The UEF has eight (8) open positions for postdoctoral researchers to carry out their research under the global challenges recognized in the strategy of the UEF.
In the area of Ageing, lifestyles and health research focuses on Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neurosciences, translational cancer research, musculoskeletal disorders, bioinformatics in health sciences and drug targeting technologies (especially on ocular treatments). Research is carried out in multidisciplinary groups under the themes of prediction, prevention, diagnostics, therapy and care, as well as effectiveness and cost effectiveness.
In the area of Learning in a digitised society research focuses on the challenges of learning in the rapidly changing digitalised world, where people should be provided with the abilities of collaborative problem solving, critical and creative thinking, learning skills and information literacy. The research focus is on 1) intelligent and adaptive educational technology (modern teaching technologies and learning environments) and 2) learning of utilization of technologies in teaching and learning processes and 3) active learning in communities under the global transformations.
The Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders area focuses on 1) European borders and Russia, 2) mobilities and migration and 3) cultural and linguistic encounters. In this framework, scientific emphasis is on bordering (the multilevel process of creating political, social and cultural borders) as well as on related socio-cultural transformations and cultural encounters. Interdisciplinary profile combines the methodologies of the humanities and social sciences in order to enhance the formation of shared critical frameworks required to address the new and complex phenomena generated by increased globalisation.
The Environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources area focuses on 1) aerosols and climate change, 2) forests and the bioeconomy and 3) sustainable governance of natural resources. The research will provide novel means, solutions and tools for improving sufficiency and sustainable use of natural resources for the growing needs of the bioeconomy and the society as a whole under the changing operative environment (e.g. climate change).
More information and the application form are available on their website.