Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Tutkijatohtori (IPD-MAD project)

Tampere University of Technology


September 30, 2021


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The Faculty of Social Sciences in Tampere University is seeking a motivated and talented applicant for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow 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 will be filled for a fixed-term period of 3 years starting from January 2022.

Job description

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work in IPD-MAD project which seek to addresses the effect of midlife antecedents on health at old age and 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 Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work especially for sub- studies

  • midlife antecedents and functional disability and to assess the burden of functional disability attributable to the midlife exposures.
  • midlife antecedents and poor self-rated health to assess the burden of poor self-rated health attributable to the midlife exposures.
  • Within the 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.


    You are a highly motivated researcher holding a PhD in field of health science that is relevant for the described research project (e.g. occupational health, epidemiology, public health). Experience and expertise in the advanced statistical modelling and methods is required. Knowledge in one or more of statistical software such as SPSS, STATA, SAS, R, M-Plus. Expertise and experience of handling large data sets, knowledge in individual participant data meta-analysis, calculating the burden of diseases, interaction and mediation analysis are considered an advantage. You have analytical and writing skills that are evidenced by your publication record. You are proficient in English, both written and spoken. Finnish language skills would be beneficial.

    Candidate selection will be based on the level of expertise and suitability in regard to the research project. These will be evaluated on the basis of education, CV, list of publications and the motivation letter. Interviews maybe be organized for the most suitable candidates.

    We offer

    Temporary assignment for a three-year period of 2.1.2022 - 31.12.2024. If possible, the period can also start earlier.

    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 Postdoctoral Research Fellow is placed on level 5-6 of the job requirements scale. A typical starting salary is approximately 3400—3700 EUR/month. 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 is 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,



    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.

    Tampereen yliopiston yhteiskuntatieteiden tiedekunnassa on haettavana tutkijatohtorin määräaikainen tehtävä, joka alkaa viimeistään tammikuussa 2022. Tehtävä liittyy Suomen Akatemian rahoittamaan tutkimushankkeeseen ” Vanhuuden tautitaakkaa ennakoivat tekijät keski-iässä: kohorttitutkimusten yksilötason aineiston meta-analyysi (IPD-MAD)”.


    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,

    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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