We are seeking to recruit a Senior Project Researcher in Sustainbility

We at Karelia University of Applied Sciences are part of the solution – studying, developing and teaching the know-how and skills needed for the future. For us, future knowledge is know-how, actions and boldly re-thinking the present. It is technical and human know-how in a seamless partnership. From these ingre­dients, unique solutions and services are built to meet the demands of working life. Karelia University of Applied Sciences’ vision is a community, which is inter­na­tional, thriving and highly valued. We want to be known for: high-quality, innovative perfor­mance, highly capable and knowled­geable staff and good results. This cements our position as a key player in enhancing the vibrancy of life in North Karelia. Welcome to work with us!

Karelia University of Applied Sciences invites applica­tions for the following position

to work as the project manager and researcher in the Horizon2020 INVEST4EXCELLENCE project, where partners jointly develop, coordinate and facilitate research, development and innovation (RDI) compe­tences and activities discussing Sustai­na­bility and Carbon Neutrality from different points of view. The tasks also include application for research funding for other RDI projects in compliance with Karelia strategy.

The full-time, fixed-term position is available for the period of 1.8.2022-31.12.2024. The grounds and basis for a fixed-term contract is project work. The place of work is at Karelia University of Applied Sciences in Joensuu, Finland.

Carbon Neutrality is one of the strategic choices of Karelia 2030 strategy. The strategy aims at imple­menting the carbon neutrality objec­tives of the City of Joensuu and the region of North Karelia, finding solutions to mitigate the climate change and developing the transition from non-renewable to renewable products and services to build more sustai­nable societies.

The tasks of the Senior Project Researcher contain:
– Coordi­nation and management of the INVEST4EXCELLENCE project
– Contri­bution to the imple­men­tation and research of the work packages following the work plan
– Active co-operation with partners and stake­holders at regional, national and inter­na­tional levels
– Active grant writing to acquire inter­na­tional RDI funding
– Other tasks defined by the employer

Senior Project Researcher works in close colla­bo­ration with teachers and specia­lists from the degree programmes in Energy and Environ­mental Engineering and Forestry and within inter­na­tional partner networks.

We expect:
– Doctoral degree in the relevant field of education (completed or almost completed PhD degree)
– Relevant work experience
– Compe­tence in writing and imple­menting inter­na­tional RDI projects
– References from successful coope­ration with inter­na­tional and national RDI operators, funding agencies and insti­tu­tions
– Excellent academic commu­nication, team-working and co-creation skills
– Experience in university-industry liaisons and colla­bo­ration and ability to apply RDI results into practice together with stake­holders
– Self-management and digital commu­nication skills
– Appropriate skills in the Finnish language

We appreciate, if the candidate also has:
– teaching experience and pedago­gical compe­tence
– other language skills
– basic knowledge on the concept and practices of Open Science

The position is full-time and the emplo­yment condi­tions comply with the collective labour agreement of Sivista.

The applica­tions including a CV and references should be posted to Kunta­rekry by 3 pm on Thursday May 12 2022.

More infor­mation about the position and tasks can be obtained from:
Ms. Sanna Kasurinen, Head of Education, tel. +358 (0)50 413 2979, ,
Ms. Liisa Timonen, Head of Inter­na­tional Affairs, tel. +358 (0)50 591 3397,
Ms. Anne Ilvonen, Research and Development Director, tel. +358 (0)50 311 6314,
More infor­mation about the emplo­yment condi­tions is available from:
Ms. Jaana Tolkki, Head of Human Resources, tel. +358 (0)50 408 7932,