Postdoctoral researcher position in Northern ecohydrology

High-resolution data analysis to link hydrological connectivity and isotope biogeochemistry

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The Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit (WE3), University of Oulu, is opening a 2-year position for a Postdoctoral researcher for research on northern ecohydrology - linking catchment connectivity to high resolution measurements. They are looking for a talented and motivated Postdoctoral scientist dedicated to combining field research and multi-scale data analysis of the water cycle.

The research aims are to better understand variation in ecohydrological connectivity and biogeochemical processes in sub-arctic catchment. The work utilizes several on-going high-frequency measurements (fdom, water isotopes, eddy covariance, etc.) and high resolution unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) based datasets.


  • PhD in hydrology, environmental engineering, soil science, ecology, geography or a related field of environmental sciences
  • Broad understanding of hydrological processes and biogeochemical processes is advantageous
  • Strong and demonstrated data analysis and numerical skills, and knowledge from programming languages such as R, Python, Matlab, etc.
  • Strong English language skills both in oral and written communication
  • Ability to work both independently and with different research groups and teams
  • Good track-record of scientific publishing in top journals of the research field

The salary is in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel) level 5 of the demand level chart (postdoctoral researcher). In addition to the basic salary, supplementary salary will be given for personal achievement and performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 50 % of the basic salary level for the post. Typical salary for a starting postdoctoral fellow is 3,300 €.
How to apply
Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted online by March 31st, 2020 at 23:59 (Finnish local time). The duration of the position is 2 years, beginning on 1st of June 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter). A six-month trial period will be effective in the beginning of a contract.

Further details are available from
Assistant professor Hannu Marttila (hannu.marttila(at)


Published Feb. 19, 2020 3:52 PM - Last modified Feb. 25, 2020 10:44 AM