Doctoral research opportunity in Finland

  • Posted : 2023 Dec 04

We are currently witnessing a major global ecological crisis challenging the living conditions on the Earth. Climate change and biodiversity losses have caused over €145 billion in economic losses in the EU over the past decade, in addition to inestimable human costs. The crisis increasingly threatens food, water and energy security in Europe and globally, resulting in serious socio-economic challenges. Transformative change is urgently needed. Interdisciplinary research and education in Green and Digital Transition provide a key means of addressing these complex crises by catalysing change towards sustainable socio-economic growth. UTU-GreDiT is co-funded by European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action.


We are offering 25 fully-paid four-year doctoral researchers’ positions. UTU-GreDiT research groups include expertise from biodiversity research, biochemistry, biology, geography, geology, computer science, information and communication technology, management and organization, materials engineering, molecular plant biology, sustainable biotechnological processes. UTU-GreDiT integrates the well-established cutting-edge research infrastructures and experienced supervisors of UTU to UTU-GreDiT doctoral researchers. The UTU-GreDiT postgraduate studies include courses on the research topic as well as studies on transferable skills, networking and mobility in the form of secondment(s) in partner organisations.


The call for applications for the UTU-GreDiT doctoral researchers’ positions will be open from 23 November 2023 to 22 January 2024. The four-year doctoral researcher positions are set to begin at the latest 1 August 2024.

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An eligible applicant is an early-stage researcher (no doctoral degree), who holds a Master’s degree in relevant discipline. Based on the EU mobility rule, the applicant must not have resided in Finland for more than 12 months in last 36 months. Read more about these and other eligibility criteria.