Postdoc Position in Physics at Finland

Helsinki Institute of Physics is offering a Postdoc scholarship. The duration of this scholarship is up to 4 years. The deadline for applying this position is on January 05, 2015.

Two postdoctoral research positions are available within the newly approved FiDiPro research project Novel instrumentation for nuclear safety, security and safeguards (NINS3). This project is run by a consortium of Finnish companies, academia and authorities. It is based at the Helsinki Institute of Physics; the appointments will be at the University of Helsinki.

The postdoctoral researchers will develop novel gamma-ray imaging technology for both passive tomography of spent nuclear fuel and active neutron interrogation of unknown objects. This involves the design, construction and testing of gamma-ray imaging instrumentation and image reconstruction software. The development process will be guided by detailed Monte Carlo simulations.

The salary will be based on the Finnish universities teaching and research personnel 's job requirement level 5 (post-doc). In addition, part of the salary will be based on the personal performance. The salary bracket will be approximately 3.127 - 3.641 € / month.

The appointments are for a period of up to 4 years, starting with an evaluation period of 4 months.

Application Requirements
Applicants should have a PhD in physics, engineering or a related field. Experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation for the detection and/or imaging of ionizing radiation is desired. Familiarity with GEANT4 or image reconstruction software is an asset. Initiative, inventiveness, and communication skills are important competences. A good command of the English language (speaking and writing) is required as the research results will be published in international peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences.

How to apply?
Applicants should provide a short outline of their knowledge and experience, a statement of their research interest, curriculum vitae, publication list and at least 2 written references.

Applications must be addressed to Helsinki Institute of Physics. The applications and the required enclosures should be submitted through the electronic application system. The link to the e-form can be found in

Applications may also be sent to the following postal address: Registry of the University of Helsinki, PO Box 33 (Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, Finland.

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