Project Assistant

At the University of Vaasa, we think out of the box in order to build a sustainable future. We are a university that invests in the quality of research and teaching in order to tackle the challenges of our time. We educate responsible and internationally-minded leaders and experts. We are well known for our high-quality education and inspirational teachers. Our expertise in the fields of business studies, technology, administrative sciences and communication forms the core of our university. Our discipline-based research is complemented by our phenomenon-driven research platforms.

We are now inviting applications for the position of a Project Assistant to the University of Vaasa’s Innovations and Ecosystems Team, which is a team of international experts responsible for driving innovation, transformation, and ecosystem thinking and approaches, connecting the University to the local, national, and international networks and strategic partners. The position is offered for a fixed-term of one year with a starting date in October 2023 or as agreed.

Your role

In your role, you will work in the Horizon 2020 funded project REUNICE (Research with and for society in EUNICE) aiming at serving the global and local communities by building effective cooperation between science and society in an innovative way, creating an extended involvement of citizens, civil society and public authorities. In addition, you will assist the Innovations and Ecosystems Team in their activities driving student entrepreneurship. 

Your tasks will include:

  • Supporting the execution of piloting plans for an existing innovation management and university-industry collaboration platform
  • Assisting the continuation planning for the platform based on the piloting results

In addition, you will assist us with the execution of additional innovation activities.

Appropriate training and coaching will be provided to ensure success in these activities.


  • are highly energetic
  • are a good networker and somebody that people naturally gravitate to
  • are able to find structure in an agile environment
  • are ready to learn quickly
  • are excited about innovation and entrepreneurship

Spoken and written English skills are a requirement to succeed in the position. 

If you additionally have relevant education and/or previous experience with any of the tasks, even better!


The salary will be based on the Finnish University Salary System for expert and support staff. The monthly salary is based on job demand level 3. An additional personal salary component is paid based on work performance.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please use our online application system (using the “Leave an application” button below). The application, including appendices, has to be submitted no later than 1.10.2023.

The application should include the following annexes: 

  • CV
  • Single-page cover letter

Further Information

Further information about the position:

  • Philipp Holtkamp, phone +358 29 449 8585
  • Mona Enell-Nilsson, phone +358 29 449 8400
  • email: firstname.surname(a)

Inquiries about the online application system: careers(a)

The employment is subject to a probationary period.

Application period starts: 2023-09-15 14:45Application period ends: 2023-10-01 23:59