Doctoral Researcher/Väitöskirjatutkija (IPD-MAD project)

Tampere University of Technology

Finland

September 30, 2021

Description

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The Faculty of Social Sciences in Tampere University is seeking a motivated and talented applicant for a Doctoral Researcher position to work for a research project “ Midlife antecedents of the disease burden at old age: individual participant data meta-analysis of multi-cohort studies (IPD-MAD) ” funded by the Academy of Finland 2021-2026. The position filled for a fixed- term period of 3.5 years from November 2021, at the latest.

Job description

The recruited researcher will work in IPD-MAD project which seek to addresses the effect of midlife antecedents on health at old age and seek to explain mechanisms associating with the old age health impairment and ultimately to reduce the disease burden. The projects consist of four work packages. The project utilises prospective cohort data from nine cohorts across Europe and the USA that followed people from midlife to old age. Individual participant data meta-analytical approach will be used to analyze the pooled effect of the exposures on the outcomes. Our final output is to assess the burden of these disease conditions attributable to the midlife working conditions.

We are looking for a Doctoral Researcher to work especially for sub-studies:

midlife antecedents and all-cause mortality and to assess the burden of all- cause mortality attributable to the midlife exposures.

Within sub-studies the recruited researcher will work with a group of researchers from occupational health research group at the unit of Health Sciences at TAU. There are also opportunities to collaborate and working with national and international collaborators involved in the project.

Requirements

You are a highly motivated researcher holding a MSc in field of health science that is relevant for the described research project (e.g. epidemiology, public health). Experience and knowledge in statistical methods and basic analytical skills is required. Strong motivation to learn new statistical methods. Knowledge in one or more of statistical software such as SPSS, STATA, SAS, R, M-Plus. Strong analytical and writing skills as well as proficiency in English language. In addition, the Finnish language skills will be beneficial.

We offer

Temporary assignment for a three years and six months period of 1.11.2021-30.04.2025.

We offer you a multidisciplinary research environment and international collaboration.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral Researcher is placed on the job demand level 2-4. A trial period of six (6) months applies to all our new employees.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.

How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications 30 September 2021 (23:59 EET / UTC+3). Please write your application and all the accompanying documentation in English and attach them in PDF format.

Please attach the following documents to your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines
  • List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines
  • Contact information for 1-2 referees
  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages), which should include the following information:
  • Description of your main qualifications
  • Previous research experience
  • More information

    For more information about the position, please contact Senior Research Fellow Subas Neupane, +358-40-1909709, subas.neupane@tuni.fi

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    Väitöskirjatutkija

    Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää: www. tuni.fi

    Tampereen yliopiston yhteiskuntatieteiden tiedekunnassa on haettavana väitöskirjatutkijan 3.5 vuoden määräaikainen tehtävä, joka alkaa viimeistään marraskuussa 2021. Tehtävä liittyy Suomen Akatemian rahoittamaan tutkimushankkeeseen ” Vanhuuden tautitaakkaa ennakoivat tekijät keski-iässä: kohorttitutkimusten yksilötason aineiston meta-analyysi (IPD-MAD)”.

    Hakuohjeet

    Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä ja hakuohjeet yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta. Jätäthän hakemuksesi yliopiston sähköisellä hakulomakkeella (linkki löytyy tämän ilmoituksen alta). Kirjoita hakemuksen liitteet englanniksi ja liitä ne hakulomakkeeseen pdf-muodossa.

    Hakemukseen tulee liittää:

  • Ansioluettelo Tutkimuseettisen neuvottelukunnan (TENK) ansioluettelomallin mukaisesti
  • Julkaisuluettelo Suomen Akatemian julkaisuluettelomallin mukaisesti
  • 1-2 suosittelijan yhteystiedot
  • Vapaamuotoinen motivaatiokirje (1-2 sivua), jonka tulee sisältää:
  • Kuvaus hakijan pätevyydestä tehtävään
  • Kuvaus hakijan tähänastisesta tutkimustyöstä
  • Lisätietoja:

    Subas Neupane, puh. +358-40-1909709, subas.neupane@tuni.fi

    Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 30.09.2021 klo 23:59

    Application period starts: 2021-09-03 13:00Application period ends: 2021-09-30 23:59

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