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Principal / Senior Scientist (Urban infrastructures)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Finland - Europe
Town/City Helsinki, Finland
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 18/03/2019
Company Name Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
Contact Name Eeva Furman
Website Further Details / Applications
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The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is a challenging and inspiring working environment for environment professionals. We carry out multidisciplinary research, provide expert advice and solutions for environmental problems. Approximately 50 % of the funding is based on other sources than SYKE´s budget.


Work tasks


The role of the experienced principal / senior scientist is to plan, acquire and lead national and international research and development projects in the area of urban infrastructure choices, including energy and resource efficiency, and to produce knowledge and methods for land use, housing and transportation. Together with stakeholder networks the person will develop and help implement sustainable and lasting solutions around infrastructure choices.

The post is located at SYKEs Sustainable Urbanisation Programme at SYKE's Helsinki premises at the Viikki Campus of the University of Helsinki.




Essential criteria include a PhD in a relevant discipline, the ability to develop new research approaches using quantitative information as well as novel information and data sources (such as social media or big data). External presentation and engagement capabilities are a must. At principal scientist level additional requirements include several years' work experience in a similar role and preferably international experience. Desirable criteria include personal connections to subject specific networks and ability to supervise younger members of staff.

Previous knowledge of systemic approaches or transition literature and modelling experience and knowledge of Finnish are considered advantages. .


Other language skills

Excellent written and spoken English is required.


Scope of employment


Form of employment: Temporary employment

Scope:   Office work

Commencement:   01/04/2019 or by agreement.

Time-limited to:   31/12/2021 a project work



Last application date:   18/03/2019 16:15

Reference number:   35-7-2019

You can apply for this job via:

You may also apply for this position by submitting your application to the address below. The job reference of the role must be cited both in the actual application and on the envelope. Applications will not be returned.

The Finnish Environment Institute
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki

Applicants are asked to supply their CV and publication list as well as a one-page description of how their research relates to solving the urban sustainability crisis, in English.



Salary is based on the level of responsibility, personal performance and career history (4275-5232 euro/ month before tax).

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