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Postdoctoral researcher, Business models for sustainable nature-based tourism and recreation

8 days ago | Closing on Jun 11
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
Postdoctoral researcher, Business models for sustainable nature-based tourism and recreation
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
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Published: 8 days ago
Application deadline: Jun 11
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Postdoctoral researcher, Business models for sustainable nature-based tourism and recreation

About the workplace

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services based on best available scientific knowledge to our customers. Our research results and services generate added value and sustainability as well as scientific evidence to support decision making. We carry out research on forestry, agriculture, food, game, and fisheries. We also perform statutory services. Natural Resources Institute Finland is one of the four Statistical Authorities in Finland.

Work tasks

The postdoctoral researcher will conduct research on business development linked to the amenity benefits of nature. This covers the traditional areas of nature-based tourism and outdoor recreation, but the research may also involve possibilities to develop sustainable products related to nature’s effect on human well-being linked to social and health care sectors.

Qualifications

The successful candidate holds a doctoral degree in a relevant field (business studies/economics, tourism business and marketing, entrepreneurial research) with some knowledge and experience of nature-based tourism and outdoor recreation. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to apply the appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative research methods to study sustainable business models and ecosystems in a multidisciplinary research team. Good collaboration skills for working in a multidisciplinary team are essential. We expect the candidate to be highly committed to science. The ability to conduct research independently and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals as well as skills in communicating the research results are required. She/he should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. 

The person to be appointed to the postdoctoral researcher position should have completed his/her doctoral degree within the past four years (excluding maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service). A doctoral degree must be completed at the time of accepting the position. The vacancy is initially for 2 years with a possibility of 1 year continuation (2+1).

Scope of employment

Form of employment: Temporary employment

Scope:   Office work

Commencement:   1.9.2018

Time-limited to:   31.8.2021Nature of the work

Application

Last application date:   11.6.2018 16:00

Reference number:   30-292-2018

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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.

Luonnonvarakeskuksen kirjaamo
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

The following documents should be attached to the application: 
- Letter of motivation where the applicant is asked to describe her/his scientific background and research interests 
- CV 
- Publication list 
- Contact details of at least two senior academics for references

Salary

 Salary will be defined when selecting the new employee.

Employment

Number of positions advertised:   1

Contact

Contact person

Liisa TyrväinenResearch Professor+358 29 532 4553liisa.tyrvainen@luke.fi

Office

Luonnonvarakeskus
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

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