Project Researcher, Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Centre (VEBIC)

Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Center (VEBIC
September 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

We are looking for a project researcher for building our portfolio of research at the Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Centre (VEBIC). This is a fixed-term position, for 1 - 2 years, starting 1.10.2017 or as agreed. There is a four month probationary period.

The application period has been extended until 1.10.2017. Applications already received will be taken into account.

University of Vaasa and the key players of the energy cluster have together set up new research and innovation platform - Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Centre - VEBIC. It provides a leading edge international research infrastructure that serves both academic and industrial needs. It brings together know how from the research and business communities responding to the global needs of efficient energy production, energy business and sustainable societal development. Energy and sustainable development is one new core focus areas of the University of Vaasa. As an open research infrastructure VEBIC has a central role in realizing the new strategy. Further information:

We offer you an interesting and multidimensional opportunity, which will enable you to develop your own competences and skillsets in developing projects and communicating cutting-edge research and development to different stakeholders.


The main areas of this position include:

  • Help the director in building new project proposals

  • Conduct thorough literature survey on new research and development topics in energy technology and energy business

  • Preparing reports, presentations, memos and briefs, as well as, proofreading

  • Writing research proposals, identifying relevant calls, following deadlines and targets

  • Help in identifying internal and external project partners

In order to successfully perform the tasks, you should have a higher education degree (ideally a post-graduate degree) and strong passion for energy technology and/or energy business research and development. Earlier experience in writing proposals or scientific articles in journals or popular magazines is of great value. You are a team-player with the ability to build relationships with staff and other stakeholders.

The administrative language of the University of Vaasa is Finnish. Candidates are required to have the language skills required for carrying out the duties of the position. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is a must.

Section 1 of the Finnish Government Decree on Universities (707/2009) requires personnel recruited to fill teaching and research positions to be proficient in Finnish. However, if the candidate is a foreigner or a Finnish citizen who is not a native or has not been educated in Finnish, they may be granted an exemption from the Finnish language proficiency requirement.


The salary is based on demand level 2 - 5 of the universities' salary system for teaching and research staff. An additional personal salary component is paid based on work performance (4-46,3%).

How to apply

Applications should be submitted using the University of Vaasa's electronic recruitment system (the "Leave an application" button below). Please attach a cover letter and a CV to your application. The deadline for applications is 24 th September 2017. Please note that the application period closes at midnight (Finnish time, GMT +3).

Further information:

  • Dr. Krish Sankaran, Director Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Centre (VEBIC), tel. +358 29 449 8284

  • Questions related to using the recruitment system:

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