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Postdoctoral Researcher, Wave-based Imaging
University of Eastern Finland

Date Posted Mar. 3, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Researcher, Wave-based Imaging
University University of Eastern Finland
Kuopio, Northern Savonia, Finland
Department Department of Applied Physics
Application Deadline 31 March 2022 (by 23.00 CET)
Position Start Date 19 April 2022 (or starting date as agreed)
  • Post-Doc
  • Physics - General
    Natural Sciences
    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position in wave-based imaging, located on the Kuopio campus at the Department of Applied Physics. The position will be filled full-time (100 %) for a fixed term from 19 April 2022 (or starting date as agreed) to 31 August 2023. Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 31 March 2022.

Role and salary  

Join our team in the efforts to develop mathematical modeling techniques in the project “Seismic full-waveform inversion with application to groundwater exploration”, funded by the Academy of Finland. Our objective is to apply the developed modeling techniques to the challenging problem of groundwater exploration, a resource that is vital to everyone. If you are a highly motivated person with the right skills and looking for a postdoctoral position, join us in this project. With enhanced imaging techniques, such as the ones researched here, the possibilities for and the accuracy in characterization and monitoring of groundwater storage are expected to increase substantially.

A person to be appointed to this position will work in the Computational Physics and Inverse Problems research group (see,, for more details). The group is affiliated with the Centre of Excellence of Inverse Modeling and Imaging by the Academy of Finland.

Candidates who are currently completing or have recently completed a PhD degree are invited to apply, provided that they will have completed their degree before starting date.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of the Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job requirement component and a personal performance component. In this position, the job requirement component is 3000,49 euros/month, based on level 5 the job requirement chart for teaching and research staff. The personal performance component can be a minimum of 6 % and a maximum of 50 % of the above-mentioned sum. Depending on the personal performance component, the salary will be approximately 3181 – 3661 euros/month at the beginning of the employment relationship.

The position will be filled full-time (100 %) for a fixed term from 19 April 2022 (or starting date as agreed) to 31 August 2023. The position will be filled for a fixed term due to it pertaining to a specific project. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.


  • A prior experience and knowledge on wave propagation modeling and/or related inverse problems and/or engineering design of practical measurements.
  • The doctoral degree, g. in physics, engineering or applied mathematics, may not have been completed more than five years ago at the time of accepting the position (a net period of time, which does not include parental leaves, military service etc.).
  • Potential candidates should have a good command of the English language.


  • Strong programming skills (Matlab, Python and/or C/C++).
  • Good publication track record.

Your benefits 

You will have access to the university’s staff benefits, including:

  • Extensive occupational health care.
  • Staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants, as well as on a range of other services.
  • Affordable sports services.

Please read more in the Work at UEF section on our website.

You will have an opportunity to work in an interesting and diverse role as part of our international, creative, participatory and inclusive academic community. 

Enjoy your life in Finland! Known for its cleanliness, welfare know-how, modern technology and superb education system, Finland is an exotic and safe country to work in. Please visit the Life in Finland section on our website to learn more. 

How to apply? 

Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 31 March 2022 (by 23.00 CET). 

Please note that you must include the following appendices in your application: 


For further information on the position, please contact Senior Researcher Timo Lähivaara, email:, tel.+358 29 445 3365. 

For further information on the application procedure, please contact Executive Assistant Satu Turunen, email:, tel. +358 29 445 3031.

University of Eastern Finland and the Faculty of Science and Forestry in brief 

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We are home to 16,000 students and 2,750 staff members. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at

The Faculty of Science and Forestry operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences and forest sciences. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The faculty’s environments for research and learning are international, modern and multidisciplinary. The faculty has approximately 4,400 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and some 460 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 560.


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Contact Information

  • Timo Lähivaara
    Department of Applied Physics
    University of Eastern Finland
    Kuopio, Northern Savonia
  • +358 29 445 3365


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