The LUT School of Engineering Sciences is offering a fully funded doctoral student (junior researcher) position.
The position is connected to the Systems and Engineering Science Doctorate (SEED) programme, which is a European MSCA programme running from 2023 to 2028. The programme will train 13 highly skilled doctoral candidates (DC). The candidates will receive strong guidance from two high-quality supervisors from universities and one expert from an industry company. The systematic secondment scheme builds on each DC having an academic secondment in an international university of high standing and excellence and a non-academic secondment in industry in Finland.
Research theme: Urban socio-digital innovations for better air quality
Measures for urban regeneration are essential to provide citizens with sustainable and sound living conditions, including, very importantly, better air quality. This research focuses on socio-digital innovations (innovations in socio-digital participation, practices and technologies) needed in urban contexts to contribute to better future air quality. Socio-digital participation considers that digital activities are social, involving networking interaction and communication-oriented and knowledge-oriented participation. Beyond merely “using technologies”, socio-digital participation facilitates learning, much of which occurs in informal contexts. Socio-digital practices (engagement mediated by digital technologies) have transformed how people live their lives and how they socially relate to one another and the world around them. Ubiquitous use of socio-digital technologies integrates diverse learning activities, processes and contexts. These technologies offer profound new approaches for people to access connected learning, the environments of which are, for instance, “communities of practice”.
Applicants should be highly motivated with a strong background in industrial engineering and management (or equivalent field), including innovation research.
To be eligible to apply for the position, the doctoral candidate must:
Test dates before 1 May 2021 will not be accepted.
What we offer
Employment relationship and pay
Starting date: The work will start in September 2023 with a six-month trial period.
Location: The job is based in Lahti or Lappeenranta, Finland. The doctoral student is expected to spend 10–12 months at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and 4–6 months at Ramboll Finland Oy during the doctoral studies.
Salary: The salary is based on the current collective agreement for Finnish universities. The typical gross annual starting salary for a junior researcher is approximately 30 800 euros (plus a holiday bonus).
Travel allowance will cover the expenses (travel, accommodation and daily allowances) during the secondments, and at least 1 conference attendance.
How to apply
Please submit your application together with the required attachments through the university's online application system:
The appendices must be in English.
The deadline for application is 30 April 2023 at midnight, Finnish local time (UTC + 3h). The SEED programme employs a detailed selection process. The selection process comprises four main stages and will last approximately 10 weeks. The applicants will be notified of the selection outcome in July 2023.
The SEED programme will arrange two Q&A events online for prospective applicants while the call is open. The Q&A events will allow for the prospective applicants to ask questions regarding the research topics and the programme.
For further information and to obtain the details of the Q&A events, please contact: LUT.SEED@lut.fi
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