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Doctoral Researcher positions at University of Oulu.

The University of Oulu, an institution that helped to found the ANGEL network, are looking for three Doctoral Researchers to join the PROFI7 Frontiers of Arctic and Global Resilience (FRONT) research programme. The doctoral researcher positions will be placed in the Oulu Business School, Faculty of Education and Psychology, and Faculty of Science.  

Deadline: 15 May



The FRONT research programme forms a part of our national profiling actions supported by the Research Council of Finland. FRONT focuses on changing human-environment relations and challenges to cope and adapt with that change and aims to ground-breaking transdisciplinary research on resilience and how to ‘Adapt for Our Future’ in the Arctic and elsewhere on the planet. The programme involves cutting-edge research to advance the existing frontiers of knowledge on the systemic changes needed for resilience planning and governance, and for finding solutions to the wicked problems of resilience across the social and environmental sciences. FRONT’s international top-level collaborative and transdisciplinary research on socio-economic and socio-ecological resilience in different scales across social and environmental sciences is supported by the new Resilience Academy. By bringing together international, national, and University of Oulu-based scholars from across disciplines, and encouraging effective public communication of science, FRONT promotes inter and transdisciplinary and citizen-engaged studies of the environment and raise the University’s profile as an international leader in addressing the challenges of humans in change and human impacts and dependency on environment. 


The positions

Position 1: Resilient Organizations and Business Networks 

In this position, as a doctoral researcher, you will focus on research themes related to resilience emerging in organizations and business networks, collect and analyze data based on which you will write scientific articles together with senior researchers, participate in possible teaching tasks, and collaborate in service to FRONT programme, faculty, and university. 

Position 2: Socio-ecological resilience 

In this position, as a doctoral researcher, you will work in a transdisciplinary subproject in the socio-ecological resilience team with the aim to identify sources of anxiety, hope, and hopelessness concerning global sustainability problems, like climate change, among young people. You will identify resilience factors that can help young people to become active citizens around these issues, without compromising mental well-being and learning, collect both quantitative and qualitative data (surveys and interviews), analyze this data, and possibly already collected data, with the help of multivariate statistics and qualitative methods, write articles together with senior researchers, collaborate in service to FRONT research programme, faculty and university and contribute to teaching tasks.  

Position 3: Spatiotemporal dynamics of socio-ecological resilience 

In this position, as a doctoral researcher, you will collect and analyze quantitative geospatial and qualitative data about factors relevant to socio-ecological resilience, utilize of state-of-the-art geospatial modeling methods, work in a transdisciplinary research group focusing on socio-ecological and environmental research, write articles together with senior researchers, collaborate in service to the FRONT programme, faculty, and university and participate in possible teaching tasks. 

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