Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher, University of Eastern Finland

Postdoc in Finland

Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher: The Faculty of Science, Forestry and Technology at the University of Eastern Finland is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher in Computer Science/Remote Sensing and Global Change for the Joensuu campus. The position is part of the ERC Starting Grant-funded project “Environmental thresholds for drought- and heat-related tree mortality (DRYTREE).” The successful candidate will contribute to an interdisciplinary project focusing on global tree mortality, utilizing remote sensing, ecophysiology, forest ecology, and forest entomology.

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher

Research Area: Computer Science/Remote Sensing and Global Change

Location: Joensuu, Finland


  • Suitable doctoral degree in environmental or computer science, or a related field (e.g., forest science, remote sensing, geography, computational ecology).
  • PhD completion within the last five years at the time of accepting the position.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Job Description:

Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher in Computer Science/Remote Sensing and Global Change

The responsibilities include developing pattern-recognition algorithms and using remote sensing tools for mapping tree mortality in Europe and the US. The role involves co-supervision of PhD students, publishing research articles, and contributing to a multidisciplinary research team. Experience in image analysis, convolutional neural networks, high-performance computing, and handling large amounts of data is expected. The position offers an inclusive working environment, collaboration with leading experts, and the possibility to conduct impactful research.

How to Apply: Submit your application via the electronic application form no later than 10 December 2023 by 24:00 (Finnish time, UTC+2). Include the following appendices:

  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Copies of academic degree certificates/diplomas and language proficiency certificates
  • Motivational letter
  • Other documents demonstrating merits for the position

Last Date for Apply: 11 December 2023

Summary Table:

Type of EmploymentTemporary position
Contract TypeFull time
First Day of Employment1.1.2024
SalaryGeneral collective agreement for universities
Number of Positions1
Full-Time Equivalent100%
Reference Number4233/01.01.03/2023
ContactSamuli Junttila, +358294453229
Last Application Date11.Dec.2023



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