Welcome to the University of Oulu Careers

The University of Oulu is one of the largest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Working at the University of Oulu means being surrounded by inspirational colleagues from all over the world, carrying out important work in outstanding facilities equipped with cutting edge tools and resources, and being encouraged to grow and develop as you make a positive impact on both the scientific community and wider society.

And it's not all about work. Our flexible and family-friendly environment makes it easy for you to strike the perfect balance between work and homelife.

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Why choose us?

At the University of Oulu, we encourage multidisciplinary collaboration, enable diverse career development opportunities, and strive to be the best workplace for all. In starting your career with us, you will join a unique university community in northernmost Finland and you will play a central role in producing new scientific knowledge and innovative solutions to important local and global challenges.

Our promises to you

  • Scientific excellence: we combine multidisciplinarity, cutting edge research and teaching, and a genuine spirit of collaboration to deliver outstanding scientific and educational output.
  • Autonomy and empowerment: we encourage you to independently use your skills, grow and develop, and do work that makes a difference.
  • Diversity and equality: as an employer, we value and foster diversity by pro-actively promoting gender equality and non-discrimination.
  • Genuine work-life balance: we offer a flexible and family-friendly organizational culture that safeguards the wellbeing of all, and gives you the freedom to balance your working and private life.

We also offer you a wide range of staff benefits, from occupational healthcare and paid parental leave to sport, cultural, and wellness benefits. For new staff with partners, our spouse network is there to help your significant other settle in Finland alongside you.

Who we are

Find out what it’s like to work as a researcher at the University of Oulu and the journey some of our researchers took to arrive here. Around one third of our research staff are international.

For new employees

Are you a new employee? Here’s some handy information to help you get started at the University of Oulu!

The links below offer a lot of useful information for new employees, instructions for international staff members and researchers on what to do before and after arriving in Finland, and general information about life in Oulu.

We recommend reading the instructions thoroughly to ensure your career at the University of Oulu begins and continues as smoothly as possible.

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