Research Assistant, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Values, Ideologies and Social Contexts of Education, Gender Studies

 The University of Oulu is one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We create new knowledge and innovations that help to solve global challenges. We offer you an international and inspiring working environment where you are given responsibility and can use your skills, develop yourself and do work that matters. Our flexible and family-friendly workplace makes it easy for you to balance work and leisure. The University of Oulu is ranked in the top 3% of the world´s universities. 

We are now looking for

Research assistant with Ukrainian language skills (part-time 50% for 6 months)

to join us in the SUOJATIE project which deals with transnational childhoods and child protection. The position is placed at the Research unit of Values, Ideologies and Social Contexts of Education (Gender Studies) at the Faculty of Education and Psychology.

About the job

As a research assistant in the SUOJATIE project, funded by the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

  • You will work as a Ukrainian and English interpreter between the project researcher and the research participants in interviewing.
  • You will be transcribing and translating interviews conducted in Ukrainian/Russian to English.
  • You will be translating research communication papers and documentation from English to Ukrainian/Russian (e.g., research invitations, research project description, etc.)
  • You will be transcribing expert interviews conducted in English.
  • You will also be part of multidisciplinary research group and attend research project relevant events together with the project researcher.

What we offer?

Who are you?

In order to succeed and enjoy the position, we expect from you/We expect from you:

  • Fluent in written and spoken Ukrainian and English.
  • Interpreter skills, translation skills, communication skills and transcribing skills.
  • Ability to do independent work.
  • Impartiality.
  • Flexibility.
  • Readiness to travel to interview locations (all travel costs outside of your workplace will be compensated)
  • Awareness and sensitivity to cultural, language, and social diversity.

We also appreciate

  • An academic degree in social sciences, humanities, education or related field.
  • Experience in translation and interpreting.
  • Driving license.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Russian.


The position is fixed-term for six months part-time 50% as of 07.08.2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The salary will be based on the levels MV03-MV04 of the demand level chart for other expert and support staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component). Starting gross salary will be approx. 1300-1500 € per month (before taxes). A trial period is applied to the position with maximum length being half of the employment period.

How to apply?

Interested? If yes, please apply by 18.06.2023 (23:59 Finnish local time) through our recruitment system.

The application should be written in English and include the following:

  1. Application (max 2 pages)
  2. CV (max 4 pages)

Please note that you will need to present your degrees and certificates if you are invited to the interview.

The eligible applicants fitting best in the profile expected for the position will be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified during the selection process.

We welcome applicants from different backgrounds, such as people of different ages, different genders, sexualities, abilities and members of different language, cultural or minority groups.

Contact Information

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Doctoral researcher Gorana Panic,, +358403218655

Type of employmentSpecial fixed-term employment
Contract typePart-time
First day of employment7.8.2023
Number of positions1
Full-time equivalent50%
Reference number2023/258
  • Gorana Panic, +358403218655
Last application date18.Jun.2023

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