position. When filling a teaching and research position, foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from the Finnish and Swedish language requirement of the Government Decree on Universities without a separate application.


The salary will be based on levels 1–4 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance.

Application Procedure

Please append a CV and a possible publication list to your application. Applications can be sent to See also the web-page of the research group

Further information may be obtained from Dr. Markus Metsälä, +358 50 5237815,

Note, application deadline to the PhD Position in Physical Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland is 05 January, 2012.

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

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