Your research will be part of Coherent security research programme, and you will concentrate on border and maritime safety and security. You will apply for funding for research, development and innovation (RDI) projects and lead the projects, conduct research and publish, and supervise theses of Laurea students.
You will focus on border and maritime safety and security in the internal and external security nexus. The emphasis is on research, development and innovation of civilian security issues together with practitioners, industry, academia and NGO actors at national and EU level. The research and project topics require knowledge of existing and future tools and services used, risk management concepts, development of concept of operations (e.g. evaluation and standardization practices), and ethical and societal impact assessments. Your tasks require collaboration with national and international partners, knowledge of the development needs of the European maritime and border authorities in their operating environment as well as linked European legislation and security systems and networks.
The scope of collective border security research should be in the capacity and reliability as well as in European border security interactions in Finland and in the EU. Our current research topics are related to border security in the maritime and land border environment, situational awareness, and performance issues in such views as mobility, control tools, and decision-making systems. Your work will benefit from the networks and cooperation with Finnish and international partners already established by Laurea University of Applied Sciences and your contribution to the networks is a strong point.
You will be based in Espoo, Finland. More information on the researcher track at Laurea University of Applied Sciences: https://www.laurea.fi/en/laurea/our-staff/researcher-career-track-recruitment-and-promotion-procedures/ The recruiting process includes assessment of top candidates by external reviewers. The top applicants will be given these assessments, including the names of the other top candidates.
A security clearance will be performed on accepted applicant (Security Clearance Act, 726/2014). For further information on security clearances, please visit the website of the Finnish Security Intelligence Service
Further information: Research Programme Director Päivi Mattila +358406402253 on Mondays and Fridays at 9.00 - 10.00 CET and Vice President (RDI) Mari Vuolteenaho +358504085951 Friday 12th of March at 7.00 – 9.00 and Tuesday 16th of March at 14.00 – 15.00 CET